Social Justice Jobs Board

Nationwide Internships, Fellowships, and Jobs Opportunities

  • Able Arts Work, Long Beach, CA

    The primary vision of Able ARTS Work (formerly known as Arts & Services for Disabled, Inc.) is to provide lifelong learning, community service and vocational opportunities through the creative arts for people of all abilities and all ages in an environment of warmth, encouragement and inclusion. Able ARTS Work offers valid continuing education to further the education of board certified music therapists and other creative art therapists. Click HERE for volunteer and job opportunities.

  • 826LA, Los Angeles, CA

    “826LA is a non-profit organization dedicated to supporting students ages 6 to 18 with their creative and expository writing skills, and to helping teachers inspire their students to write. Our services are structured around our understanding that great leaps in learning can happen with one-on-one attention, and that strong writing skills are fundamental to future success. With this in mind, we provide after-school tutoring, evening and weekend workshops, in-school tutoring, help for English language learners, and assistance with student publications. All of our programs are challenging and enjoyable, and ultimately strengthen each student’s power to express ideas effectively, creatively, confidently, and in their individual voice.”

    Click HERE to learn more about the organization and how to get involved.

  • ACLU- American Civil Liberties Union, California

    To defend and preserve the individual rights and liberties guaranteed to every person in this country by the Constitution and laws of the United States. Click HERE for more information about fellowships and internships.

  • Alemany Farm, San Francisco, CA

    Friends of Alemany Farm grows food security and educates local residents about how they can become their own food producers. We strive to increase ecological knowledge and habitat value, and to sow the seeds for economic and environmental justice. Click HERE for more information.

  • Al Otro Lado, Los Angeles, CA

    “We are a bi-national, direct legal services organization serving indigent deportees, migrants, and refugees in Tijuana, Mexico. The bulk of our services are immigration-related.  However, the needs of the people we serve are diverse, so we also coordinate with attorneys and non-legal professionals in a range of areas such as family law, labor law, criminal law (particularly post-conviction relief), and employment law.  We also assist families with aspects of reunification in Mexico when it has been determined by U.S. authorities that it is in the best interest of the child to live with his or her parent in Mexico.  We work with non-custodial deported parents to ensure their rights as parents are protected in the United States family court system.” Click HERE to learn more about opportunities at Al Otro Lado

  • Animal Equality, Los Angeles, CA

    As an animal protection organization, we are guided by compassion, determination, and effectiveness.Using these values to launch innovative projects and strategic campaigns, we work to expose and abolish the cruel practices of the animal agriculture industry. Click HERE for jobs and internships opportunities.

  • Anti Recidivism Coalition, CA

    The Anti-Recidivism Coalition (ARC) empowers formerly and currently incarcerated people to thrive by providing a support network, comprehensive services, and opportunities to advocate for policy change. Click HERE to learn more about Anti Recidivism Coalition

  • Art for Recovery (UCSF program), San Fransisco, CA

    The Ernest H.Rosenbaum MD Art for Recovery program provides a safe environment where adults can express the intense feelings that arise in life-threatening illnesses. It nurtures the aesthetic sensibilities of patients, visitors, and medical staff at the various campuses of UCSF Medical Center and in the community, and creates a safe haven for patients and staff to be heard, to express their feelings and find support. Click HERE to check job availabilities.

  • Californians for Pesticide Reform, Berkeley, CA

    CPR has for mission to “Protect public health, improve environmental quality and support a sustainable and just agricultural system by building a diverse movement across California to change statewide and local pesticide policies and practices.” Click HERE for more information.

