"Corporate Accountability International is a membership based non profit that has a thirty year history of waging and winning campaigns against transnational corporate abuse. Our current focus has us working on a water and food campaign: Think Outside the Bottle is part of our Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water, and working to promote, protect and ensure public funding for our public water systems and Value [the] Meal is part of our Campaign Challenging Corporate Abuse of our Food, working to secure people’s access to healthy, sustainable, affordable food.
These internships are best for folks who are interested in doing more than just checking email and making photocopies. In addition to providing some support to central staff our interns truly help move our campaigns forward and take on a specific responsibility throughout their internship. Through this, they really do learn how the organization works and get some experience as an organizer. For example, this past summer one of our interns, Ryan, organized a week of action where over 2,500 people made calls, emails, and wrote letters to Coke demanding they come clean on the source and quality information of their Dasani bottled water.
From my experience as an undergrad at Georgetown, I found it very difficult to find these types of opportunities from the traditional avenues set up by University. The CPO office was pretty corporate focused and most of the “out of the box” opportunities came from professors that I knew."
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Corporate Accountability International
National Campaign Organizer
Campaigns/Organizing Internship – Food and Water Campaigns
Have you ever wanted to learn how to run an issues-based organizing campaign? Are you passionate about making our food system healthier and more sustainable, or about defending access to clean, safe drinking water for all? Our campaigns internships are a leadership skills-building program, in which interns will take on a significant project to advance Corporate Accountability International’s Think Outside the Bottle or Value [the] Meal campaigns.
Corporate Accountability International (formerly Infact) is a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns challenging irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world.
You will be working side-by-side with a team of talented and seasoned organizers in a dynamic campaign atmosphere, working for justice and effective social change. Our campaigns internship is a leadership skills-building program, in which interns will take on a significant project to advance Corporate Accountability International’s work. Interns will have primary responsibility for significant projects and will master a variety of skills, including:
- Organizing outreach and educational events.
- Recruiting and training volunteers.
- Outreach to activists in person and on the phone.
- Campaigns Research.
- Design of organizing materials.
- Ongoing administration to support the work of the campaigns team.
- Additional training in fundraising and communications may be included, depending on the interests of the intern and needs of the campaign work.
Value [the] Meal Internship
Value [the] Meal is part of our Campaign Challenging Corporate Abuse of our Food, working to secure people’s access to healthy, sustainable, affordable food. We have launched Value [the] Meal to educate the public about the impact of the fast food industry on our health, our planet and our children. As an Value [the] Meal intern you will help lead outreach to activists, students, faith communities, restaurants or community leaders to put limits on the fast food industry’s manipulative marketing to children, interference in public policy and nutrition science, and attempts to hide the true health risks of their products.
Think Outside The Bottle Internship
Think Outside the Bottle is part of our Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water, and working to promote, protect and ensure public funding for our public water systems. As a Think Outside the Bottle intern, you will help lead outreach to activists, students, faith communities, restaurants or community leaders to move mayors and governors to stand up for strong pubic water systems and to cut city and state spending on bottled water.
- Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and social justice.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
- Basic organizing experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting desirable.
- Experience with databases desirable, and at ease with MS Word and computers overall.
- Organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines.
- Active in a student group on campus and/or willingness to bring the campaign back to campus.
- Able to commit 15-25 hours per week during the fall or spring semester with an agreed-upon schedule
Visit us at www.StopCorporateAbuse.org
You can find out more about Value [the] Meal at www.ValueTheMeal.org.
You can find out more about Think Outside the Bottle at www.ThinkOutsideTheBottle.org
TO APPLY: Email a brief letter of interest, résumé, and 3 references (including at least one work or volunteer supervisor) to internships@