Internships with Peace and Justice Studies
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: Social Justice)
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: Environment)
Boston Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights
The Consortium on Gender, Security and Human Rights was founded in 2002 with the
goal of integrating the study of gender and of women into work on human rights,
security, and armed conflict. Scholars from five leading academic centers
and programs in the Boston area came together with the purpose of "changing the
political and academic understanding of the security field so that the dynamics
of gender become salient at all points in the conflict process, from prevention
through post-conflict reconstruction."
(Other categories: Human Rights, Gender)
Cambridge Peace Commission
The Cambridge Peace Commission promotes peace and social justice within
Cambridge and in the wider world. It works to reduce violence and advocates
ideas and programs that affirm diversity and build community within our city. It
links peace groups, social justice efforts, anti-violence coalitions and the
municipal government, and pays special attention to violence affecting youth.
International Physicians for the Prevention of Nuclear War (IPPNW)
IPPNW is a non-partisan federation of national medical groups in 63 countries,
representing tens of thousands of doctors, medical students, other health
workers, and concerned citizens who share the common goal of creating a more
peaceful and secure world freed from the threat of nuclear annihilation.
Massachusetts Peace Action
Massachusetts Peace Action is a nonpartisan, nonprofit organization working to
develop the sustained political power to foster a more just and peaceful U.S.
foreign policy. Through grassroots organizing, policy advocacy, and community education, we
promote human rights and global cooperation, seek an end to war and the spread
of nuclear weapons, and support budget priorities that re-direct excessive
military spending to meeting human and environmental needs in our communities.
We are an affiliate of Peace Action, the nation's largest grassroots peace and
disarmament membership organization, with more than 100,000 members and 30
chapters across the country.
Peace First is a
national nonprofit that exists to create the next generation of peacemakers.
Through the recently launched Peace First Prize and our online Digital Activity
Center, Peace First teaches children how to act peacefully, inspires and enables
teachers to teach peacemaking skills, and encourages all of us to see and
celebrate the role that young peacemakers can have in changing their own lives,
their schools, communities, and the world at large.
(Other categories: Youth & Education
Project on Defense Alternatives
Since its inception in 1991, the Project on Defense Alternatives has sought to
adapt security policy to the challenges and opportunities of the post-Cold War
era. Toward this end it promotes consideration of the broadest range of defense
options. Central to its mission is the development of "transitional security
policy," which would serve to create conditions favorable to the advent of
regional and global cooperative security regimes.
The Project on Justice in Times of Transition
Since its founding in 1992, the Project has brought together leaders from around
the world and has helped build trust between enemies in some of the most violent
conflicts of recent years. Emphasizing the human dimension of transformation,
the Project has helped clear the path for progress in peace talks, transition to
democracy and national reconciliation.
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: Environment, Gender)
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