Careers at SAI

SAI offers a fast-paced, dynamic environment driven by dedicated staff that are committed to advancing the human rights of workers in workplaces around the world. Staff members come from diverse backgrounds and are committed to achieving our mission through the voluntary SA8000 social standard for decent work, and the expansion of corporate social responsibility and sustainable development initiatives.

SAI is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants are considered for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, marital status, legally protected medical condition or disability.

Current Opportunities: 


Communications Intern - New York, U.S. 

The Communications Intern is an unpaid position working closely with the Director of Operations. The ideal candidate will assist in maintaining SAI’s brand on various social media platforms and developing our monthly newsletter. This position will also be exposed to using Constant Contact and an Access database to manage contacts, thus the willingness and ability to navigate various software is a must. The Communications Intern will be involved in projects contributing the specific skills delineated below.
What you will learn:
  • How to develop materials on projects to assure consistent messaging of SAI’s brand through program work
  • How to use Google analytics and adwords to inform communications and marketing strategy 
  • Assist our Director of Operations in drafting written materials such as newsletter, thought leadership pieces, and any other internal and external communication pieces
  • Relationship building with our online community by maintaining website, Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and other media accounts
  • Assure that project successes and updates are communicated well to both funders and the general public by contributing to project reporting efforts
  • How to use Constant Contact as well as Microsoft Access Database
  • Ensure that all materials and communications reflect the brand and voice of SAI, yet are adjusted to the audiences for whom they are designed
  • Draft official policies and processes pertinent to communications and marketing, such as response to media requests, social media policies, donor communications, etc.  
  • Create persuasive content to market SAI programs through proposals or wherever else writing assistance is necessary to properly market the organization
Qualifications and Core Competencies
Experience and Education
  • Currently a student pursuing a degree in Communications, Marketing, Public Relations, Journalism, or similar program; master’s degree preferred
  • Knowledge of and/or experience with Constant Contact and the Adobe Creative Suite, and comfort with web maintenance and use of 3BL Media a plus
  • Interest in working on issues of labor rights or ability to show a strong interest and understanding preferred
  • Exceptional communication and interpersonal skills across all dimensions (written, verbal) 
  • Skills in developing, building, and maintaining a brand with key stakeholder groups, preferably in a nonprofit and/or public policy setting
  • Familiarity with social networking sites desired
  • Ability to manage aggressive deadlines while maintain meticulous attention to detail
  • Passionate about SAI’s mission and able to promote and communicate the philosophy, mission and value of SAI to external and internal stakeholders
  • Creativity, innovation, enthusiasm, initiative,  flexibility, and a willingness to experiment 
  • Resourcefulness, with an orientation to measurable results
  • Able to work independently and push projects through
To apply, please send resume, cover letter, and 2 writing samples to Writing samples that can be solely attributed to the applicant are preferred and should cover a range of writing types including blogs or social media outreach (i.e.: PR announcement, thought leadership piece, newsletter/newspaper article, example of marketing plan, etc. [course assignments are acceptable]). All applicants MUST include job title in the subject line of their email submission. 
The position is at SAI Headquarters in New York City. This is an unpaid internship position; student may be able to receive university credit if available. Student must be able to work at least 15 hours a week during the spring semester.