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Campaign Organizing Internship

As a Corporate Accountability International 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 39 years, we have successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, Exxon, and McDonald’s, securing lifesaving 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, 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;
  • Recruit and foster relationships with campaign allies through the phone, email, and in-person to take action on our campaigns and participate in 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.

Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated commitment to human rights, the environment, public health, and social justice;
  • Highly effective written and verbal communication skills;
  • Leadership experience a big plus, especially in a campaign setting;
  • Organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience in a high-energy campaign or nonprofit setting preferable;
  • Commitment to bringing the campaign back to your community a plus;
  • For candidates interested in the Challenge Big Tobacco internship, fluency in Spanish or French is preferred.

Details:

Location: Campaign headquarters, Boston, MA

Duration: The fall season begins in early September and ends the first week of December. 

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, $200 will be provided toward transportation. Current students are encouraged to seek out course credit and/or funding from their campus for their internship.  

Training: Classroom sessions and ongoing trainings 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@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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