Search for news stories on human rights issues anywhere in the world. Examine the stories to try to identify any human rights organizations mentioned. Then, conduct Internet searches to learn more about the organizations.
Social Networking Sites and Tools
You may have to join some of these networks to be able to search the sites...
Idealist.org (Interactive site listing jobs, internships worldwide)
Click on JOBS or Volunteer Opportunities, or Organizations in CENTER box. Search by type of job, country, etc.
“Idealist is a project of Action Without Borders, a nonprofit organization founded in 1995 with offices in the United States and Argentina. Idealist is an interactive site where people and organizations can exchange resources and ideas, locate opportunities and supporters…”
Peace and Collaborative Development Network
"This is a free professional networking site (with over 9790 members from around the world) to foster dialogue and sharing of resources in international development, conflict resolution, gender mainstreaming, human rights, social entrepreneurship and related fields...."
SEE: Top 10 Suggestions and Resources for Finding Internships
Change.org aims to serve as a central platform informing and empowering movements for social change.
Search Facebook for organizations, individuals
Social Networking sponsored by Google. Popular in Brazil.
Search Ning for specialized social networks
--Humanitarian Law & Policy Forum
--Great Lakes Watch (Africa)
Search Twitter for internship postings and other news
Selected Lists of Twitter Folks: