Join Our Team

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 Job Opportunities

Marketing Coordinator


The Marketing Coordinator is an integral member of the Triage Cancer team, focused on social media and online marketing, as well as outreach, communications, and administrative support. The ideal candidate will be committed to supporting the cancer community and be comfortable in a fast-paced, collegial environment, have a willingness to learn new skills, and be able to work independently in a primarily remote working environment. Triage Cancer is an equal opportunity employer committed to workplace diversity.

Primary Responsibilities

Social Media & Online Marketing

  • Contributing to marketing and communications efforts on behalf of Triage Cancer, including:
    • Supporting implementation of Triage Cancer’s marketing and communications plan
    • Using and developing content, images, and strategies for social media platforms (e.g., Twitter, Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Pinterest, etc.)
    • Creating images for use on social media and in electronic newsletters (e.g., Canva, Photoshop, etc.)
    • Drafting content for and designing of electronic newsletters using Mailchimp
    • Drafting website content and updating website
    • Drafting press releases and posting notices on community calendars for Triage Cancer events occurring nationally
    • Supporting efforts related to keyword analysis, SEO, Google AdWords campaigns, geofencing, analytics assessments, and other tools to reach online audiences
    • Conducting online and social media outreach efforts to promote Triage Cancer programs and services, including monitoring and posting on blogs, forums, and social networks
    • Updating and developing marketing materials
  • Promoting Triage Cancer educational events, materials and resources to stakeholders, partners, and the larger cancer community
  • Conducting research to support outreach activities in alignment with organizational marketing and communications efforts
  • Maintaining and updating databases and other files
  • Computing, recording, and proofreading data and other information, such as records or reports
  • Typing, formating, proofreading, and editing correspondence and other documents
  • Representing Triage Cancer at community events online and in-person

Other duties as assigned

Key Skills

  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher), email, social media platforms, and the internet
  • Knowledge of graphic design platforms (e.g., Canva, Photoshop, Illustrator, In-Design, etc.)
  • Basic knowledge of WordPress, HTML, CSS, and SEO principles
  • Strong oral and written communications, problem-solving, and organizational skills
  • Excellent customer service skills, with professional demeanor in person, in writing, and on the phone
  • Attending an accredited college or university; or Bachelor’s degree
  • Valid Driver's License and valid automobile liability insurance, or the ability to utilize an alternative method of transportation when needed to carry out job-related essential functions

Ability to travel to events throughout the United States as necessary (~3 to 6 per year)

Structure & How to Apply

This position reports to the Triage Cancer CEO and will be primarily a remote position. This position is a 40-hour per week, non-exempt, W-2 position. Salary range $18-22/hour, based on experience. Benefits include: vacation and sick leave, dental, vision, and life insurance; health reimbursement arrangement (HRA); and SIMPLE IRA with an employer match. Candidates may also be eligible for Public Service Loan Forgiveness.

How to Apply

Please submit a resume and cover letter, highlighting how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of this position, by email to jm@triagecancer.org. Please use “Marketing Coordinator” in the subject line. Position will remain open until filled.

Volunteer Opportunities

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:

  1. Representing Triage Cancer at conferences & events around the country
  2. Sharing Triage Cancer resources
  3. Helping us prepare for and promoting Triage Cancer educational events
  4. Assisting with office and administrative tasks
  5. Conducting research on cancer survivorship topics
  6. Writing website content, blogs, articles, and other items
  7. Conducting outreach on behalf of Triage Cancer, such as mailings, marketing campaigns, social media, etc.
  8. Raising funds to support Triage Cancer programs and services, through social media platforms, DIY events, garage sales, marathons, etc.

If you are interested in volunteering with Triage Cancer, please complete this interest form: http://triagecancer.org/Volunteer.

Internship Opportunities

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.


  • Assist with event preparations, including logistics and preparing materials
  • Assist with day-of-event activities, including set-up, registration, engaging with participants, and breakdown
  • Conduct event marketing efforts, including grassroots outreach, social media, online, radio, and print
  • Conduct data entry, mailings, phone calls, research, and other administrative tasks


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

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.

Public Interest Law Initiative (PILI)

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

Summer 2023 Legal Externship Opportunity

Triage Cancer is currently accepting applications for Summer 2023 law student externs to work with us virtually. We will accept externship applications until March 3, 2023.

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.


  • Participate in the Legal & Financial Navigation Program, research statutes, regulations, policies, legislation, and case law at the state and federal level
  • Synthesize complex legal concepts for lay audiences
  • Possible projects may include:
    • Completing intake interviews
    • Performing research on the various issues callers face, both for legal and practical steps an individual may take
    • Drafting correspondence with callers
    • Drafting content for educational materials and organization websites
    • Contributing to published works
    • Writing blogs and articles
    • Researching and creating content for educational presentations
    • Drafting policy white papers and journal articles


Currently enrolled in law school. Individuals applying for the Summer 2023 externship must:

  • Start Wednesday, May 31, 2023
  • Commit to 40 hours per week
  • Work Monday through Friday between the hours of 9am and 6pm ET
  • Attend Triage Cancer's Insurance & Finance Intensive on Wednesday, June 15 from 11am-7pm ET

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.



To Apply

To apply for a Triage Cancer externship, please submit a cover letter, resume, and short writing sample, to info@TriageCancer.org with the words “Externship Application” in the subject line. Applications will be accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

Download the Legal Externship Flyer.