Pathways of Change: Partner Organizations

 

As part of the Pathways of Change program, students can choose from a variety of partner organizations that offer unique insight and experiences on the topic of human rights and its connections to business, sustainability and more. Previous partnerships have included:

Business and Human Rights/CSR:
  • Accountability Counsel, an NGO in San Francisco. Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10 week commitment.
  • Business for Social Responsibility, a non-profit consulting organization based in San Francisco. Flexible start date and requires an 8-10 week commitment.
  • Corporate Accountability International, an NGO in Boston. Tentative start date is May 29th, and internship goes through August 14th, with a maximum of 30 hours a week.
  • International Corporate Accountability Roundtablean NGO based in Washington, DC (please note this updated and correct information). Flexible start date and prefers a 10-week commitment.
  • SAS, a multinational software company based in Cary, North Carolina. Flexible start date and 8-10 week commitment.
Women’s Rights: 
  • Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), located in Arlington, Virginia just outside of D.C.  Summer internships with FMF run June to August (8-10 week commitment) with specific dates to be worked out with FMF.
  • The Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South (RCWMS), located in Durham and is looking for an intern to commit 8-10 weeks of their summer with specific dates to be negotiated.  The Resource Center for Women and Ministry in the South weaves feminism and spirituality into a vision of justice for the world. We have offered workshops, festivals, retreats, publications, and support to women and men who seek to protect the earth, its people, and its creatures. In the current political climate, issues-based advocacy in central North Carolina is an important component of our work. In addition to advocating for women’s rights, including women’s reproductive rights, issues may include voting rights, LGBTQ rights, white racism, mass incarceration, immigration, and environmental justice. We seek a summer fellow to help shape and coordinate our advocacy activities. A strong candidate would help navigate the ethical challenges inherent in allocating limited staff and financial resources to best achieve our mission of advocating on behalf of justice and equity
Environmental Justice:
  • North Carolina Environmental Justice Network, a non-profit community-based organization in Duplin County, NC and Southern Environmental Law Center, an non-profit public interest law firm in Chapel Hill, NC. Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10-week commitment. (Position will be located in the offices of the NCEJN and co-supervised by NCEJN and SELC.)
  • Orora Globa, a for-profit company using renewable energy to address global energy poverty based out of Durham, NC. Flexible start and end date. Requires a 10-week commitment.
  • Rural Empowerment Association for Community Help, a non-profit community-based organization in Duplin County, NC and Southern Environmental Law Center, an non-profit public interest law firm in Chapel Hill, NC. Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10-week commitment. (Position will be located in the offices of REACH in Duplin County and co-supervised by REACH and SELC.)
  • Sustainable Finance Center at the World Resources Institute, a non-profit policy-oriented research institute in Washington, DC (topic will be Climate Finance and Human Rights). Flexible with start/end date. Requires a 10-week commitment.