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Economic Activism Intern

Deadline:Jul 29, 2019
Location:Oakland, California
Start Date:Sep 1, 2019

Status: Part-Time, 6-12 month Specific Term 

Application Deadline: Rolling Deadline until position is filled

For consideration, please submit a cover letter, resume, writing samples and references to


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Help us expose the corporate interests behind the mass incarceration, immigrant detention, border militarization, military occupations, and other forms of state violence.

This internship is with the American Friends Service Committee, for a minimum of six months up to a year, starting in September 2019. It is part time, 20 hours a week, with flexible hours but at least three days a week at the AFSC office in downtown Oakland. The salary is $18 an hour.


  1. Helping maintain the Investigate website, updating information about companies and campaigns, and managing a database of relevant sources.
  2. Conducting corporate research about the companies involved in our issues of concern (prisons, borders, occupations) and writing summaries about companies and industries.
  3. Creating resources for activists and/or investors to support campaigns and initiatives targeting these corporations.

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To apply, please send application to with:

  • Resume
  • A cover letter explaining how you are qualified for this position 
  • A short (2 pages max) writing sample
  • Contact information for two references who can attest to your qualifications and skills


6-12 months
Required Skills 
  1. Excellent writing skills.
  2. Exceptional attention to detail.
  3. Some research experience strongly preferred.
  4. Ability to work in a team but also to take on a project and run with it independently.
  5. Some knowledge of or interest in corporate power as it relates to our issues of concern.


Oakland , CA