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Common Ground is a center for learning and leadership, inviting people across ages and identities to connect to their urban environment, build community, grow into their full potential, and contribute to a just and sustainable world.

Foci: Environmental Protection
Type: Advocacy
Location: New Haven

Hartford Deportation Defense  is an immigrant-led community defense group to fight deportations in the Hartford CT area.

Foci: Immigration
Type: Direct Service
Location: Hartford

Amnesty International is an international non-governmental organization with its headquarters in the United Kingdom focused on human rights. It is a global movement of more than 10 million people in over 150 countries and territories who campaign to end abuses of human rights.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Criminal Justice, Human Trafficking, Law
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Boston

Scholars at Risk protects scholars suffering grave threats to their lives, liberty and well-being by arranging temporary research and teaching positions at institutions in our network as well as by providing advisory and referral services.

Foci: Civil Liberties
Type: Advocacy, Direct Service
Location:

Legal Services of the Hudson Valley (LSHV) is a non-profit law firm, originally incorporated in 1967. The mission of LSHV is to provide free, high quality counsel in civil matters for individuals and families who cannot afford to pay an attorney when their basic human needs are at stake. These include urgent legal needs such […]

Foci: Criminal Justice, Law
Type: Direct Service
Location: White Plains

The Business and Human Rights Resource Centre draws attention to the human rights impacts (positive & negative) of over 5100 companies, operating in over 180 countries. The resource centre provides guidance materials and examples of good practice.

Foci: Business
Type: Research
Location: New York

The Center for Justice and International Law (CEJIL) is a non-governmental, non-profit organization that protects and promotes human rights in the Americas through the strategic use of the tools offered by international human rights law. CEJIL offers advice and free legal representation to victims of human rights abuses—and to organizations that defend their causes—when justice […]

Foci: Criminal Justice, Law
Type: Direct Service
Location: Washington DC

The Education Project is an entirely volunteer-run organization providing a platform that connects professionals and college students with students in grades K-12. Through different online mediums (e.g. Zoom, WebEx, Google Meets, etc.), students receive a one-on-one education coupled with an irreplaceable mentorship experience.

Foci: Education
Type: Direct Service
Location:

EPOCH (Engaged, Public, Oral and Community Histories) formalizes the History Department’s initiatives to promote engaged, public, oral and community histories. It fosters collaborative intellectual inquiry between students, faculty, and community-based organizations around a particular historical theme and through a number of training activities and deliverables. Training includes: exhibition design, label writing, oral history training, and […]

Foci: Community Outreach
Type: Research
Location: Storrs

The Sport Management Program is designed to provide an educational experience that includes an effective blend of classroom, research and field experiences in an effort to provide each student the opportunity to gain disciplinary knowledge and to develop the necessary skills to be successful in any area of the sport industry.

Foci: Education
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

The Office of Sustainability (OS) is under the umbrella of the Provost’s Office (Vice Provost for Academic Operations) within the Institute of the Environment (IoE), with a secondary reporting relationship on operational matters to the Executive Vice President for Administration & Chief Financial Officer (EVPA & CFO). The OS works with senior administrators, students, faculty […]

Foci: Environmental Protection
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

The Borgen Project believes that leaders of the most powerful nation on earth should be doing more to address global poverty. We’re the innovative, national campaign that is working to make poverty a focus of U.S. foreign policy

Foci: poverty
Type: Administrative, Research
Location:

LiveWell Dementia Specialists, formerly the Alzheimer’s Resource Center, opened in 1992 as a nonprofit focused exclusively on caring for individuals at all stages of Alzheimer’s disease and related dementia.

Foci: Health, Seniors
Type: Direct Service
Location: Plantsville

At the law office of John R. Williams and Associates, LLC, our legal team is committed to protecting your constitutional rights and safeguarding your freedom when legal matters put you in jeopardy. Led by our highly regarded founding attorney, John R. Williams, our firm’s attorneys will explore all options available to help you address your […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Law
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: New Haven

The Institute for American Indian Studies Museum & Research Center preserves and educates through discovery and creativity the diverse traditions, vitality and knowledge of Native American cultures.

Foci: Minority Rights
Type: Administrative
Location: Washington CT

The Human Rights Measurement Initiative (HRMI) is a global social enterprise aiming to track the human rights performance of countries across a comprehensive suite of measures. They are producing a free easy-to-access database of metrics, summarising human rights performance in countries around the world.

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Type: Research
Location:

Food Rescue US engages volunteers to transfer fresh food surpluses from local businesses to social service agencies serving the food insecure.

Foci: Food insecurity
Type: Direct Service
Location: Stamford

Desegregate CT is a coalition of neighbors and nonprofits who believes in creating abundant, diverse housing in service of equity, inclusive prosperity, and a cleaner environment.

Foci: Community Outreach
Type: Direct Service
Location:

Mutual Aid Hartford is a sustainable community-run network of needs and offers started by people of color and sustained by our neighbors and partners in action. It’s not charity. It’s solidarity.

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Type: Direct Service
Location: Hartford

Take Back the Night Foundation’s aim is to end sexual assault, domestic violence, dating violence, sexual abuse and all other forms of sexual violence. They serve to create safe communities and respectful relationships through awareness events and initiatives. 

Foci: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence
Type: Direct Service
Location:

UConn Hillel, the Center for Jewish Life, fosters inclusive and meaningful experiential opportunities to enrich the lives of students and help them explore Judaism and Jewish values on their own terms.

Foci: Civil Liberties
Type: Direct Service
Location: Storrs

Be (A)Part is a youth-led, scientist-engaged mentoring program in Connecticut. We inspire and train diverse young people to be effective leaders and volunteers at social justice, health, and human services nonprofits.

