U.S. Organizations Offering Internships Outside of Massachusetts
Everett Public Service Internships
Henry and Edith Everett established the Everett Public Service Internship Program in 1989. The Everett Program encourages students to participate in the challenges and rewards of public interest work while providing the public interest community with the dedication, energy and idealism that interns bring to their work. Each internship lasts ten weeks and provides $280 weekly for expenses.
International Center for Transitional Justice
The ICTJ is a human rights organization that provides assistance and information to countries in transition that are struggling to confront a period of past abuse. The center works in societies emerging from repressive rule or armed conflict, as well as in established democracies where historical injustices or systemic abuse remain unresolved. It provides comparative information, legal and policy analysis, documentation, and strategic research to justice and truth-seeking institutions, nongovernmental organizations, governments and others.
Fellowship of Reconciliation
Eleven-month, paid 'Peace Internships' available. Since 1915, The Fellowship of Reconciliation (FOR) has carried on programs and educational projects concerned with domestic and international peace and justice; nonviolent alternatives to conflict; and the rights of conscience. A nonviolent, interfaith, tax exempt organization, the FOR promotes nonviolence and has members from many religious and ethnic traditions. It is a part of the International Fellowship of Reconciliation (IFOR), which has affiliates in over 40 countries.
United Nations Association of the USA
The United Nations Association of the United States of America is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization that supports the work of the United Nations and encourages active civic participation in the most important social and economic issues facing the world today.
As the nation's largest grassroots foreign policy organization and the leading center of policy research on the U.N. and global issues, UNA-USA offers Americans the opportunity to connect with issues confronted by the U.N., from global health and human rights to the spread of democracy, equitable development, and international justice. Through their work, they educate Americans about the work of the United Nations and encourage public support for strong U.S. leadership in the U.N.
Search for Common Ground - DC Office
Search for Common Ground and its partner organization, the European Centre for Common Ground, share a vision of transforming how the world deals with conflict; they hope to change adversarial approaches to conflict resolution into cooperative solutions. To implement this vision, they carry out programs that aim to resolve conflict and prevent violence.
They are seeking applicants for the Everett Internship Program; interns will work for a 10-week period during the summer semester to support one of the following programs: Search for Common Ground in the USA, Middle East, Sub-Saharan Africa, Institutional Learning & Research, and for the Outreach Division.
The Conflict Center
The Conflict Center is a Denver-based nonprofit organization whose mission is to reduce levels of physical, verbal and emotional violence by teaching skills to adults and children in conflict management, anger management and parenting.
International Crisis Group (New York, DC offices)
ICG is an independent, non-profit, multinational organization, with over 90 staff members on five continents, working through field-based analysis and high-level advocacy to prevent and resolve deadly conflict. Based on information and assessments from the field, ICG produces regular analytical reports containing practical recommendations targeted at key international decision-takers. ICG also publishes CrisisWatch, a 12-page monthly bulletin, providing a succinct regular update on the state of play in all the most significant situations of conflict or potential conflict around the world.
Initiatives of Change - DC Office
Initiatives of Change (IC) works on the principle that changes in people's motives, attitudes and behavior are not only possible but are the only sure basis on which wider lasting change in society can be brought about. For more than 60 years, IC has brought people of diverse backgrounds and faiths together. It has provided a rallying point for individuals and teams to work for justice, healing and human development.
Global Policy Forum
GPF is a non-profit, tax-exempt organization, with consultative status at the United Nations. Founded in 1993 by an international group of concerned citizens, GPF works with partners around the world to strengthen international law and create a more equitable and sustainable global society.
Seeds of Peace - New York
Seeds of Peace is a non-profit, non-political organization dedicated to preparing teenagers from areas of conflict with the leadership skills required to promote coexistence and peace. While the organization focuses primarily on the Middle East, its programs have expanded to include other regions of conflict. Internships are available in the areas of development, communications and special events.
Fund for Peace - DC
FOP's mission is to prevent war and alleviate the conditions that cause war. The fund promotes education and research for practical solutions. It is a consistent advocate of promoting social justice and respect for the principles of constitutional democracy.
The Global Security Institute
GSI was founded by Senator Alan Cranston (1914-2000) who considered it unworthy of civilization to base security on terror, on the threat to annihilate millions of innocent people. GSI targets influential stakeholders, networks and decision-makers to promote incremental steps that enhance security and lead to the global elimination of nuclear weapons.
GSI is currently seeking motivated and talented interns to assist in a variety of areas, including programs, research, communications, and administration. Students may earn university credit. There are regular opportunities in Washington, DC, San Francisco and the Philadelphia area.
CARE USA is a part of CARE International, a confederation of 11 CARE organizations that strive to be a global force and partner of choice within a worldwide movement dedicated to ending poverty. CARE is one of the world's largest private international humanitarian organizations, committed to helping families in poor communities improve their lives and achieve lasting victories over poverty. Founded in 1945 to provide relief to survivors of World War II, CARE quickly became a trusted vehicle for the compassion and generosity of millions.
The Humanity Foundation
Students interested in international relations, cross-cultural education, web publishing, anthropology, environmental affairs, political science, journalism, non-profit management, fund-raising or just plain old positive change are encouraged to apply.
International Labor Rights Foundation (Washington D.C.)
ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. They accept applications for internships on an as-needed basis. Internships are unpaid but can be arranged for college credit.
Museum of Jewish Heritage - A Living Memorial to the Holocaust (New York)
The museum honors those who died by celebrating their lives - cherishing the civilization that they built, their achievements and faith, their joys and hopes, and the vibrant Jewish community that is their legacy today. The Lipper Internship brings together graduate and undergraduate students from across the Northeast to train in New York City for a semester-long internship in museum education. Interns teach students about the Holocaust in local schools in their college communities and on visits to the Museum.
Fall semester applications are due April 1, training in late August. Spring semester applications are due Nov. 1, training in early January.
The Midwest Academy offers on-site training and consulting as well as five-day training sessions for leaders and staff of citizen and community groups. The academy is one of the nation's oldest and best known schools for community organizations, citizen organizations and individuals committed to progressive social change. Interns will receive a challenging work assignment which will include serious campaign responsibilities and the opportunity to make a real contribution to progressive social change.
Joan B. Kroc Institute of Peace and Justice (San Diego)
The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace and Justice (IPJ) was founded in 1998 with a $25 million gift from San Diego philanthropist Joan B. Kroc, who asked that the institute be a place that not only "talked about peace, but made peace."
Youth Peace Literacy
The Atrium Society gives it's Youth Peace Literacy Award to those individuals and organizations that have demonstrated an understanding of the primary cause of conflict and have done outstanding work to promote this fundamental insight in the education of young people worldwide.