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Communications and Media Internship

As a Corporate Accountability International 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 39 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; challenging the fast food industry’s role 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:

  • Maintain a list and outreach to identified bloggers covering issues related to Corporate Accountability International campaigns;
  • Work with communications staff to develop organizational publications including development materials and campaign-related publications;
  • Monitor, track, and package ongoing media coverage;
  • Assist in building organizational capacity to engage key reporters;
  • Proofread materials ready for production;
  • Write headlines and captions for the organizational newsletter, annual report and other materials;
  • Gather photos for various materials produced including slide show presentations;
  • Write letters to the editor during campaign media events;
  • Assist the communications unit on a range of tasks from rapid response to breaking media, editing web content and general administrative tasks;
  • Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.

Qualifications:

  • 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 preferable (including InDesign, Photoshop, etc);
  • Experience in writing for the media (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;
  • Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable.

Details:

Location: Boston, MA

Duration: The fall internship will begin in early-to-mid September and end the first week of December.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, $200 toward transportation will be provided and students may receive course credit for their internship.  

Training: Classroom sessions and ongoing trainings will be provided by senior campaign 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 internships@stopcorporateabuse.org.

Corporate Accountability International 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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