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Internships with Peace and Justice Studies

Youth & Education

Barakat
http://www.barakatworld.org/get-involved/volunteer-or-intern/
Barakat exists to strengthen the fundamental human rights to education in South and Central Asia by providing exemplary basic education, increasing access to higher education and advancing literacy, particularly for women and children.
(Other categories: International)

Better Lesson
http://betterlesson.com/
BetterLesson was founded by a group of teachers from Atlanta and Boston public schools to connect educators and help them create, organize, and share their curricula. We are focused on aggregating and scaling the most innovative content and practices from high-performing teachers across the country.

Cambridge Community Services
http://cambridgecommunity.org/volunteer/
Cambridge Community Services (CCS), established in 1938, is a private non-profit community-based organization. Its mission is to identify human service needs in Cambridge, and to develop innovative strategies and programs that can be instituted as ongoing resources in this and other communities. The agency's current emphasis is on youth education and employment.
(Other categories: Community)

Center for Teen Empowerment
http://www.teenempowerment.org/opportunities.html
The mission of the Center for Teen Empowerment is to empower youth and adults as agents of individual, institutional, and social change.
(Other categories: Community)

Educators for Social Responsibility
http://esrnational.org/
Educators for Social Responsibility (ESR) works directly with educators to implement systemic practices that create safe, caring, and equitable schools so that all young people succeed in school and life, and help shape a safe, democratic and just world. Founded in 1982, ESR is a national leader in school reform and provides professional development, consultation, and educational resources to adults who teach young people in preschool through high school.

Operation Partners in Education and Community Enrichment (P.E.A.C.E.)
http://www.operationpeaceboston.org/programs.html
Our mission is to educate and enrich family and community life in the Fenway area through educational, language and technology resources. Our services include basic-to-advanced computer training, extensive job and skill-building workshops, an After School program, and English as a Second Language (ESL) courses for our linguistically-diverse community.
(Other categories: Community)

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: Peace

Roca
http://rocainc.org/get-involved/
Roca's mission is to help disengaged and disenfranchised young people move out of violence and poverty. Roca can see a different future- a future in which young people leave the streets and gangs to take responsibility for their actions and have jobs. Young immigrant mothers will raise their children in safety and be recognized for their contributions to society. Our communities will have the ability to keep young people out of harm's way and, in turn, thrive through their participation and leadership.
(Other categories: Community)

Somerville High School Peer Mediation Project
http://somervillecdc.org/get-involved
The Somerville Mediation Program provides mediation, conflict resolution and crisis intervention services to the Somerville Public Schools. The program promotes peaceful resolution of conflicts, racial understanding, cooperation and tolerance through group work, activities and classroom workshops.
(Other categories: Community)

The Food Project
http://thefoodproject.org/volunteer
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: Community, Environment)

The Medical-Legal Partnership for Children
http://www.mlpboston.org/jointheteam
Medical-Legal Partnership | Boston is an interdisciplinary team of health care staff, attorneys, and paralegals who integrate legal assistance into the medical setting as a vital component of patient care.
(Other categories: Health)

The Right Question Project
http://rightquestion.org/
The Right Question Institute (RQI) is a non-profit educational organization offering what many people consider to be the simplest, most powerful strategy available for helping people in low and moderate-income communities learn to advocate for themselves, participate in decisions that affect them and partner with service-providers and public officials. RQI's innovative methods are delivered through educational, health care, social service, community-based organizations and public agencies all over the country and beyond.

UN Association of Greater Boston
http://www.unagb.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=29&Itemid=10
The United Nations Association of Greater Boston (UNA-GB) is dedicated to building a grassroots network of global citizens in the Boston area. From middle school students to business leaders, we facilitate dialogue and offer educational programs in the community and in the classroom to a broad cross-section of the New England community.
(Other categories: International)

Young People's Project
http://www.typp.org/
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: Social Justice)

Youth Advocacy Department
https://www.publiccounsel.net/ya/yad_training/
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: Social Justice)

Youth on Board
http://www.youthonboard.org/
Since 1994, Youth on Board (YOB), a program in the Education Department of YouthBuild USA, has forged partnerships between youth and adults to create positive communities in which young people are valued, engaged, and heard. Youth on Board delivers direct programming, plays an active role in local, regional, and national policy debates related to youth voice in decision making, provides training and consultation, and publishes materials based on our work.
(Other categories: Community)

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