Opportunities

- Washington D.C

Employer: Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
Category:
Deadline: 1 January 2016


Description:
The Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung
http://us.boell.org is a non-profit political foundation affiliated with the German Green Party. We act as a catalyst for green visions and projects, a think tank for policy reform, and an international network. Hbs seeks to advance democracy and human rights, protect the environment and climate, and promote the peaceful resolution of conflicts. We place particular emphasis on gender democracy, meaning social emancipation and equal rights for women and LGBTI communities. We work in over 60 countries worldwide, and currently maintain 31 international offices. Our Washington, DC office is a 501(c)(3) organization that promotes exchanges in our program areas through informational programs, study tours and visitor programs; special events, publications meetings, workshops and conferences; and public seminars and training programs.    For internship please see http://us.boell.org/categories/internships

- New York

Employer: International Center for Transitional Justice
Category:
Deadline: 18 December 2015


Description:
The International Center for Transitional Justice
http://ictj.org/about  is an international non-profit organization specializing in the field of transitional justice. ICTJ works to help societies in transition address legacies of massive human rights violations and build civic trust in state institutions as protectors of human rights. In the aftermath of mass atrocity and repression, we assist institutions and civil society groups—the people who are driving and shaping change in their societies—in considering measures to provide truth, accountability, and redress for past abuses. We do this by providing technical expertise and knowledge of relevant comparative experiences in transitional justice from across the globe.   For internship please see https://www.ictj.org/careers/application-guidelines-internships 

- Washington D.C

Employer: Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
Category:
Deadline: 9 January 2016


Description:
For more than 40 years, the Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press
http://www.rcfp.org and its staff attorneys have provided free legal resources, support and advocacy to protect the First Amendment and freedom of information rights of journalists working in areas where U.S law applies, regardless of the medium in which their work appears. Funded by corporate, foundation and individual contributions, the Reporters Committee serves more than 2,000 reporters, editors and media lawyers who call for each year, as well as the tens of thousands who use its website. Its mission – To protect the right to gather and distribute news, to keep government accountable by ensuring access to public records, meetings and courtrooms and to preserve the principles of free speech and unfettered press, as guaranteed by the First Amendment of the U.S Constitution.   For internship please see http://www.rcfp.org/about-us/internships Washington D.C

- Durban, South Africa

Employer: African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes
Category:
Deadline: 18 January 2016


Description:
The African Centre for the Constructive Resolution of Disputes (ACCORD)
http://www.accord.org.za/ is a South African-based civil society organisation working throughout Africa to bring creative African solutions to the challenges posed by conflict on the continent.   ACCORD’s primary aim is to influence political developments by bringing conflict resolution, dialogue and institutional development to the forefront as an alternative to armed violence and protracted conflict. ACCORD specialises in conflict management, conflict analysis and conflict prevention. We intervene in conflicts through mediation, negotiation, training, research and conflict analysis.   ACCORD works throughout Africa: from SADC in the south, through the Great Lakes region to the Horn of Africa and in West Africa. Since 1992, ACCORD has trained over 20,000 people in conflict management and conflict resolution skills, focussing on all sectors: government and the public service, business, military and police, and civil society. ACCORD is part of the growing momentum for an African Renaissance.   The United Nations has recognised ACCORD’s approach of intervention, research, training and early warning as a viable model for conflict prevention and conflict transformation on the continent. For internship please see http://www.accord.org.za/us/internships

- Belfast, UK

Employer: International Conflict Research Institute
Category:
Deadline: 18 January 2016


Description:
Established in 1993, INCORE (International Conflict Research Institute)
http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/about/ is a joint project of the United Nations University and the University of Ulster. Combining research, education and comparative analysis, INCORE addresses the causes and consequences of conflict in Northern Ireland and internationally and promotes conflict resolution management strategies. It aims to influence policymakers and practitioners involved in peace, conflict and reconciliation issues while enhancing the nature of international conflict research.   INCORE is located within the Faculty of Social Sciences at the University of Ulster ­ and co-ordinates the varied peace and conflict-related activity across the University – encompassing work in disciplines such as politics, policy studies, history, international affairs, sociology, geography, architecture, communications and social work, as well as in peace and conflict studies.   For internship please see http://www.incore.ulst.ac.uk/about/opportunities/internships.html

