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Alliance for JusticeAlliance for Justice believes that all Americans have the right to secure justice in the courts and to have their voices heard when government makes decisions that affect their lives. We are a national association of over 100 organizations, representing a broad array of groups committed to progressive values and the creation of an equitable, just, and free society.

AFJ works to ensure that the federal judiciary advances core constitutional values, preserves human rights and unfettered access to the courts, and adheres to the even-handed administration of justice for all Americans. It is the leading expert on the legal framework for nonprofit advocacy efforts, providing definitive information, resources, and technical assistance that encourages organizations and their funding partners to fully exercise their right to be active participants in the democratic process.
http://www.afj.org/http://www.afj.org/about-afj/jobs
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American Association of University Women (AAUW) Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF)The Legal Advocacy Fund (LAF) works to challenge sex discrimination in higher education and the workplace. Our resources range from community outreach programs to backing of major cases.
http://www.aauw.org/what-we-do/legal-resources/
http://www.aauw.org/who-we-are/jobs/aauw-jobs-and-internships/legal-advocacy-fund-intern/
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American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU)
For nearly 100 years, the ACLU has been our nation’s guardian of liberty, working in courts, legislatures, and communities to defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties that the Constitution and the laws of the United States guarantee everyone in this country.
https://www.aclu.orghttps://www.aclu.org/careers
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Americans for Democratic Action, Inc. (ADA)Americans for Democratic Action has and will continue to be a forthright liberal voice of this nation. We work to advocate progressive stances on civil rights and liberties, social and economic justice, sensible foreign policy, and sustainable environmental policy. ADA advances this agenda by maintaining an active and visible presence nationwide, raising the level of debate on the side of the progressive movement and taking action on the national level. By working together with other like-minded organizations when we can and alone when we have to, we will never shy away from issues or opposition.http://adaction.org/http://www.adaction.org/pages/about/intern-at-ada.php
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Center for Community ChangeTo build the power and capacity of low-income people, especially low-income people of color, to change their communities and public policies for the better.http://www.communitychange.org/http://www.communitychange.org/contact/careers/
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Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP)The Center for the Study of Social Policy (CSSP) works to secure equal opportunities and better futures for all children and families, especially those most often left behind. Underlying all of the work is a vision of child, family and community well-being. It’s a unifying framework for the many policy, systems reform and community change activities in which CSSP engages. http://www.cssp.org/http://www.cssp.org/about/employment-opportunities
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Children's Defense Fund (CDF)CDF provides a strong, effective and independent voice for all the children of America who cannot vote, lobby or speak for themselves. We pay particular attention to the needs of poor children, children of color and those with disabilities. CDF educates the nation about the needs of children and encourages preventive investments before they get sick, drop out of school, get into trouble or suffer family breakdown. - See more at: http://www.childrensdefense.org/about/#sthash.kfjAuiFV.dpufhttp://www.childrensdefense.orghttp://www.childrensdefense.org/about/careers/internships/
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CodePinkCODEPINK is a women-led grassroots organization working to end U.S. wars and militarism, support peace and human rights initiatives, and redirect our tax dollars into healthcare, education, green jobs and other life-affirming programs. Founded in fall 2002 as a grassroots effort to prevent the US war on Iraq, we continue to organize for justice for Iraqis and to hold war criminals accountable. We actively oppose the continuing U.S. war in Afghanistan, torture, the detention center at Guantanamo, weaponized and spy drones, the prosecution of whistleblowers, U.S. support for the Israeli occupation of Palestine and repressive regimes.http://www.codepink.org/http://www.codepink.org/jobs_and_internships
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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children, Wahsington, DCNational Court Appointed Special Advocate Association, together with its state and local member programs, supports and promotes court-appointed volunteer advocacy so every abused or neglected child in the United States can be safe, have a permanent home and the opportunity to thrivehttp://casadc.org/http://casadc.org/programs/casa-volunteer-program/
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Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for Children, Prince Georges Countyvolunteer-based organization that partners with the juvenile court to improve the lives of children living in foster care who have suffered from abuse and neglect.http://www.pgcasa.org/http://www.pgcasa.org/become-a-volunteer/
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EMILY's listEMILY's List, the nation's largest resource for women in politics, has raised over $400 million to support pro-choice Democratic women candidates - making it one of the most successful political organizations ever. We recruit and train candidates, support strong campaigns, research women's issues, and turn out women voters. We've trained over 9,000 women to run and helped elect over 100 women to the House, 19 to the Senate, 11 governors, and over 700 to state and local office. Since its founding in 1985, almost one-third of the candidates EMILY's List has helped elect to Congress have been women of color - including every single Latina, African American, and Asian American Democratic congresswoman currently serving.http://www.emilyslist.org/
http://www.emilyslist.org/pages/entry/internships-learn-more
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General Assembly of Md-Legislative Intern programThe General Assembly's Legislative Intern Program offers approximately 100 college and university students the opportunity to provide research and staff assistance to legislators during each session and to have both an educational and practical work experience in the Legislative Branch of State government. Upon acceptance into the program, students interview for placement with legislators, committees, or caucuses of the Maryland General Assembly.http://dls.state.md.ushttp://dls.state.md.us/Content.aspx?page=66
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Human Rights FirstHuman Rights First is an independent advocacy and action orga0nization that challenges America to live up to its ideals. We believe American leadership is essential in the global struggle for human rights, so we press the U.S. government and private companies to respect human rights and the rule of law. When they fail, we step in to demand reform, accountability and justice. Around the world, we work where we can best harness American influence to secure core freedoms.
