The Women, Peace and Security Programme (PeaceWomen) http://www.peacewomen.org was founded in 2000 to strengthen women’s rights and participation in international peace and security efforts. It promotes feminist peace by strengthening women’s meaningful participation, transforming gendered power, and bridging local gender conflict analysis with global efforts to implement a holistic WPS Agenda. This builds on WILPF’s overall priorities of addressing root causes of violence with a feminist lens and mobilising for non-violent action.

Based in the New York Office of WILPF, PeaceWomen facilitates monitoring of the United Nations system, with a particular focus on the Women, Peace and Security Agenda, engages in advocacy work to strengthen the implementation across the UN system and provides effective outreach and capacity building to amplify and support local gendered conflict analysis and expertise.

For internship please see http://www.peacewomen.org/pw-internships
Based in: New York

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Care International http://www.care.org helps to save lives, reach social justice, and to defeat poverty around the world, focusing its efforts on women and girls. We seek a world of hope, tolerance and social justice, where poverty has been overcome and all people live with dignity and security. Interns learn about global development and health, as well as about other topics of international importance.

For internship please see https://chp.tbe.taleo.net/chp02/ats/careers/v2/jobSearch?act=redirectCwsV2&cws=61&org=CAREUSA
Based in: Atlanta

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The Reporters Committee for Freedom of the Press https://www.rcfp.org was founded by leading journalists and media lawyers in 1970 when the nation’s news media faced an unprecedented wave of government subpoenas forcing reporters to name confidential sources. Today it provides pro bono legal representation, amicus curiae support, and other legal resources to protect First Amendment freedoms and the newsgathering rights of journalists. Funded by corporate, foundation and individual contributions, the Reporters Committee serves the nation’s leading news organizations; thousands of reporters, editors, and media lawyers; and many more who use our online and mobile resources.

For internship please see https://www.rcfp.org/about-us/internships
Based in: Washington D.C

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ReThink Media https://rethinkmedia.org is a unique, non-profit organization focused on building the communications capacity of non-profit think tanks, experts and advocacy groups working toward a more constructive US foreign and national security policy, the protection of human and civil rights and strengthening our democracy.

ReThink Media was founded with a clear mission: to provide our member groups and the campaigns we serve with affordable access to state-of-the-art media technologies, communications training, professional media outreach support, reporter intel, strategic messaging advice, and both public opinion and media analysis––and ultimately, to help them win.

For internship please see https://rethinkmedia.org/careers/interns
Based in: Washington D.C

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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.

For internship see http://us.boell.org/categories/internships
Based in: Washington D.C

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The Human Dignity Trust http://www.humandignitytrust.org works for the global decriminalisation of sexual identity and bringing national laws into conformity with international human rights law. The goal of the Trust is to ensure that international human rights laws which prohibit the criminalisation of private consensual same-sex sexual conduct are respected and applied across the world so that people’s human dignity, privacy and equality are not violated.The Trust does not campaign; it works using international law and plans to facilitate test case litigation in those jurisdictions that continue to criminalise homosexuality.

For internship please see http://www.humandignitytrust.org/pages/SUPPORT/Internships%20and%20Volunteers
Based In: London, UK

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On human rights, the United States must be a beacon. Activists fighting for freedom around the globe continue to look to our country for inspiration and count on us for support. Upholding human rights is not only a moral obligation; it’s a vital national interest: America is strongest when our policies and actions match our values. Human Rights First https://www.humanrightsfirst.org is an independent advocacy and action organization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.

For internship please see https://www.humanrightsfirst.org/careers
Based in: New York

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Foundation for Individual Rights in Education’s (FIRE) https://www.thefire.org mission is to defend and sustain the individual rights of students and faculty members at America’s colleges and universities. These rights include freedom of speech, freedom of association, due process, legal equality, religious liberty, and sanctity of conscience—the essential qualities of liberty. FIRE educates students, faculty, alumni, trustees, and the public about the threats to these rights on our campuses, and provides the means to preserve them. FIRE was founded in 1999 by University of Pennsylvania professor Alan Charles Kors and Boston civil liberties attorney Harvey Silverglate after the overwhelming response to their 1998 book The Shadow University: The Betrayal Of Liberty On America’s Campuses.

For internship please see https://www.thefire.org/student-network/summer-internship-program/
Based in: Washington D.C

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Freedom House https://freedomhouse.org was established in 1941 in New York City. Its creation was a result of a merger of two groups that had been formed, with the quiet encouragement of President Franklin D. Roosevelt, to encourage popular support for American involvement in World War II at a time when isolationist sentiments were running high in the United States. strategies and forces which have most significantly contributed to democratic transitions over the past three decades. Freedom House is a strong voice for a U.S. foreign policy that places the promotion of democracy as a priority. Its representatives regularly testify before Congress, provide briefings to high level Administration and State Department officials, and argue the case for freedom at conferences, in op-eds, and through media appearances. In 2004, Freedom in the World was chosen as a formal source for the determination of country eligibility for the Millennium Challenge Account, a foreign assistance program designed to provide additional aid to poor countries that, among other criteria, achieve certain democratic standards.

For internship please see and enquire here https://freedomhouse.org/content/career-opportunities
Based in: Washington D.C