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Internship, Job, Volunteer, & Fellowship Summer Opportunities   Tags: careers, internships, jobs, ngos, non-governmental organizations, social networking  

Resources for identifying relevant organizations & other tools. This guide focuses on Human Rights & Environmental Law opportunities, but search techniques are adaptable to other areas.
Last Updated: Nov 22, 2013 URL: Print Guide RSS Updates

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News Sources

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

Social Networks

 You may have to join some of these networks to be able to search the sites... (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 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 Blogs


Blog Search Engines

Law Blog Search


Search Twitter


Search Twitter for internship postings and other news


Twitter Advanced Search

Twitter Search in Plain English (video)

Selected Lists of Twitter Folks:

Human Rights Activists on Twitter (Blog posting)

26 Charities and Non-Profits on Twitter

Green Tweets: 75+ Environmentalists to Follow on Twitter

Charles B. Sears Law Library • O'Brian Hall • North Campus • Buffalo, NY 14260 • ph:716-645-2047

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