We know it is not enough to expose and protest injustice, so we create the political environment and policy solutions necessary to ensure consistent respect for human rights. Whether we are protecting refugees, combating torture, or defending persecuted minorities, we focus not on making a point, but on making a difference. For more than 35 years, we’ve built bipartisan coalitions and teamed up with frontline activists and lawyers to tackle global challenges that demand American leadership.
http://www.humanrightsfirst.orghttp://www.humanrightsfirst.org/careers
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Institute for Policy Studies (IPS)As Washington’s first progressive multi-issue think tank, the Institute for Policy Studies (IPS) has served as a policy and research resource for visionary social justice movements for over four decades — from the anti-war and civil rights movements in the 1960s to the peace and global justice movements of the last decade. Some of the greatest progressive minds of the 20th and 21st centuries have found a home at IPS, starting with the organization’s founders, Richard Barnet and Marcus Raskin. IPS scholars have included such luminaries as Arthur Waskow, Gar Alperovitz, Saul Landau, Bob Moses, Rita Mae Brown, Barbara Ehrenreich, Roger Wilkins and Orlando Letelier.http://www.ips-dc.org/http://www.ips-dc.org/jobs-and-internships/#Internships
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Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR)The Institute for Women's Policy Research (IWPR), located in Washington, D.C., conducts rigorous research and disseminates its findings to address the needs of women, promote public dialogue, and strengthen families, communities, and societies. Throughout this 10 week internship program, our interns will learn about the fundamentals of the non-profit sector, grow in their professional development, and gain insight into policy research on various intersectional issues that impact women's economic justice. IWPR interns work closely with staff and assist in a number of activities-including providing research, outreach, and administrative support-to help further IWPR's mission and goals.http://www.iwpr.org/http://www.iwpr.org/about/employment-internships
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International Human Rights Law GroupThe International Human Rights Law Group is a non-profit organization of human rights and legal professionals from over 20 countries engaged in advocacy, strategic human rights lawyering and training around the world. Our mission is to empower local advocates to expand the scope of human rights protections and to promote broad participation in building human rights standards and procedures at the national, regional and international levels. http://www.hrlawgroup.org/http://www.hrlawgroup.org/employment/internships.asp
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Leadership Conference on Civil RightsThe Leadership Conference on Civil and Human Rights is a coalition charged by its diverse membership of more than 200 national organizations to promote and protect the civil and human rights of all persons in the United States. Through advocacy and outreach to targeted constituencies, The Leadership Conference works toward the goal of a more open and just society – an America as good as its ideals.http://www.civilrights.org/
http://www.civilrights.org/about/internships/?referrer=http://civilrights.org/
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Legal Aid Society of the District of ColumbiaLegal Aid was created in 1932 with the goal of making justice real – in individual and systemic ways – for persons living in poverty in the District of Columbia.http://www.legalaiddc.org/http://www.legalaiddc.org/volunteer-opportunities/intern/
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Legal Momentum - The Women's Legal Defense and Education FundLegal Momentum's mission is to ensure economic and personal security for all women and girls by advancing equity in education, the workplace, and the courts. We provide an expert legal voice to seek justice for women in law and government policy.http://www.legalmomentum.org/http://www.legalmomentum.org/internships-and-fellowships
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League of Women VotersFormed from the movement that secured the right to vote for women, the centerpiece of the League’s efforts remain to expand participation and give a voice to all Americans. We do this at all three levels of government, engaging in both broad educational efforts as well as advocacy. Our issues are grounded in our respected history of making democracy work for all citizens.http://lwv.org/http://lwv.org/content/jobs-internships
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National Alliance for Partnerships in EquityWe build educators’ capacity to implement effective solutions for increasing student access, educational equity and workforce diversity.http://www.napequity.org/
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National Association of Theater Owners (NATO)The National Association of Theater Owners (NATO) is the nation's largest trade body representing the movie theater industry. Our members own and operate movie theaters in all 50 states and range from large national chains to mid-sized regional companies to small businesses. Representing our members on government policy at all levels is one of our principal functions.http://www.natoonline.org/
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National Committe on Pay EquityTo close the pay gap between due to gender, race. etc.http://www.pay-equity.org/cando.html
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National Partnership for Women & FamiliesPromotes fairness in the workplace, reproductive health and rights, access to quality, affordable health care, and policies that help women and men meet the dual demands of work and family.http://www.nationalpartnership.org/
http://www.nationalpartnership.org/about-us/jobs-internships/
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National Women's Law Center (NWLC)The Center has worked for more than 40 years to protect and promote equality and opportunity for women and families. We champion policies and laws that help women and girls achieve their potential at every stage of their lives — at school, at work, at home, and in retirement. Our staff are committed advocates who take on the toughest challenges, especially for the most vulnerable women.http://nwlc.org/http://nwlc.org/jobs-at-nwlc/internships/
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National Women's Political CaucusThe National Women’s Political Caucus is a pro-choice, multicultural, intergenerational, and multi-issue grassroots organization dedicated to increasing women’s participation in the political process and creating a true women’s political power base to achieve equality for all women. NWPC recruits, trains and supports pro-choice women candidates for elected and appointed offices at all levels of government regardless of party affiliation. In addition to financial donations, the Caucus offers campaign training for candidates and campaign managers, as well as technical assistance and advice. State and local chapters provide support to candidates running for all levels of office by helping raise money and providing crucial hands-on volunteer assistance.
