Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility

New York, New York

Our Mission: Through the lens of faith, ICCR builds a more just and sustainable world by integrating social values into corporate and investor actions.

The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility is a coalition of faith and values-driven organizations who view the management of their investments as a powerful catalyst for social change. Our membership comprises nearly 300 organizations including faith-based institutions, socially responsible asset management companies, unions, pension funds and colleges and universities that collectively represent over $200 billion in invested capital.

They’re also on Facebook and Twitter!

ICCR members and staff engage hundreds of multinational corporations annually to promote more sustainable and just practices because we believe in doing so they will secure a better future for their employees, their customers and their shareholders.

A pioneer of the shareholder advocacy movement, ICCR members were the first religious investors to file proxy resolutions with social and environmental themes. Founded in 1971, ICCR’s 40+ year legacy is living proof that positive corporate transformation is possible, and we have pledged to mentor others in this important work.

Internship Description

The Interns may assist across one or more of the following issue areas: human rights, food sustainability, water sustainability, climate change and the environment, and communications. The Interns may assist staff by completing research and analysis, assisting in corporate dialogues and communications, and providing support to the ICCR team.

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.


  • Specific Skills Needed: Experience and knowledge of corporate social responsibility and human rights; interest in one or more of ICCR’s work areas: human rights, food sustainability, water sustainability, climate change, environmental sustainability, and communications; self-motivated, and able to work independently; have excellent written and verbal communication skills; organized and methodical; computer and software knowledge – PC literate with strong skills and experience in MS Office (Word), required
  • Number of Intern Placements: 2
  • Internship Time FrameThe time frame for the summer internships is flexible, and ICCR is willing to adjust the schedule for each intern’s needs and interests.
Know BEFORE You Apply

There is no low-cost or free housing provided with this internship.

Interns will not need access to a car. Public transportation will be the best method to travel. The closest subway stop to ICCR is the 1 train at 116th street.

Interns are eligible for a stipend of no more than $1,500 from UUCSJ to assist with food, local public transit, and incidentals, depending on a variety of factors. Applicants are encouraged to seek other sources of funding, including grants from colleges and foundations, congregational support, and Faithify, or other crowd sourcing fundraisers.

Please contact Sarah Margolis, Associate Program Director, to follow up on the summer internships. She may be reached at 212-870-2984 or at Thank you very much for your time.

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Heather Vickery is responsible for developing and maintaining relationships with UU congregations, State Action Networks, past UU College of Social Justice (UUCSJ) program participants, and regional staff in order to expand engagement in UUSC and UUCSJ’s work. As the Coordinator for Congregational Activism, she manages the workshop offerings and group visits to the UUSC/UUCSJ office and assists with communications for the Activism and Justice Education Team. Heather is an active member of the Boston Immigration Justice Accompaniment Network and a dedicated dog-mom to her rescue puppy Nova.

Heather may be contacted at and 617-301-4303