Educational Opportunities

The success of World Without Genocide depends on our employees, interns, and volunteers. It is through the volunteer efforts of ordinary people that we are able to make a difference on so many issues affecting human rights on a local and a global scale.

We welcome your involvement as a volunteer. Currently, we are looking for volunteers to provide support for ongoing events, advocacy, and for the Tents of Witness exhibit. The exhibit is composed of ten tents; each one tells the story of a different group targeted for genocide. If you are interested in volunteering, please contact admin@worldwithoutgenocide.org.

 

Post-Graduate Fellowship Opportunity for 2018 Law Graduates Washington, D.C. And California (Los Angeles and Oakland) Offices
Justice in Aging

Location: USA – Washington, DC

Description –

Justice in Aging is a 45-year-old non-profit organization with staff and offices in Oakland and Los Angeles, CA, as well as in Washington, D.C. We have a rich tradition of successful, high-impact, strategic advocacy on behalf of the more than 6 million seniors living in poverty in America. As the safety net upon which seniors rely comes increasingly under attack, Justice in Aging’s fight for the rights of low-income older adults is more important than ever. We seek to sponsor an outstanding legal fellow to help us in that cause. More information is available at www.justiceinaging.org.

The Position:  Justice in Aging seeks to sponsor law student applicants for 2018 Fellowships, including school-based fellowships, the Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging Fellowship, the Equal Justice Works Fellowship, the Skadden Fellowship, and others. Work could commence in summer or fall 2018. The location for the Fellow is Washington, D.C., Los Angeles, or Oakland, depending on the fellow’s preference, the subject matter, and Justice in Aging’s needs.

The Project:  Justice in Aging staff will work with the applicant to prepare a fellowship application for a project of the applicant’s choosing, in any area of Justice in Aging’s expertise, including income security advocacy (Social Security and Supplemental Security Income), issues affecting dual eligibles (those on both Medicare and Medicaid), and Medicaid issues around community-based options for long-term care, including assisted living. Justice in Aging attorneys will work very closely with prospective fellowship applicants to develop a fellowship project that meshes Justice in Aging’s priorities with the applicant’s interests and talents. We have hosted Borchard and Skadden fellows in the past, and hope to continue and expand our fellowship program.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate has a genuine and documented commitment to working for poor and underserved populations, high-caliber legal research and writing skills, and the ability to take initiative and work independently.  A commitment to a public interest career is extremely desirable.

Applications:  Please send a cover letter, resume, law school transcript, writing sample, and list of three references to Katrina Cohens, kcohens@justiceinaging.org . In your cover letter, please address the following question:

Justice in Aging advocates for older adults, particularly those in populations that have traditionally lacked legal protection, such as women, people of color, LGBT individuals, and people with limited English proficiency. To promote social justice and best achieve our mission, Justice in Aging is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive workplace in which differences are acknowledged and valued.  How has your personal background or experiences, professional or otherwise, prepared you to contribute to our commitment to social justice and diversity amongst our staff.

To Apply

Apply online here

 

The Advocates for Human Rights

The Advocates provides human rights education, training, advocacy, and materials to help people learn about and apply international human rights standards in their daily lives and communities. To learn more about educational programming at The Advocates, please click here.

The Advocates welcomes undergraduate/graduate students to assist with research, analysis, writing, workshop and training development, and program administration.

Possible intern duties:

  • Research and write materials such as fact sheets, training activities, or fact-finding reports on human rights issues in the United States.
  • Compile and  analyze qualitative and quantitative data.
  • Conduct background research and compile resource lists for use in human rights trainings and materials.
  • Provide support for The Advocates’ legislative advocacy around immigration, primarily at the state level, by researching bills, creating campaign materials, and attending campaign events.
  • Assist with planning trainings, workshops, and speaking engagements, including community forums, teacher trainings, student workshops, etc.
  • Assist with communications such as newsletters, blog posts, and project web pages.
  • Assist with identifying and developing new community partnerships.
  • Assist with all aspects of work at a small non-profit, including administrative tasks, event planning, outreach, etc.

Required qualifications/experience/interests:

  • Strong writing and organizational skills
  • Research experience and the ability to analyze data
  • Basic knowledge of human rights
  • Interest in human rights issues in the United States such as economic, social, and cultural rights; immigrant rights; women’s rights; and human rights education.
  • Sensitivity to diverse cultures
  • Fluency in English

Application Deadlines

Internships roughly correspond to the academic calendar. Interns and supervisors will arrange exact start/end dates.

Fall – September to December. Applications reviewed August 1-September 15 or until filled.

Winter/J-Term – mid-December to January. Applications reviewed November 1-December 15 or until filled.

Spring – January to May. Applications reviewed December 1-January 15 or until filled.

Summer – May to September. Applications reviewed March 1-April 15 or until filled.

August – Applications reviewed May 1-June 30 or until filled.

 

To Applyclick here