Intern, Corporate Accountability

Advocacy and Campaigns
Salary Details
£10.85 per hour
Contract Type
Fixed, Temporary
Hours per Week
Closing Date
We have an exciting opportunity for an exceptional individual to undertake a six week paid internship to support our busy Corporate Accountability team.

Job Description

About the Internship
The Corporate Accountability team are launching a new campaign that aims to hold companies to account for delaying and derailing the urgent action we need to tackle the climate crisis.
Your role will involve researching how companies’ false climate solutions are delaying real action and how we can hold them accountable.
You will receive London Living Wage and will work remotely for the duration of the internship.
You will be expected to work 5 days per week over a period of six weeks. This internship does not guarantee employment with Global Witness after the scheme is completed.

About you
You will have a demonstrable interest or experience in Corporate Accountability and an interest in learning and understanding more about holding companies accountable for their actions to tackle climate breakdown.

You will bring your knowledge and experience of  researching and campaigning to make companies or other actors accountable for their impact on human rights, the environment and/ or the climate.
You will have strong communication skills and as a committed team player you thrive in an environment which values collaboration. Finally, you’ll be deeply committed to Global Witness’ aims – and excited about working to make our goals a reality. 

You’ll be allocated a manager who’ll regularly review how you’re getting on and provide opportunities to maximise your learning and experience with us.

Working for us
Global Witness has a talented team of people worldwide.  The majority of our employees are based in London but we have offices in Washington DC and Brussels too.  We aspire to be a diverse and inclusive place to work, where difference is valued and celebrated.  We know that a diverse and inclusive workplace is an asset to any organisation and that different views and experiences improve the way we do our work. 
Our benefits package is competitive. We offer 25 days holiday per annum (pro-rated for the length of the internship and exc. public holidays) and flexible and agile working arrangements.
This role is UK remote-based and our office is in Bethnal Green, London. Therefore to be considered for this role you must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the UK. Currently due to COVID, we are working remotely in the UK and have the flexibility to do so until the end of 2021.

How to Apply
Please send in your application with a CV to with "Corporate Accountability Intern" in the subject line by 5pm BST on 21 October 2021.
Please add the information below in your covering letter or email, along with your contact information.
1.   Why you’re applying for the scheme and what you hope to get out of your time with us;
2.   Any relevant experience to support your application.

Interviews will be held week commencing 25 October 2021.
If you have a disability and would prefer to apply in a different format or would like us to make any reasonable adjustments to enable you to apply or attend any interview please let us know.
This is clearly an extraordinary time, but we are committed to making this as easy as possible for candidates.  Interviews may take place virtually and someone from the Global Witness interview panel will contact shortlisted candidates prior to the interview to introduce themselves.


Company Description

About Global Witness

We believe that many of the world’s worst environmental and human rights abuses are driven by the exploitation of natural resources and corruption in the global political and economic system. 

Our mission is to campaign to end this and we do this by carrying out hard-hitting investigations, exposing the facts, and pushing to change the system.  We are independent, not for profit, and we work with partners around the world in our fight for justice.

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