Campaign Organizing Internship
For 35 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 some of the world’s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco. 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.
The Campaign Organizing Internship is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission in one of the three campaign areas. Interns will participate in organizing efforts of 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, or the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco. The projects will be coupled with training sessions, action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and many other topics.
-Work with the National Organizers and Campaign Directors to organize activists at the local, regional, national or international level; -Outreach targeted constituencies to get people involved in the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign, the Value [the] Meal campaign, or the campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco to develop Corporate Accountability International’s core of activists; -Recruit activists by organizing and participating in campaign actions and organizing events; -Respond to requests for information and management of campaign materials; -Design and layout organizing materials for different constituencies; -Provide administrative support to National Organizers on short term campaign projects; -Participate in organizational building activities.
-Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change; -Highly effective written and verbal communication skills; -Organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines; -Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable; -Commitment to bringing the campaign back to your campus or community; -For candidates interested in the Challenge Big Tobacco internship, fluency in Spanish or French is preferred.
Location: Boston, MA
Duration and Hours:
-Spring: January to May, 2014. A minimum commitment of 15-20 hours /week with occasional additional hours for events is required. Days are flexible depending on student schedule and internship manager needs.
-Summer: Late May- mid-August, 2014. During the summer, internships are full time.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, a transportation stipend of $200 will be provided 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 www.stopcorporateabuse.org/internships. Attach your
resume where prompted, 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 Michaela Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.