In Massachusetts

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

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 & 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.

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 extrajudicial 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.

Impact is a team of organizers that work on behalf of groups like PIRG and Environment America. Interns will work with researchers, policy analysts, and lobbyists to build campaigns. The intern will serve as an organizer, coordinating the efforts of the various players and going to the places that often decide whether a campaign will be won or lost. It could be a state that’s home to a swing-vote senator on critical legislation. It could be a city where a key decision is being made about clean energy.

Environment America interns educate and engage citizens on the most critical environmental issues of our time. They help get topics into the media, build coalitions, organize events and lobby decision-makers; ultimately, aiming to create the kind of public support necessary to win, working side-by-side with professional advocates and environmental experts.

Jobs with Justice is a coalition of labor, faith, and student organizations working together to build unity and support for the struggles of working people. Their campaigns include a healthcare action committee, a global justice project, and an immigrant rights campaign. To get involved, please call (617) 524-8778, or visit their website.