Feminist Jobs & Internships
|Job Title:||Grants Research Internship|
|Organization:||Corporate Accountability International|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||Grants Research Internship
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. You may be the right person for a career building internship with Corporate Accountability International! This 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 challenging corporate control of water, our Value [the] Meal campaign challenging corporate abuse of our food, and our Campaign Challenging Big Tobacco. The projects will be coupled with training sessions on action planning, campaign research, media outreach, fundraising, and many other topics.
The Grants Research Intern Job Description: The Grants Research Intern will work with our foundations team to identify prospective foundations and build and refine our list of current and potential grant makers to support Corporate Accountability International's campaigns.
- Conduct grants research using the Foundations Directory Online and other online tools;
- Track efforts to cultivate foundations and develop their understanding of our campaigns;
- Support administrative systems, including updating foundations records and organizing data;
- Draft summaries of researched foundations and recommend next steps;
- Help evaluate prospective grant makers;
- Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.
- Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills, especially on the phone;
- Good organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
- Experience or interest in organizing or fundraising;
- Research experience or knowledge of Lexis-Nexis and other research tools is a plus.
Location: Boston, MA
Duration: September-December 2012 (Exact dates TBD).
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, 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.