RCC Internship Program

About the Internship

Are you passionate about health equity? Are you looking for an experience that will build your leadership abilities as you develop a foundational understanding of the global health landscape?

 

If so, the Rayos Contra Cancer Internship may be the perfect fit for you! 

Rayos Contra Cancer (RCC) was founded in 2018 with the mission to create sustainable access to timely, high-quality, and affordable radiation treatment for cancer in resource-limited settings globally. One of the biggest limitations in global cancer care is an insufficient number of highly trained medical professionals to treat the overwhelming number of cancer patients in low and middle income countries. Rayos Contra Cancer addresses this deficit in training by providing free, virtual, radiation therapy trainings to clinics and medical professionals around the world. These curriculums are taught by world class volunteer educators from both the U.S. and abroad and are coordinated by the Rayos Contra Cancer team.

The Rayos Contra Cancer Internship Program is a selective, 3-6 month internship opportunity for individuals looking to gain experience in global health and improve access to high-quality cancer treatment in resource-limited settings. This is an excellent opportunity to explore the current landscape of global cancer care and a career in international non-profits. As an intern, you will primarily serve as the "Course Lead" for one of our international curriculums covering radiation therapy topics such as Contouring, IMRT, SBRT SRS, and HDR Brachytherapy. Course Leads are the cornerstone of RCC work and are directly responsible for the successful execution of high-quality training programs throughout the world.                                                                         

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"I can honestly say that being part of Rayos Contra Cancer and collaborating with Philippines Rad Onc Society and then SEAROG has been a little ray of sunshine during this pandemic. It has fed my soul…" -Volunteer Educator

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"What I have seen is a motivated group of people that really want to give from the
heart. You set the bar high with RCC." -Volunteer Educator

Duties and Responsibilities of Interns:

  • Coordinate with expert volunteer educators to plan and run a ~12-week virtual training program

  • Design and circulate materials for pre- & post-curriculum assessments for data collection

  • Lead planning meetings with participating clinics and volunteers

  • Organize learning materials for distribution to curriculum participants

  • Recruit volunteers to help execute the virtual curriculum

  • Build professional relationships with clinic coordinators in low and middle income countries

  • Listen to individual clinic and region needs and identify novel solutions to meet those needs

Qualifications:

  • Interest in global health & health equity

  • Mission-oriented

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills

  • Ability to work independently

  • Detail-oriented & organized

  • Comfort with virtual platforms (Zoom, Learning Management Systems, etc.)

  • Able to commit to ~10 hours a week for 3-6 months (with opportunity to extend internship if both parties agree)

  • Pursuing or already completed a Bachelor's degree

  • *Prior radiation therapy knowledge valued but not required (learning opportunities available during internship)

  • *Spanish or Arabic fluency highly valued but not required

  • *Non-U.S. Citizens are welcome to apply!

Application process

To apply to the Rayos Contra Cancer Internship Program, please fill out the short form at the bottom of this page. It is designed to take about 15 minutes to complete. Successful applicants will be invited for an interview. At this time, we are accepting applications for the upcoming cohort of interns until July 22, 2021. However, we encourage you to still fill out our interest form beyond the July deadline so we can reach out to you for future Internship recruiting.

Rayos Contra Cancer Internship Interest Form
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Briefly describe what appeals to you about the Rayos Contra Cancer mission. (2-5 sentences) 

How does the RCC Internship relate to your interests and goals? (2-5 sentences)

What experiences will you draw upon during this internship? Feel free to mention any professional, academic, or personal experiences that demonstrate leadership and entrepreneurship. Please also mention if you speak additional languages and your proficiency in that language (eg. beginner, conversational, advanced, fluent). (2-5 sentences)

Please briefly describe activities, jobs, or course credit hours that you will be involved in during the internship period. We want to ensure that our internship candidates will be able to devote ~10 hours a week to Rayos Contra Cancer for the 3-6 month internship period.  (1-3 sentences)

Thanks for submitting!

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FAQs

Do I need to have global health experience to be competitive for this position?

We are looking for mission oriented individuals who are genuinely interested in the success of our global health initiatives. However, prior experience in the global health field is not required.