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Type: Administrative, Direct Service
Location: Shelton

TEEG (Thompson Ecumenical Empowerment Group) is a small grassroots non-profit social service agency in North Grosvenordale, CT. TEEG’S mission is to empower individuals to live independently, strengthen families to live respectively, engage the community to work collaboratively, and connect resources to promote a better future for all.

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Type: Direct Service
Location: North Grosvenordale

The mission of Planned Parenthood of Southern New England is to protect the fundamental right of all individuals to manage their own fertility and sexual health, and to ensure access to the services, education and information to realize that right.

Foci: Education, Health, Reproductive Rights, Women
Type: Advocacy, Direct Service
Location: New Haven, Rhode Island

*In 2020, the Dodd Center’s human rights outreach and engagement programs joined the Human Rights Institute at Dodd Human Rights Impact. **Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  Dodd Human Rights Impact fosters a culture of human rights at UConn, in Connecticut, and around the world. Today, the […]

Foci: Communications, Culture
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

Law Offices of Pat Brown specialize in Criminal Defense, DUI and Personal Injury cases.

Foci: Criminal Justice, Law
Type: Administrative
Location: Avon

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  Refugees Welcome! aims to strengthen and streamline immigrant and refugee services across the greater Boston area. Refugees Welcome! is a 501(c)3 nonprofit embedded in the University of Massachusetts Boston’s Center for Peace, Development, and Democracy. The organization pursues our mission by […]

Foci: Refugees
Type: Administrative, Advocacy, Direct Service
Location: Boston

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  The Hart Uplifted, Inc. is non-profit organization aiming to help those of the Hartford community flourish and succeed.

Foci: Minority Rights
Type: Advocacy, Direct Service
Location: Hartford

The mission of The Children’s LAW Center is to promote the best possible outcomes for children and families in transition or crisis by providing access to legal services and support they could not otherwise afford and by advancing collaborative, non-adversarial options for resolving conflicts outside the court system.

Foci: children
Type: Direct Service
Location: Hartford

At FoodShare, we aim to centre food justice in our work by collaborating with and taking our cue from those most affected by poverty and food insecurity — Black, Indigenous, People of Colour, People with Disabilities. Our goal is to inspire long-term solutions for a food system where everyone has access to affordable, fresh, nutritious […]

Foci: Food insecurity, poverty
Type: Direct Service
Location: Bloomfield

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  By inspiring and engaging individuals and communities, the Human Rights Campaign strives to end discrimination against LGBTQ people and realize a world that achieves fundamental fairness and equality for all. HRC envisions a world where lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and queer […]

Foci: LGBTQI
Type: Advocacy
Location: Washington DC

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  Massachusetts Advocates for Children’s mission is to remove barriers to educational and life opportunities for children and youth. They focus our advocacy on children and youth who face significant barriers, inequities, and/or discrimination because of their economic status, disability, race, ethnicity/culture, immigration […]

Foci: children
Type: Advocacy
Location: Boston

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  The New Hampshire Coalition Against Domestic and Sexual Violence create safe and just communities through advocacy, prevention and empowerment of anyone affected by sexual violence, domestic violence and stalking.

Foci: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence
Type: Administrative, Direct Service
Location: Concord

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  The Consortium’s work aims to use knowledge about gender and security to end armed conflicts and build sustainable international peace. They seek to further the development of new knowledge on the topics of gender, armed conflict and security, while also bridging […]

Foci: Gender, Security
Type: Administrative
Location: Boston

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  The Feminist Majority Foundation (FMF), which was founded in 1987, is a cutting edge organization dedicated to women’s equality, reproductive health, and non-violence. FMF engages in research and public policy development, public education programs, grassroots organizing projects, leadership training and development […]

Foci: Women
Type: Administrative, Advocacy, Research
Location: Arlington

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  CVSS provides 24 hour non-residential, comprehensive services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, and other crimes. CVSS also specializes in enhancing the systems response to victims of crime as well as prevention of crimes. They operate under the guidelines of […]

Foci: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence
Type: Administrative, Advocacy, Direct Service
Location: Poughkeepsie

Meals on Wheels America is the leadership organization supporting the more than 5,000 community-based programs across the country that are dedicated to addressing senior isolation and hunger. This network serves virtually every community in America and, along with more than two million staff and volunteers, delivers the nutritious meals, friendly visits and safety checks that […]

Foci: Seniors
Type: Direct Service
Location:

Media Voices for Children is an internet news agency for children’s rights. They raise public awareness about the impact of poverty and globalization on the world’s children. They produce and distribute video, interactive media and documentary films.

Foci: children
Type: Advocacy
Location: Vineyard Haven

The AACC is committed to promoting cultural preservation, leadership development, academic excellence, and intercultural communication through programs and activities that are designed to give students an appreciation and an understanding of the heritage and cultural experiences of African Americans and people of African descent in the United States and throughout the world.

Foci: Civil Liberties
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

The mission of the Women’s Center is to educate, advocate, and provide support services for the achievement of women’s equity at the university and within the community at large. 

Foci: Women
Type: Advocacy
Location: Storrs

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  An independent, nonpartisan non-profit organization founded in 1983, The Advocates develops partnerships and mobilizes volunteers to address some of the most pressing issues of our time. We use this volunteer model because we believe that everyone has the power and responsibility […]

Foci: children, Immigration, Minority Rights, Refugees, Women
Type: Advocacy
Location: Minneapolis

Planned Parenthood Generation Action Internship is a network of young organizers and activists across Connecticut and Rhode Island who take action on their college campuses and in their communities to mobilize advocates for reproductive freedom; in addition to raising public awareness about reproductive health, rights, and justice, educating young people about sexual health, and creating […]

Foci: Education, Health, Reproductive Rights, Women
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: Storrs

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  The University’s Office of Strategic Partnerships and Business Development supports University departments, offices and units that are interested in exploring campus partnership opportunities.  Some campus units regularly enter into campus partnership contracts and are familiar with the processes and requirements applicable […]

