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Non-Profit Finance and Accounting Internship

For 39 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, General Electric, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten human rights, public health, the environment and our democracy. The organization is leading campaigns challenging life-threatening abuses, specifically in the food, water, tobacco, and fossil fuel industries. Our internships are a unique opportunity to gain valuable organizing and non-profit experience. This is a hands-on program, designed to mentor and cultivate students interested in social justice, strengthen their understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and prepare them with the skills and experience necessary to challenge corporate abuse.

This is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission, including the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water, the Value [the] Meal campaign to challenge corporate abuse of our food , the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco, and the project to Kick Big Polluters out of Climate Policy. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaigning, public speaking, recruitment, and fundraising. The Non-Profit Finance and Accounting Intern will assist in performing accounts receivable, accounts payable, financial reporting, and will help prepare for the annual audit.  This is an excellent opportunity to get hands-on experience in a non-profit Finance department of a mission-driven organization.

Major Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Financial Director on income processing and related receivable issues;
  • Assist the Financial Director with weekly preparation and printing of vendor checks;
  • Help the Finance Department in bank reconciliation;
  • Assist with monthly cash flow and with budget management preparation;
  • Additional responsibilities with ad-hoc projects.


  • Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
  • Coursework in Accounting, Finance, or Business Administration;
  • Good working knowledge of accounting and finance through prior work experience or in the classroom;
  • Strong attention to detail, process-oriented, and self-motivated;
  • Proficient in Microsoft Excel.
  • Enjoys solving puzzles;
  • Good organizational skills;


Location: Boston, MA

Duration:  The fall internship begins in early-to-mid 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 Please indicate in your cover letter if you are applying for spring or summer. 


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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