- Boston, USA

Employer: American Anti-Slavery Group
Category:
Deadline: 18 January 2016


Description:
American Anti-Slavery Group
http://www.iabolish.org/ is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating modern-day human bondage and to promoting a non-politicized, bias-free human rights community.   For internship please enquire send us an e-mail at iabolishslavery@gmail.com 

- New York

Employer: Legal Aid Society
Category:
Deadline: 25 January 2016


Description:
The Legal Aid Society
http://www.legal-aid.org is a private, not-for-profit legal services organization, the oldest and largest in the nation, dedicated since 1876 to providing quality legal representation to low-income New Yorkers. It is dedicated to one simple but powerful belief: that no New Yorker should be denied access to justice because of poverty.
The Society handles 300,000 individual cases and matters annually and provides a comprehensive range of legal services in three areas: the Civil, Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices. Unlike the Society's Criminal and Juvenile Rights Practices, which are constitutionally mandated and supported by government, the Civil Practice relies heavily on private contributions.
  For internship please see http://www.legal-aid.org/en/las/diversityandcareers.aspx

- New York

Employer: Exalt
Category:
Deadline: 25 January 2016


Description:
exalt*
http://www.exaltyouth.org  is premised on demonstrated success showing that substantive, supported internships can be powerful catalysts and incentives for youth to pursue their education and employment goals. Our mission is to transform the lives of court-involved youth by equipping them with the skills and experience necessary to become self-sufficient members of society. exalt fulfills this mission by providing a cohesive program with four components: employability and life skills training; paid internships in youths' fields of interest; post-internship skill development and support services; and an alumni network that provides ongoing access to education and career development support and resources.   Organization is incorporated as “exalt youth” with the State of New York.  “exalt” is shorthand for our core program.   For internship please enquire justinegonzalez@exaltyouth.org

- Boston, USA

Employer: American Anti-Slavery Group
Category:
Deadline: 25 January 2016


Description:
American Anti-Slavery Group
http://www.iabolish.org/ is a non-profit organization dedicated to eradicating modern-day human bondage and to promoting a non-politicized, bias-free human rights community.   For internship please see http://www.iabolish.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=category&id=10:internship-a-jobs&layout=blog&Itemid=15

- Accra, Ghana

Employer: Humanitarian Aid Foundation
Category:
Deadline: 22 February 2016


Description:
Humanitarian Aid Foundation
http://www.haidfoundation.org works in partnership with rural villages in Ghana to create and establish sustainable solutions for community development. Our local staff members begin working in a community by asking a lot of questions, finding out what problems are seen by members of the community, especially the children. We then come up with a plan, decide on ways to evaluate and measure success, and get to work. Through our effective volunteer service programs, we connect volunteers from around the world with these communities along with our staff as we work together on projects implemented in areas as Childcare Support, Education, Food and Agriculture, Water and Sanitation, Healthcare and Economic Development. We focus on one community at a time while maintaining a community-led committees monitoring each project stages, completion and it's long-term impact.   For internship please see http://www.haidfoundation.org/law-and-human-right-internship-program-in-ghana.html

- USA

Employer: Eclectic Woman ANC
Category:
Deadline: 22 February 2016


Description:
The Eclectic Woman ANC
http://www.eclecticwomen.org is a not-for-profit 501C (3) educational organization formed in March 2007 to be the resource, catalyst and advocate for Middle East and North African (MENA) women. Eclectic Women is supported by a generous grant from Google. Its mission is to enhance women's image by increase their visibility, emphasizing their voices, and mainstreaming their issues. This is achieved through strategic affiliations and partnerships that enable cross-border, cross-disciplinary and cross-institutional collaborations. The objectives for the next three years are, inter alia, to: -   Establish a broad and diverse membership of relevant practitioners, journalists, writers, artists, researchers, members of academia, civil society, policymakers, and advocates;     Form partnerships and affilliations with media organizations, universities, advocacy groups, research organizations, governmental organizations, and international organizations;     Create a comprehensive researchable e-resource center that identifies and maps out MENA women with expertise across the globe;     Launch a comprehensive interactive e-library that serves as an information clearing house;  

