Current Employment Opportunities
Internships and volunteer work
ICCR is seeking candidates for Fall Internship positions in the following issue areas: food/water sustainability, and climate/environment. To be considered, intern candidates must be enrolled in, or recently graduated from, a graduate degree program.The Interns may assist staff by completing research and analysis, assisting in corporate dialogues and communications, and providing support to the ICCR team. The internship period is scheduled to run from September through December. Learn more.
Your application should include:
- A cover letter identifying your qualifications and your areas of interest: food/water sustainability or climate/environment
- A resume
- One writing sample (no more than two pages)
All documents should be sent together in one .pdf document to:
Sarah Margolis, Associate Program Director email@example.com
ICCR's interns come to us from a wide range of academic programs and geographies and are asked to employ an equally wide range of skills to help ICCR further its mission. We have hosted interns from Columbia University, CUNY City College, Duke University, Oberlin, Princeton Theological Seminary and the University of Michigan as well as interns from Denmark and France. And they have participated in our work differently: Some have helped with the more rudimentary tasks of inputting resolutions to keep our shareholder actions database current, others have employed design and photographic skills for our website development and others have contributed white papers and research on ICCR priority issues. Whatever your skills or interest, we will look to find a suitable internship that will be mutually beneficial for both your career and our organization.
What can I expect to do as an intern?
The Interns will contribute to one of the following of ICCR’s areas of focus: climate change and the environment, human trafficking, and water. The Interns may assist staff by completing research and analysis, assisting in corporate dialogues and communications, and providing support to the ICCR team. Specific research may address policy and regulations, ethical labor recruitment, and identifying water risks in different corporate sectors and regions.
Internships typically require a moderate amount of research. Some require a bit of data entry, and others, more substantial writing. The majority of internships require you to be here in the office in NYC, between 1 and 3 days a week. As an intern, you'll have the opportunity to attend program/staff meetings and conference calls with ICCR members to gain a better understanding of current and emerging issues in corporate responsibility.You'll also be able to participate in working sessions during one of our annual working conferences, where members from asset management companies, pension funds, foundations, and faith-based organizations come together to discuss strategy.
How will I benefit from interning with ICCR?
The Interns will make a tremendous contribution to important work of an organization that helped to found and continues to shape the corporate social responsibility movement. The Interns will learn the importance of shareholder activism and documenting company progress. Where possible, the Interns will be given the opportunity to engage with ICCR program staff (such as attending program/staff meetings and conference calls with ICCR members) to gain a better understanding of the issues and the field of corporate responsibility.
After interning with us, interns leave with a better understanding of the field of corporate responsibility as well as the the practices of shareholder activism and multi-stakeholder engagement. Depending on the nature of the internship, some interns will gain in-depth experience in web design and development, while others will benefit from having had the opportunity to observe a shareholder/corporate dialogue in person. You'll have the chance to network with ICCR members representing all areas of the field of corporate responsibility, from the US and Europe.
Here's what a few of our recent interns had to say about their experiences:
"Active solution = best solution.That equation kept rolling through my head at the end of my first day at ICCR. I had spent hours listening to members convene, sharing their knowledge and experiences at ICCR's Annual General Meeting (AGM) in St. Louis. Now, my excitement kept me awake. Why? Consider the following model: facilitating corporate responsibility by engaging with companies directly. No banging at the gates, no locked board rooms. Instead, as shareholders, activists take a seat at the table and have meaningful, results-driven conversations with the institutions in which they have some financial stake. Why wouldn't you help a company discover that the responsible solution is in its interests? You know you've had a good day when you're too excited to fall asleep."
Nivea Miller, Student, Columbia University. Read Nivea's story.
"Prior to starting at ICCR, I had no idea what to expect. The concept of religious investing was entirely new to me and it was a bit difficult to reconcile two entities – religious organizations and corporations – that I had always considered to be worlds apart."
Jacob Boeri, Student, Columbia University. Read Jake's story.
"Talking with ICCR's program directors, I was able to gauge the work that ICCR does as well as learn about each individual’s path to a job in the nonprofit sector and shareholder advocacy. I was free to ask any and every question that came to my head, and through the meetings was able to fully grasp the wide variety of work that ICCR tackles and the numerous routes ICCR members have taken in their personal careers. This was probably the most enlightening experience of the internship, as it exposed me to career possibilities and an array of social issues that I had not considered before."