Organizations offering internships in Massachusetts

Oxfam America
Seeking students interested in sustainable development and the alleviation of global poverty.

Grassroots International
Grassroots International (GRI) is an independent human rights and development organization with a 20-year history of working with democratic social change movements and organizations in Africa, Asia, Latin America and the Middle East. In the United States, we do advocacy and public education work on selected development issues.

Facing History and Ourselves
Facing History & Ourselves offers teachers and others in the community occasions to study the past, explore new ideas and approaches, and develop practical models for civic engagement that link history to the challenges of an increasingly interconnected world and the choices that young people make daily.

The Organizer's Collaborative
The Organizers' Collaborative develops web sites and publishes information to help US-based social change organizations become more effective in their use of electronic mail, databases, and the world-wide web. Looking for interns in the following fields: web application development, desktop software development, user support/technical writing, graphic design, website/e-mail management, marketing, fundraising, and office management.

Physicians for Human Rights
Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) promotes health by protecting human rights. Since its founding in 1986, PHR has sent over 100 medical and forensic teams to dozens of countries to investigate war crimes, reports of torture, disappearances, and extrajudical executions; prison conditions; landmines; use of chemical weapons and many other areas.

Union of Concerned Scientists
Interns work with UCS staff in such areas as grassroots organizing, lobbying, policy research, or outreach. Depending on the program, interns may also work with UCS members and other grassroots activists on specific projects.

Massachusetts Jobs With Justice

Here are some current Massachusetts Jobs With Justice projects. If you would like to get involved as an intern or volunteer, or to get more information, please call (617) 524-8778, e-mail, or visit the Massachusetts Jobs With Justice website.

Workers' Rights

Work with local unions and workers, union and non-union, to raise public awareness around issues of workers rights.  We will be working on campaigns in the health care, service, telecommunications, and other industries. We will be mobilizing in support of bargaining and organizing campaigns, strikes, and more! Through our Fair Wage Campaign we will also be working with community based organizations and churches in immigrant communities across Massachusetts. A major focus will be our support for the Justice at Smithfield Campaign and supporting Verizon workers.

Health Care Action Committee

Work with unions and community groups to build a movement in Massachusetts for universal health care.  We will also be supporting organizing by health care workers and campaigns for quality health care and community access. We will be building support for the Patient Safety Act.

Global Justice

Participate in our Global Action Project by building solidarity and links with working people and social movements in countries such as Colombia, India, China, Central America, and more! Join the fight for a better world.

Immigrant Rights

Join us to build a movement for fundamental immigration reform and defense of the rights of immigrant workers. Work on our Fair Wage Campaign and other efforts to support immigrant worker organizing in Massachusetts. (Spanish, Portuguese, Haitian Creole, Chinese or Vietnamese are useful).

Media and Communications

Work on organizing media events, press conferences, etc. on campaigns and actions. Help to develop messaging on social justice issues. Help to develop and maintain social justice web pages, email networks, MySpace content and more