For internship please see http://www.eclecticwomen.org/about-us/112-internship-opportunities

- New York

Employer: NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security
Category:
Deadline: 22 February 2016


Description:
Across the world, continued violence threatens the future of millions of women and their communities. The international community has recognized the valuable contribution women make to conflict prevention and sustainable peacebuilding. However, women and gender considerations are still largely absent from the structures that make the decisions to sustain peace or engage in conflict.   The NGOWG on Women, Peace and Security
http://womenpeacesecurity.org for the equal and full participation of women in all efforts to create and maintain international peace and security. Formed in 2000 to call for a Security Council resolution on Women, Peace and Security, the NGOWG now focuses on implementation of SCR 1325 and all other Security Council resolutions that address this issue. The NGOWG serves as a bridge between women’s human rights defenders working in conflict-affected situations and policy-makers at U.N. Headquarters.   The NGO Working Group on Women, Peace and Security, via its strategic positioning in New York at United Nations headquarters, plays an important global role in monitoring policy and practice on women, peace and security. Together with its growing network of gender and security experts, the coalition has built a constituency of women, peace and security advocates among UN Member States, high-level UN decision makers, and civil society working on peacebuilding initiatives at the national and local levels.   For internship please enquire Email: info@womenpeacesecurity.org

- Chicago

Employer: International Organization for Adolescents
Category:
Deadline: 5 March 2016


Description:
The International Organization for Adolescents (IOFA)
http://iofa.org is a small, independent nonprofit working to improve the lives of young people around the world and to reduce the vulnerability of youth to forms of severe exploitation. It was founded in New York City in 1999 to respond to the gap in programming and services for vulnerable adolescents, such as youth in foster care, orphans, and victims of trafficking. Currently based in Chicago, IOFA works in partnership with local service providers to develop and implement holistic programs targeting all stages of risk and exploitation, from the point of prevention to the need for effective response. We’re a group of practitioners in the fields of social work, public health, public policy, and law working collaboratively to improve the lives of young people by addressing critical and emerging issues affecting vulnerable adolescents around the world. Our vision is for a world where adolescents and youth are able to exercise their human rights and to realize their full potential as positive and productive members of society without fear of exploitation, violence, or neglect.   For internship please see http://iofa.org/careers

- Washington D.C

Employer: EarthRights International
Category:
Deadline: 5 March 2016


Description:
EarthRights International (ERI)
https://www.earthrights.org is a nongovernmental, nonprofit organization that combines the power of law and the power of people in defense of human rights and the environment, which we define as "earth rights." We specialize in fact-finding, legal actions against perpetrators of earth rights abuses, training grassroots and community leaders, and advocacy campaigns. Through these strategies, EarthRights International seeks to end earth rights abuses, to provide real solutions for real people, and to promote and protect human rights and the environment in the communities where we work.   For internship please see https://www.earthrights.org/about/jobs-and-internships

- London

Employer: Human Dignity Trust
Category:
Deadline: 5 March 2016


Description:
The Human Dignity Trust
http://www.humandignitytrust.org is a legal charity that supports those who want to challenge anti-gay laws wherever they exist in the world. Laws that criminalise lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender (LGBT) people put them beyond the protection of the law, fostering a climate of fear and violence. The Human Dignity Trust supports local activists and their lawyers to uphold international human rights law, including a person's right to dignity, equality and privacy. Our technical legal assistance is free and available to anyone challenging the criminalisation of homosexuality through the courts.   For internship please see http://www.humandignitytrust.org/pages/SUPPORT/Internships%20and%20Volunteers

- Washington D.C

Employer: Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia
Category:
Deadline: 28 March 2016


