Water Campaign Internship — San Francisco, CA & Boston, MA
Organization: Corporate Accountability International
Job Title: Water Campaign Internship
Location: San Francisco, CA and Boston, MA
Hours and Compensation: Spring: Late January to May, 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. Summer: May to August, 2013. During the summer this is a full-time internship. This is an unpaid internship, however, a transportation stipend of $150 will be provided and students may receive course credit for their internship.
Application Deadline: rolling
Posted On: Nov. 28, 2012
Social Change Philanthropy is a growing and vibrant field. This position is a great opportunity to help accelerate this sector, to develop as a social change leader, to build a growing and dynamic development unit, and to help advance groundbreaking campaigns to protect human rights and the environment.
For more than 30 years, Corporate Accountability International has successfully challenged corporations like GE, Nestlé, and Philip Morris to halt abusive practices that threaten public health, the environment and our democracy. Today our campaigns challenge the dangerous practices of some of the world’s most powerful industries.
The Think Outside the Bottle Campaign Organizing Internship is a skills-building internship in which interns will take on significant projects to advance Corporate Accountability International’s mission, including our Think Outside the Bottle campaign. Think Outside the Bottle is focused on building support for strong public water systems and challenging the misleading marketing of the bottled water industry. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on planning actions to advance the campaign, news monitoring, outreach to organize and educate people on the campaign, fundraising, reporter engagement, and many other topics.
- In person, phone and email outreach to organize strategic groups of people to promote tap water and go bottled water free in their communities and networks;
- Organize activists for National Days of Action to generate direct pressure on water bottlers;
- Recruit & educate activists by organizing and participating in actions and events;
- Respond to requests for information and management of campaign materials;
- Design and layout organizing outreach materials for activists;
- Provide administrative support to Campaign Director on short term campaign projects; and
- 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.
How to Apply
Send a letter of interest, a list of three references, and your résumé to Michaela Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please specify the specific internship and location to which you are applying in your email and where you first heard about the position. Corporate Accountability International is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and GLBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.