Spring Internship Opportunity:

Marketing and Communications Intern 

If you are interested in strengthening your professional experience while supporting people affected by cancer, this internship might be for you! The Sarcoma Alliance is looking for an Intern to assist with the organization’s communications and marketing efforts. The Intern will work alongside the Associate Director to build the capacity of the Sarcoma Alliance’s communications through analysis and systems streamlining, as well as content creation. Join our small, remote-based team and use your skills to make a lasting difference in our organization and community.



Our Story

Every year 17,000 people in the United States face the uncertainty that comes with a sarcoma diagnosis. The Sarcoma Alliance provides these patients and their loved ones with connection, information, resources, and support as they navigate their journey. Our 501(c)(3) organization was founded in 1999 by Suzanne Leider, who was diagnosed with synovial sarcoma at a time when resources and support for people with this rare cancer were few. It took Suzanne four years to find Wendy Sommers, our co-founder, who was facing a similar diagnosis. Determined to ensure that other sarcoma patients would not feel as alone as she did before she met Wendy, Suzanne founded the Sarcoma Alliance.

What We Do

Today, Suzanne and Wendy’s dreams and dedication to everyone affected by this rare cancer live on through our work for the sarcoma community. The Sarcoma Alliance provides:

  • Online sarcoma information including lists of sarcoma centers, sarcoma support groups, sarcoma subtypes, and available resources.
  • Financial assistance grants for second opinion consultations.
  • Educational events, such as webinars and the Sarcoma Exchange conference.
  • Opportunities for connection including a thriving Facebook group of over 12,000 individuals.
  • One-on-one assistance to help people access social and financial resources.


  • Assist the Associate Director with social media evaluation to help the organization gain a greater understanding of its audiences and the types of content that resonate with them. Create a space to track and store findings.
  • Conduct content research and creation including information for educational social media posts, infographics, and videos.
  • Assist with the administration of social media platforms. Host live sessions with guests.
  • Assist with management of the organization’s Google Ads account.
  • Leverage your analytical and creative thinking to build the Sarcoma Alliance’s marketing and communications.


  • Excellent analytical skills.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills.
  • Interest in connecting with other people. Comfortability in approaching individuals and conversing with them about cancer-related topics.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a remote team.
  • Interest in nonprofit marketing and communications.
  • Marketing knowledge and experience is preferred but not required.
  • Knowledge of, and sensitivity to, cancer-related situations is also preferred.


This internship will be based remotely, and you will work from home. You will need to have access to a computer as the Sarcoma Alliance will not provide one.


Internships are typically 10-15 hours weekly from March to June. Together, we will determine the exact timing based on your schedule.

Internships at the Sarcoma Alliance are primarily education-focused, to provide you with experience for your career and life goals. Interns receive a stipend of $2,000 and limited reimbursement for incidental expenditures. We encourage you to pursue course credit for this internship, or external grant opportunities if those are available, and will support these pursuits in any way we can.


Please email a copy of your cover letter and resume to the Sarcoma Alliance’s Associate Director, Kalyse Engebretson, at kengebretson@sarcomaalliance.org by February 15, 2022.

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