Description:
It is the mission of the Public Defender Service for the District of Columbia (PDS)
http://www.pdsdc.org to provide and promote quality legal representation to indigent adults and children facing a loss of liberty in the District of Columbia, thereby protecting society's interest in the fair administration of justice. A major portion of the work we do consists of representing individuals in the District of Columbia’s local criminal justice system who are charged with committing serious criminal acts and who are eligible for court-appointed counsel.  In the District of Columbia, public defense services are primarily provided by PDS, the “institutional defender,” and by a panel of private attorneys, known as Criminal Justice Act (CJA) attorneys, who are screened for membership on the panel and paid on a case-by-case basis by the District of Columbia courts.  Because of its resources, well-regarded training program, and overall skill level, PDS generally handles the more serious criminal cases, and the CJA attorneys generally handle the less serious criminal cases.    For internship please see http://www.pdsdc.org/careers/criminal-law-internship-program

- Los Angeles

Employer: American Civil Liberties Union
Category:
Deadline: 28 March 2016


Description:
The nationwide American Civil Liberties Union 
https://www.aclusocal.org works to defend the Bill of Rights and apply them equally to all who live in our society. It was established in 1920 by a handful of activists and has grown to include more than 500,000 members, 54 affiliates, and 200 chapters across the country. The ACLU defends the fundamental rights outlined in the United States Constitution and the Bill of Rights. These include the right to freedom of speech and assembly; the right to religious freedom; due process of law; equality before the law; and the right to privacy. The ACLU also relies on state constitutional provisions and federal and state laws that further these and similar rights.   For internship please see https://www.aclusocal.org/jobs/legal-internships/

- Los Angeles

Employer: Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law
Category:
Deadline: 28 March 2016


Description:
The Center for Human Rights & Constitutional Law
http://www.centerforhumanrights.org is a non-profit, public interest legal foundation dedicated to furthering and protecting the civil, constitutional and human rights of immigrants, refugees, children, prisoners and the poor. Since its incorporation in 1980, under the leadership of a board of directors comprising civil rights attorneys, community advocates and religious leaders, the Center has provided a wide range of legal services to vulnerable low-income victims of human and civil rights violations and technical support and training to hundreds of legal aid attorneys and paralegals in the areas of immigration law, constitutional law, and complex and class action litigation. The Center has achieved major victories in numerous major cases in the courts of the United States and before international bodies that have directly benefited hundreds of thousands of disadvantaged persons.   
For internship please see http://www.centerforhumanrights.org/Volunteer.html

- Boston

Employer: Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
Category:
Deadline: 4 April 2016


Description:
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
http://genderandsecurity.org was founded in 2002, with generous support from the Ford Foundation.  Initially, the Consortium's primary goal was  to integrate the study of gender and of women into research on human rights, security, and armed conflict.  Since its founding, the Consortium has developed partnerships and collaborations far beyond its Boston origins, and we have been privileged to work with researchers, policymakers and practitioners, and civil society activists around the world. During this time we have seen increased attention from international and national policy institutions to issues concerning women and war, but still little effective action.  In response, we have shifted to focus more on bridging the gap between the scholarly research community on the one hand, and policy makers and practitioners on the other.   At the same time, we believe it is crucial to break through the limitations of the current “gender, peace and security” agenda. Thus, we see our role as catalyzing cross-community, cross-disciplinary conversations  to create the multidimensional, structural, feminist gendered analyses that are imperative to finding sustainable and just solutions not only to wars, but to the political, social, economic and environmental crises that underlie them.     For internship please enquire at volunteer@genderandsecurity.org

- Boston

Employer: Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights
Category:
Deadline: 4 April 2016


Description:
Since 1998, Boston Center for Refugee Health and Human Rights (BCRHHR)
http://www.bcrhhr.org has evolved organically in response to the needs of refugees and torture survivors in the Greater Boston area. We are situated within Boston Medical Center and we embrace its’ mission to provide exceptional care without exception.  We also honor the importance of community as a vehicle of healing and recovery. Utilizing an innovative, holistic approach we work with survivors of torture and refugee communities from around the world to provide vital care for a healthy body, mind, and soul.   Our mission is to provide holistic health care coordinated with social services and legal aid for asylum seekers, refugees, survivors of torture, and their families. We also train professionals to serve this population, conduct research to understand and implement best-practices, and promote health and human rights, locally and globally, to improve the quality of life for survivors of torture and their communities.   For internship please see http://www.bcrhhr.org/#!volunteering--internships/c1lub

