In addition to donations, CISCRP receives much needed support from volunteers each year. These volunteers help plan, implement, and raise awareness for our educational programs and projects.

Please email volunteer@ciscrp.org or call 617-725-2750 if you're interested in volunteering. Please mention an area of interest in your email – here are a few ways you can help CISCRP:

AWARE for All

AWARE for All: We are always looking for volunteers to help us with our live educational program that is free to the public.

Medical Heroes Appreciation 5K Events

CISCRP's 5K Run & Walk Events show appreciation for those who participate in clinical trials. Volunteers can help spread the word about the events in different cities and volunteer on-site on race day.

Editorial Panels

Editorial Panels: CISCRP is actively seeking volunteers to serve on editorial panels to review and provide feedback about lay clinical trial summaries. Editorial Panelists highlight areas that may be confusing to study participants, areas that may come across as biased, and areas that seem to be withholding important information.

Be an Ambassador

Be an Ambassador: As a CISCRP Ambassador, you can make a vital impact by sharing our message with your community. We will provide resources and support to help you speak at local libraries, churches, synagogues, and community centers about participating in clinical research.

Become an Intern

The Center for Information and Study on Clinical Research Participation (CISCRP) is an independent nonprofit organization dedicated to educating the public, patients, medical/research communities, the media and policymakers. At CISCRP, we believe that there is a need for general education about the clinical research process including the risks, benefits and rights of participants. Surveys have shown that even though 94% of the public recognizes that participation in clinical research is very important to advance medical science, and 98% do not know where or how to evaluate appropriate clinical studies for patients diagnosed with cancer and other chronic diseases. Of special concern is the lack of participation of underserved and minority populations in medical research. CISCRP’s key initiatives include a groundbreaking public service campaign which is transforming the image of the clinical research participant from “guinea pig” to Medical Hero using TV, radio and print media. CISCRP maintains an online store of educational materials including brochures, DVDs, posters and books. In addition, CISCRP hosts “AWARE for All-Clinical Research Education Days” in various cities across the country.
As an organization with limited staff, interns play an important role at CISCRP. Interns are given guidance and the opportunity to work independently, seeking advice when needed. Over the course of the school year, interns can work on a variety of projects such as outreach to the public and clinical research professionals, assisting with the placement of the public service campaign, enhancing a web-based educational tool, researching grant opportunities and partnership opportunities and event planning, to name a few. Interns are expected to express a genuine interest in and accountability for the projects that they work on. CISCRP is conveniently located in Boston, Massachusetts and is easily accessible by public transportation. We offer compensation at $11.00 per hour.
Interns must have excellent communication skills, both written and oral. They must have a genuine interest in CISCRP’s mission, and must be able to work both independently and cooperatively with staff and other interns. Interns should be able to follow directions as well as take initiative. They also must be organized and efficient in completing projects. Duration: Flexible Hours: 10-15 per week Please submit your updated resume via Email here. Please include “Internship Opportunity and your name” in the subject line. Thank you.