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Witness for Peace (WFP) is a grassroots, politically independent, non-profit, human rights and economic justice organization dedicated to the principals of non-violence. Our mission is to change United States foreign and economic policies which contribute to poverty and oppression in Latin America and the Caribbean, and to promote just alternatives.

Since 1983, WFP has maintained a full time presence throughout Latin America and the Caribbean Basin, beginning in Nicaragua–and currently working in Mexico, Honduras, Cuba, and Colombia—establishing relationships with the popular, civil and religious sectors, hosting delegations, and documenting the effects of US foreign, military, and economic policies. In the United States, WFP circulates the results of this documentation among its network of tens of thousands of grassroots activists in the form of blogs, reports, flyers, newsletters and action alerts. Witness for Peace mounts nationwide grassroots action and education campaigns, using its network to work to change US policy.

Internships are unpaid. Candidates will be involved in many aspects of WFP’s operations and program work, such as tracking legislation, writing analyses for action alerts and newsletters, communicating with representatives of partner organizations and congressional offices as needed/applicable, and representing WFP (usually alongside staff) in coalition meetings. The time commitment typically ranges between 20 to 30 hours weekly.

Areas of internship focus (internships will typically involve all of these):

  • Grassroots organizing

  • Delegation planning and support

  • Development, fundraising, office management, and grant-writing

How to apply:
Interested candidates may call 202.547.6112 (DC). A resume, cover letter, and a short writing sample should be sent by e-mail (or postal mail, if you’d prefer) to the address below. We are still accepting applications for Fall 2017 and Winter or Spring 2018, and subsequent internships. Thanks!

Witness for Peace
Internship Program
1115 Massachusetts Ave. NW
Washington, DC 20005 (subject line should indicate semester)

Witness for Peace is an equal opportunity employer. Women, individuals of color, and LGBTQI individuals are strongly encouraged to apply.