- Boston

Employer: Impunity Watch
Category:
Deadline: 4 April 2016


Description:
Impunity Watch
http://www.impunitywatch.org strives for societies in which state and society respond effectively to serious crimes and gross human rights abuses through redress and recognition, where a culture of human rights and rule of law prevails, and where impunity is no longer accepted as the norm. We believe that an integrated approach that guarantees victims’ rights to truth, justice, reparations and non-recurrence provides the foundations for peace and security.   Impunity Watch conducts research into the root causes of impunity and obstacles to its reduction that elevates the voices of affected communities to produce research-based policy advice on processes intended to encourage truth, justice, reparations and the non-recurrence of violence. We work closely with victims and civil society organisations to increase their influence on the creation and implementation of policies for tackling impunity.   For internship please see http://www.impunitywatch.org/html/index.php?paginaID=4

- New York

Employer: Anti-violence Project
Category:
Deadline: 18 April 2016


Description:
Anti-violence Project (AVP)
http://www.avp.org  empowers lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected communities and allies to end all forms of violence through organizing and education, and supports survivors through counseling and advocacy. AVP envisions a world in which all lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer, and HIV-affected people are safe, respected, and live free from violence. AVP excels in providing unique and critical services at the intersection of violence prevention and equality for LGBTQ and HIV-affected people. AVP's strengths include supporting survivors of violence and organizing communities around violence prevention, leadership and access at the local and national levels, credibility with community and funder circles, and robust finances and human resources. One cornerstone of the Goals and Strategies of this strategic plan is retaining this excellence and strength and maintaining the programs that form the core of the organization.   For internship please see http://www.avp.org/get-involved/volunteer

- New York

Employer: Breakthrough
Category:
Deadline: 18 April 2016


Description:
Breakthrough
http://us.breakthrough.tv/history/  is a global human rights organization working to make violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable. Our cutting-edge multimedia campaigns, community mobilization, agenda-setting, and leadership training equip men and women worldwide to challenge the status quo and take bold action for the dignity, equality, and justice of all. We envision a world where all people enjoy their human rights and live with dignity, equality, and justice. We can build this world by making violence and discrimination against women and girls unacceptable. Our mission is to prevent violence against women by transforming the norms and cultures that enable it. We carry out this mission by building a critical mass of change agents worldwide—the Breakthrough Generation—whose bold collective action will deliver irreversible impact on the issue of our time.   For internship please see http://us.breakthrough.tv/youth-leadership-internship-program/

- New York

Employer: Business & Human Rights Resource Center
Category:
Deadline: 18 April 2016


Description:
Business & Human Rights Resource Center
http://business-humanrights.org works with everyone to advance human rights in business and eradicate abuse.We build corporate transparency. We track the human rights policy and performance of over 6000 companies in over 180 countries, making information publicly available. We engage with companies and governments to urge them to share information publicly. We strengthen corporate accountability. We help communities and NGOs get companies to address human rights concerns, and provide companies an opportunity to present their response in full. We empower advocates. We amplify the voices of the vulnerable, and human rights advocates in civil society, media, companies and governments.   For internship please see http://business-humanrights.org/en/jobs

- New York

Employer: UN Women
Category:
Deadline: 2 May 2016


Description:
In July 2010, the United Nations General Assembly created UN Women, the United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women. In doing so, UN Member States took an historic step in accelerating the Organization’s goals on gender equality and the empowerment of women. The creation of UN Women
http://www.unwomen.org came about as part of the UN reform agenda, bringing together resources and mandates for greater impact. The main roles of UN Women are - To support inter-governmental bodies, such as the Commission on the Status of Women, in their formulation of policies, global standards and norms; To help Member States to implement these standards, standing ready to provide suitable technical and financial support to those countries that request it, and to forge effective partnerships with civil society and To lead and coordinate the UN system’s work on gender equality as well as promote accountability, including through regular monitoring of system-wide progress.   For internship please see http://www.unwomen.org/en/about-us/employment/internship-programme