Foci: Business
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

The Archives & Special Collections at the Thomas J. Dodd Research Center supports the University of Connecticut’s mission of teaching, research and service. It acquires, preserves and makes accessible specialized research collections for students, faculty, staff, scholars and the general public and supports the development and promotion of public program, exhibitions and similar events to […]

Foci: Education, History
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

The Connecticut State Library is an Executive Branch agency of the State of Connecticut. The State Library provides a variety of library, information, archival, public records, museum, and administrative services for citizens of Connecticut, as well as for the employees and officials of all three branches of State government. The State Library also serves students, […]

Foci: History, Politics
Type: Administrative
Location: Hartford

In the summer of 2016, after many years of hosting its own Big League K-5th grade summer program, Women’s League decided to partner with the Children’s Defense Fund  (CDF) to provide the Hartford community with a Freedom School Program. The Big League CDF Freedom School program serves 50 scholars (students) and their families for 6 weeks during […]

Foci: children, Culture, Education
Type: Direct Service
Location: Hartford

Founded in 1999, ASAP! is a social profit organization recognized as the place for quality and innovative arts education year round offering literary, performing, visual, and culinary programs for pre-k through adult. The ASAP! community includes families and children of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds from over 100 towns. We reach 9,000+ children a year […]

Foci: children, Diversity, Education, Socioeconomic
Type: Direct Service
Location: Washington Depot

Bristol Eastern High School supports, challenges and empowers students to succeed within and beyond our community. We are committed to regular and continuous evaluation and improvement of instructional practice. We provide a safe and nurturing environment in which students are partners in their learning progression helping them develop a passion for knowledge. We have set […]

Foci: children, Education
Type: Administrative, Direct Service
Location: Bristol

The Every Woman mission is to advance the creation, adoption, and implementation of a global treaty to end violence against women and girls. UConn students interested in working on this project should contact Dr. David Richards **NOTE: this internship opportunity is inactive as of Fall 2020**

Foci: Public Policy, Sexual Violence, Women
Type:
Location: Storrs

Our mission is to educate, advocate, and provide support services for the achievement of women’s equity at the University and within the larger community. Special attention is focused on, but not limited to, women who face additional challenges due to their race, ethnicity, socioeconomic class, sexual identity, religion, age, and physical or metal ability.

Foci: Disabilities, Discrimination, Sexual Violence, Socioeconomic, Women
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: Storrs

Established in 1984 in response to the increasing number of individuals being treated for HIV/AIDS at Yale New Haven Hospital, our AIDS Care Program offers comprehensive services for adults, adolescents and children with HIV.  

Foci: AIDS, children, Health
Type: Administrative
Location: New Haven

The Connecticut Food Bank provides food to hungry adults and children in six of Connecticut’s eight counties: Fairfield, Litchfield, Middlesex, New Haven, New London, and Windham. We provide that food through a network of community-based programs, including food pantries, soup kitchens, emergency shelters, residential programs, and day programs serving adults and children, as well, as […]

Foci: children, poverty, Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Direct Service
Location: Wallingford

For 40 years, the world’s financial professionals have relied on FactSet, across teams, across asset classes, and at every stage of the investment process. Our goal is to provide a seamless user experience spanning idea generation, research, portfolio construction, trade execution, performance measurement, risk management, reporting, and portfolio analysis across the front, middle, and back […]

Foci: Business
Type: Administrative, Research
Location: Norwalk

The UConn Health Center and John Dempsey Hospital are to advance health care, education, and economic development in the state by supporting the development of a health disparities institute sponsored by the University of Connecticut that will enhance research and the delivery of care to minority and medically underserved populations of the state.

Foci: Education, Health, Socioeconomic
Type:
Location: Hartford

The Rudd Center was founded in 2005 by Kelly Brownell, PhD, at Yale, with a contribution from the Rudd Foundation. Key initiatives were launched as part of the Rudd Center’s work, based on a core philosophy of creating the greatest impact by working through important institutions that affect food policy and public health, such as schools […]

Foci: Health
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Hartford

Community Outreach’s mission is to enrich learning at the University of Connecticut through preparing students to be active global citizens by engaging them in service activities that enhance the quality of life for both others and themselves.

Foci: Diversity
Type: Administrative
Location: Storrs

ACT, with its partners, increases Connecticut’s capacity to ensure that all people impacted by HIV/AIDS and related health issues have access to health, housing and support services.

Foci: AIDS, Health, Housing
Type:
Location: Hartford

CAIR-Connecticut is a local branch of the Council on American-Islamic Relations, America’s largest Muslim civil liberties organization. Founded in 2004, CAIR-CT recently opened an office in Hartford, Connecticut. CAIR’S mission is to enhance understanding of Islam, encourage dialogue, protect civil liberties, empower American Muslims, and build coalitions that promote justice and mutual understanding. 

Foci: Civil Liberties, Discrimination
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

There is a significant opportunity gap in Fairfield County; the majority of public school students in Bridgeport will fall behind and will be unable to achieve success in school and in life. Connect-Us programs are designed to reach the bottom 90% of inner-city youth who may not be as accomplished or motivated, and provide opportunities […]

Foci: Discrimination, Education
Type: Advocacy
Location: Bridgeport

For over 30 years, Community Health Center, Inc. (CHC) has operated New Horizons Domestic Violence Shelter, a 24/7 emergency shelter victims and their families fleeing domestic abuse. On an annual basis New Horizons provides services and shelter to over 1,000 women, children and male victims. The shelter itself is one element of a comprehensive approach to intimate […]

Foci: children, Counseling, Domestic Violence, Education, Women
Type: Advocacy, Direct Service, Research
Location: Middletown

