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Research 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. 

As the Research Intern  you will support our organizers and researchers by conducting research and analysis needed to develop and implement our campaigns, particularly our Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water, our Campaign Challenging the Corporate Abuse of Our Food and our campaign challenging the World Bank’s promotion of water privatization.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Compiling, summarizing and analyzing information for Corporate Accountability International’s campaigns;
  • Assisting with research reports, utilizing library, research and internet skills to gather needed information;
  • Maintaining information tracking and monitoring systems, and assisting with special research projects;
  • Responding to requests for information;
  • Tracking and monitoring business publications and other sources for relevant developments.


  • Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and social justice;
  • Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills, Spanish-language skills a plus;
  • Experience in research, organizing, and/or advocacy at a campaign-oriented organization;
  • Experience in fact-checking and editing;
  • Experience in international finance, development and economics.
  • Good organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
  • Graduate level student or recent grad preferred


Location: Boston, MA

Duration: Fall internships begin in early September and end the first week of December.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, $200 will be provided toward transportation 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 at  

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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