- Washington D.C

Employer: PSI
Category:
Deadline: 2 May 2016


Description:
PSI
http://www.psi.org/contact-us/  is a global health organization dedicated to improving the health of people in the developing world by focusing on serious challenges like a lack of family planning, HIV and AIDS, barriers to maternal health, and the greatest threats to children under five, including malaria, diarrhea, pneumonia and malnutrition. A hallmark of PSI is a commitment to the principle that health services and products are most effective when they are accompanied by robust communications and distribution efforts that help ensure wide acceptance and proper use. PSI works in partnership with local governments, ministries of health and local organizations to create health solutions that are built to last. PSI makes it easier for people in the developing world to lead healthier lives and plan the families they desire by marketing affordable products and services.   For internship please see http://www.psi.org/about/careers/all-positions/?p=job%2Foeiz2fwR

- New York

Employer: Center for Economic and Social Rights
Category:
Deadline: 2 May 2016


Description:
The Center for Economic and Social Rights (CESR)
http://www.cesr.org works to promote social justice through human rights. In a world where poverty and inequality deprive entire communities of dignity, justice and sometimes life, we seek to uphold the universal human rights of every human being to education, health, food, water, housing, work, and other economic, social and cultural rights essential to human dignity. Extreme poverty and rising inequality should not simply be considered an inevitable tragedy. Rather, they are often the result of conscious policy choices by governments and other powerful actors (such as corporations or international financial institutions) that undermine people's access to the full range of human rights. CESR therefore seeks to hold governments and other actors accountable to their obligations to respect, protect and fulfill economic and social rights. Our mission is to work for the recognition and enforcement of economic and social rights as a powerful tool for promoting social justice and human dignity. CESR exposes violations of economic and social rights through an interdisciplinary combination of legal and socioeconomic research and analysis. Together with civil society groups around the world, CESR advocates for changes to economic and social policy at the international, national and local levels so as to ensure these comply  with international human rights standards.   For internship please see http://www.cesr.org/article.php?id=56

- New York

Employer: Opportunity Agenda
Category:
Deadline: 16 May 2016


Description:
We believe that opportunity should be full and equal and that greater opportunity benefits everyone. Every day, social justice leaders work to expand opportunity by advancing policies and a culture that support the rights and voices of all people. Yet, too often the social justice community must counter well-financed communication efforts that support inequitable and unjust policies. To successfully counter these efforts, social justice leaders need support to tell compelling and evocative stories that drive policy and culture change. The Opportunity Agenda exists to provide that support. The Opportunity Agenda
https://opportunityagenda.org/aboutus is a social justice communication lab. We collaborate with social justice leaders to move hearts and minds, driving lasting policy and culture change. We bring the inspirational voices of opportunity and possibility to social justice issues through communication expertise, and creative engagement. To advance the impact of the social justice community, we shape compelling narratives and messages; build the communication capacity of social justice leaders through training and resources; and engage with artists, creatives, and culture makers as powerful storytellers to shift the public discourse.   We believe in the power of communication and collaboration to drive lasting change. Let's work together to move hearts and minds to drive lasting policy and culture change, and to expand opportunity for all.   For internship please see and enquire https://opportunityagenda.org/about/employment

- New York

Employer: HIAS
Category:
Deadline: 16 May 2016


Description:
Founded in 1881 originally to assist Jews fleeing pogroms in Russia and Eastern Europe, HIAS
http://www.hias.org/history has touched the life of nearly every Jewish family in America and now welcomes all who have fled persecution. HIAS stands for a world in which refugees find welcome, safety, and freedom.   HIAS rescues people whose lives are in danger for being who they are. We protect the most vulnerable refugees, helping them build new lives and reuniting them with their families in safety and freedom. We advocate for the protection of refugees and assure that displaced people are treated with the dignity they deserve.   Guided by our Jewish values and history, we bring more than 130 years of expertise to our work with refugees. Impassioned by our mission, we bring the lessons of HIAS’ history and Jewish ethics and experience to our commitment to serve refugees and other displaced persons of concern around the world through the following values: Welcoming, Dignity and Respect, Empowerment, Excellence and Innovation, Collaboration and Teamwork, and Accountability.   For internship/volunteer please see and enquire http://www.hias.org/volunteer

- Washington D.C

Employer: Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
Category:
Deadline: 16 May 2016


