Spring Communications and Media 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 in the world with a powerhouse, member-supported organization, protecting human rights, public health, and the environment from corporate abuse around the globe. For 40 years, we have successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, ExxonMobil, and McDonald’s, securing life-saving victories in the face of tremendous power, money, and influence. Our campaigns are advancing the human right to water; stopping the fast food industry in the breakdown of our food system; ensuring big polluters are kicked out of international climate negotiations; and standing up to Big Tobacco to secure public health policies across the world.

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, people of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply for our internship program.

Our internships are a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable campaigning and non-profit experience, cultivate your interest in social justice, learn to operate in a fast-paced campaign organization, and gain critical skills and experience.

Major Responsibilities:
  • Monitoring, tracking, and packaging ongoing media coverage;
  • Assisting in building organizational capacity to engage key reporters;
  • Building reporters lists using industry-standard databases, including Cision and Meltwater;
  • Writing  letters to the editor during campaign media events;
  • Assisting  the communications unit on a range of tasks from rapid response to breaking media, editing web content and general administrative tasks;
  • Writing headlines and captions for the organizational newsletter, annual report and other materials;
  • Proofreading materials ready for production;
  • Gathering photos for materials produced, including slide show presentations;
  • Working with communications staff to develop organizational publications including developing materials and campaign-related publications;
  • Maintaining a list and outreach to identified bloggers covering issues related to Corporate Accountability International campaigns;
  • Participating in campaign and organizational building activities.

  • Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills;
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience with design is a plus (including InDesign, Photoshop, etc);
  • Experience in writing for the media preferred (letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases) a plus;
  • Photography and film editing experience a plus;
  • Knowledge of HTML, CRM’s, Google Analytics and/or e-commerce a plus;
  • You thrive in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting, and also have previous experience in such setting.

Location: Boston, MA

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

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. However, the organization will provide $250 in the summer and $200 in the fall and spring toward transportation and students may receive course credit for their internship.   

Training: Classroom sessions and ongoing training will be provided by senior communications and campaigns staff.

To apply: Attach your resume to the online application, and please include a cover letter and list of three references. Please let us know where you heard about the position. If you are having trouble uploading, please email your materials to Taggart Wass at info [at] stopcorporateabuse [dot] org.

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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