Think Outside the Bottle Research Intern – Boston, MA
Organization: Corporate Accountability International
Job Title: Think Outside the Bottle Research Intern
Location: Boston, MA
Hours and Compensation: Unpaid, Minimum commitment of 15-20 hours /week with occasional additional hours for events. Days are flexible depending on student schedule and internship manager needs.
Position Dates: September – December, 2012 (exact dates TBD)
Posted On: July 3rd, 2012
Corporate Accountability International is a membership organization that protects people by waging and winning campaigns challenging irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world. Through bold campaigns and a commitment to win, Corporate Accountability International and its members have scored major victories that protect people and save lives. For over 30 years, we’ve forced corporations—like Nestlé, General Electric and Philip Morris/Altria—to stop irresponsible and dangerous actions.
This is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission and our Think Outside the Bottle campaign. Our Think Outside the Bottle campaign is part of the overall Campaign Challenging Corporate Control of Water. The projects will be coupled with training sessions by experienced staff members. Sample training topics include action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, recruitment, direct pressure tactics, and many others.
The Think Outside the Bottle ResearchInternwill support our organizers and researchers in conducting research and analysis needed to develop and implement the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign. Specifically, the Research Intern will:
- Further develop the Think Outside the Bottle campaign and Corporate Accountability International’s analysis of the bottled water industry, water privatization in the U.S., water distribution methods, and the best ways to keep water democratically controlled;
- Monitor, track and provide 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;
- Monitor and analyze developments in local, national and international policies and industry market data;
- Advance the Think Outside the Bottle campaign strategies, with a focus on improving support for strong public water systems and challenging the aggressive rise of the bottled water industry’s role in eroding that support;
- Develop corporate research profiles that track industry performance and trends as well as provide detailed information relevant to the operations of our corporate targets; and
- Assist 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.
- Assisting with research reports, utilizing library, research and internet skills to gather needed information.
- Maintaining information tracking and monitoring systems, and assisting with special research projects;
- Outreach to research contacts and targeted constituencies;
- Respond to requests for information;
- Track and monitor business publications and other sources for relevant developments;
- Provide general support to the Research Unit, as well as overall assistance with broader campaign initiatives;
- Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.
- 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;
- Relevant graduate level coursework or professional experience a plus.
How to Apply
Please send a letter of interest, three references, a writing sample, and your résumé addressed to Michaela Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org.