Internship Opportunities

Communications and Marketing Internship Program

The Communications & Marketing department, whose goal is to elevate the world-class discoveries of Fred Hutch to the community, the nation and the world, through evocative storytelling, compelling messaging and effective branding, is looking to fill open intern positions in four separate areas: Media Relations, Marketing, UX Design and on our Writing Team.

Area Overview

1.  The successful Media Relations intern will work with the PR and media relations team to create positive relationships and perceptions within the media to ensure the Hutch's reputation as a world leader in cancer research is perpetuated. The Media Relations intern must have strong organizational skills, solid writing and communication skills, as well as a desire to work in a dynamic, team-oriented environment. He or she should be adept at writing, speaking, and interacting effectively with both internal and external parties. 

2.  The UX Design team looking for a talented UX and Design intern to complement the Communications and Marketing team at Fred Hutch this summer.

  The Fred Hutch is home to interdisciplinary teams of world-renowned scientists and the Communications team is helping tell the world about the new and innovative ways our research is helping to prevent, diagnose and treat devastating diseases. As part of our multi-disciplinary design team, you will assist with creative explorations, design revisions, comp creation, presentation design, and all associated print and/or digital collateral.

3.  The successful Marketing Intern will work with members of the Marketing team and the greater department to help position Fred Hutch as a global leader in research to prevent, detect and treat cancer and other life-threatening diseases. He/she will help ensure consistency in the brand positioning and reach while helping drive awareness of the brand throughout our local and regional community. The Marketing Intern will create positive relationships and perceptions within our community, including Fred Hutch employees, other organizations and more.

4. The Writer Intern will gain real-world writing and editing skills as he or she works alongside a team of accomplished, professional staff writers. The intern will learn and practice interviewing skills, the craft of storytelling and writing a crisp story as well as have the opportunity to occasionally edit.  


1.  Media Relations Intern

  • Support day-to-day functions of the PR/media relations team
  • Monitor relevant media coverage
  • Assist with internal and external events
  • Conduct research for specific media inquiries
  • Maintain media database and press release distribution list
  • May assist in writing and editing media materials, such as press releases, newsletters and reports
  • May assist with developing communication strategies and media plans

2.  UX Design Interns

As part of our multi-disciplinary design team, you will assist with creative explorations, design revisions, complete creation, presentation design, and all associated print and/or digital collateral. 

What’s in it for you?

  • Gain experience working in a fast-paced, professional environment alongside designers, web producers, developers, writers and photographers.
  • Learn how to translate client requests into effective design solutions.
  • Develop the vocabulary to speak about your work in a professional environment.
  • Build a diverse portfolio of design projects to provide a foundation for your design career.

3.  Marketing Intern

  • Employee/community awareness event support for Project Managers and Project Coordinator, including BMT reunion, SLU block party and 40th Anniversary block party preparation
  • Rebrand implementation support (including third-party digital channel and collateral updates)
  • Company store development/implementation/tracking support
  • Expand Quest magazine bundled distribution system
  • Establish secure storage and inventory management system for Marketing collateral, business papers, SWAG, and outreach materials
  • Google Grants/AdWords program tracking and enhancement recommendations
  • Day-to-day functional support within the Marketing team

4.  Writer Intern

  • Write articles for the external and internal websites
  • Participate in crafting posts for our social media channels
  • Interview researchers, patients and caregivers
  • Proofread copy
  • Occassionally edit
  • Create written content for various programs at Fred Hutch


1.  Media Relations Intern

  • The intern will be a college student or a recent college graduate with a background in communications, PR and media relations and have an interest and, preferably, experience in the areas of health or science.

2.  UX Design Interns

  • Be pursuing or possess a BA, BFA, HCI, or other design-related degree
  • Present a diverse portfolio of print and web design samples
  • Be able to develop complex, conceptual solutions
  • Be able to solve complex problems using logical reasoning
  • Be extremely attentive to minor details
  • Possess exceptional communication and presentation skills, including the ability to translate ideas into tangible design solutions while clearly articulating the reasoning behind them
  • Maintain a solid understanding of standard design principles, including grid systems, color and typography
  • Be a dedicated team member with an enthusiastic, positive attitude
  • Be proficient in Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator, and InDesign and content management systems (Wordpress, Blogger)

3.  Marketing Intern

  • Strong interest in marketing strategy and execution
  • Communications and/or marketing experience or course work
  • Superb organization skills, follow through and attention to detail
  • Nimble learner and attentive listener
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Adept at interacting effectively and professionally with both internal and external parties
  • Desire to work in a dynamic and team-oriented environment
  • Proficient in Word and Excel

4.  Writer Intern

  • The intern will be a college student or a recent college graduate with have a background in writing and reporting, will have published articles or other work and have an interest and, preferably, experience in the areas of health or science.

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