Corporate Accountability Intern

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Stand (formerly ForestEthics)
1329 N State St.
Bellingham, WA
Posted: August 12 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 3 Part-time, Unpaid

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Stand (formerly ForestEthics) is nonprofit environmental organization working to create a world where respect for people and the environment come first. Our campaigns challenge destructive corporate and governmental practices, demand accountability, and create solutions that support all of us — and the environment and climate we depend upon.

Stand’s strategic approach and fierce determination have yielded extraordinary results: since 1999, we have secured the protection of 65 million acres of wilderness, shifted billions of dollars of corporate purchasing toward responsible options, and changed the environmental practices of more that 100 major U.S. corporations. We are a leading voice in the effort to protect our communities, climate, and environment from the risks associated with outdated, climate-polluting energy.

Stand recognizes and respects the sovereignty of First Nations and tribes, as well as the rights of indigenous people and frontline communities. These communities are often first and most directly impacted, and they provide critical leadership in developing solutions. Stand is an equal opportunity employer; we have a strong commitment to equity and inclusion, and value the leadership and skills of people from diverse backgrounds. People of color, LGBTQ persons, and people from other historically marginalized backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

Stand operates in the United States and Canada.


The Position
Stand is seeking interns to assist in ongoing support of the Starbucks campaign. Reporting to the Senior Campaigner, the Corporate Campaign Intern will work in a highly dynamic team often collaborating with the administrative team. This is a part-time, non-exempt position based in the Seattle.

Interns will have a varied range of assignments. The duties & responsibilities depend on the project, but could include:
• Researching and compiling contact information
• Participating and/or assisting in preparations for events
• Using social media for research and outreach
• Monitoring mainstream media coverage and maintaining media lists
• Researching, writing, editing, and designing materials
• Assisting in writing blog posts and other communications pieces intended for grassroots audiences
• Raising awareness about current issue campaign priorities using social media tools and conducting outreach to activists
• Performing data entry and other tasks as assigned


• Commitment to and/or strong interest in the mission of Stand
• Excellent follow-through and time management skills
• Ability to think and act strategically, prioritize tasks, and manage projects
• Very high reasoning skills as demonstrated by the ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions and deal with abstract and concrete variables
• High language skills as demonstrated by the ability to read, write, analyze, and interpret general professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations
• Computer proficiency in basic computer applications including: spreadsheet, word processing, database, contact management systems, and internet.
• Demonstrated online communications experience and previous public interest work preferred
• Knowledge of forest issues and/or corporate campaigns a plus
• Knowledge of media and/or environmentally focused media a plus

• Self-awareness, confidence, and creativity.
• Maturity of judgment and operating talent to achieve credibility and influence with senior management, staff members, and peer organizations.
• Committed to the values of equity, authentic communication, and collaboration.
• A sense of humor and ability to find fulfillment in engaging with a dynamic team.
• A strong work ethic and interpersonal skills

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