Dispute Resolution Internships & Fellowships

The Carter Center

War and civil strife continue to be the most significant impediments to sustainable development and basic human rights. Devastation from such conflicts has impoverished countries in every region, in many cases wiping out the achievements of decades of development. The Conflict Resolution Program focuses on preventing, resolving, and ending armed conflict. Much of the program’s work revolves around regularly monitoring many of the world’s armed conflicts in an attempt to better understand their histories, the primary actors involved, the issues presently in dispute, and the efforts being made to resolve them. When a situation arises in which President Carter has a unique role to play and when specific conditions have been met, Conflict Resolution is directly responsible for supporting his intervention efforts. To accomplish this, Conflict Resolution works closely with representatives of international organizations, governments, and non-governmental organizations.

The Conflict Resolution Program has worked on projects in the Baltics, Bosnia and Herzegovina, and the Great Lakes region of Africa, Korea, Sudan, Uganda, Fiji, and Ecuador. Currently, its primary areas of focus are Liberia, Sudan, South Sudan, and the Middle East. In the Middle East, the Center is engaged in analyzing and finding peaceful resolutions to the conflicts in Israel/Palestine, as well as in Syria. In Sudan and South Sudan, the Center facilitates a dialogue initiative that aims to foster constructive bilateral relationships among leading Sudanese and South Sudanese civil society leaders. In addition, since 2006, Conflict Resolution has been implementing an Access to Justice Project in Liberia in response to critical needs and invitations by the government. The Liberia Project works in four areas with the aim of helping to create a working and responsive justice system consistent with local needs and human rights, paying special attention to rural areas, and the needs of marginalized populations.

Applicant Preferences

  • There is no preferred program of study; rather, the applicant must display an interest in the field of Conflict Resolution either academically or experientially
  • Ability to speak a second language (particularly Arabic)
  • Overseas experience
  • Strong writing, research, and critical thinking skills

Application Deadlines
FALL (late August – early December)  Deadline: June 15
SPRING (mid-January – early May)  Deadline: Oct. 15
SUMMER (mid-May – mid-August)   Deadline: March 1

Application information here.

 

Center for Court Innovation

520 Eighth Avenue, 18th Floor, New York, NY 10018
Contact: Director, Finance, Administration & Human Resources
Phone: (212) 397-3050 (no phone calls please)
Email: [email protected]

Founded as a public/private partnership between the New York State Unified Court System and
the Fund for the City of New York, the Center for Court Innovation is a non-profit think tank
that helps courts and criminal justice agencies aid victims, reduce crime and improve public trust
in justice. The Center combines action and reflection to spark problem-solving innovation both
locally and nationally. To apply for employment or internships, please fax cover letter and
resume to fax number above. CCI primarily takes interns during the summer.

The deadline to apply is during the preceding Fall semester. Please contact CCI for exact date.

 

CPR International Institute for Conflict Prevention and Resolution

575 Lexington Avenue, 21st Floor, New York, NY 10022
Contact: Helena Tavares Erickson Esq. Senior Vice President & Secretary
Phone: (212) 949-6490 x. 237
Email: [email protected]
Website: http://www.cpradr.org

Founded in 1979 as the Center for Public Resources, CPR is a not for profit corporation whose mission is to spearhead innovation and promote excellence in public and private dispute resolution, and to serve as a primary multinational resource for avoidance, management and resolution of business-related and other disputes. To fulfill its mission, CPR is engaged in an integrated agenda of research and development, education and advocacy. CPR offers semester and summer internships. Interns do research for CPR’s website, CLE courses, its publications and articles being developed by CPR staff. Interns also participate in
doing background research as necessary for CPR’s Industry and Practice Committees and for Institute-wide surveys and studies, where appropriate. Interested students should send a resume, transcript and short writing sample (preferably analyzing a case) to Ms. Erickson. An interview will be required.

Other employers who list internships on the CPR site can be found here.

 

District Court of Maryland—ADR Internship

Fairfax County, Virginia—Office of Dispute Resolution

Contact ADR Coordinator at 703-324-3348
Or email [email protected]

The ADR Office offers unpaid internships to undergraduate and graduate students seeking a degree in Conflict Resolution & Analysis requiring the completion of internship credits to satisfy course credit requirements.

