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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.
- Alliance for Justice
AFJ is a national association of environmental, mental health, women's, children's, consumers', and civil rights advocacy organizations. The Alliance works to advance the cause of justice for all Americans, strengthen the nonprofit community's ability to participate in democracy, and mobilize a new generation of advocates for social justice. Interns will work on youth programs, advocacy, and the judicial nomination process. Please apply by March 28. Contact: Sandy Brantly, Alliance for Justice, 11 Dupont Circle NW, 2nd Floor, Washington, DC 20036; tel. (202)822-6070; fax (202)822-6068; email@example.com; http://www.afj.org. (Also listed in Select Catalog/Community/Activist Organizations, Select Catalog/Politics and Government/Service Organizations, and Select Catalog/Politics and Government/Activist Organizations).
- Center for Public Integrity
The Center for Public Integrity, a nonpartisan organization, was founded by Charles Lewis following a successful 11-year career in journalism and network television news. The quality of the Center's work, in just over a decade, has firmly established the organization as an institutional presence in Washington, DC. With our hard-earned reputation for public service journalism, the Center is distinct from most other non-governmental organizations, because of our high-quality, well-documented, investigative research. Please apply by March 15, 2005 by sending in a cover letter, resume, and writing sample. Contact: Nathan Kommers, The Center for Public Integrity, 910 17th Street NW, 7th Floor, Washington, DC 20006; tel. (202)481-1221; fax (202)466-1300; firstname.lastname@example.org; www.publicintegrity.org.
- Center on Budget and Policy Priorities
The Center is one of the leading organizations in the country working on public policy issues affecting low-income families and individuals. The Center specializes in research and analysis geared toward practical policy decisions. It also produces solid analytic reports, on a timely basis, that are accessible to public officials at national, state, and local levels, to nonprofit organizations, and to the media. The Center seeks highly motivated Interns in the following areas: communications; food stamps; health; housing; income security; international, federal, and state budgets and taxes; welfare; and other low-income initiatives. Applicants must have research, fact-gathering, writing, and computer skills. Please apply by February 15. Contact: Ruth Carlitz, Internship Coordinator, Center on Budget and Policy Priorities, 820 First Street NE, Suite 510, Washington, DC 20002; tel. (202)408-1080; fax (202)408-1056; email@example.com; www.cbpp.org.
- Citizens for Tax Justice
Citizens for Tax Justice offers low- and middle-income working Americans a greater voice in the crafting of tax policy at the federal, state, and local levels. CTJ has also led the fight to make profitable corporations pay their fair share of taxes. Interns will assist with lobbying and research efforts and should have strong writing, research, and computer skills and a commitment to progressive issues. While knowledge of tax policy is not necessary, applicants should have an understanding of basic economic principles and feel comfortable with their math skills. Please submit references with your application by March 14. Contact: Cassey Cabalquinto, Citizens for Tax Justice, 1311 L Street NW, Suite 400, Washington, DC 20005; tel. (202)626-3780; fax (202)638-3486; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Human Rights First
Since 1978, the Human Rights First (Formerly the Lawyers Committee for Human Rights) has worked in the US and abroad to create a secure and humane world by advancing justice, human dignity, and respect for the rule of law. Everett internships are available to undergraduate and graduate students, in the following program areas: US Law and Security, International Justice, Human Rights Defenders, and Asylum (all at our New York office). Please visit our web site to learn more about our work and program areas. Interns will conduct research, prepare advocacy materials, assist with outreach to designated constituencies, and work on special projects. The application deadline is March 1; however, later applications may be considered if there are still positions available. Contact: Cynthia Burns, Internship Coordinator, Human Rights First, 333 Seventh Avenue, 13th Floor, New York, NY 10001; tel. (212)845-5213; fax (212)845-5299; BurnsC@HumanRightsFirst.org; http://www.humanrightsfirst.org/about_us/jobs/interns.htm.
