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Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Research Internship – Boston, MA

Organization: Corporate Accountability International (formerly Infact)

Position Title: Think Outside the Bottle and Public Water Works! Research Intern

Location: Boston, MA

Hours & Compensation: 40 hours/week. Unpaid. $150 transportation stipend provided.

Position Dates: May 27 – August 16, 2013

Posted On: March 1, 2013

Organization Overview: 

For 35 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 some of the world’s most powerful industries in food and agriculture, water and tobacco. 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, 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 session 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 Coke, Pepsi, Nestlé, Suez and Veolia for advancing an agenda separately and in concert to shape public policy, expand markets, and commodify water in the U.S. and globally.
  • 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.

How to Apply: Send a letter of interest, a list of three references, and your resume addressed to Michaela Howard at Please indicate in your materials where you found out about the internship.

Contact Information:

Corporate Accountability International,

10 Milk Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02108

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