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Internships with Peace and Justice Studies

Peace

American Friends Service Committee
http://afsc.org/
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
http://bikesnotbombs.org/volunteer
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
http://genderandsecurity.org/internships
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
http://www.cambridgema.gov/peace.aspx
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)
http://www.ippnw.org/
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
http://masspeaceaction.org/act/intern
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
http://peacefirst.org/
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
http://www.comw.org/pda/jobs.html
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
http://www.pjtt.org/
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)
http://www.wand.org/about/wand-education-fund-staff/positions-available/
Mission: to empower women to act politically to reduce violence and militarism and redirect excessive military resources toward unmet human and environmental needs.
(Other categories: Environment, Gender)

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