  • Center for Asian Pacific Familiy, Los Angeles, CA

    “The Center for the Pacific Asian Family (CPAF) was founded to help address domestic violence and sexual assault in the Asian and Pacific Islander communities. Our mission is to build healthy and safe communities by addressing the root causes and consequences of family violence and violence against women. CPAF is committed to meeting the specific cultural and language needs of Asian and Pacific Islander women and their families. Our vision is of an Asian and Pacific Islander community that embraces healthy relationships and works in partnership with other communities to eradicate all forms of violence.” Click HERE for jobs and internships opportunities

  • The Children's Defense Fund (Nationwide)

    The Children’s Defense Fund Leave No Child Behind® mission is to ensure every child a Healthy Start, a Head Start, a Fair Start, a Safe Start and a Moral Start in life and successful passage to adulthood with the help of caring families and communities. Click HERE to check nationwide job and internship availabilities.

  • CivicSpark Fellowship, California

    CivicSpark is a Governor’s Initiative AmeriCorps program that is dedicated to building capacity for local governments to address emerging environmental and social equity resilience challenges such as climate change, water resource management, affordable housing, and mobility. CivicSpark is administered by the Local Government Commission in partnership with the Governor’s Office of Planning and Research. Click HERE to apply for the fellowship

  • The Cooking Project, Calicornia

    “Our mission is to teach young people fundamental cooking skills. By focusing on delicious, inexpensive dishes from diverse cultural traditions, our community of chefs, writers, home cooks, and farmers seeks to demystify the culture of food, make good food more accessible, and equip young people to successfully take on challenges in the kitchen and out.” Click HERE to learn more about the organization.

  • Disability Rights California, California

    Disability Rights California advocates, educates, investigates, and litigates to advance the rights, dignity, equal opportunities, and choices for all people with disabilities. Click HERE for more information.

  • Downtown Women's Center, Los Angeles, CA

    The Downtown Women’s Center (DWC) is the only organization in Los Angeles focused exclusively on serving and empowering women experiencing homelessness and formerly homeless women. We envision a Los Angeles with every woman housed and on a path to personal stability. Our mission is to end homelessness for women in greater Los Angeles through housing, wellness, and advocacy. Click HERE to get involved

  • East Bay Community Energy, Oakland, CA

    East Bay Community Energy, also known as EBCE, is the new local electricity supplier in Alameda County. EBCE will provide cleaner, greener energy at lower rates to our customers. EBCE will reinvest earnings back into the community to create local green energy jobs, local programs, and clean power projects. Click HERE to get involved.

  • Ecology Center, Berkeley, CA

    Inspiring and building a sustainable, healthy, and just future for the East Bay, California, and beyond. Click HERE to get involved.

  • Friends of the LA River, Los Angeles, CA

    Friends of the LA River was founded in 1986 on the belief that effective advocacy, education, collaboration and imagination can accomplish great things. We know first-hand that urban ecosystem restoration requires creativity, technical knowledge and tenacity – but also that our goals, while vast and visionary, are undeniably attainable.  We bring these attitudes and vision to our mission of protecting and restoring the natural and historic heritage of the Los Angeles River as well as to our quest for people to help us accomplish all of this. Get involved HERE.

  • Global Inheritance, Nationwide

    Born in 2002, Global Inheritance is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization working to reinvent activism and empower individuals to seek a global balance. Our initiatives focus on the power of creativity to communicate and drive progressive social change. Global Inheritance develops campaigns that cater specifically to individual demographic groups, targeting the message and experience to be approachable for various subcultures. Learn more about the organization HERE.

  • Golden Gate Parks Conservancy, San Francisco, CA

    Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy is a nonprofit, membership organization that enhances access, recreation and education programs in Golden Gate National Parks, including Muir Woods, Crissy Field and Alcatraz. Click HERE for career opportunities.

  • Green for All, Oakland, CA

    Green For All “advances solutions that bring clean energy, green jobs, and opportunities to the poorest, and most polluted communities in the country.” Click HERE for job opportunities.

  • Haas Institute, Berkeley, CA

    The Haas Institute for a Fair and Inclusive Society at UC Berkeley brings together researchers, organizers, stakeholders, communicators, and policymakers to identify and eliminate the barriers to an inclusive, just, and sustainable society and to create transformative change toward a more equitable nation. Click HERE to find job opportunities.

