Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||World Bank & Water Research Intern|
|Organization:||Corporate Accountability International|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:|| World Bank & Water Research Intern
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 Nestle, General Electric and Philip Morris/Altria - to stop irresponsible and dangerous actions. Nationally, the Think Outside the Bottle Campaign is raising awareness of the negative social and environmental impacts of the bottled water industry - one of the most visible examples of corporate control of water - and pressuring the bottled water giants to change their practices. Internationally, we are working to end the World Bank's promotion of water privatization, and to bolster public water systems to provide access to clean drinking water and sanitation to nearly a billion people who currently lack access. The World Bank and Water Research intern will conduct research to support strategies that pressure the World Bank to change its policies on water privatization.
World Bank & Water Research Internship Job Description: The World Bank and Water Research Intern will support the organization's organizers and researchers in conducting research and analysis needed to develop and implement Corporate Accountability International's campaign challenging the World Bank's promotion of water privatization. Specifically, the intern will:
- Assess and analyze information regarding the various vehicles for water privatization, and help analyze World Bank process and projects involving water resources management that promote privatization;
- Monitor, track and provide analysis on issues relevant to international financial institutions, especially the World Bank Group, and their funding and promotion of international water privatization projects;
- Develop corporate research profiles that track the performance and trends as well as provide detailed information relevant to the operations of our corporate targets; and
- Track water privatization projects funded through World Bank and IFC investments and develop summary briefs;
- Compile and develop international case studies that detail the impact and outcomes of water privatization in communities affected by World Bank projects.
- Assist with preparation of campaign materials, both printed and online.
By gathering, analyzing, synthesizing and tracking information using a variety of sources and approaches, the intern will help lay the foundation for the next phase of our campaign.
- Compiling, summarizing and analyzing information for Corporate Accountability International's 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;
- Assist campaigns team with maintenance of database of key allies and contacts, and assist with outreach;
- Responding to requests for information;
- Tracking and monitoring business publications and other sources for relevant developments.
- Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and social justice;
- Excellent and effective written and oral communication skills, Spanish-language skills a plus;
- Experience in research, organizing, and/or advocacy at a campaign-oriented organization;
- Experience in fact-checking and editing;
- Good organizational skills and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
- Graduate level student preferred with academic experience in international finance, development and economics.
Location: Boston, MA
Duration: September-December 2012 (Exact dates
Hours: Minimum commitment of 15-20 hours /week with occasional additional hours for events. Days are flexible depending on student schedule and internship manager needs.
Compensation: This is an unpaid internship, however, 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, three references, a writing sample, and your resume addressed to Michaela Howard at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please indicate in your application 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.