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Internships in the United States

  • Center for Victims of Violence and Crime (Pittsburgh, PA) for mediation and intake training.
    Freedom House (D.C.) is a clear voice for democracy and freedom around the world. Since its founding in 1941 by prominent Americans concerned with the mounting threats to peace and democracy, Freedom House has been a vigorous proponent of democratic values and a steadfast opponent of dictatorships of the far left and the far right. Eleanor Roosevelt and Wendell Willkie served as Freedom House’s first honorary co-chairpersons.
  • The Institute for Inclusive Security (D.C.), including The Women Waging Peace Network, advocates for the full participation of all stakeholders, especially women, in peace processes. Creating sustainable peace is achieved best by a diverse, citizen-driven approach. Of the many sectors of society currently excluded from peace processes, none is larger—or more critical to success—than women.
  • Interfaith Peace-Builders (D.C.) seeks to foster a network of informed US citizens who understand the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and the US government's role in it. It uses interns to assist in planning and supporting its delegations to Israel/Palestine. This internship provides an opportunity to participate in the development stages of a newly independent non-profit, work for greater understanding about Israel/Palestine in the US, and advocate for a more balanced US policy in the region.
  • The International Republican Institute (IRI) (D.C.) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in Washington, D.C., that works to advance freedom and democracy worldwide by developing political parties, civic institutions, open elections, good governance and the rule of law. IRI has internship opportunities in several different fields, including the Women's Democracy Network, External Affairs, Strategic Planning, and the Latin America and Caribbean Region.
  • Israel Policy Forum (IPF) (NYC) is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization located in New York, which supports active and sustained American efforts aimed at resolving the conflict between Israel and its Arab neighbors. IPF interns work with all aspects of the organization and assists with the administrative aspects of programming, fundraising, and event planning as well as office administration.
  • The Joan B. Kroc Institute for Peace & Justice (IPJ) (CA) at the University of San Diego invites students from around the country every semester to participate in its internship program. Currently, IPJ is accepting applications for the Spring 2010 internship program, to begin February 4 and end May 14. As interns at the IPJ, students are responsible for researching, writing, and publishing weekly Peace & Justice Updates that follow peace and conflict resolution processes around the world. In addition, interns have the opportunity to work alongside scholars and practitioners in the fields of conflict resolution and human rights as well as to participate in IPJ projects and events.
  • The Mennonite Central Committee Liaison Office (NYC) offers one unpaid internship this summer for interested and qualified college and university students with a background in Peace Studies, International Studies, Political Science, International Development, or other related fields. The internship will be from July 15- August 20, 2010. The application deadline is April 15.
    National Peace Action (MD) is the nation's largest grassroots peace network, with chapters and affiliates in 30 states. We organize our grassroots network to place pressure on Congress and the Administration through write-in campaigns, internet actions, citizen lobbying and direct action.
  • The Northern Virginia Mediation Service (VA) has openings for an unpaid Training Program Internship. Interns will work with the Training Program Manager and support every aspect of NVMS training workshops, including policy development, workshop scheduling, the preparation of materials, administration, and logistics.
  • Peace First, Inc. (MA) (formerly Peace Games) works in partnership with schools to build safe, effective school climates where children learn how to be engaged and active citizens. Internship opportunities will be listed soon.
  • Torture Abolition Survivors Support Coalition International (TASSC) (D.C.) is the only organization founded by and for torture survivors. The mission of TASSC is to end the practice of torture wherever it occurs and to empower survivors, their families and communities wherever they are.
  • School of the Americas (SOA) Watch (D.C.) is an independent organization that seeks to close the Georgia-based, US Army School of the Americas through vigils and fasts, demonstrations and nonviolent protest, as well as media and legislative work. SOA is criticized for training Latin American soldiers who later became notorious for having been responsible for human rights violations. Headquartered in Washington, D.C., SOA Watch has four internship opportunities available, including Legislative Intern and Communications Intern.
  • United Palestinian Appeal, Inc. (UPA) (D.C.) is a U.S. non-profit, non-political, tax-exempt charity committed to providing social services to impoverished Palestinians residing in the West Bank, Gaza Strip and in refugee camps in Lebanon. Based in Washington, D.C., UPA offers short and long term unpaid internships, for undergraduate and graduate students and recent graduates. Interns participate in a variety of activities that support individual programs, including research, writing, and project development.
  • The United States Agency for International Development (USAID) (D.C.) is the U.S. federal government organization responsible for most non-military foreign aid. Headquartered in Washington D.C., USAID is currently accepting applications for volunteer student internships in the Office of Conflict Management and Mitigation, the Bureau for Legislative and Public Affairs, and the Office of the General Counsel. The lengths and deadlines of these internships vary.

    Internships Abroad

  • Asturias Academy - Internship in Quetzaltenango (Shela) Teaching or administrative support in fundraising at the Miguel Angel Asturias Academy. Open to science, social science or English language teachers at the elementary or secondary level. Intermediate proficiency in Spanish required.
  • BCA Derry (N. Ireland), for volunteer and service learning opportunities.
  • The Coalition for the International Criminal Court (CICC) (NYC and The Netherlands) is a global network of over 2,500 non-governmental organizations advocating for a fair, effective and independent International Criminal Court (ICC). CICC is currently offering seven internships at different offices in Europe and elsewhere. Several of these are on fall rolling deadlines.
    Cornerstone Foundation (Belize) is a small community development organization in Belize in Central America. It is currently offering internship opportunities for social development. Duties vary according to skill and interest. Some of the areas social development interns work with include: women's support group, job skill training, English as a second language, remedial English, life skill training, extracurricular activities for students, human rights education, etc.
    Cultural Canvas Thailand is an organization with a mission to generate awareness and volunteer support of the current social issues facing Chiang Mai, Thailand. It has openings for an HIV and Child Rights Internship, which involves assisting in developing program concepts, strategies and approaches; identifying suitable partnering organizations; designing projects and developing grants.
  • EPA London/Edinburgh/Brussels for opportunities in human rights, politics and peacework
    The Foundation for Sustainable Development (FSD) (based in CA) is a non-profit organization founded in 1995 to support underserved communities in Africa, Asia and Latin America. Its provides human and financial resources to more than 200 community-based organizations. These organizations provide a range of internship opportunities in microfinance, health, environment, youth and education, women's empowerment, community development and human rights. Partner organizations work in nine regions throughout Argentina, Bolivia, India, Kenya, Nicaragua and Uganda.
  • Rajagiri College of Social Work (India). Scroll down to the Community Reach Outs for a wide variety of internship opportunities.
  • Watoto Wa Baraka International (Kenya), is seeking graduates of non-profit, international development, management, social studies or related subjects. It is ideal for those interested in starting a non-profit that focuses on Africa and developing countries. This organization deals with education, children and youth, HIV/AIDS, sustainable agriculture, health and women issues.

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