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List of Organizations that provide Internship Opportunities
The following is a list of various organizations, journals, media outlets, etc., that provide internship opportunities.
Altpress: An alternative music magazine and website based out of the Cleveland area, Altpress offers a number of internships including editorial, web production, and marketing/advertising. Internship Information: http://www.altpress.com/internships/.
American Civil Liberties Union: The ACLU is a nearly one-hundred-year-old organization dedicated to ensuring all Americans enjoy the rights and protections guaranteed them by the constitution. They also offer a variety of non-legal internships with a number of their ongoing projects, including campaigns for women’s rights, immigrant’s rights, and LGBT rights. Non-legal internship information: http://www.aclu.org/careers/9.
Bitch Magazine/Bitch Media: A long-running magazine and media organization, Bitch Magazine/Bitch Media seeks “to provide and encourage an empowered, feminist response to mainstream media and popular culture.” Internship opportunities include, but are not limited to, editorial, design, and outreach. See the “Can I Have a Job” section at http://bitchmagazine.org/frequently-asked-questions.
Center for Community Change: The Center for Community Change is a non-profit organization aimed at strengthening and connecting community-based organizations, particularly in low-income communities. Internship information: http://www.communitychange.org/who-we-are/jobs.
Center for Democracy and Technology: As “a non-profit public interest organization working to keep the Internet open, innovative, and free,” the Center for Democracy and Technology offers internships around the country that assist with the Center’s work to keep the internet a public resource. Internship and job information: http://www.cdt.org/jobs.
The Center for Public Integrity: The Center for Public Integrity is dedicated to investigative journalism aimed at exploring topics of public interest in an effort to “make institutional power more transparent and accountable.” They offer numerous internship opportunities including editorial, research, software/database analysis, and more. Internship information: http://www.publicintegrity.org/about/our_organization/work_here/.
Clean Water Action: “Working to empower people to take action to protect America’s waters, build healthy communities and to make democracy work for all of us,” Clean Water Action offers internships dealing with community outreach. Internship information: http://www.cleanwateraction.org/jobs.

Common Cause: Common Cause is a non-profit organization working to increase the role of the public in the political process. Internships are available in a number of areas including, but not limited to, campaign finance, election reform, web development and online activism. Internship information: http://www.commoncause.org/site/pp.asp?c=dkLNK1MQIwG&b=4926605.
Creative Commons: Creative Commons is dedicated to “realizing the full potential of the Internet — universal access to research, education, full participation in culture, and driving a new era of development, growth, and productivity.” Jobs and internship information: http://creativecommons.org/about/opportunities/. The website notes that Creative Commons is growing and will have more opportunities listed soon. May be a good candidate to build a relationship with; contact form: http://creativecommons.org/contact.
Democracy Now!: An independent journalism outlet dedicated to the public good, Democracy Now! offers internships in fields like editing and graphic design along with volunteer opportunities. Internship information: http://www.democracynow.org/about/jobs. Volunteer information: http://www.democracynow.org/volunteers.
EarthJustice: As “a non-profit public interest law firm,” Earthjustice concerns itself with environmental protection and preservation. Internships include work in communications and policy and legislation. Internship information: http://www.earthjustice.org/about/jobs_education.
EarthRights International: EarthRights International works to both uncover and pursue legal action against “human rights and environmental abuses in countries where few other organizations can safely operate.” They offer internships in both Washington, D.C. and Thailand. Internship information: http://www.earthrights.org/about/jobs-and-internships.
EMILY’s List: A fundraising and political support group for “strong pro-choice Democratic women candidates,” EMILY’s List provides internship opportunities in a number of departments, including communications, marketing, and research. Internship information: http://www.emilyslist.org/who/jobs/.
Environmental Defense Fund: Environmental Defense Fund is a non-profit organization with a forty-five year history dedicated to safeguarding the environment through scientific, political, and legal action. They offer internships in a number of cities across the U.S. Internship information: http://www.edf.org/page.cfm?tagID=371.
FAIR: For twenty-five years Fairness and Accuracy in Reporting has been monitoring media integrity in the U.S., producing both a magazine and a weekly radio program. Internships can involve work on the magazine or radio show as well as web-based work and research. Internship information: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=117. Application: http://www.fair.org/index.php?page=118.

