Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Research Internship
This is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission, focusing on the Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Campaigns to challenge corporate control of water. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and many other topics.
Monitoring, tracking and providing analysis on issues relevant to water and the bottled water/private water industry, including market and polling data, environmental and social effects of water policies, and privatization efforts;
Monitoring and analyzing developments in local, national and international policies and industry market data;
Advancing Public Water Works! campaign strategies, with a focus on exposing and pressuring water privateers for advancing an agenda to shape public policy and commodify water in the U.S.
Developing corporate research profiles that track industry performance and trends as well as provide detailed information relevant to the operations of our corporate targets;
Assisting with the preparation of written materials for internal and external consumption, which may include corporate profiles, blog postings, communications to our tens of thousands of members, and other campaign materials.
Compiling and analyzing information for our campaigns.
Outreach to research contacts and targeted constituencies;
Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills;
Experience in research, organizing, and/or advocacy at a campaign-oriented organization;
Experience with online databases, research tools, and proficiency with online research;
Good organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines.
Location: Boston, MA
Duration and Hours:
- Summer: May to August, 2013. During the summer this is a full-time internship.
- We are also accepting applications for research interns who can commit to an internship for the entire academic school year from September 2013- 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.
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, a list of three references, and your résumé addressed to Michaela Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your materials where you found out about the internship.
Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.