Foundations 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. 

Foundations funding provides financial support, visibility, and credibility to Corporate Accountability International. To that end, our foundations team plays a significant role in powering our organization, ensuring its continued growth and financial stability. We believe in cultivating and stewarding relationships with foundations staff to ensure long-lasting support. You will play a critical role pinpointing and acting upon top-dollar prospects, helping our Foundations team secure increased levels of funding for our bold, ambitious campaigns.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Research and identify key foundations with similarly aligned focus areas.
  • Create foundation profiles, highlighting key aspects including net assets, focus areas, board members, staff, grantees, etc.
  • Use research best practices and resources, such as Grant Space, Foundations Research Center, and Inside Philanthropy.
  • Support administrative systems, including updating foundation records in Salesforce and organizing foundation data.
  • Meet with Grant Writer and Administrator once a week to report on progress and ensure streamlined research processes for the week.


  • Demonstrated commitment to  human rights, the environment, and public health.
  • 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 or interest in foundations and grants.
  • Research experience strongly preferred.
  • Experience with database management and CRM software such as Salesforce or Raiser’s Edge preferred.


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:  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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