Intern, Prevention


The Partnership’s Cancer Control Division implements programs and initiatives that deliver on the priorities of the 2019-2029 Canadian Strategy for Cancer Control. The division is comprised of program teams that specialize in all parts of the cancer continuum – prevention, screening, diagnosis, treatment, clinical care, survivorship and palliative care. The program teams work in partnership with provincial and territorial governments, cancer agencies, health organizations, health-care professionals, people living with cancer and those who care for them, to drive practice and policy changes that improve the cancer experience for all people in Canada.

All program teams in the division place a special focus on populations in Canada who have less access to timely and effective cancer prevention, services and care, and the teams ensure that all initiatives take action to address the unique challenges faced by First Nations, Inuit and Métis peoples affected by cancer.

Overview of role

The Intern, Prevention will contribute to the Prevention team’s work on cancer prevention priorities across Canada. The incumbent is a highly motivated individual who will contribute to the planning, development, and evaluation of pan-Canadian cancer prevention projects through collaboration with internal teams. The incumbent will integrate reconciliation and health equity across their work, in alignment with the Partnership’s commitment to reconciliation and diversity, equity and inclusion.

General accountabilities

  • Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
    Conduct a critical appraisal of available high-quality evidence (systematic reviews, guidelines) on vaping as a cessation aid and cancer risk
  • Gather and analyze information on cancer prevention policies and smoking cessation in the cancer system for use in knowledge products.
  • Contribute to development of an evaluation plan for assessing reach, impact, and applicability of cancer prevention policy resources (e.g., alcohol policy pack).
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


The Partnership has core competencies which describe the behaviours we expect to be exhibited by staff. While the role overview and accountabilities describe what the successful incumbent will do, the competencies describe how we expect them to do it. The competencies are a key element to how the Partnership measures performance. There are five universal competencies which need to be exhibited by all staff.

Universal competencies

  • Inclusive – values diversity and applies an equity lens; consciously thinks about who needs to be included
  • Agile – is constantly adapting to partners, priorities and outcomes; is committed to continuous learning and improvement; promotes new ways of doing things
  • Collaborative – partners and builds strong relationships; works effectively with team members, focusing on delivering individual contributions to meet collective outcomes
  • Outcomes-focused – focuses on the ultimate impact; prioritizes work with a focus on underserved groups
  • Systems-thinking – connects the dots between their work and the broader system; has political acuity

Experience & qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree completed
  • Master’s degree in progress or completed– in public health, health sciences, health or public administration, public policy, or another relevant field
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience finding, reviewing and critically appraising evidence
  • Experience using MS Office applications and MS Teams

Apply now

To apply, please forward your CV and cover letter combined in one file in Word or PDF format to:

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer thanks all applicants; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted. If contacted for an interview, please inform us should accommodation be required.

The Canadian Partnership Against Cancer has a diverse workforce and is an equal opportunity employer.

Position Details

Reports to:

Manager, Prevention


Hybrid/Remote. The Partnership’s head office is in downtown Toronto. Candidates can work anywhere in Canada with the expectation to travel to the head office on occasion.

Employment category:

6-12 month contract

Job level:

$20-$25/hour; Compensation offered will be based on an assessment of the candidate’s knowledge, skills, competencies and experience.

Posting date:

September 8, 2022

Closing date:

September 22, 2022