Campaign Organizing Intern
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 our Think Outside the Bottle Campaign, our Value [the] Meal campaign, and our Campaign Challenging 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:
Summer: May 29 to August 16, 2013. During the summer this is a full-time internship.
- Fall: Early September to December, 2013. 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.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, a transportation stipend of $150 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.
Send a letter of interest, three references, and your résumé addressed to Michaela Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your application materials where you found out about the internship, and which of the following campaign areas you are most interested in working on: Campaign to Challenge Corporate Control of Water, Campaign to Challenge Corporate Abuse of Food, or Campaign to Challenge Big Tobacco.