Upcoming Internships and Deadlines

Deadline: Until filled (posted in March 2018)

YW Boston works to eliminate racism, empower women and promote peace, justice, freedom and dignity for all. We work across racial, gender, religious and social lines with organizations in all sectors to educate people about disparities and provide them with tools to dismantle them. We pride ourselves on being reflective, innovative, outcomes-oriented, and passionate about our work.

YW Boston is undergoing tremendous organizational change. We have a relatively new leadership team, are revamping our strategic plan, and are investing in our internal culture, including our own racial equity practices. We seek candidates that thrive in adaptive organizations, are comfortable working amidst ambiguity and are excited about helping YW Boston evolve into the next phase of eliminating racism and empowering women.

Students for a Free Tibet

Deadline: April 30, 2018

Are you a student or recent graduate who is interested in taking your activism for freedom and human rights to the next level? Interns are an essential part of the work that takes place at SFT’s international headquarters and are vital to our strength as an organization and our effectiveness in fighting for the Tibetan people's right to freedom. We are accepting applications for the following positions: Campaigns Intern, Media & Communications Intern, Events & Programs Intern, USA Grassroots Intern, and Graphic Design Intern. 

Deadline: May 2, 2018 (priority deadline)

NYC Teaching Fellows recruits and trains high-achieving individuals who are committed to creating a better future for New York City’s students, preparing college grads to teach high-need subjects in New York. Apply here.

Deadline: May 7, 2018

This is an online course taught by the United Nations Institute for Training and Research (UNITAR) in partnership with Nonviolent Peaceforce. Students wishing to take this course for college credit would enroll in the course through Merrimack College.

Watch Merrimack College's video, Nonviolent Peaceforce: An Introduction

Unarmed Civilian Protection (UCP) is the practice of civilians protecting civilians in situations of violent conflict, imminent violence, and post-crisis situations. It involves expatriate civilians protecting national civilians, national civilians protecting each other, and even national civilians protecting expatriate civilians. The practice of UCP is nonviolent and nonpartisan. Protection is provided on invitation from local actors. It supports local actors as they work to address the roots and consequences of violent conflict. This practice is grounded in international law, in the principle of civilian immunity in war, and in the protection afforded by international conventions. This course aims to make a contribution to the common objectives of protecting civilians and keeping peace. More specifically, this course provides an introduction to the foundations of UCP, its principles, methods and required skills, as well as offers an overview of UCP in practice.

Complete information about the course is available on Merrimack's website. Feel free to email Merrimack's Office of Professional Studies with any questions.

Deadline: Open until filled, likely until late June (for September 2018 - July 2019)

ALA-Massachusetts is looking for candidates who have an interest in poverty law, a commitment to public service, and strong communications skills. ALA-Massachusetts offers one of the few opportunities that offers an AmeriCorps national service experience in a legal setting. Our AmeriCorps members leave at the end of their service year with a core set of legal skills and a deep understanding of what low-income families in crisis face. Apply here.

MA Peace and Conflict Studies program at the University of Massachusetts Lowell

Deadline: August 1, 2018 (recommended - deadline is rolling)

Our Master of Arts is 30 credits and takes about 3 semesters to complete, if attending full time. Master's students select one of three professional options: Conflict Resolution, Organizational Leadership, or Policy Analysis. Students choose electives within the option of their choice. To complete the MA, students can do either a project, practicum (internship) or thesis.  Applications to this program are accepted on a rolling basis.

UMass Lowell is offering two great fellowship opportunities for new incoming, full-time students enrolling Fall 2018.  The Peace and Conflict Studies Graduate program is offering a Provost’s Fellowship that will provide a $2,000 - $4,000 tuition subsidy for each Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters for out-of-state and international students. or the Dean’s Fellowship for Massachusetts residents and those applicants eligible for regional and proximity reduced tuition and fees that provides a $1,000 tuition subsidy for each of the Fall 2018 and Spring 2019 semesters. Apply here.

Deadline: October 15, 2018/early admission September 15 (for spring 2018) 

Pachaysana circlePachaysana is a collective of Ecuadorian and international scholars, artists, development specialists and community organizers.Rehearsing Change carries out the central mission of Pachaysana by empowering local communities while simultaneously educating global leaders.

Local counterparts in Ecuador’s Amazon region and international students learn together, studying development, sustainability, identity and globalization, all in the context of the reality of the local community. They apply learned knowledge and tools through the Applied Arts (or Arts for Social Change), Engaged Learning/Scholarship and Participatory Action Research.

Pachaysana is offering scholarships for its fpring 2018 program. For more information, visit their website or email them.