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Foundations Internship

Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around -- a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

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. 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 Associate Director of Foundation Relations 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: Campaign headquarters, Boston, MA 

Duration: Spring internships run from late January through early May.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. The organization will provide $250 for transportation for the summer program, and $200 for the Fall and Spring program. Current students are encouraged to seek out course credit and/or funding from their campus for their internship.   

Training: Orientation 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 [at] stopcorporateabuse [dot] org. Please indicate if you are applying for spring or summer in your cover letter.

Corporate Accountability 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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