Description:
The Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights
http://www.civilrights.org  is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.The Leadership Conference is a 501(c)(4) organization that engages in legislative advocacy.  It was founded in 1950 and has coordinated national lobbying efforts on behalf of every major civil rights law since 1957. The Leadership Conference Education Fund builds public will for federal policies that promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. The Education Fund's campaigns empower and mobilize advocates around the country to push for progressive change in the United States.   For internship please see http://www.civilrights.org/about/internships/

- Lake Elsinore, CA

Employer: FACESS
Category:
Deadline: 30 May 2016


Description:
FACESS (Freeing American Children from Exploitation and Sexual Slavery)
http://www.facess.org/about/ is a non-profit organization that is dedicated to the care of young girls who have been rescued from sex trafficking and slavery here in the United States. It is an unfortunate misconception that this is not a problem that occurs in the U.S. But the truth is that the victims of child-sex-trafficking are from every state and every walk of life.The fact is that over the last 25 years, this has become the third fastest growing crime in the United States. The FBI identified and recovered 850 children from sex-trafficking in 2009. There are more than 30,000 children forced into sexual slavery yet to be rescued. The average age of these children is 13 years old. Victims are recovered daily by law-enforcement, FBI, and The Department of Homeland Security.   For internship please see http://www.facess.org/volunteer-intern/

- Washington D.C

Employer: Polaris
Category:
Deadline: 30 May 2016


Description:
Polaris
https://polarisproject.org is a leader in the global fight to eradicate modern slavery, Named after the North Star that guided slaves to freedom in the U.S, Polaris systemically disrupts the human trafficking networks that rob human beings of their lives and their freedom. Our comprehensive model puts victims at the center of what we do – helping survivors restore their freedom, preventing more victims, and leveraging data and technology to pursue traffickers wherever they operate.   For fellowship/internship please see https://polarisproject.org/fellowship-program#internship

- Alexandria, VA

Employer: World Hope International
Category:
Deadline: 6 June 2016


Description:
World Hope International (WHI)
http://www.worldhope.org is a Christian relief and development organization working with vulnerable and exploited communities to alleviate poverty, suffering and injustice. World Hope International exists for "the least of these" (Matthew 25:40). We work in 15 of the poorest countries in the world, helping all people, regardless of ethnicity, gender, race or religion. We serve the poorest of the poor, those crippled by a lack of opportunity. We put children first, because we believe that when you empower the youngest generation, you invest in future leaders. Leaders who will ensure their children grow up in a world with opportunity, dignity and hope. At WHI, we take a holistic approach to tackling poverty. We partner with local communities to determine the most sustainable, grassroots solutions to injustice and oppression, with the ultimate goal of transferring ownership of all development initiatives to the community. Providing those in need with opportunity, dignity and hope so they can possess the tools for change in themselves, their family and their community.   For internship please see and enquire here http://www.worldhope.org/about-us/employment-opportunities/internships

- Washington D.C

Employer: Women for Women International
Category:
Deadline: 6 June 2016


Description:
Since 1993, Women for Women International
http://www.womenforwomen.org has helped nearly 429,000 marginalized women in countries affected by war and conflict. We directly work with women in 8 countries offering support, tools, and access to life-changing skills to move from crisis and poverty to stability and economic self-sufficiency. We bring women together in a safe space to learn life, business, and vocational skills.  Once enrolled, each receives a monthly stipend – a vital support that enables her to participate. Women increase their ability to earn an income with new skills that are in-demand. They learn about their legal rights, and they become knowledgeable about health and nutrition. The result: stronger women, stronger families, and stronger communities. This ripple effect is profound. Women for Women International delivers our programs through the generous support of individual, corporate and foundation donors, partners, and governments.    For internship please see http://www.womenforwomen.org/about-us/careers