The International Rescue Committee responds to the world’s worst humanitarian crises and helps people whose lives and livelihoods are shattered by conflict and disaster to survive, recover and gain control of their future. In more than 40 countries and in 26 U.S. cities, our dedicated teams provide clean water, shelter, health care, education and empowerment support […]

Foci: Education, Health, poverty, Relief
Type: Administrative
Location: Farmington

Save the Children is the leading independent organization creating lasting change in the lives of children in need in the United States and around the world. Recognized for our commitment to accountability, innovation and collaboration, our work takes us into the heart of communities, where we help children and families help themselves. We work with […]

Foci: children, Education, Health, poverty
Type:
Location:

Slavery is still one of the darkest stories on our planet. But for us, the hope of abolition is a reality. Love146 believes in helping grow the movement of abolition while providing effective, thoughtful solutions. We believe in the power of Love and its ability to affect sustainable change.  Love is the foundation of our […]

Foci: children, Human Trafficking
Type: Advocacy
Location: New Haven

GeoVisions is committed to help individuals develop global skills to succeed in the twenty-first century. These skills will ultimately lead to greater cooperation and understanding among nations and peoples of the world. We are committed to treating every person on a GeoVisions program with respect, and devoting our energy to helping participants meet their individual […]

Foci: Culture, Education
Type: Direct Service
Location: Guilford

Taking action together has always been how health care workers have won improvements — whether we’re in contract negotiations for a raise, at work defending someone being treated unfairly, or lobbying at the State Capitol for safe staffing levels.  Often called “my favorite union” by Martin Luther King Jr., District 1199 is a bold, democratic […]

Foci: Discrimination, Health, Workers
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The American Federation of Labor and Congress of Industrial Organizations is an expression of the hopes and aspirations of the working people of America. We resolve to fulfill the yearning of the human spirit for liberty, justice and community; to advance individual and associational freedom; to vanquish ­oppression, privation and cruelty in all their forms; […]

Foci: Discrimination, Workers
Type: Direct Service
Location: Rocky Hill

CT NOW believes that the personal is indeed political; therefore it strives to impact and change attitudes, beliefs, and policies that harm all women by fighting for political, economic, and social justice through education, organizing and action. This purpose includes, but is not limited to, equal rights and responsibilities in all aspects of citizenship, public […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Education, LGBTQI, Public Policy, Women
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The Foundation is currently working on a number of programs and projects that address the reproductive health needs of Connecticut’s students, minorities, parents, medical professionals, and women.

Foci: Reproductive Rights, Women
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: Hartford

Coordinate and supervise statewide volunteers/activists, assist with organization of political and educational activities, coordinate phone-banks for campaigns and events. Other activities include planning trainings, helping with fundraising, implementing recruitment and leadership development activities, Coalition meetings and conferences. On-going CT Access Project has many opportunities for interns.

Foci: Reproductive Rights, Women
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: Hartford

Since 1973 CWEALF has worked to advance women’s rights and opportunities in Connecticut. With special expertise in family law, sex discrimination in employment and education, hate crimes and LGBT civil rights, CWEALF is dedicated to ensuring equal rights and opportunities for women and low-income people. As one of the oldest women’s rights organizations in the […]

Foci: Discrimination, Law, LGBTQI, Women
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: Hartford

Neighborhood organization works with low income Hispanic/Latino individuals and families in the Greater Hartford area to help them express their concerns, become more self-sufficient and improve their economic and social status. Meetings are held third W: 5:30-7pm; call for location.

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type:
Location: Hartford

The Windham Region No Freeze Project, Inc. is a not-for-profit agency dedicated to the survival of homeless adults who are in the Windham Region. We provide safe temporary shelter; we strive to address unmet needs including food, clothing, hygiene, case management, emergency and transport funding; we facilitate regional community and social service agency collaboration to […]

Foci: Homelessness, Socioeconomic
Type: Direct Service
Location: Willimantic

WAIM started in 1984 in the basement of a local church with the original intention of redistributing clothing to our neighbors in need.  Since then, we’ve grown to an organization that, along with clothing, provides furniture, appliances, linens, career clothing and emergency financial assistance to over 8,000 people each year from Windham and twelve surrounding […]

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative
Location: Willimantic

United Way is a dynamic, year-round movement focused on advancing the common good in our communities. We have the unique ability, vision and resources to bring together diverse stakeholders around a community vision of creating positive change to achieve long-lasting results.

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

Unite For Sight supports eye clinics worldwide by investing human and financial resources in their social ventures to eliminate patient barriers to eye care. Unite For Sight applies best practices in eye care, public health, volunteerism, and social entrepreneurship to achieve our goal of high-quality eye care for all. The programs are locally led and managed by […]

Foci: Health, Socioeconomic
Type: Direct Service
Location: New Haven

BFL is a unique feeding program that has helped feed a multitude of people throughout the years.  Due to escalating heating and prescription drug costs, as well as a shift in our economy, we have seen the need for our programs increase.  We are committed to continuing to serve those who need our services so […]

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Direct Service
Location: Southington

Our vision is to cultivate peace by forging Pathways for the practice of Mutual Respect among individuals and communities in contexts including global Christianity and Islam.

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: New Haven

Life Haven Inc., a nonprofit organization is dedicated to temporarily housing homeless pregnant women and women with young children. The Life Haven shelter provides 40 beds (20 units) to women and children for and average of 60 days each. During their stay the shelter, Life Haven is committed to assisting children and their families to […]

Foci: children, Housing, Socioeconomic, Women
Type: Direct Service
Location: New Haven

Journey Home is committed to fostering a caring community that ensures a home for all. We give life to this mission through: Encouraging collaboration Facilitating innovation Advocating for justice

Foci: Housing, Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

Holy Family Home and Shelter, Inc., operated by the Sisters of Charity of Our Lady Mother of the Church, endeavors to serve those families whose circumstances have deprived them of adequate living and housing. The Home and Shelter does not seek to pass judgment on any person, but to serve in a Christ-like manner families […]

Foci: Housing, Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Direct Service
Location: Willimantic

The mission of the Haitian Health Foundation is to improve the health and well being of the poor, sick, and the infirm of the greater Jérémie area, with a focus on women and children.

