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|Job Title:||Communications and Media Internship|
|Organization:||Corporate Accountability International|
|Region:||DC Metro Region|
|Description:||Communications and Media 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 an exciting 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.
- Maintain a list and outreach to identified bloggers covering issues related to Corporate Accountability International campaigns
- Work with communications staff to develop organizational publications including development materials and campaign-related publications
- Monitor, track, and package ongoing media coverage;
- Assist in building organizational capacity to engage key reporters;
- Proofread materials ready for production;
- Write headlines and captions for the organizational newsletter, annual report and other materials;
- Gather photos for various materials produced including slide show presentations;
- Write letters to the editor during campaign media events ;
- Assist the communications unit on a range of tasks from rapid response to breaking media, editing web content and general administrative tasks;
- Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.
- Demonstrated commitment to corporate accountability and progressive social change;
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills,
- Good organizational skills, attention to detail, professional demeanor and the ability to juggle several tasks while meeting deadlines;
- Experience with design is preferable (including InDesign, Photoshop, etc);
- Experience in writing for the media (Letters to the editor, op-eds, press releases) a plus;
- Knowledge of HTML, CRM's, Google Analytics and/or e-commerce a plus;
- Experience in a high-energy campaign or non-profit setting preferable.
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.
TO APPLY: Send a letter of interest, three references, and your resume addressed to the 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.