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The following internships participate in the Everett Public Service Internship Program. The Everett Program encourages students to participate in the challenges and rewards of public interest work while providing the public interest community with the dedication, energy and idealism that interns bring to their work.... Everett interns are exposed to a broad range of issues during their tenure at public service organizations. During ten weeks, Everett interns will work diligently with skilled and dedicated mentors to gain first-hand experience on the front lines of public service. The Everett Program ... encourages students' future involvement in public service by acquainting them with the challenges and rewards of public interest work.... Henry and Edith Everett established their Everett Public Service Internship Program in 1989. Since then, two thousand students from communities across the country have discovered the immense satisfaction of contributing to society, while acquiring significant knowledge, experience, and career development opportunities. A sense of community and camaraderie is fostered among the Interns in our Program. Each internship lasts ten weeks and provides $230 weekly for expenses. Everett Interns work on substantive projects, develop professional skills, and gain knowledge about the enormous societal impact of public service. Internships start no earlier than May 23rd and no later than June 13th.
- Legal Momentum
Legal Momentum advances the rights of women and girls by using the power of the law and creating innovative public policy. We identify, analyze and shape solutions for emerging challenges and areas of greatest need by applying our expertise and the highest professionalism in law and communications. Our work focuses on three broad initiatives: economic justice, freedom from gender-based violence and equality under the law. Undergraduate and graduate legal and public policy positions are open in New York City and in Washington, DC. Legal interns conduct legal research, draft legal memoranda, and develop public education materials. Undergraduate internships involve public policy, research, and communications. Please go to www.legalmomentum.org first for positions and application requirements. Application deadline is March 15, 2005. Contact: Brigitte Watson, Legal Momentum, 395 Hudson Street, 5th Floor, New York, NY 10014; tel. (212) 925-6635; fax (212) 226-1066.
- National Women's Law Center
The Center is a legal advocacy organization working to advance the rights of women, particularly the rights of low-income women and girls. The Center's work focuses on major concerns for women and girls, including: education, employment, economic security, and health. Interns will be assigned to one staff mentor, but may work with several staff members. Interns' work may include researching and drafting pleadings or fact sheets, analyzing legislation and regulations, helping develop litigation, researching legislative history, and attending legislative proceedings. Interns' previous experience and familiarity with relevant issues usually shape the level of assignments. Please submit a cover letter, resume, transcript, writing sample, and a list of three references by March 1. Contact: Human Resources Department, 11 Dupont Circle, Suite 800, Washington, DC 20036; fax (202)588-5185; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Native American Rights Fund
Founded in 1970, the Native American Rights Fund (NARF) is the oldest and largest nonprofit Indian rights organization in the United States devoting all its efforts to helping Navite Americans on major issues facing their families and their communities. NARF provides legal protection to Native American tribes, villages, and individuals to uphold the sovereign and human rights guaranteed them by treaty and law. Second-year law students with strong backgrounds in Native American issues are needed. Positions are available in our three offices: Boulder, Colorado; Anchorage, Alaska; and Washington, DC. Please visit www.narf.org first for positions, application requirements, and deadlines. Contact: David Gover, Native American Rights Fund, 1506 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80302; tel. (303)447-8760; fax (303)443-7776; email@example.com.
PAX is the largest non-political organization dedicated to ending gun violence in America. PAX has two national health campaigns: SPEAK UP urges students to report threats of weapon-related violence at school and ASK (Asking Saves Kids) urges parents to ask their neighbors if they have a gun in the home before sending their children over to play. Program Interns will maintain and develop strategic relationships for the purpose of enhancing and expanding distribution of education and promotional materials nationwide. Applicants must have excellent oral and written communication skills, as well as the ability to work independently in a fast-paced environment. Please apply by April 2. Contact: Amanda Guma, PAX—Real Solutions to Gun Violence, 30 Broad St., 22nd Floor, New York, NY 10004; tel. (212)269-5100; fax (212)269-5109; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Points of Light Foundation
The Points of Light Foundation is a nonpartisan organization whose mission is to engage more people more effectively in volunteer community service to help solve serious social problems. The Foundation does this by raising public awareness of how volunteering and community service help to build healthier communities; promoting strategies and methods to recruit and engage more volunteers in direct and consequential community service; and building the capacity of over 350 Volunteer Centers, as well as other nonproft, government and business members to engage and mobilize volunteers more effectively. The Foundation seeks interns to who can support volunteer-based collaborations as well as develop resources and materials around volunteer leadership development, volunteer management, and volunteers as advocates and that can also help provide technical assistance and training in these areas . Please submit three references, a resume, and a writing sample with your application by March 15. Contact: Points of Light Foundation, POLF, 1400 I Street NW, 8th Floor, Washington, DC 20005, fax. (202)729-3225; email@example.com.
- US Committee for Refugees and Immigrants
USCRI works on issues, programs, and direct services relating to immigrants, refugees, asylees, and newcomers to the United States. With an 80-year history in 34 communities nationwide, USCRI is the largest non-sectarian network of not-for-profit agencies providing direct services to and advocacy on behalf of newcomers. Interns will work closely with members of our staff on refugee and asylum issues. USCRI offers internships in region-specific research, government relations, and resettlement. Please apply by April 15. Contact: Internship Coordinator, U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants, 1717 Massachusetts Avenue NW, Suite 200, Washington, DC 20036; tel. (202)797-2105; fax (202)797-2383; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Vera Institute of Justice
The Vera Institute of Justice works in partnership with government to make government policy and practice more fair, humane and efficient. Vera plans and operates demonstration projects in New York City that seek to improve the quality of justice for all people. Interns will help operate a Vera demonstration project, will assist various departments with the development of new demonstration projects, or will work directly with Vera researchers to evaluate the effectiveness of Vera's projects. Please apply by March 1. Contact: Hester Lyons, Vera Institute of Justice, 233 Broadway, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10279; fax (212)941-9407; Internships@vera.org.
- Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children
The Women's Commission for Refugee Women and Children is an expert resource and advocacy organization that monitors the protection of refugee women and children. It speaks out on issues of concern to displaced people, who have a critical perspective in bringing about change, but often lack access to governments and policymakers. It also provides opportunities for refugee women and youth to speak for themselves. Through vigorous advocacy, the Women's Commission offers solutions, provides assistance and works with governments, the United Nations, international and local nongovernmental organizations, and donors to improve the lives of refugee and internally displaced women and children. Applicants should possess excellent writing and analytical skills. Please submit a three-page writing sample with your cover letter and resume by April 18. Contact: Mary Jane Escobar-Collins, Manager of Operations, WCRWC, 122 East 42nd Street, 12th Floor, New York, NY 10168; tel. (212)551-3111; Fax (212)551-3180; email@example.com.
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