Internship Opportunities

Although internships do not count toward your Legal Studies major requirements, they are a very useful experience and we encourage you to investigate the opportunities available.  Please note that Practicum credits are pass/fail, and you can take no more than 15 credits total at the University.

Contact Judith Holmes (413.545.2305) for more information. 

  • If you're interested in an internship with an area Judge, contact Professor Holmes.

  • If you're interested in the MCAD program, contact Stephen Arons or Jerry Levinsky.


Citizen Scholars Program
The Citizen Scholars Program is directed at Sophmores (you have to have 4 semesters left at UMass to apply). The application deadline is March 12, 2004.The link is a year old, but the info is still the same. Here it is:



-----Original Message-----
From: Johanna Jones []
Sent: Wednesday, February 18, 2004 1:11 PM
To: Undisclosed-Recipient:;
Subject: New York Union Semester - Now Accepting Applications!


The New York Union Semester program is now accepting applications for its fall 2004 program. The deadline to apply is April 15th, 2004. Please spread the word about this exciting opportunity!

The New York Union Semester is offered through Queens College/CUNY and provides students with the opportunity to intern at a labor union or community organization in New York City while taking Labor Studies courses at Queens College for a semester. The program is open to all undergraduate majors and post-baccalaureate students. In addition to a $1700 scholarship and a weekly $210 stipend, all participants receive undergraduate or graduate credit for their work.

Internships include a wide range of activities--from organizing to research, to media and communications. A diverse group of unions and organizations have hosted interns, including UNITE!, SEIU, HERE, ACORN and Jobs with Justice.

New York Union Semester is an excellent career opportunity for students interested in working for social and economic justice. Interested applicants may access an application and further information at or email They may also contact the Program Coordinator at 212-827-0200.

Johanna Jones
Coordinator, New York Union Semester Program
Queens College/CUNY
25 W. 43rd St. 19th Floor
New York, NY 10036
212-827-5955 (f)




(posted 2/24/03)

The Five College Program in Peace and World Security Studies (PAWSS) offers summer internship stipends to Five College students. These grants cover travel and living expenses incurred while undertaking summer internships with government agencies, research institutes, advocacy groups, and other non-profit organizations in the fields of peace and disarmament, environmental protection, Third World development, and human rights. Stipends range from $300-$1000. The stipends are available to all undergraduate students from the Five Colleges, regardless of academic concentration.

To apply for a summer internship stipend or to find out more information, please visit:

The deadline for receipt of applications is April 4, 2003.


New opportunities, October 30, 2002


We try to post advertisements that come our way in the Hallway on the second floor of Hampshire House (across from Room 219).  And don't forget to visit the Social & Behavioral Sciences Career Network people.


Posted 5/2/01:

Safe Passage (
(formerly Necessities/Necesidades)

Staff Attorney seeks Legal Intern

Safe Passage is seeking an intern to help coordinate our Legal Services Program and support the work of our staff attorney. Safe Passage is a private, non-profit organization with a 23-year history of providing comprehensive services to battered women and their children in Hampshire County, Massachusetts. We provide peer individual and group counseling, emergency shelter, 24-hour hotline, court-based lay-advocacy, safety planning, women's economic development initiatives, community education, and welfare, housing, employment, educational, and medical advocacy.

Our Legal Services Program provides legal representation, advice/consultation, and emergency appearances for survivors of domestic violence through three venues. We have an in-house attorney, a panel of private attorneys constituting our Legal Referral Program who represent women pro bono or on a sliding fee scale, and an Americorps Domestic Violence attorney with Western Massachusetts Legal Services (WMLS) who meets with women biweekly. Most cases involve issues of divorce, paternity, child support, visitation and custody, and other related family matters.

Requirements: Strong organization skills to coordinate the various legal services offered through Safe Passage; basic computer skills; interest in domestic violence issues and law. Paralegal or law student a plus. Minimum 10 hours per wee.

To apply: Send cover letter and resume by May 18, 2001 to Debbie Hart, Esq., Safe Passage, 123 Hawley Street, Suites 1 & 2, Northampton, MA, 01060. Fax: 413-586-3742.