- Human Rights Watch
HRW is the largest U.S.-based international human rights monitoring and advocacy organization. Undergraduate and graduate Interns research human rights issues on over 70 countries (including the U.S.). Focus areas include Africa, the Americas, Asia, Europe, Central Asia, the Middle East, women's and children's rights, arms transfers, corporations, academic freedom, International Justice, prisons, free expression, refugees, landmines, and child soldiers. Internships also are available with the advocacy, UN, press, development, legal, personnel, and finance departments, as well as with the International Film Festival. Strong research, analytical, and writing skills are required. Desirable skills include fluency in languages other than English and overseas experience. Please apply by March 1 (please specify your division of interest). Contact: Internship Coordinator, Human Rights Watch, 350 Fifth Avenue, 34th Floor, New York, NY 10118; tel. (212)290-4700; fax (212)736-1300; email@example.com.
- Institute for Policy Studies
The Institute for Policy Studies is the nationís oldest multi-issue progressive think tank. Since 1963, the Institute has worked with social movements to forge viable and sustainable policies to promote democracy, justice, human rights, and diversity. IPS played key roles in the civil rights and antiwar movements in the 1960s, the womenís and environmental movements in the 1970s, the apartheid and anti-intervention movements in the 1980s, and the fair trade and environmental justice movements today. Based in Washington, but with links to activists and scholars across the nation and around the world, the Institute serves as a bridge between progressive forces in government and grass-roots activists, and between movements in the U.S. and those in the developing world. Internsí work may include research, writing, and organizing the film series, networking, conferences, and panel discussions. Interns will also compile a progressive legislation list, do a policy analysis, and attend hearings. Visit the Web site to see the list of twelve projects. Please apply by April 18. Contact: Dorian Lipscombe, Institute for Policy Studies, 733 15th Street NW, Suite 1020, Washington, DC 20005; tel. (202)234-9382; fax (202)387-7915; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- People for the American Way
People for the American Way (PFAW), with more than 675,000 members and activists across the nation, is dedicated to protecting and defending the democratic institutions and freedoms that are every American's birthright: freedom of expression, freedom of conscience, freedom of religion, and freedom from discrimination. The organization promotes respect for diversity and a culture of opportunity and tolerance. Interns assist with grassroots organizing, media and online communications, tracking legislation, research, and writing. Additional information is available on the employment page of our Web site. Please indicate your area of interest and submit an application by March 15. Contact: Dibby Johnson, Director of Human Resources, People for the American Way, 2000 M Street NW suite 400, Washington, DC 20036; tel. (202)467-4999; fax (202)293-2672; email@example.com.
- Project on Government Oversight (POGO)
The Project On Government Oversight (POGO) investigates, exposes, and seeks to remedy systemic abuses of power, mismanagement, and subservience by the federal government to powerful special interests. POGO is a politically independent nonprofit watchdog that strives to promote a government that is accountable to the citizenry. The main job of our Interns is to assist in researching government subservience to special interests. The Interns' research often requires them to file Freedom Of Information Act requests as well as attend congressional hearings, conduct research at the Library of Congress, and work with different government agencies. Please apply by March 14. Contact: Danni Downing, Project On Government Oversight, 666 11th Street NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20001; tel. (202) 347-1122; fax (202)347-1116; firstname.lastname@example.org.
- Public Citizen
Public Citizen is a nonpartisan, public interest organization. It uses research, media outreach, grassroots organizing, public education, litigation, and lobbying to achieve success in long-term campaigns for public health and safety and for government and corporate accountability. Interns help with research; writing and organizing Public Citizen's advocacy programs, including the Litigation Group (law students are preferred); Congress Watch (campaign finance, corporate accountability, and public health and safety); Critical Mass Energy Project (environmentally friendly energy); and Global Trade Watch (international fair trade, and consumer and environmental protection). Please include a relevant and brief writing sample and indicate which program you prefer. Please apply by April 18. Contact: Public Citizen, 1600 20th Street NW, Washington, DC 20009; tel. (202)588-1000; fax (202)588-7796; email email@example.com.
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