Communications and Media Intern
For 38 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.
- Monitor, track, and package ongoing media coverage;
- Assist in building organizational capacity to engage key reporters;
- Write headlines and captions for the organizational newsletter, annual report and other materials;
- Draft blog posts
- Gather photos for various materials produced including slide show presentations;
- Write letters to the editor during campaign media events;
- Assist the communications unit on a range of tasks from rapid response to breaking media, editing web content and general administrative tasks;
- Work with communications staff to develop organizational publications including development materials and campaign-related publications;
- Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.
- 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 with design is preferable (including InDesign, Photoshop, etc);
- Experience in writing for the media (letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases) a plus;
- Photography and film editing experience a plus;
- Knowledge of HTML, CRM’s, Google Analytics and/or e-commerce a plus;
- Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable.
Location: Boston, MA
Duration: Spring Internships begin late January and end early May. Summer begin late May and end mid-August.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, $150 in the spring and $200 for the summer 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.
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 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.