Posted 3/13/01:

Century Institute Summer Program
Ann Stinson Summer Program
41 East 70th Street New York, NY 10021 Phone: (212)452-7705
Web Site:

ACTIVITIES SUPPORTED: Indiv or Advanced Study or Training LAST REVIEWED: 03/05/2001 ACADEMIC BACKGROUND REQUIRED: Undergraduate Students CITIZENSHIP REQUIRED: Not Specified in Sponsor Literature AGENCY TYPE: Other DEADLINES ANNOUNCED: 03/23/2001

The Century Institute Summer Program is a two-week fellowship designed to introduce undergraduate students to the progressive tradition in American public policy. Participants will learn about the underpinnings of progressive principles: a belief that government has a role in alleviating problems confronting society; a desire to eradicate poverty and inequality in the world's most prosperous society; a focus on the limits--as well as virtues--of markets; a commitment to equal educational and employment opportunity for all Americans; and a belief in the value of expertise and research in generating effective ideas. The program will be held July 1 - July 14, 2001, at Williams College in Williamstown, Massachusetts. At the Century Institute Summer Program, students, scholars, and prominent policy practitioners together will explore the challenges America faces in building a just and inclusive society. Throughout the two-week program, students will be immersed in a series of activities that will challenge them to rethink progressive principles and apply them to issues currently confronting the nation. Students will participate in a "core" seminar on modern progressive thought that will provide the background for workshops on current policy issues. These workshops will explore issues such as economic inequality, political reform, and diversity. Students will participate in debates and case studies; take part in seminars with historians, journalists, economists, and others; write short policy memos, opinion pieces, and speeches; learn skills for radio, television, and the Internet; interact with current and former public officials who have succeeded in making government work; hear the life experiences of people who have dedicated themselves to public service; and participate in special dinner forums. The Century Institute Summer Program is sponsored by The Century Foundation, a research foundation that undertakes analyses of major economic, political, and social institutions and issues. SUPPORT PROVIDED: The Summer Institute program is being underwritten by the Sagner Family Foundation. The Institute will cover all the expenses including transportation, and students will receive a $650 stipend. Students will be designated "Sagner Fellows." Students will live in a house complete with living room, kitchen, and laundry facilities. Single and double rooms are available. Meals will be provided by Williams College dining services. The Century Institute will provide transportation to Williamstown, which is three hours from Boston, three hours from New York City, and one and one-half hours from Albany. APPLICANT INFORMATION: Any college student with an interest in public policy and civic engagement who will have completed the sophomore or junior year by June 2001. Students from all disciplines are encouraged to apply.

APPLICATION INFORMATION: Applicants are required to submit an application (available on the web at the above E-Forms address); a short essay outlining his or her interest in public policy and civic engagement; and one letter of recommendation from a faculty member or other individual knowledgeable about the applicant's interest in public policy and civic engagement an official copy of his or her transcript. Thirty applicants will be accepted for the program, and the admissions process is competitive.

Posted 1/25/01. Internship for Legal Studies Major, Spring Semester 2001: Quantitative Advisors, Inc., Lincoln, MA. Look at the flyer and contact Judith Holmes (545-2305) for more information.

Intern in Washington, D.C., sponsored by The Washington Center for internship and academic seminars. Financial Assistance, all majors welcome, academic credit, housing. See

The National Priorities Project (NPP) needs you. Internships available. Visit their web site at or contact NPP at 413-584-9556 (or email Greg Speeter at

The Stavros Center for Independent Living is seeking a Legal Studies or Political Science student to work as an intern.  They're looking for help researching disability issues and working as an advocate for disability rights.  Knowledge of Windows and internet research preferred.  Please call Paul Winske at 256-0473 and leave your name, telephone number and hours available.

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The Center for Democracy and Technology has opportunities.

Looking to get involved with an internship in refugee work?
The Lutheran Social Services (director Jozefina Lantz, 508-753-3588) 
has a burgeoning refugee ministry and are desperate for help.   
Suggested March 6, 2000 by Peter d'Errico   



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