Development 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. 

As a Development Intern, you will work with our team of fundraisers and membership outreach staff as they organize and engage our members across the country in support of our campaigns. You will also help build and refine our list of current and potential major donors to support Corporate Accountability International’s campaigns.


Major Responsibilities:

  • Communicate with members and respond to member information requests;
  • Lead and track efforts to cultivate members and develop their understanding of our campaigns;
  • Support administrative systems, including updating member records and organizing member data;
  • Conduct philanthropic and prospect research;
  • Help design and coordinate special mailings to members;
  • Assist in the creation of face to face fundraising materials;
  • Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.


  • Demonstrated commitment to  human rights, the environment, and public health;
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially on the phone;
  • Good organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
  • Experience or interest in organizing or fundraising;
  • Research experience or knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and other research tools is a plus. 


Location: 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 and students may receive course credit for their internship.  

Training: Classroom sessions and ongoing trainings will be provided by senior campaign staff.

To Apply:    Please visit  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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