Feminist Majority Foundation: The Feminist Majority Foundation is a social, legal, and political activism group “dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence.” Internships are offered in both Washington, D.C. and Los Angeles. Internship information: http://www.feminist.org/intern/default.asp.
Feminist Majority Foundation Feminist Job and Internship Listings: Listing of job postings and internship opportunities for a number of feminist organizations can be found at http://www.feminist.org/911/jobs/joblisting.asp.
Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation: The Gay and Lesbian Alliance against Defamation is a non-profit organization dedicated to ensuring the LGBT community has a voice in public and political life. Internships include work with media and events planning in New York and Los Angeles. Internship information: http://www.glaad.org/internships.
Government Accountability Project: The Government Accountability Project works “to promote corporate and government accountability by protecting whistleblowers, advancing occupational free speech, and empowering citizen activists.” Internship information: http://www.whistleblower.org/about/jobsinternships.
Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training: Dedicated to helping local and community organizations secure funding, the Grassroots Institute for Fundraising Training has been offering internships since Fall, 2011. Internship information: http://www.grassrootsfundraising.org/index.php?topic=internship.
Free Range Studios: Free Range Studios works to produce and encourage socially- and ethically-conscious media. They can be contacted for updates regarding internship opportunities. Internship information: http://www.freerange.com/internships.html.
Human Rights Watch: Human Rights Watch is an organization with a thirty-year history of advocacy “dedicated to protecting the human rights of people around the world.” They offer a large number of internships in offices around the world. Internship information: http://www.hrw.org/about/volunteering.
Idealist.org Idealist.org is an internship database with a detailed search engine; includes nearly 3000 listings! See http://www.idealist.org/if/as/Internship
Industrial Areas Foundation: The IAF is an organization dedicated to building connections between independent, grass-roots organizations in the industrial and former industrial regions of the U.S. Email [email protected] directly to inquire about internships. (http://www.industrialareasfoundation.org/careers.html). Their affiliate finder also allows searches for a large number of affiliated organizations by region. See http://www.industrialareasfoundation.org/locate.html.

MADRE: “MADRE is an international women’s human rights organization that works in partnership with community-based women’s organizations worldwide to address issues of health and reproductive rights, economic development, education and other human rights.” Internships include work in human rights advocacy, public education, and communications. Internship information: http://www.madre.org/index/meet-madre-1/who-we-are-49/jobs-internships-163.html#interns.
Media Matters: Working to expose and correct misinformation presented by media outlets, Media Matters offers internships in areas like communications, research, and public affairs. Internship information: http://mediamatters.org/p/about_us/jobs/intern.
NARAL Pro-Choice America: NARAL is an advocacy group dedicated to ensuring that a woman’s right to choose remains legally protected through legal, political, and social action. They offer internships both with the main organization and with regional affiliates located throughout the country. Internship information: http://www.prochoiceamerica.org/about-us/jobs-and-internships/.
National Gay and Lesbian Taskforce: “The National Gay and Lesbian Task Force has worked to eliminate prejudice, violence and injustice against gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender people at the local, state, and national level since its inception in 1973.” Internships are primarily located in Washington, D.C., but regional offices like Los Angeles also provide internship opportunities. Internship information: http://www.thetaskforce.org/about_us/interns_and_fellows.
National Organization for Women: Throughout its forty-five year history, NOW has worked to advance a wide-variety of feminist causes. Internship opportunities include working in government policy and public relations, fundraising, and political action. Internship information: http://www.now.org/organization/intern.html.
PBS: The United States’ largest public media outlet, PBS provides internship opportunities for those interested in working in public media. Use the search tool provided on the website to search for internships in the Washington, D.C. area. Internship search: http://www.pbs.org/about/careers/job-openings/.
Pesticide Action Network North America: The Pesticide Action Network North America works to combat the use of environmentally harmful pesticides by providing “ecologically sound and socially just alternatives.” Internships are available in fields like pesticides and human health, sustainable food systems, and communications. Internship information: http://www.panna.org/get-involved/action-center/internshipsvolunteering.
Planned Parenthood: Planned Parenthood is a venerable organization dedicated to providing and advocating on behalf of sexual and reproductive health care. Internship and volunteer opportunities are available in a number of areas across the United States. Internship information: https://plannedparenthoodvolunteer.hire.com/joblist.html?erpc=alljobs.

Project on Government Oversight: As “a nonpartisan independent watchdog that champions good government reforms,” the Project on Government Oversight offers internship opportunities year-round. Internship information: http://www.pogo.org/about/interns-fellows.html.
Public Citizen: “Founded in 1971, Public Citizen fights for public health and safety, champions corporate and government accountability, and campaigns for fair trade, clean and safe energy, and consumer rights.” Internships include work in web design, network administration, and online organizing and outreach. Internship information: http://www.citizen.org/Page.aspx?pid=2385.
Rainformationrest Action Network: The Rainformationrest Action Network is an organization that practices “market activism,” an endeavor that “seeks to push companies to balance profits with principles.” They offer internships working with a number of programs including their Climate Action Fund and Rainformationrest Agribusiness Campaign. Internship information: http://www.ran.org/content/jobs-and-internships.
Student Conservation Association: Student Conservation Association offers postings for a prodigious collection of internship opportunities around the U.S. related to a variety of environmental issues. Internship information: http://www.thesca.org/serve/internships/browse.
United Nations Headquarters Internship Programme: This website provides information on a number of internship opportunities with the United Nations. Internship information: http://www.un.org/Depts/OHRM/sds/internsh/index.htm.
Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom: An international organization dedicated to promoting peace with an emphasis on women’s issues, The Women’s International League for Peace and Freedom offers internship opportunities in Boston, New York, and Switzerland. Internship information: http://wilpf.org/interndescrip.
World Policy Institute: The WPI seeks to produce policy recommendations seeking to “achieve an inclusive and sustainable global market economy, engaged global civic participation and effective governance, and collaborative approaches to national and global security.” Internship opportunities entail either working with the institute itself or with its journal. Internship information: http://www.worldpolicy.org/internships
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