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5/22/2019
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Summer Development Internship
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Corporate Accountability stops transnational corporations from devastating democracy, trampling human rights, and destroying our planet. We are building a world rooted in justice where corporations answer to people, not the other way around -- a world where every person has access to clean water, healthy food, a safe place to live, and the opportunity to reach their full human potential.

As a Corporate Accountability intern, you will be a part of making change with a powerhouse, member-supported organization, protecting human rights, public health, and the environment from corporate abuse around the world. For 40 years, we have successfully challenged corporations like Nestlé, Exxon, and McDonald's, securing lifesaving victories in the face of tremendous power, money, and influence.

We are deeply committed to prioritizing the leadership of those who bear the brunt of corporate abuse: women, people of color, low-income people, people in the Global South, and LGBTQ folks around the world. As such, these people are strongly encouraged to apply for our internships program.

Our internships are a unique opportunity for you to gain valuable campaigning and nonprofit experience, cultivate your interests in social justice, strengthen your understanding of a fast-paced campaign organization, and gain critical skills and experience.

As a Development Intern, you will work with our team of fundraisers and membership outreach staff as they organize and engage our members across the country in support of our campaigns. You will also help build and refine our list of current and potential major donors to support Corporate Accountability campaigns.

Major Responsibilities:

* Communicate with members and respond to member information requests;
* Lead and track efforts to cultivate members and develop their understanding of our campaigns;
* Support administrative systems, including updating member records and organizing member data;
* Conduct philanthropic and prospect research;
* Help design and coordinate special mailings to members;
* Assist in the creation of face to face fundraising materials;
* Participate in campaign and organizational building activities.

Qualifications:

* Demonstrated commitment to human rights, the environment, and public health;
* 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.

Details:

Location: Campaign headquarters, Boston, MA

Duration: Summer internships run from late May through the second week of August.

Compensation: This is an unpaid internship. The organization will provide $250 for transportation for the summer program, and $200 for the Fall and Spring program. Current students are encouraged to seek out course credit and/or funding from their campus for their internship.

Training: Orientation and ongoing trainings will be provided by senior campaign staff. Exposure to campaign strategy, planning, and development continues throughout the term.

To Apply: Attach your resume to the online application, and please include a cover letter, where you heard about the position, and list three references. If you are having trouble uploading, please email your materials to Taggart Wass at Info [at] stopcorporateabuse [dot] org. Please indicate if you are applying for spring or summer in your cover letter.

Corporate Accountability is an equal opportunity employer and an inclusive organization. People of color, women, and LGBTQ people are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Corporate Accountability International

Corporate Accountability International and the Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (NATT) commend and support the Philippines' Civil Service Commission and the Department of Health for the June 2010 Joint Order to Protect the Bureaucracy against Tobacco Industry Interference. Philippines is one of 169 Parties to the World Health Organization Framework Convention on Tobacco Control (WHO FCTC) and this recent action sets important precedence for other Parties as they too implement the treaty and its Article 5.3 that protects against industry interference. In 2008, the Conference of the Parties to the FCTC unanimously adopted the Article 5.3 Guidelines that have as a guiding principle that "[t]here is a fundamental and irreconcilable conflict between the tobacco industry's interests and public health policy interests. This Order is an important action that sets a precedent for other jurisdictions around the world to prevent tobacco industry interference in public policy. Key features of the order that affirm the principles of the Article 5.3 Guidelines - and that set a strong precedent for other jurisdictions around the world - include: Prohibition of all government personnel from interacting with the tobacco industry unless strictly necessary for its regulation, supervision or control. Any such interaction must be done in a transparent manner; Additional requirements for government personnel involved in setting and implementing public health policies to inform their respective agencies if they have plans to work for the tobacco industry after leaving their posts; Requirements for all government agencies to report any interaction or offer of donation from the tobacco industry. The order also requires that agencies amend their Codes of Conduct according to prescribed provisions in the Order; and Any violation of the order is a ground for administrative disciplinary action. Tobacco remains the leading cause of preventable death, killing more than five million people each year - rising to more than eight million people a year over the next several decades, with 80% of these deaths occurring in low- and middle-income countries. However, full implementation of the treaty would save hundreds of millions of lives over the next twenty years. Unfortunately, tobacco industry interference poses the single greatest threat to realizing the full potential of the treaty's lifesaving measures. We congratulate these critical and important actions that safeguard the development and implementation of public health policies from interference by the tobacco industry. We strongly support this Joint Order to Protect the Bureaucracy against Tobacco Industry Interference. We look forward to supporting its advancement, as well as the full implementation of the FCTC in the Philippines. Corporate Accountability International, formerly Infact, is a membership organization that, for more than 30 years has protected people by waging and winning campaigns challenging irresponsible and dangerous corporate actions around the world. Corporate Accountability International is an NGO in official relations with the World Health Organization (WHO), is an accredited observer to the Conference of the Parties to the FCTC and Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council (UN ECOSOC). The Network for Accountability of Tobacco Transnationals (NATT) includes more than 100 NGOs from over 50 countries working for implementation of the FCTC.