The Borgen Project’s national internships are listed here, but below are 10 other sites for advocacy internships.
Amnesty International accepts rising college juniors and above for fall, spring, or summer programs. The internships are located in New York City, D.C., Chicago, San Francisco, and Atlanta. There are a multitude of issues these internships address, including women’s advocacy, government relations, country-specific groups, and refugee/migrant rights.
ONE offers many options for interns. Interns can work at local offices in New York City or D.C. or organize on college campuses. Office duties include fact-checking, event preparation, database management, and other administrative activities. Internships on campus involve field organizing and advocacy.
Results deals with ending global poverty. This campaign offers internships for development projects, global healthcare projects, office work, and legislation research.
4. Bread for the World
Bread for the World is a D.C.-based nonprofit that focuses on domestic and international hunger. The program works to change policies and conditions that perpetuate poverty. Interns attend hearings on Capitol Hill, organize local chapters and campus groups, organize conferences and conduct fieldwork.
American Progress is a non-partisan organization working to improve the lives of Americans through progressive action. Internship positions include communications, domestic policy energy opportunity, external affairs, economic policy, immigration, national security and many other programs.
6. Institute for Policy Studies
IPS interns will learn about corporate accountability, tax policy, women’s studies, economic policy, and more. Most internships are located at the D.C. office and monetary compensation varies.
7. Fourth World
Fourth World’s interns will live together in program centers across the U.S. Responsibilities will focus on community activism, research, administrative assistance, and minor construction projects. The internship includes an opportunity to join the team for two years at the end of the program.
The Ford Foundation offers internships in the summer to qualified students seeking experience in nonprofit foundations. Departments include financial services, information technology, human resources, economic opportunity and access, democracy, rights, and justice and communication.
UNICEF interns work out of the New York City headquarters. Duties include fundraising, communications, marketing, research, administration, and more. Internships are offered on a space-available basis.
Internship opportunities include child protection, women’s empowerment, rule of law coordinator(s), Syria response director(s), and more. Internships take place in the U.S. and abroad.
– Stephanie Lamm