Here at Triage Cancer® we depend on our community of volunteers to fulfill our mission of providing education to individuals diagnosed with cancer and their caregivers. We could never do this work alone and are always looking for more volunteers to help us expand our reach throughout the United States and the world. As a volunteer here at Triage Cancer® you will have the opportunity to positively impact real lives in your community. Believe it or not, this can lead to a longer life due to the positive effects of volunteering on your heart, brain and mental health, not to mention the valuable skills and connections you will gain.
Are you a law student interested in Triage Cancer®? See our informational flyer for more information about ways to get involved!
Triage Cancer is not currently hiring.
Triage Cancer® is currently accepting applications for interns to work virtually. We are accepting internship applications from students at all academic levels, including high school students, undergraduates, law students, public health students, social work students, and other graduate students. We are also accepting applications for interns who are not currently enrolled in an academic program.
Triage Cancer® can serve as a work study host and can support applications for other types of funding such as fellowships. Triage Cancer® will work with students to obtain pro bono credit from their academic institutions.
People of color, women, people with disabilities, people over 55, and people who are lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, or intersex are encouraged to apply.
Triage Cancer® interns will support staff at and in preparation for local and national cancer community events and in other educational initiatives. Triage Cancer® interns should be enthusiastic about serving the cancer community, be organized, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. The ideal candidate for this position is able to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision.
Individuals applying for this internship should be willing to commit at least 4 hours a week to this internship. Candidates should be proficient in all Microsoft Windows applications and have the ability to follow instructions. Spanish language skills a plus. These internships are nonpaying volunteer positions. Interns are strongly encouraged to seek out and apply for grants from their school and/or funding from other sources or course credit where available.
Chicago, IL. Some internships can be completed remotely.
To apply for a Triage Cancer® Internship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample, to info@TriageCancer.org with the words “Internship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.
Triage Cancer® is no longer accepting applications for Summer 2023 externships. We will review applications for Summer 2024 externships on a rolling basis.
Law student externs will work under the supervision of Triage Cancer’s CEO and COO, who are both cancer rights attorneys, externs will support Triage Cancer’s delivery of cancer-related legal programs and services. Externs will have the opportunity to provide education on cancer-related legal issues, learn client interviewing skills, conduct legal and policy research, and write about a variety of cancer-related legal issues, such as insurance, employment, health care, disability, government benefits, estate planning, and consumer law. Students will also work one-on-one with Triage Cancer’s staff attorneys.
Externships are unpaid, but can be awarded course credit from an academic institution. Ideal candidates should be enthusiastic about serving the cancer community, be organized, and possess excellent verbal and written communication skills. Candidates should be able to work in a team environment as well as independently with minimal supervision, have experience with legal research and writing, and be proficient in all Microsoft Windows applications.
For those who are not seeking course credit, Triage Cancer® will also accept internship applications.
Triage Cancer® is delighted to have been accepted as a host agency for the Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI) Graduate Fellowship Program. New associates from Chicago law firms can get paid to work with us helping individuals coping with cancer navigate the legal and practical issues that they face. For more information about the fellowship & application, visit: http://pili.org/fellowships
Triage Cancer® is always looking for volunteers to help us fulfill our mission of providing quality education in the cancer community. Our volunteers support our work in a variety of ways, such as:
If you are interested in volunteering with Triage Cancer®, please complete this interest form: http://triagecancer.org/Volunteer.