Spring Campaigns Internship

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around -- a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

As a Corporate Accountability intern, you will be a part of making change with a powerhouse, member-supported organization, protecting human rights, public health, and the environment from corporate abuse around the world. For 40 years, we have successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, Exxon, and McDonald’s, securing lifesaving victories in the face of tremendous power, money, and influence.

We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ folks around the world. As such, these people are strongly encouraged to apply for our internships program.

Our internships are a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable campaigning and nonprofit experience, cultivate your interests in social justice, strengthen your understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and gain critical skills and experience. In the campaigns internship, you will intern alongside our dynamic, passionate campaigns team and learn skills such as action planning, power mapping, campaign research, media outreach, and fundraising. Interns will come away from the experience ready to apply these skills to the social change they want to see in their local communities or schools. 

Major Responsibilities:
  • Work directly with campaign directors and organizers to recruit and organize activists at the local, regional, national, or international level, to build grassroots power for the corporate accountability movement; 
  • Develop and deepen relationships with campaign allies through the phone, email, and in-person to collaborate on campaigns and events;
  • Respond to requests for information and manage campaign materials;
  • Design organizing materials for different constituencies;
  • Provide administrative support to campaigns staff on short-term campaign projects;
  • Support and participate in organization-building activities, including recruitment and fundraising; 
  • Manage logistics for high priority campaign projects, and support campaign teams logistically as needed

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights, the environment, public health, and social justice;
  • You’re a stellar writer and verbal communicator; 
  • You have strong on campus or community based organizing experience;
  • You have an ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines, your organizational skills are outstanding;
  • You have experience in a high-energy campaign or nonprofit setting;
  • Also, it’s a plus if you are committed to bringing the campaign back to your community;
  • For candidates interested in the Challenge Big Tobacco internship, fluency in Spanish or French is preferred.

Location: Campaign headquarters, Boston, MA

Duration: Spring internships run from late January through the first week of May.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. The organization will provide $250 for transportation for the summer program, and $200 for the Fall and Spring program. Current students are encouraged to seek out course credit and/or funding from their campus for their internship.   

Training: Orientation and ongoing training will be provided by senior campaign staff. Exposure to campaign strategy, planning, and development continues throughout the term.

To Apply: Attach your resume to the online application, and please include a cover letter, where you heard about the position, and list three references. If you are having trouble uploading, please email your materials to Taggart Wass at info [at] stopcorporateabuse [dot] org. Please indicate if you are applying for spring or summer in your cover letter.

Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

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