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Internships with Peace and Justice Studies

Social Justice

American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Our work is based on the principles of the Religious Society of Friends, the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.
(Other categories: Peace)

Asian American Resource Workshop
http://www.baaff.org/internships.html, http://www.aarw.org/

Founded in 1979 as one of the Boston area's first pan-Asian organizations, the Asian American Resource Workshop (AARW) is an intergenerational social justice nonprofit that promotes Asian American identity while addressing contemporary issues affecting our communities. We are based in Chinatown and focused on the Boston area.
(Other categories: International)

Boston Mobilization
Boston Mobilization (MOBE) has been an active part of the Greater Boston peace and justice movement since its inception in 1977 as a local chapter of the nation-wide anti-nuclear organization Mobilization for Survival. From 1999-2000, Mobilization led the Campaign for the Iraqi People, which included a successful international media campaign against UN sanctions on Iraq. In 2001, MOBE organized BU students into BUYAH, the Boston University Youth Alliance for Affordable Housing, and helped the Save Fenway campaign against Kenmore gentrification.

City Life/ Vida Urbana

City Life/Vida Urbana is a 38-year-old bilingual, community organization whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by building working class power through direct action, coalition building, education and advocacy. In organizing poor and working class people of diverse race and nationalities, we promote individual empowerment, develop community leaders, and are building a movement to effect systemic change and transform society. Our roots are in promoting tenant rights and preventing housing displacement. In response to the devastating impact of the foreclosure crisis on communities in Boston, we launched a major campaign in 2007, the Post-Foreclosure Eviction Defense campaign to help keep people facing foreclosure in their homes. Victories won by hundreds of organized families have created public and political pressure which is driving legislative reform and has inspired the emergence of similar campaigns across the region.
(Other categories: Community)

Committee in Solidarity with the People of El Salvador (CISPES)
We are a grassroots organization dedicated to supporting the Salvadoran people's struggle for self-determination and social and economic justice. CISPES is committed to working for a world without oppression. We recognize that the roots of oppression run deep in our society and in ourselves, and that all freedom struggles.
(Other categories: International)

Community Works
Community Works is a portfolio of 34 local social justice organizations providing Massachusetts residents a unique opportunity to invest in long-term systemic change. Community Works members have joined forces to work for affordable housing, quality health care, environmental justice, civil rights, safe neighborhoods, economic equity, and youth leadership. Our members involve local people in making the changes that will build robust communities. We celebrate the interconnections and diversity that is true community. All of us benefit from a more just society.
(Other categories: Community)

Encuentro 5
encuentro 5 (e5) is a space for progressive movement building in the heart of Boston's Chinatown organized by Massachusetts Global Action (MGA). MGA sees e5 as embodying its notion of how multi-organizational collaboratives and social movements emerge; MGA has theorized about this in several places after reflecting on its experiences and practices.
(Other categories: Community)

Grassroots International
Grassroots International works to create a just and sustainable world by building alliances with progressive movements. We provide grants to our Global South partners and join them in advocating for social change. Our primary focus is on land, water and food as human rights and nourishing the political struggle necessary to achieve these rights.
(Other categories: International)

International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD)
The International Institute for Justice and Development (IIJD), Inc is an international, non-partisan, independent and educational non-profit organization. It was founded in 2001 to promote the principles of democratic governance and the Rule of Law for all people nationally and internationally. The IIJD actively advocates for systemic reform through its Justice System Program, and supports local capacity-building and community-based development through its Development Program.
(Other categories: International)

Oxfam America
Oxfam America is an international relief and development organization that creates lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and injustice. Together with individuals and local groups in more than 90 countries, Oxfam saves lives, helps people overcome poverty, and fights for social justice. We are one of the 15 affiliates in the international confederation, Oxfam.
(Other categories: International)

Political Research Associates
Political Research Associates is a progressive think tank devoted to supporting movements that are building a more just and inclusive democratic society. We expose movements, institutions, and ideologies that undermine human rights.
(Other categories: Human Rights)

RESIST funds activist organizing and education work within movements for social change. RESIST began in 1967 with a "call to resist illegitimate authority" in support of draft resistance and in opposition to the Vietnam War. That history sustains us as our movement evolves and as our concerns broaden and deepen. We remember what it is like to move forward and beat the odds.

Unitarian Universalist Service Committee
The Unitarian Universalist Service Committee (UUSC) is a nonsectarian organization that advances human rights and social justice in the United States and around the world. We envision a world free from oppression and injustice, where all can realize their full human rights.
(Other categories: Religious, Human Rights)

Young People's Project
YPP uses Math Literacy Work to develop the abilities of elementary through high school students to succeed in school and in life, and in doing so involves them in efforts to eliminate institutional obstacles to their success. YPP envisions a day when every young person — regardless of ethnicity, gender, or class — has access to a high quality education and the skills, attributes, and community support s/he needs to successfully meet the challenges of their generation.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

Youth Advocacy Department
For 17 years the Youth Advocacy Project's (YAP) mission has been to help Boston's neediest children at some of the most challenging moments of their lives. In October 2009, the Youth Advocacy Project became the Youth Advocacy Department (YAD). With offices in Fall River, Hyannis, Lowell, Quincy, Roxbury, Salem, Somerville, Springfield and Worcester, YAD will lead, train, and support the entire Massachusetts juvenile defense bar. YAD's over arching purpose will be to improve legal and life outcomes for youth by building the skills and capacity of their advocates. YAD assists children in delinquency proceedings with effective representation in court, educational advocacy, psychological assessments, and individualized referrals to community resources. YAD's aim is to ensure that a clients' involvement with YAD becomes their last encounter with the criminal justice system by addressing their many life needs beyond simply their immediate legal needs.
(Other categories: Youth & Education)

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