- Chicago

Employer: Niagara Foundation
Category:
Deadline: 20 June 2016


Description:
Niagara Foundation
http://www.niagarafoundation.org strives to promote social cohesion by fostering civic conversations and sustained relationships between people of different cultures and faiths.   Niagara carries out its mission through:   Hospitality: Conversations and networking flourish in Niagara’s welcoming, apolitical space. Our programs, like The Abrahamic Traditions Dinner and Niagara Forums, prove how warmth and hospitality are fertile ground for growing dynamic conversations and relationships.   Enrichment: Niagara turns educational opportunities, like Niagara Forums and Turkey trips, into meaningful, lasting growth. Our events unite people from different perspectives to cultivate new ideas and partnerships. Niagara designed a reputable internship program focused on developing skills needed to compete in a global job market. Similarly, Niagara provides outreach and support to students who are promoting diversity at their universities.   Leadership: Niagara has accumulated a distinguished network of local and global leaders, who are a testament to the growing need for diverse, international perspectives. Niagara recognizes these leaders at annual events like the Peace and Dialogue Awards Ceremony, which celebrates the commitment to developing a more just society. We believe citizens who share this value are outstanding leaders in their respective communities and are part of the solution for a more peaceful world.   For internship please see http://www.niagarafoundation.org/niagara/internships-and-fellowships/

- Chicago

Employer: Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center
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Deadline: 20 June 2016


Description:
Heartland Alliance's National Immigrant Justice Center (NIJC)
https://www.immigrantjustice.org is dedicated to ensuring human rights protections and access to justice for all immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers.With offices in Chicago, Indiana, and Washington, D.C., NIJC provides direct legal services to and advocates for these populations through policy reform, impact litigation, and public education. Since its founding three decades ago, NIJC has been unique in blending individual client advocacy with broad-based systemic change. Thanks to the support of hundreds of pro bono attorneys from the nation's leading law firms, NIJC has made critical advances in the lives of hundreds of thousands of vulnerable immigrants, refugees and asylum seekers. NIJC provides legal services to more than 10,000 individuals each year and maintains a success rate of 90 percent in obtaining asylum for those fleeing persecution in their home countries. NIJC and its pro bono attorneys have been on the vanguard of federal impact litigation and advocacy, setting positive precedents for those seeking human rights protections within our borders.   For internship please see https://www.immigrantjustice.org/internship-opportunities-nijc#.VtUK3Jx94hc

- Gallup, NM

Employer: ATD Fourth World
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Deadline: 5 June 2017


Description:
ATD Fourth World
https://4thworldmovement.org envisions a world without poverty, where everyone has equal access to all human rights, where everyone can be fully themselves and treated with dignity, as whole human beings, and where each person is a vital part in building this world. ATD Fourth World overcomes the injustices of persistent poverty and social exclusion by bringing together people from all walks of life, learning from people who face poverty every day, and running family and community projects. For internship please see https://4thworldmovement.org/join-us/internships/

- Washington D.C

Employer: Fund for Global Human Rights
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Deadline: 5 June 2017


Description:
Since 2003, the Fund for Global Human Rights has had one goal: to move human rights forward by providing resources and tools to the people and organizations on the ground who have real potential to generate positive change. Over ten years later, 
we’ve seen major progress in achieving that goal. Our grants and technical assistance are focused on crucial and difficult work that otherwise might falter for lack of resources, bring financial stability to human rights groups, and help human rights defenders increase their visibility and impact. The Fund supports a wide range of human rights issues, such as defending indigenous land rights in Guatemala, promoting women’s rights in Morocco, pressing for accountability for war crimes in West Africa, and ending the practice of bonded labor (a form of slavery) in India. For internship please see http://globalhumanrights.org/who-we-are/employmentinternships/

- Dublin, Ireland

Employer: Front Line Defenders
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Deadline: 18 November 2017


Description:
Front Line Defenders was founded in Dublin in 2001 with the specific aim of protecting human rights defenders at risk (HRDs), people who work, non-violently, for any or all of the rights enshrined in the 
Universal Declaration of Human Rights(UDHR). Front Line Defenders addresses the protection needs identified by HRDs themselves.Front Line Defenders promotes strengthened international and regional measures to protect human rights defenders through support for the work of the UN Special Rapporteur on the Situation of Human Rights Defenders.  Support for the office of the Special Rapporteur is also made through the Frank Jennings Internship Programme. Front Line Defenders promotes respect for the UN Declaration on Human Rights Defenders.

For internship please see https://www.frontlinedefenders.org/en/recruitment-volunteering


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