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Internships and Summer Programs

Fall/Summer In Mexico

Who: Undergraduates and graduate students
What/When/Where: Don't miss an historic opportunity to study in Mexico in 2010. Accredited programs include:

Theory, Practice and Context of Mexican Social Movements:
Summer Programs:

  • 6 weeks (June 6 - July 17) in Chiapas, studying with the Zapatistas (8 credits)

  • 6 weeks (June 20 - July 31) in Mexico City and Tlaxcala, studying with campesinos, urban housing movements and student movement (8 credits)

  • 3 weeks (June 13 - July 2) in Ciudad Juarez and Chihuahua City, studying migration dynamics, the war on drugs and femicides (4 credits)

Fall Program

  • 14 weeks (Sept 5 - Dec 11) in Chiapas, Mexico City and Tlaxcala, studying with the Zapatistas, campesinos, urban housing movements and student movements (16 credits)

Participatory Research Program with Mexican Social Movements:
Live and work with one of Mexico's most vibrant social movements in Chiapas, Tlaxcala, Mexico City or Ciudad Juarez. Appropriate for independent study, senior thesis or master’s thesis.

  • Eight week Summer Program (June 6 - July 31)

  • Fifteen week Fall Program (Sept 5 - Dec 17)

All programs are fully accredited at the undergraduate and master’s levels.
Contact:
For more information, see www.mexicosolidarity.org/studyabroad

Fletcher Summer Institute at Tufts University: For the Advanced Study of Nonviolent Conflict

Who: Members of local & international NGOs, interested policy analysts and advisors
What: The International Center on Nonviolent Conflict is pleased to announce a call for application to participate in an advanced, interdisciplinary program on nonviolent conflict taught by leader scholars and practitioners of strategic nonviolent action and authorities from related fields.” Applications available on Web site: www.nonviolent-conflict.org
When: June 20 – 25, 2010
Where: The Fletcher School at Tufts University, Medford, MA
Deadline: March 1, 2010.
Cost:
$100 - $500
Contact:
Daryn Cambridge
Director, Knowledge & Digital Strategies
International Center on Nonviolent Conflict
202-416-4725
dcambridge@nonviolent-conflict.org

The Engalitcheff Institute on Comparative Political and Economic Systems

Who: Students interested in international affairs
What:
Sponsored by The Fund for American Studies, the Engalitcheff Institute combines a substantive professional experience in international affairs for 30 hours a week with a challenging academic experience at Georgetown University. This fast-paced, eight-week residential program provides students from around the world with the opportunities to gain an edge in today’s competitive job market and graduate school admissions, and experience the excitement of Washington first-hand. Details about the program and an online application may be found at www.DCinternships.org/ICPES
When: June 6 – July 31, 2010
Where:
Georgetown University, Washington, DC
Deadline:
February 15, 2010
Contact:
www.DCinternships.org/ICPES
Questions may be directed to Mary Connell, Recruitment and Admissions Director, at mconnell@tfas.org or 202.986.0384.

YouthGROW Grassroots Fundraising Internship

Who: Undergraduate students
What:
YouthGROW is a 7 week intensive environmental justice, urban agriculture and life skills summer program for youth ages 14-16 in 2 inner city neighborhoods of Worcester Main South and Bell Hill. We are looking for an intern to work with youth to plan and execute targeted fundraisers for youth events such as retreats, and after-school activities. These activities may include house parties, membership drives, car washes, pie sales, value-added product sales from farm produce or other creative events.
When:
Summer 2010
Where:
Worcester, MA
Contact:
Contact Food Justice Program Director Casey Burns education@recworcester.org 508-799-9139 with questions or send your cover letter and resume by February 15th to apply. See the REC Web site www.recworcester.org for more information.