  • Human Rights Watch, Worldwide

    Human Rights Watch defends the rights of people worldwide. We scrupulously investigate abuses, expose the facts widely, and pressure those with power to respect rights and secure justice. Human Rights Watch is an independent, international organization that works as part of a vibrant movement to uphold human dignity and advance the cause of human rights for all. Click HERE for more information.

  • Lambda Legal (CA, NY, DC)

    is a national organization committed to achieving full recognition of the civil rights of lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transgender people and everyone living with HIV through impact litigation, education and public policy work. Click HERE for more information.

  • Liberty In North Korea, Long Beach, CA

    Liberty in North Korea is a global movement of people that believe in and work alongside the North Korean people to accelerate change. Our efforts are focused in 3 key areas: Working with Refugees, Changing the Narrative, and Research & Strategy. Click HERE for more information.

  • Los Angeles Cleantech Incubator, Los Angeles, CA

    Los Angeles has launched its cleantech business incubator to accelerate the development of cleantech start-ups by offering flexible office space, CEO coaching and mentoring, and access to a growing network of experts and capital. LACI is the business equivalent of baseball’s farm system: it identifies local talent, nurtures it, and helps it get to market, resulting in more jobs and a bigger green economy in Los Angeles. Click HERE to learn more about the organization.

  • MALDEF, CA and DC

    MALDEF is the nation’s leading Latino legal civil rights organization. Often described as the “law firm of the Latino community”, MALDEF promotes social change through advocacy, communications, community education, and litigation in the areas of education, employment, immigrant rights, and political access.

  • National Immigration Law Center, CA and DC

    National Immigration Law Center (NILC) is one of the leading organizations in the U.S. exclusively dedicated to defending and advancing the rights of immigrants with low income. Click HERE to learn more about jobs, internships and fellowship opportunities.

  • OC Human Relations, Oakland, CA

    To foster mutual understanding among residents and eliminate prejudice, intolerance and discrimination in order to make Orange county a better place for ALL people to live, work and do business” Click HERE for volunteer and internship opportunities.

  • RACE Forward, CA and NY

    Race Forward’s mission is to build awareness, solutions, and leadership for racial justice by generating transformative ideas, information, and experiences. We define racial justice as the systematic fair treatment of people of all races, resulting in equitable opportunities and outcomes for all and we work to advance racial justice through media, research, and leadership development. Click HERE for job opportunities.

  • SIREN, San Jose, CA

    SIREN’s mission is to empower low-income immigrants and refugees through community education and organizing, leadership development, policy advocacy and legal services. We believe that all people regardless of legal status or nationality are entitled to essential services, human dignity, basic rights and protections, and access to full participation in society. Click HERE for job opportunities.

  • Social Justice Collaborative, Berkeley, CA. (Fellowship)

    Our mission is protect and advance the rights of immigrants and their families through legal representation in immigration and criminal court as well as community advocacy. We are one of the first non-profits in the nation to protect the rights of non-citizens through immigration and criminal defense representation. Click HERE to learn more about fellowships, internships, and career opportunities.

  • Together We Rise, CA and TX

    Together We Rise is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization comprised of motivated young adults and former foster youth. Our vision is to improve the lives of children in foster care, who often find themselves forgotten and neglected by the public. We collaborate with individuals, companies, and community partners to bring resources to foster youth and use service-learning activities to educate volunteers on issues surrounding the foster care system. TWR works with hundreds of foster agencies, social workers, CASA advocates, and other partners to bring our programs to foster youth across the nation. Our foundation has allowed us to provide thousands of foster youth across the country with new bicycles, college supplies, and sweet cases so that children do not have to travel from home to home with their belongings in a trash bag. Click HERE to learn more about volunteer opportunities.

  • Urban Adamah Fellowship, Berkeley, CA

    Urban Adamah seeks to integrate the practices of Jewish tradition, sustainable agriculture, mindfulness, and social action to build more loving, just, and sustainable communities. Click HERE to apply for the fellowship.

