Spring Non-Profit Accounting 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.

This is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability’s mission, including the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food , the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco, and the project to Kick Big Polluters out of Climate Policy. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaigning, public speaking, recruitment, and fundraising. The Non-Profit Finance and Accounting Intern will assist in performing accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, and will help prepare for the annual audit.  This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience in a non-profit Finance department of a mission-driven organization. 

Major Responsibilities:
  • Work closely with the Accounting and Operations Associate on income processing and related receivable issues;
  • Assist with weekly preparation and printing of vendor checks;
  • Help the Finance Department in bank reconciliation; 
  • Assist with monthly cash flow and with budget management preparation;
  • Additional responsibilities with ad-hoc projects.

  • Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
  • Coursework in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration;
  • Good working knowledge of accounting and finance through prior work experience or in the classroom;
  • Strong attention to detail, process-oriented, and self-motivated;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Enjoys solving puzzles;
  • Good organizational skills;

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 internships [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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