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: Norwich

End Hunger Connecticut! is a statewide anti-hunger and food security organization. By focusing on advocacy, outreach, education and research, EHC! serves as a comprehensive anti-hunger resource for policymakers, community organizations, and low-income families. The work of EHC! is vital to the visibility and coordination of various federal food assistance programs that are meant to lower […]

Foci: Public Policy, Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Hartford

Realizing that people can be impoverished physically, mentally, emotionally, spiritually, and culturally, as well as just from lack of money, the Isaiah 58 Ministry’s mission is to address these needs by providing not only food, but an environment of care, love, support, and safety to those who come through our doors. This ministry also relies […]

Foci: poverty, Socioeconomic
Type: Direct Service
Location: Willimantic

We offer individuals the skills and opportunities to improve their lives and their community.  We operate workforce development, housing counseling and education, and asset building, and community economic development programs that work.  Programs that help participants achieve long-term economic well-being and stability, resulting in greater personal success and a higher quality of life for themselves […]

Foci: Education, Housing, Socioeconomic
Type:
Location: Hartford

Community Renewal Team, Inc. is the Community Action Agency for Middlesex and Hartford Counties and is the largest non-profit provider of human services in Connecticut. The agency’s mission is Preparing Our Community to Meet Life’s Challenges. The mission is achieved each day by helping people and families become self-sufficient while making sure basic needs are met. […]

Foci: Communications, Health, Housing, Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Direct Service, Research
Location: Hartford

The Connecticut Housing Coalition works to expand housing opportunity and to increase the quantity and quality of affordable housing available to people with low and moderate incomes in Connecticut through advocacy, education and collaboration.

Foci: Education, Housing, Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy
Location: Wethersfield

The mission of the Connecticut Fair Housing Center is to ensure that all people have equal access to housing opportunities in Connecticut. Because Connecticut’s low-income residents are particularly affected by discriminatory housing practices, the Center devotes its scarce resources principally to assisting Connecticut’s low-income residents.  In addition, communities of color have been particularly devastated by […]

Foci: Housing, Law, Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative
Location: Hartford

Mission of Christian Community Action: “to express faithful witness by providing help, housing and hope to those who are poor in New Haven.” Statement of Purpose: “The purpose of CCA is to provide emergency food, housing and support. To offer families hope and encourage them in their efforts to attain self-sufficiency and work to change […]

Foci: Homelessness, poverty, Socioeconomic
Type:
Location: New Haven

The Connecticut Coalition to End Homelessness, in partnership with communities throughout the state, creates change through leadership, community organizing, advocacy, research, and education. Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness in Connecticut.

Foci: Homelessness, Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Hartford

Since 1970, Connecticut Citizen Action Group has been fighting for social justice, the environment, and better government. Our list of accomplishments is long, but most recently we won the passage of the most comprehensive campaign finance reform in the country, which takes effect this election cycle. Now we are fighting for equal access to health care and […]

Foci: Health, Politics, Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

Founded in 1910, CAHS promotes family economic security strategies that empower low-income working families to achieve financial independence. Our mission is to end poverty and engage, equip and empower all families in Connecticut to build a secure future. CAHS plays a unique role as a catalyst and convener. 

Foci: poverty, Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The Connecticut Association for Community Action (CAFCA) is a network of community action agencies that builds communities, promotes public policy, and develops leaders to end poverty in Connecticut.

Foci: poverty, Public Policy, Socioeconomic
Type: Direct Service
Location: New Britain

The Connecticut Alliance for Basic Human Needs (CABHN, pronounced “cabin”) is a statewide network of over 3,000 members, including social service providers, advocates, religious organizations and leaders, and individuals concerned about issues affecting lower-income families and communities throughout Connecticut. CABHN was formed in 1992 to support and promote advocacy on welfare-related issues.

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

In support of our mission, CAANH offers a variety of programs and services designed to educate, motivate, and support our clients on their pathway to prosperity. CAANH is committed to delivering excellence by helping those in poverty change their lives. This change is achieved through attaining the skills and knowledge necessary to overcome the challenges […]

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Advocacy
Location: New Haven

Motivated by Christ’s social teachings and respect for the richness of diversity, Catholic Charities exists to promote the dignity, self-sufficiency and human potential of those in need.

Foci: Socioeconomic
Type:
Location: New Haven

All Our Kin, Inc., is a nationally-recognized, Connecticut-based nonprofit organization that trains, supports, and sustains community child care providers in order to ensure that children and families have the foundation they need to succeed in school and in life. 

Foci: children, Socioeconomic
Type:
Location: New Haven

The Access Community Action Agency is a federal and state designated non-profit Community Action Agency (CAA). Access has been working with the low-income population of eastern Connecticut since 1965. We take a comprehensive, holistic approach to examining the poverty related challenges our customers and their families face, and with them develop customized individualized plans to help them overcome those challenges.

Foci: poverty, Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative
Location: Willimantic

In the Asylum and Human Rights Clinic, law students handle every aspect of representation in high-stakes cases that determine whether a client who has fled from political, religious or other persecution will be allowed to remain permanently in the United States, or face deportation.  In this intensive, one-semester program, students develop their legal skills and […]

Foci: Discrimination, Law, Politics
Type: Administrative
Location: Hartford

Opened on November 10, 1998, the State of Connecticut Superior Court Community Court Session in Hartford is a collaborative effort between the State of Connecticut Judicial Branch and local authorities that seeks to address the “quality of life” crimes that contribute to the deterioration of local neighborhoods. Committed to the concept of restorative justice, the […]

Foci: Law
Type: Administrative
Location: Hartford

Efficacy was founded by Cliff & Margaret Thornton and is a Connecticut-based organization advocating drug policy reform. Efficacy provides leadership on a way forward into a new responsibility for problem drug use and educates the public on the consequences of the current approach — the “war on drugs.”

