Internships with Peace and Justice Studies
Alternatives for Community and Environment
ACE builds the power of communities of color and low income communities in
Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy,
sustainable communities, and achieve environmental justice.
(Other categories: Community)
Bikes Not Bombs
Bikes Not Bombs uses the bicycle as a vehicle for social change. We reclaim
thousands of bicycles each year. We create local and global programs that
provide skill development, jobs, and sustainable transportation. Our programs
mobilize youth and adults to be leaders in community transformation.
(Other categories: Peace)
Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES)
Ceres is a non-profit organization that leads a national coalition of investors,
environmental organizations and other public interest groups working with
companies to address sustainability challenges such as global climate change and
water scarcity. Our Mission: Integrating sustainability into day-to-day business
practices for the health of the planet and its people.
Environmental Justice Action Media
EJAM is a Boston based network of students, teachers, and activists working for
environmental and social change with media as our tool. Our programs combine
media literacy, research skills, and environmental education to produce youth
created projects that can be used to inform others.
Youth are not just knowledge consumers, we are knowledge producers.
(Other categories: Arts & Media, Youth & Education)
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Region 1
The mission of EPA is to protect human health and the environment.
The one-year Green Corps program intersperses intensive classroom instruction
with multiple campaign efforts. Trainees gain hands-on experience running field
campaigns to win environmental protections and public health initiatives.
Throughout the year, each trainee receives specific individualized feedback on
all aspects of his or her work, as well as local mentorship from environmental
organizers throughout the nation. At the end of the training, the Green Corps
program facilitates trainees' placement in permanent positions with leading
environmental and social change groups.
Groundwork Somerville is an environmental 501(c)3 non-profit organization that
promotes sustainable community development and revitalization. By creating
opportunities for healthy EDUCATION, green JOBS, and sustainable COMMUNITY,
Groundwork Somerville empowers people to lead healthier, happier, and more
(Other categories: Community)
Mystic River Watershed Association (MyRWA)
MyRWA was founded in 1972 and has largely functioned as a volunteer-run
organization, mobilizing activists on a project-by-project basis. The Mystic
River Watershed Association's mission is to protect and restore the Mystic
River, its tributaries and watershed lands for the benefit of present and future
generations and to celebrate the value, importance and great beauty of these
Roots and Shoots
The Roots & Shoots program is about making positive change happen—for our
people, for animals and for the environment. With tens of thousands of young
people in more than 120 countries, the Roots & Shoots network connects youth of
all ages who share a desire to create a better world. Young people identify
problems in their communities and take action. Through service projects,
youth-led campaigns and an interactive website, Roots & Shoots members are
making a difference across the globe.
(Other categories: International)
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay's mission is to restore and protect the harbor and
the bay, and to reconnect Bostonians from every neighborhood, regional residents
and visitors alike, so that we can all enjoy the benefits of the enormous public
and private investment in our revitalized harbor and waterfront.
The Food Project
Since 1991, The Food Project has built a national model of engaging young people
in personal and social change through sustainable agriculture. Each year, we
work with over a hundred teens and thousands of volunteers to farm on 37 acres
in eastern Massachusetts in the towns and cities of Beverly, Boston, Ipswich,
Lincoln and Lynn. We consider our hallmark to be our focus on identifying and
transforming a new generation of leaders by placing teens in unusually
responsible roles, with deeply meaningful work.
(Other categories: Youth & Education, Community)
Toxics Action Center
Toxics Action Center's mission is to work side-by-side with communities,
providing you with the skills and resources needed to prevent or clean up
pollution at the local level. Since
1987, we have organized over 625 communities across New England to put together
the plans and strategies to effectively solve the problems they face.
In doing so, we train neighbors to not only defend their health and
safety, but to think strategically and come together for proactive, positive
change. In our 23 year history, we have helped win hundreds of campaigns to
protect the health of citizens and neighborhoods across the region.
Women's Action for a New Direction (WAND Education Fund)
Mission: to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism
and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental
(Other categories: Peace, Gender)
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