Help promote the Race For Life by taking internship with Cancer Research UK

Cancer Research UK appeal for interns.
Cancer Research UK appeal for interns.

People from the Bedford area keen to support the world’s leading cancer charity dedicated to saving lives through research can now boost their career prospects by taking on a voluntary internship.

Interns working with Cancer Research UK will be supporting some of the charity’s biggest and best-loved fundraising events in the region and across the UK, through a flexible and supportive internship scheme.

Cancer Research UK is now recruiting for its Regional Events Marketing Internships, which offer successful candidates the chance to learn from professional marketing managers, through supporting them in the regional promotion of Race for Life fundraising events. Through these voluntary roles, interns will gain significant insight and hands on experience of marketing and events, and will also enable Cancer Research UK to deliver over and above on its ambitious and successful events.

The scheme is open to all graduates and non-graduates, and is flexible in terms of the time commitment required. And as well as gaining new skills and areas of expertise, regional events marketing interns in Bedfordshire will have the personal satisfaction of knowing they are supporting vital research helping to make a real difference in the fight against cancer.

Cancer Research UK’s Regional Marketing Internship has been running for four years.

Abigail Davies, previous candidate on the internship said: “The internship was brilliantly crafted and excellently managed. I was able to get a real understanding of how a campaign like Race for Life develops year on year as well as how it is organised each season. My marketing knowledge increased dramatically as I got real hands on experience. I thoroughly enjoyed the challenges and opportunities that were made available to me.”

Cancer Research UK’s Race for Life, in partnership with Tesco, is an inspiring women-only series of events which raises millions of pounds every year to help defeat over 200 types of cancer by funding life-saving research. Race for Life is non-competitive and women of all ages, shapes, sizes can choose to walk, jog or run around the 5k, 10k or Pretty Muddy® course.

For more information on Cancer Research UK’s Regional Events Marketing Internships visit

The closing date for applications is Friday, November 7, 2014.