Foci: Drugs
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

WeCAHR, Western Connecticut Association for Human Rights, Inc., is a non-profit organization committed to helping children and adults with disabilities live as safe, independent and productive lives as possible. WeCAHR serves 10 towns in the Greater Danbury area. WeCAHR is an advocacy organization. We advocate for the civil and human rights of people with disabilities. We […]

Foci: children, Civil Liberties, Disabilities
Type: Advocacy
Location: Danbury

P&A is an independent State agency created to safeguard and advance the civil and human rights of people with disabilities in Connecticut.  Part of a nationwide network of protection and advocacy systems, the Office operates under both State and federal legislative mandates to:  provide information, referral, and advocacy services; pursue legal and administrative remedies on behalf […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Disabilities, Discrimination, Public Policy
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

We are devoted to ending the devastating effects of multiple sclerosis. For more than 60 years the National MS Society, with its nationwide network of chapters and branches, has moved to create a world free of MS and improve the quality of life for those affected by MS. Through the work of chapters, the society funds research, […]

Foci: Disabilities, Health
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The CT Parent Advocacy Center, Inc. (CPAC) is a statewide nonprofit organization that offers information and support to families of children with any disability or chronic illness, age birth through 26. The Center is committed to the idea that parents can be the most effective advocates for their children, given the confidence that knowledge and […]

Foci: children, Disabilities, Health
Type:
Location: Niantic

The mission of Concerned Citizens for Humanity is to promote healthy communities by working with them to provide empowering information.

Foci: Education, Mental Health
Type:
Location: Hartford

The mission of Horizons is to provide high quality residential, recreational, support and work programs for people who have developmental disabilities or who have other challenging social and emotional needs. To fulfill this mission, we are committed to continuous improvement in our programs, facilities, and staffing. We understand and respond to the changing needs of program […]

Foci: children, Disabilities
Type: Direct Service
Location: South Windham

The mission of Advocacy Unlimited, Inc. is to improve the quality of life for persons with or in recovery from mental health or co-occurring disorders. We achieve this by providing comprehensive education in recovery and advocacy skills for persons in recovery and helping them find employment, reintegrate into the community, and get their lives back.

Foci: Education, Mental Health
Type:
Location: Wethersfield

In May of 2011, the Center will celebrate its 15th anniversary, and it’s safe to say that our future is now. We have realized our dream of becoming a long-lasting, trusted, venerable institution. We truly hope to continue to serve as a beacon for those struggling to understand their identity, and a place to form […]

Foci: LGBTQI
Type:
Location: New Haven

The Hartford Gay & Lesbian Health Collective empowers individuals of diverse sexual orientations, gender identities and gender expressions to lead healthy lives through the provision of health and support services, education and advocacy.

Foci: Education, Health, LGBTQI
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

All kids—no matter where they live, how much money their parents make, or what their skin color is – deserve access to a great education. But in our country today, a significant achievement gap exists between low-income children and their wealthier peers. It’s not easy to close this gap, but hundreds of proof points show that it’s […]

Foci: children, Discrimination, Education
Type: Advocacy
Location:

Pax Educare, as a resource center, seeks to build public understanding of peace education and to promote and advocate for the importance of integrating peace and sustainability principles and concepts into every aspect of education, both formal and informal.

Foci: Education
Type:
Location: Hartford

Established in 1999, the Griffin Center for Health and Human Rights promotes global health and human rights practices and policies, developing new and effective strategies for dealing with complex humanitarian and silent emergencies. The center designs, develops and implements health and human rights community projects domestically and internationally, bridging the gap between academia and grass-root […]

Foci: Education, Health
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Derby

Curbstone Press is a nonprofit publishing house dedicated to literature that reflects a commitment to social change, with an emphasis on writing from Latin America and Latino communities in the United States.

Foci: Education, Publishing
Type:
Location: Willimantic

At buildOn we run afterschool youth service programs that mobilize urban teens to lift up their communities and change the world through intensive local community service and by building schools in some of the poorest countries on the planet. We are a movement of students, educators and communities. We believe in the power of partnerships […]

Foci: Education, poverty
Type: Direct Service
Location: Stamford

Our primary mission is to provide academically gifted, economically disadvantaged and highly motivated young men of color (African-American, Latino, Asian-American and Native American) the opportunity to live in our community and to study in Westport’s outstanding public high school, to help prepare them to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in their careers, communities and […]

Foci: Discrimination, Diversity, Education
Type:
Location: Wilton

Rebuilding Democracy is a nonprofit consultancy which offers consulting, training, leadership development, technical and new-media assistance to Democratic and progressive organizations so they can develop and use a strong grassroots organizing capacity. 

Foci: Civil Liberties, Politics
Type:
Location: Hartford

Lawyers Without Borders is a not-for-profit 501c3 corporation whose mission is to protect the integrity of legal process, serve the underserved, and promote the culture of pro bono service in the legal profession- all with a neutral orientation. 

Foci: Civil Liberties, Law, Politics
Type: Administrative, Research
Location: Hartford

To achieve equal justice for poor people, to work with clients to promote social justice, and to address the effects and root causes of poverty.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Politics, poverty
Type:
Location: Hartford

Our ultimate vision is that local communities create and sustain public dialogue and problem solving. Such strong local democracies can form the cornerstone of a vibrant national democracy. 