http://www.nwpc.org/http://www.nwpc.org/become-an-intern/
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Running Start: Bringing Young Women to PoliticsBy educating young women and girls about the importance of politics, and imbuing them with the skills they need to be leaders, we give women the running start they need to achieve greater political power. With an earlier start in politics, women will climb higher on the leadership ladder, allowing more women to share in the decision making power of this country.http://runningstartonline.org/
http://runningstartonline.org/programs/volunteer-and-internships
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TransAfrica - Justice for the African WorldTransAfrica is the oldest African American foreign policy organization in the United States. TransAfrica educates the public to deepen support for the understanding of issues and cultures of Africans in Africa and the Diaspora. With a focus on U.S. economic and humanitarian aid to Africans and African descendants throughout the world, TransAfrica brings a critical perspective to foreign policy decision makers and works for more just policies for the African World.http://transafrica.org/http://transafrica.org/youth-leadership/
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Vera Institute of JusticeCombines expertise in research, technical assistance, and demonstration projects to assist leaders in government and civil society examine justice policy and practice, and improve the systems people rely on for justice and safety. Vera has offices in New York City, Washington, DC, Los Angeles, and New Orleans, and its projects and reform initiatives, typically conducted in partnership with local, state, or national officials, are located across the United States and around the worldhttp://www.vera.org/http://www.vera.org/careers
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The Equal Rights CenterToday, the ERC and its members are dedicated to advancing civil rights for all individuals through education, research, testing, counseling, advocacy, and enforcement.
http://www.equalrightscenter.org/site/PageServer?pagename=ERC_homepage
http://www.equalrightscenter.org/site/PageServer?pagename=abt_jobs
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The Leadership Conference The Leadership Conference is the nation's premier civil and human rights coalition, committed to the protection and advancement of civil and human rights for every person in the United States. It has become the nerve center for fighting discrimination in all its forms and expanding opportunity and fairness for all Americans.http://www.civilrights.org/http://www.civilrights.org/about/internships/
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The Women's Law Center of Maryland, Inc.To serve as a leading voice for justice and fairness for women by advocating for the protection and expansion of women’s legal rights through legal assistance to individuals and strategic initiatives to achieve systemic change.http://www.wlcmd.org/http://www.wlcmd.org/about-us/employment/
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United Here!Around the world, UNITE HERE’s Global Campaigns Department partners with unions and social justice movements to understand and respond to the rapidly shifting realities of today’s global economy.http://unitehere.org/http://jobs.unitehere.org/
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U.S. Department of Labor Women's Bureau Women in the workforce are vital to the nation's economic security. The Women's Bureau develops policies and standards and conducts inquiries to safeguard the interests of working women; to advocate for their equality and economic security for themselves and their families; and to promote quality work environments. http://www.dol.gov/wb/
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Wellspring Advisors
Wellspring Advisors coordinates grantmaking programs that advance the realization of human rights and social and economic justice for all people. Our work is rooted in respect for the dignity and worth of every human being and is informed by the following beliefs:
• Social institutions and structures should promote the full realization of human rights and human potential, and should be accountable to these ends.
• The rights of all people are advanced when the rights of the most marginalized and vulnerable peoples are protected.
• Social justice movements should employ means that are consistent with their ideals, and should give agency to the people whose interests they seek to advance.
• As responsible stewards, we must strive to maximize the impact of our  charitable investments.
https://www.wellspringadvisors.com
https://www.wellspringadvisors.com/employment/
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Women's Campaign FundThe Women’s Campaign Fund is a national nonpartisan organization dedicated to dramatically increasing the number of women in elected officehttp://www.wcfonline.org/
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Women's Information NetworkWIN is DC's premier professional, political, and social network dedicated to empowering young, pro-choice, Democratic women.
WIN informs, connects, and empowers women by providing opportunities to network with other women, serve in a leadership position, gain valuable professional and political skills, and give back to our broader movement for political and professional equality.
http://www.winonline.org/http://www.winonline.org/section.php?id=63
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Women's Policy Inc.Women’s Policy, Inc. is a nonprofit, nonpartisan public policy organization whose mission is to bring women policymakers together across party lines to work on issues of importance to women and their families.http://www.womenspolicy.org/
http://www.womenspolicy.org/about/job-opportunities-internships/
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