Food Justice Program Marketing Internship

Who: Undergraduate students
What:
The Food Justice Program is a major program of the Regional Environmental Council and includes 3 major, interconnected projects: YouthGROW (youth agriculture), UGROW (community gardens) and the Farmers Market (low income community markets). We are looking for an intern to help to create web and hard copy materials that can be used for program promotion to participants and funders. Website design, graphic design as well as good written communication skills are required.
When:
Summer 2010
Where:
Worcester, MA
Contact:
Contact Food Justice Program Director Casey Burns education@recworcester.org 508-799-9139 with questions or send your cover letter and resume by February 15th to apply. See the REC Web site www.recworcester.org for more information.

Urban Agriculture Farm Management Internship

Who: Undergraduate students
What:
YouthGROW is a 7 week intensive environmental justice, urban agriculture and life skills summer program for youth ages 14-16 in 2 inner city neighborhoods of Worcester Main South and Bell Hill. We currently operate 2 urban farms a ¾ acre farm in Main South and a 1/5 acre farm in Bell Hill. We are looking for an intern with agriculture experience to work with us for the spring semester for 10-20 hours/week to take on aspects of farm work farm planning, supplies ordering, and volunteer coordination for the 2 farms. Organic agriculture and basic construction experience required, inner city, environmental justice and youth work experience is a plus.
When:
Summer 2010
Where:
Worcester, MA
Contact:
Contact UGROW Program Coordinator Julius Jones ugrow@recworcester.org 508-799-9139 with questions or send your cover letter and resume by February 15th to apply. See the REC Web site www.recworcester.org for more information.

Farmers Market Internship

Who: Undergraduate students
What:
The Main South Farmers Market is entering its second full season with Saturday markets running June-October located at 766 Main St at the Central Branch YMCA. We are looking for an intern to work with us for 10 hours/week during the spring semester to help with marketing and outreach for the Main South Market as well as to do research and other as needed responsibilities for developing a new market site. We are looking for someone with marketing and basic graphic design experience, familiarity with the regional food system and environmental justice work is a plus.
When:
Summer 2010
Where:
Worcester, MA
Contact:
Contact Food Justice Program Director Casey Burns education@recworcester.org 508-799-9139 with questions or send your cover letter and resume by February15th to apply. See the REC Web site www.recworcester.org for more information.

School Garden Internship

Who: Undergraduate students
What:
The Urban Garden Resources Of Worcester Community Gardens Program is looking for support to expand resources to community gardening at Worcester Public Schools. UGROW currently support 7 gardens within the network and is looking to survey the current status and best practices of the existing gardens, develop curriculum resources for teachers, and identify new school garden site potentials this spring. We are looking for a class or individual to work with us for 10-20 hours/ week for the spring semester. Education, youth work and or environmental justice experience is a plus.
When:
Summer 2010
Where:
Worcester, MA
Contact:
Contact UGROW Program Coordinator Julius Jones ugrow@recworcester.org 508-799-9139 with questions or send your cover letter and resume by February 15th to apply. See the REC Web site www.recworcester.org for more information.

MercyCorps Summer Internship Livelihoods and Peacebuilding M&E Intern

Who: Undergraduate students
What:
In 2005, Mercy Corps began implementing the Conflict Prevention and Resolution Program (CPRP) in Ethiopia. In 2009, USAID awarded Mercy Corps additional funding to continue implementing the program through 2012. The program aims to reduce tensions and improve conditions for sustainable peace through conflict management capacity building, improving understanding of Do No Harm principles, and supporting initiatives that address root causes of conflict through developmental and livelihood interventions …
The Livelihoods and Peacebuilding M&E Intern will be an integral member of this team. S/he will work closely with field-based program and M&E staff as well as with the States-based coordinator of the research project to develop and implement M&E activities, which may include a household survey, participatory conflict mapping, key informant interviews, focus group discussions, incident reporting, and other participatory impact assessment (PIA) methodologies. S/he will document the tool development process and draft guidelines/best practices for tool development and use.
When:
May 15-Aug 30, 2009
Where:
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, with travel to project sites
Contact:
Internship contact, Jenny Vaughan. Interested candidates should apply online at www.mercycorps.org/jobs