Foci: Civil Liberties, Politics
Type:
Location: East Hartford

Working Families Party is an independent party that stands up for hard working every day families across Connecticut — not the Wall Street banks, the lobbyists and the CEOs. Every year, we examine the records of all the candidates — Democrats, Republicans and Independents — and only support those who will stand up for our […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Politics
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The mission of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People is to ensure the political, educational, social, and economic equality of rights of all persons and to eliminate race-based discrimination.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Politics
Type:
Location: Hartford

The Department is committed to protecting and promoting the interests of Connecticut workers. In order to accomplish this in an ever-changing environment, we assist workers and employers to become competitive in the global economy. We take a comprehensive approach to meeting the needs of workers and employers, and the other agencies that serve them. We […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Politics
Type:
Location: Wethersfield

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  The mission of the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities is to eliminate discrimination through civil and human rights law enforcement and to establish equal opportunity and justice for all persons within the state through advocacy and education.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Education, Law, Politics
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The mission of Connecticut Coalition for Environmental Justice is to protect urban environments primarily in Connecticut through educating communities, through promoting changes in local, state, and national policy, and through promoting individual, corporate and governmental responsibility towards our environment.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Education, Environmental Protection, Politics
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

ConnPIRG Students is an independent statewide student organization that works on issues like environmental protection, consumer protection, and hunger and homelessness. For nearly 35 years students with their campus PIRG chapters have been making a real difference in people’s lives and winning concrete changes to build a better world.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Environmental Protection, Homelessness, Politics, Socioeconomic
Type: Administrative, Advocacy, Direct Service
Location: Hartford

The Connecticut Regional Office, established in the early 1950s, is responsible for overseeing ADL’s operations in the state. From assisting victims of discrimination to reaching thousands with anti-bias education, ADL’s Connecticut Regional Office impacts public policy and improves our communities.  ADL advocacy and programs focus on anti-Semitism and all forms of bigotry, extremism, hate crimes, civil […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Discrimination, Education, Politics
Type:
Location:

Common Cause in Connecticut is a nonprofit, nonpartisan citizens lobby dedicated to improving the way state government operates. Whether it is advocating for opening committee meetings to the public or compelling the passage of the strongest campaign finance law in the nation, Common Cause in Connecticut has been a leading voice in reforming state government.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Politics
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

The ACLU-CT is comprised of two separate entities, the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut. Although both the American Civil Liberties Union of Connecticut and the American Civil Liberties Union Foundation of Connecticut are part of the same overall organization, it is necessary that the ACLU-CT […]

Foci: Civil Liberties, Incarceration, Politics
Type: Administrative, Research
Location: Hartford

True Colors is a non-profit organization that works with other social service agencies, schools, organizations, and within communities to ensure that the needs of sexual and gender minority youth are both recognized and competently met. The organization trains more than 2400 people annually, organizes the largest LGBT youth conference in the country with more than […]

Foci: children, LGBTQI
Type: Direct Service
Location: Hartford

The mission of Connecticut Voices for Children is to promote the well-being of all of Connecticut’s young people and their families by advocating for strategic public investments and wise public policies.  Connecticut Voices for Children advances its mission through high quality research and analysis, strategic communications, community education, and development of the next generation of […]

Foci: children, Education, Public Policy
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: New Haven

Connecticut Sexual Assault Crisis Services, Inc. (CONNSACS) is a statewide coalition of individual sexual assault crisis programs. CONNSACS works to end sexual violence through victim assistance, community education, and public policy advocacy.

Foci: children, Education, Public Policy, Sexual Violence
Type: Advocacy
Location: East Hartford

All children and youth served by the Department will grow up healthy, safe and learning, and will experience success in and out of school. The Department will advance the special talents of the children it serves and will make opportunities for them to give back to the community.

Foci: children
Type:
Location: Hartford

The Connecticut Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCADV) is the recognized leading voice for victims and those who serve them in Connecticut.  CCADV is a social change organization, working at the state and national level to create and implement policy changes to strengthen Connecticut’s response to domestic violence.

Foci: children, Domestic Violence
Type: Advocacy
Location: Wethersfield

Our mission is to promote and protect the legal rights and interests of poor children who are dependent upon the judicial, child welfare, health and mental health, education, and juvenile justice systems for their care.

Foci: children, Health, Law
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

CARC, through its member agencies, strives to ensure quality housing and supportive services for people living with HIV/AIDS in Connecticut and to promote effective HIV/ AIDS awareness and prevention education.

Foci: AIDS, Education, Housing
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

We help individuals and families who are affected by homelessness, HIV/AIDS, and mental illness, learn to make their lives work better.We provide programs for life-long learning, emergency and supportive housing and other needed direct aid. We aspire to be a model caring community where people learn a living.

Foci: AIDS, Education, Health, Homelessness, Mental Health
Type: Direct Service
Location: Stamford

AIDS ministries program of Connecticut is an ecumenical program that embraces an active ministry in traditional churches and their communities throughout the state of Connecticut, education, training and developing respite teams.  Concurrently, its programming involves active legislative advocacy.

Foci: AIDS, Education
Type: Advocacy
Location: Hartford

AIDS Project New Haven provides education, non-judgmental comprehensive and holistic services to individuals infected and affected by HIV/AIDS.

Foci: AIDS, Education
Type: Administrative
Location: New Haven

AIDS PROJECT Hartford, from a foundation of respect and compassion, provides education and support services for all people affected by HIV/AIDS in the Greater Hartford region, empowering them to maintain dignity and improve their quality of life.

Foci: AIDS, Education
Type:
Location: Hartford

The mission of AIDS Project Greater Danbury (APGD) is to advocate for and provide supportive services to people living with HIV/AIDS, their families, and loved ones.

Foci: AIDS
Type: Advocacy
Location: Danbury

…Besides the Day Center play area for children, the organization offers various support services including crisis intervention, medical screenings, employment assistance, HIV education, counseling, legal assistance and an emergency food pantry.  AIDS Interfaith also offers the Sunshine Corner, therapeutic recreation and cultural activities for children.

