How to Become a Peer Specialist

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The Peer Clinical Trials Support Program is not currently hiring for this position; however, we are happy to keep your application on file for future consideration. 

As a Peer Specialist you are an essential part of CSC's Peer Clinical Trials Support Program. You play an important role in supporting members of your community by listening to their needs, sharing your experience, and ensuring participants have the knowledge and skills to make informed decisions about their care. 


Peer Specialists are professionally trained to:

  • Share their personal experience of cancer and cancer clinical trials.
  • Provide education and resources on cancer clinical trials.
  • Empower participants to have a voice and make informed, educated decisions about their treatment.
  • Encourage participants to explore options instead of telling them what to do.


To become a Peer Specialist, you must:

  • Identify as Black or African American.
  • Be a cancer patient or cancer survivor. 
  • Have experience participating in a cancer clinical trial (past or present).
  • Be at least 18 years of age or older.
  • Speak English.
  • Be legally authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Have access to a reliable computer and internet connection.
  • Be available for a 12-hour virtual training.

Qualifications for this role include good listening and communication skills and the ability to share your personal experience. Peer Specialists will be offered compensation for their time.

Please, note we are not currently hiring at this time but will keep applications on file for future consideration. If you are interested in becoming a Peer Specialist, please be sure to review the information about the role to see if you would be a good fit. Then use the link below to submit your application.


Apply to Become a Peer Specialist




Other Questions?

Contact Kara Downey, CSC’s Director of Clinical Services, to learn more about our Peer Clinical Trials Support Program.


We’re available Mon-Fri, 9 a.m. -5 p.m. ET. Leave us a message and we’ll get back to you within 2 business days: 888-292-5162.