open position: Internship

Location: united states - new york, nY

Social Accountability Accreditation Services (SAAS) is an independent agency that accredits and monitors third party social auditors and certifiers that verify compliance with social standards, such as Social Accountability International’s (SAI) SA8000 standard.   Originally a division within SAI, SAAS was established formally in 2007 as an independent not-for-profit organization with its own staff, budget and Board of Directors. SAAS offers over a decade of global accreditation experience within the social sector.

SAAS currently accredits an international network of 22 certification bodies that collectively and currently certify nearly 4,000 factories employing over 2 million people worldwide to the SA8000 standard.  SAAS also provides technical assistance and verification oversight to business networks, such as the Business Social Compliance Initiative (BSCI), for implementation of their standards.  For further information, please visit 


SAAS seeks a highly motivated intern interested in social standards, labor and human rights, and the elimination of sweatshops worldwide. This position requires interest in how businesses implement social standards for respecting workers’ rights and addressing overall workplace issues.  



The types of activities include:

  • Clean, organize and enter data related to human rights violations, social responsibility audit outcomes, corrective actions and accreditation management.
  • Assist with implementation and development of database management.
  • Provide program support for accreditation and oversight activities.
  • Research and benchmark information on evaluation tools, metrics and monitoring of standards.


Applicants should be able to take initiative, work independently, and multitask.  The candidate should be highly organized and motivated while able to meet deadlines effectively.  Excellent computer skills required, including advanced knowledge of Excel, Access, and Outlook.  Demonstrated ability to enter data correctly and efficiently with little supervision.  Experience with Salesforce or other CRM databases a plus.  Candidates should have a commitment to human rights, labor rights, and development issues. 


Positions available for unpaid part-time semester or full-time internships.  Interested students should submit a resume and cover letter detailing relevant experience and reasons for applying to work at SAAS.  This material can be mailed to:  Internships, Social Accountability Accreditation Services, 15 West 44th Street, 6th floor, New York, NY 10036.  Alternatively, it may be faxed to 212-684-1515, or emailed to saas@saasaccreditation.org.  Subject line should include: SAAS Internship, Fall 2016.

SAAS is an equal opportunity employer.