Foci: AIDS, children, Counseling, Education, Health, Law
Type:
Location: New Haven

Our mission is to serve the needs of individuals, families and the community with prevention, crisis intervention and support services with regard to domestic violence, sexual assault and other major life crises. We achieve this mission through our strongly committed team of dedicated staff, direct service and board of director volunteers, and with the help […]

Foci: Domestic Violence, Sexual Violence, Women
Type: Direct Service
Location: Danbury

UConn and the Connecticut Area Health Education Centers (CT AHEC) Program strive to help migrant farm workers overcome these barriers by conducting medical and dental screenings on site at farm worker barracks free of charge. The UConn Migrant Farm Worker Clinics operate annually from June to October offering diagnostic and treatment options for a variety […]

Foci: Education, Health, Immigration
Type: Direct Service
Location: Farmington

TEDMED is the independent health and medicine edition of the world-famous TED conference, dedicated to “ideas worth spreading.” TED Talks have been viewed online over two billion times around the world. TEDMED is a non-profit that is wholly owned by The TEDMED Foundation, a 501(c)(3) Public Charity. Created by TED’s founder, TEDMED convenes and curates […]

Foci: Health, Public Relations
Type: Administrative
Location: Stamford

Open Communities Alliance is a Connecticut-based civil rights organization that promotes access to opportunity for all people through education, organizing, advocacy, research, and partnerships. The Alliance works to build an urban-suburban interracial coalition to support policies that lead to housing choice.

Foci: Civil Liberties, Education, Housing
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Hartford

Le Korsa is a dynamic non-profit organization that works directly with dedicated doctors, teachers, and students in Senegal to improve human lives. Operating programs at carefully selected sites, responding quickly and immediately to emergencies, we are astonishingly effective. Our actions are concrete, designed to fulfill urgent needs. We are in constant contact with our network […]

Foci: Culture, Education, Health
Type: Direct Service
Location: Bethany

The Kids In Crisis mission is to ensure the well-being of children through vital 24-hour services.

Foci: children
Type:
Location: Cos Cob

Jumpstart is a national early education organization working toward the day every child in America enters kindergarten prepared to succeed. We provide language, literacy, and social-emotional programming for preschool children from under-resourced communities and promote quality early learning for all children. Since 1993, the national Jumpstart network has trained 45,000 college students and community volunteers […]

Foci: children, Education
Type: Direct Service
Location: Manchester, Mansfield, Vernon-Rockville, Windham-Willimantic

Interfaith AIDS Ministry of Greater Danbury, Inc. (IAM) offers critical support services to families faced with the nutritional, physical, and spiritual challenges of living with HIV/AIDS while providing vital education programs that respond to the greater community.

Foci: AIDS, Education, Health
Type:
Location: Danbury

**Due to the public health threats posed by Covid-19, this is a remote internship.  IRIS is a non-sectarian, independent nonprofit refugee resettlement agency that has welcomed more than 5,000 refugees to Connecticut since 1982.

Foci: Immigration
Type: Direct Service
Location: New Haven

The Division of Criminal Justice is responsible for the investigation and prosecution of all criminal matters in the State of Connecticut. It is an independent agency of the executive branch of state government, established under the Constitution of the State of Connecticut. The Division of Criminal Justice is composed of the Office of the Chief […]

Foci: Criminal Justice, Law
Type: Administrative
Location: Rocky Hill

CT Students for a Dream (C4D) was founded in 2010 by a group of undocumented students and allies from across Connecticut. Initially coming together to discuss how it could advocate for the Federal DREAM Act, this small group organized a CT “Dream Summit” to kick off the DREAM movement in Connecticut, where over 30 students […]

Foci: Undocumented Students
Type: Advocacy
Location: Bridgeport, Danbury, Stamford

The Connecticut Institute for Refugees and Immigrants (CIRI) is a statewide nonprofit organization that assists refugees and immigrants resolve legal, economic, linguistic and social barriers so that they become self-sufficient, integrated and contributing members of the community. CIRI achieves this mission by providing a compassionate array of high-quality legal, social and educational programming and by […]

Foci: Education, Immigration
Type:
Location: Bridgeport

Founded in 2002, the Connecticut Early Childhood Alliance is a statewide organization committed to improving outcomes in the areas of learning, health, safety and economic security, for children ages birth to eight. Our goal is for all children in Connecticut to enter kindergarten healthy, eager to learn, and ready for school success.  Our guiding vision […]

Foci: children, Education, Health
Type:
Location: Hartford

The Commission on Women, Children and Seniors (CWCS) is a non-partisan arm of the Connecticut General Assembly. As staff to the legislature, the CWCS researches best practices, coordinates stakeholders, and promotes public policies that are in the best interest of Connecticut’s underserved and underrepresented women, children and older adults. The agency recognizes that the experiences […]

Foci: children, Public Policy, Seniors, Women
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: Hartford

The mission of Connecticut Alliance to End Sexual Violence is to create communities free of sexual violence and to provide culturally affirming, trauma-informed advocacy, prevention, and intervention services centered on the voices of survivors.

Foci: Communications, Public Policy, Sexual Violence
Type: Advocacy, Research
Location: East Hartford

CONNETIC WORD is a troupe of young writers and performers who provide workshops and performances within schools and youth organizations throughout the United States.  Through the implementation of youth-centered, diversity-related arts and humanities programs, the troupe would enable young people to learn from one another and explore issues relating to culture, race, gender and other […]

Foci: Diversity, Education
Type: Direct Service
Location:

The America Reads program seeks to strengthen students’ reading and writing skills through individualized and group tutoring in pre-K through 12th grade. The program works to decrease student illiteracy in schools in surrounding communities and provide support in classroom settings to create a positive learning experience for the students. America Reads participants lower the student […]

Foci: Education
Type: Direct Service
Location: Hartford, Mansfield, Willington