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The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness is growing, and now is your chance to join the exciting work we do in the fields of celiac disease awareness, healthcare and gluten-free industry.

Immediate Openings:

Potential Openings:

Throughout the year, NFCA looks for candidates like the positions outlined below.  These positions may or may not be available at any given time, as the staffing needs and projects of the organization vary throughout the year.  Please connect with the appropriate contact outlined by the job description to learn more about position availability.  Thank you for your interest in being a part of the NFCA team!

Immediate Openings

Research Consultant

Immediate opening (May 30, 2014)

Through empowerment, education, advocacy and advancing research, the National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. We believe in a patient-centered healthcare model that is grounded in science, promotes collaboration and supports a comprehensive approach to health and wellness.

NFCA has one opening for a Research Consultant. This internship is for a minimum of three months.

As a Research Consultant you will be in charge of literature research and written literature review. There may be the potential to continue on past the initial three months to assist with program research and planning, data gathering and processing and related organizational work.

In this position, you will have the chance to apply your acquired knowledge and gain an insight into the strategic development of a non-profit patient advocacy organization’s research agenda and initiatives. This position will work directly with key NFCA staff and scientific/medical advisors involved in developing and implementing NFCA’s research agenda.


  • Advanced student of biology, public health or post-doc in translational medicine, nutrition, immunology or genetics with completion of qualifying exam or equivalent
  • Experience with review or first-author review published in a peer-reviewed journal or book chapter is strongly preferred
  • Experience working in an academic research environment, project management, medical research and/or medical educational is strongly preferred
  • Experience with conferences is strongly preferred
  • Ability to accurately plan, define and manage tasks to meet project requirements and timelines
  • Demonstrated organizational skills with the ability to handle multiple tasks with different priorities
  • Strong skills in evaluation research design, statistical analysis, data collection, data management, survey methods, and written and oral communication
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team; engage in proactive problem solving and critical thinking; and manage multiple projects in a deadline-driven, fastpaced environment.

Please send your application material to:

Kristin Voorhees, MA, Director of Healthcare Initiatives, National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA), kvoorhees@celiaccentral.org

Application material should include:

  • A cover letter describing your work experience in the field of translational medicine, nutrition, immunology, genetics or related topics and why you feel you are a match for the position
  • Copies of selected recent publications if applicable
  • An up-to-date detailed résumé (preferably with contact details of two references)

Compensation: Stipend of up to $12,000 or other based on experience/candidate

Potential Openings

Healthcare Relations Intern

Location: Ambler, PA
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment: Minimum of 21 hours per week. Days/time are negotiable.
Supervisor: Healthcare Relations Manager

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) is a national 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that drives diagnoses of celiac disease and other gluten-related disorders and improves the quality of life for those on a lifelong gluten-free diet. NFCA’s programming is divided into two areas: Gluten-Free Industry Initiatives and Healthcare & Patient Services. NFCA is currently seeking to fulfill the position of an intern to support its Healthcare & Patient Services programming and related special projects.

Summary of Position:

NFCA is looking for an intern with experience in Public Health and/or Health Communications who is knowledgeable or eager to learn about celiac disease, other gluten-related disorders and/or the gluten-free diet. This intern should be comfortable speaking with healthcare professionals and the general public about the disease and NFCA’s mission.

The intern will assist NFCA’s Healthcare Relations Manager to raise awareness and improve knowledge among the healthcare provider community and the general public. This position will support education, outreach, communications and administrative functions associated with NFCA’s core strategies: education, empowerment and advocacy.

The intern should be highly motivated and driven, familiar with public health issues and/or healthcare trends, and have experience with educational program development. The ideal candidate must be able to workboth independently and as part of a team.

Activities will include, but are not limited to:

  • Research current academic literature on celiac disease, the spectrum of gluten-related disorders and the gluten-free diet
  • Compose web content grounded in health literacy to update NFCA’s patient community on the expanding research of gluten-related disorders
  • Evaluate efficacy of an ongoing accredited continuing medical education (CME) program designed to improve the primary care provider’s knowledge of celiac disease
  • Assist with formatting of web presentations designed to educate patients and dietitians


Graduate students in public health, health education, nutrition or related fields are preferred. Candidates must be able to thrive in a fast-paced work environment. Strong writing, research and organization skills are a must.

Other qualifications include:

  • Working knowledge of social media
  • Familiar with writing for the web
  • Knowledge of Photoshop or InDesign would be a plus (not required)

This is a week-day position with a minimum 21-hour per week commitment. Your choice of work days/hours is negotiable. The ideal candidate will commit to an internship lasting through the end of the 2012-2013 school year. The chosen candidate will be paid a $1,500 stipend at the end of the internship.

To Apply:

Please send a cover letter and resume to Director of Healthcare Initiatives Kristin Voorhees, kvoorhees@celiaccentral.org.

Video Editing/Production Volunteer

Location: Ambler, PA (Telecommuting available)
Dates of Position: Immediately and ongoing
Time Commitment:  Project Basis
Supervisor: Director of Communications and New Media

The National Foundation for Celiac Awareness (NFCA) seeks a creative and passionate video professional to volunteer his or her skills on a variety of production and editing projects. The volunteer should be proficient in Final Cut Pro or a similar editing tool and have experience in video encoding for internet use. The volunteer should also have the ability to assemble raw footage into a cohesive video sequence, conceptualize and produce videos for various audiences, and edit sound to complete a video.  The volunteer must have access to his or her own equipment and editing tools.

This volunteer opportunity would be ideal for an advanced student or recent graduate looking to fine-tune his or her video production skills while supporting a great cause. 

Interested in this volunteer opportunity? E-mail Alicia Carango at acarango@celiaccentral.org for more information.

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