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Latin American Cancer Research Coalition
Summer Social Marketing Course for the Latino Community
Scholarships and Internships

Applications are now available for the
"Summer Social Marketing for the Latino Community Course."

The Latin American Cancer Research Coalition (LACRC) is sponsoring the "Social Marketing for the Latino Community" course, which will be offered by the Georgetown University School of Business.Professor Alan Andreasen, a leading social marketing practitioner and scholar will teach the course. Additionally, there will be guest speakers from among Washington's leading social marketing programs to present during classes. The goal of this program is to build health promotion training opportunities for minority researchers and students in Latino health. Minority researchers and students are strongly encouraged to apply for scholarships.

This weeklong workshop is designed to provide both introductory and advanced training in applying the latest of social marketing concepts and tools from around the world. This workshop focuses on the Latino community in the US though it will present multiple international examples for discussion. Besides the theoretical background, this course will feature hands-on exercises in the utilization of social marketing approaches and will provide many opportunities to exchange insights and experiences. Workshop sessions will be dictated in English and will involve lecture-discussions, case analyses, one-on-one advice and instruction, and group exercises.Participants will have many opportunities to bring up issues they grapple with thereby customizing the program to their needs.

In addition to the course, The Lombardi Cancer Center at Georgetown University is offering a six-week summer paid internship program for undergraduate and graduate students. This is an excellent opportunity for bilingual (English/Spanish) students to gain hands-on experience implementing cancer prevention research for the Latino community. During this internship, the students will work with community health clinics that serve Latinos in developing a program to promote cancer prevention and early detection by using the skills acquired during the social marketing course. Several of our interns continued to work with the program and were employed permanently in our Institution.This full time internship program will start the 30th of June and will end the 8th of August. Interns will have the opportunity to work with cancer prevention researchers and physicians from Georgetown University and Washington Hospital Center.

Qualifications for the Internship

  • To be bilingual (English/Spanish)
  • To have an interest in health issues particularly regarding cancer prevention.
  • To have an avid interest in helping the recent Latino immigrant community in the D.C. area.

If interested, please send E-mail to attach a 500-word essay discussing the areas health of particular interest to you, the areas of health in which you have previously worked, and the impact that you anticipate this opportunity will have on your future career plans.

LACRC believes that social marketing programs have the potential to reduce disparities in access to high quality cancer education and services. LACRC has created a clinical and professional network that works strategically by including community-based groups, programs, organizations, clinics, academic institutions and agencies. LACRC is developing multimedia communications tools to reduce barriers to cancer prevention in the Latino population by providing access to culturally appropriate cancer education, cancer screening, and treatment of problems related to cancer.

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