  • Transgender Law Center, Oakland, CA

    Transgender Law Center changes law, policy, and attitudes so that all people can live safely, authentically, and free from discrimination regardless of their gender identity or expression. Click HERE to learn more about career opportunities.

  • A Window Between Worlds, Venice, CA

    A Window Between Worlds is a nonprofit organization dedicated to using art to help end domestic violence. Through creative expression, battered women and children gain a sense of renewal and power. Their images of hope, survival and strength educate the public and become “a window between worlds” for survivors taking steps to change their lives. Click HERE for volunteer opportunities.

  • Uncommon Good, Claremont, CA

    The mission of Uncommon Good is to break the intergenerational cycle of poverty and to work for the restoration of our planet. These two goals are intertwined, since the alleviation of poverty depends upon having a healthy earth with enough resources to support everyone. We accomplish these goals by helping underprivileged children succeed in school and go to college, by supporting young doctors who are bringing health and wellness into underserved communities, and through a variety of environmental initiatives. Click HERE to apply for jobs and volunteer opportunities.

  • Middle Tree, Claremont, CA

    Middle Tree is a non profit dedicated to making education as unique as it is affordable. Click HERE to apply and become a tutor.

  • 21 Progress, WA

    21 Progress provides high quality leadership development training/education programs that unite, develop, and empower emerging leaders – including young adults, immigrants, refugees, and people of color – to build thriving communities. We are committed to investing in leaders as whole people and delivering services that address communities most impacted. Click HERE to learn more about the organization and apply for internship opportunities

  • Arizona Conservation Corps, AZ

    Arizona Conservation Corps (AZCC) offers opportunities throughout the full calendar year from offices located in the White Mountains, Flagstaff and Tucson, AZ. AZCC operates a continuum of programs from community-based initiatives for younger teens to residential camping crews for high school and college-aged individuals along with leadership programs for college graduates and job training programs specifically for current era veterans. Programs are operated in partnership with public land management agencies and AmeriCorps.


    CARECEN’s mission is to foster the comprehensive development of the Latino population in the Washington metropolitan region by providing direct services, while promoting grassroots empowerment, civic engagement, and human rights advocacy. Click HERE for internship opportunities.

  • DC Internships, DC

    Since 1967, The Fund for American Studies (TFAS) has been a leader in educating young people from around the world in the fundamental principles of American democracy and our free market system. TFAS has been the launching pad for more than 17,000 students who have participated in our programs in Washington, DC and around the world in Asia, Europe and South America. Alumni of our program are leaders in government, business, the media and nonprofit sector. Apply HERE.

  • Refugee Center Online, OR

    What is Refugee Center Online? It is a one-stop, comprehensive website that houses the resources and information newcomers need to build successful lives for themselves and their families here in the USA. Click HERE to apply for jobs.

  • The Roddenberry Fellowship, Nationwide

    Our work is organized in three primary ways: The Catalyst Fund is a small grants program focused on early-stage, unconventional ideas that have the potential for disruptive change. The Roddenberry Fellowship is an annual program that provides a select group of activists, leaders, advocates, and changemakers the resources to devote an entire year to their ideas. The Roddenberry Prize is a biennial competition to crowd-source innovative solutions to issues that demand an immediate, bold, and global response. Together, these interconnected initiatives offer opportunities for original thinkers and innovators from all walks of life to pursue significant, lasting change. Click HERE to apply for The Roddenberry Fellowship.

  • Southern Poverty Law Center, AL, FL, LA, MS

    The Southern Poverty Law Center is dedicated to fighting hate and bigotry and to seeking justice for the most vulnerable members of our society. Using litigation, education, and other forms of advocacy, the SPLC works toward the day when the ideals of equal justice and equal opportunity will be a reality. Click HERE to apply for summer and year-long internship opportunities.

  • The Universal Design Project, VA

    The Universal Design Project aims to help make communities more welcoming to people affected by disability through the use of universal design. Click HERE for volunteer opportunities.