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    Jessie Daniels

    The non-profit organization Just Capital seeks a research intern for a PAID position. The person who is supervising this position is an alum from this program and so is eager to see people from Hunter College apply.


    The Organization

    JUST Capital is a nonprofit organization that is the leading platform for measuring and improving corporate performance in the stakeholder economy. Our mission is to build an economy that works for all Americans by helping companies improve how they serve all their stakeholders – workers, customers, communities, the environment, and shareholders. We believe that business and markets can and must be a greater force for good and that by shifting the resources of the $19 trillion private sector, we can address systemic issues at scale, including income inequality and lack of opportunity. Guided by the priorities of the public, our research, rankings, indexes, and data-driven tools help measure and improve corporate performance in the stakeholder economy. Our flagship product is America’s Most JUST Companies, which is an annual ranking of companies in the Russell 1000 Index. The top 100 companies – or the JUST 100 – are released annually through our partnership with CNBC.

    JUST Capital is supported by some of the country’s premier foundations, including the Ford Foundation and The Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, and has forged partnerships with an array of elite research institutions, including MIT, Stanford, and The Harris Poll. The organization is chaired by hedge fund manager and philanthropist Paul Tudor Jones and is led by a high-profile board.

    The Opportunity

    JUST Capital seeks research assistants to support its research team through a 10 to 12 week internship program, with potential for extension. Candidates must have a passion for making corporate behavior more just, which is at the core of JUST Capital’s mission. The majority of the work involves collecting data about America’s largest, publicly-traded companies for our annual published rankings. Additionally, candidates should have an interest in pursuing data-oriented research in at least one of the following areas:

    • Communities, focused on human rights; local job creation; community development; and community support
    • Customers, focused on customer privacy; customer treatment; non-harmful products; and transparent communication
    • Environment, focused on pollution reduction; climate change; sustainable products; and resource efficiency
    • Shareholders and Governance, focused on ethical leadership; accountability to stakeholders; and profit generation
    • Workers, focused on livable wages; workforce investment and training; diversity, equity, and inclusion; workplace safety; and benefits and work-life balance

    The primary responsibilities include:

    • Collecting data from publicly available sources on specific topics related to just corporate behaviors and activities for 1,000 companies
    • Building a repository for company best practices and issues identified over the course of the internship
    • Analyzing the data collected over the course of the internship and presenting key findings back to the team
    • Writing or drafting research content that may be published on our website on a topic related to just corporate behaviors and activities

    Additional Internship Details:

    • Candidates must be available for remote work during regular business hours, 9am- 5:30pm EST, with some options for flexibility.
    • Applicants must have proof of eligibility to work in the U.S.
    • This is a full-time 10 to 12 week assignment, with potential for extension.
    • Compensation is $21.77/hour
    • Those hired will need to use their own laptops.

    To Apply

    • To be considered for this position, submit your resume and complete the form using (in lieu of a cover letter). Applicants must answer all form questions. Candidates who do not complete all of the form questions will not be considered.
    • Select candidates will be asked to complete a brief research assignment.
    • All applicants are strongly encouraged to review our Research Methodology, particularly for their stakeholder area(s) of interest, as well as our 2020 Survey Report.

    JUST Capital is an Equal Opportunity Employer; people with disabilities are encouraged to apply.


    In addition to a passion for JUST Capital’s mission, the ideal candidate will possess:

    • Strong research, data collection, and data analysis skills and an aptitude for following methodologies and protocols
    • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
    • Proficiency in general computer skills, including Microsoft Office (Excel, and Word, and PowerPoint) and Google Suite (Google Sheets and Google Docs)
    • Attention to detail and problem solving skills
    • Effective time management skills, reliability, and ability to multitask
    • Eagerness to learn and willingness to ask for help

    To apply, go here: 

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