 

FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority)

(formerly NASD)
165 Broadway, 52nd Floor, New York, NY 10006

FINRA operates the largest dispute resolution forum in the securities industry to assist in the resolution of monetary and business disputes between and among investors, securities firms, and individual registered representatives. Please be aware that the selection of interns goes through the general human resources department. FINRA has a summer program and accepts resumes and cover letters around January for the subsequent summer. Preference is given to students who have taken ADR coursework.

 

Susan T. Mackenzie, Esq.

New York, New York 10025
Phone: (212) 749-9585
Email: [email protected]

Ms. Mackenzie is a mediator and arbitrator of labor management, employment law and commercial disputes. She uses legal interns to assist in legal research and in preparation of arbitration orders and awards. The intern may attend arbitration hearings and mediation sessions if interested. Potential for additional legal analysis and research work on articles. This is a great opportunity for students interested in arbitration and mediation and or labor management and employment law.

Qualifications/Skills: ability to work independently and exercise good judgment; legal research or experience a plus; strong organizational skills and strong communication skills. Salary commensurate with experience. Hours flexible, but minimum 20 hours of work per week, 4/5 days per week. Interested students should e-mail.

Maryland Program for Mediator Excellence

 

Mediation Works Incorporated (MWI)

4 Faneuil Hall – Fourth Floor, Boston, MA 02109-1632
Contact: Allison McBratney, Operations Manager
Phone: (617) 973-9739
Email: [email protected]

Founded in 1994, MWI has provided negotiation and dispute resolution services and training to hundreds of clients. MWI also has expertise in meeting facilitation, organizational ombuds services, and dispute resolution system design. Our services have helped countless organizations to resolve conflict more productively, often resulting in significant reductions in litigation costs and the renewed ability to focus on external business issues.

As a private 501(c) 3 not-for-profit corporation, MWI is also committed to serving income eligible clients through MWI’s Public Service Initiatives that work to prevent homelessness with eviction mediation services, provide mediation services to pro-se litigants onsite at multiple Massachusetts District and Municipal Courts.

An internship application can be found at http://www.mwi.org/mwi-internship-program.html.

 

Mediators Beyond Borders

Mediators Beyond Borders (MBB) brings together experienced mediators to volunteer their skills world- wide, in collaboration with local, indigenous and global partners, to improve conflict resolution capacity and support alternative approaches to expressing, negotiating and resolving interpersonal, political, economic, social, ethnic and religious differences.

 

National Conflict Resolution Center

NCRC’s internship program allows students to learn about, participate in and observe mediations while assisting staff with important daily work. An internship at NCRC is a great opportunity to see firsthand the benefits of alternative dispute resolution services. If you are interested, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 

New York City Commission on Human Rights

40 Rector Street, Suite 1005, New York, NY 10006
Contact: Nimer Basha, Assistant Commissioner
Phone: (212) 306-7722
Email: [email protected]

The Commission works with civil rights law. Please go to their website for more information. The Commission takes both summer associates as well as 60-hour per semester interns based on individual circumstances.

 

New York State Unified Court System—ADR Program

25 Beaver Street, Room 855, New York, NY 10004
Contact: Dan Weitz, Esq., State Court ADR Coordinator
Phone: (212) 428-2863
Email: [email protected]

The Office of Alternative Dispute Resolution Programs is a unit of the Division of Professional and Court Services within the Unified Court System’s Office of Court Administration. The Office works with Judges, court administrators and members of the bar to design dispute resolution programs that are responsive to the needs of the communities and courts in which they operate.

 

New York Peace Institute

346 Broadway 400W, New York, NY 10013
Phone: 212-577-1740, ext. 129
Email: [email protected]

210 Joralemon Street Room 618, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Phone: 718-834-6671
Email: [email protected]

The New York Peace Institute Mediation Program is an extensive community-based and court-annexed Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) program that operates at our main offices in lower Manhattan and downtown Brooklyn. The Mediation Program provides an extensive array of ADR services, inclusive of screening, intake, mediation, conciliation, facilitation, arbitration, and training. The Program handles issues such as harassment, family conflicts, property violations, noise and other quality of life crimes, parent-teen conflict, placement of children in special education, housing disputes and lemon law arbitration. The program serves over 11,000 New Yorkers and currently handles over 4,000 disputes each year.

Specific Internship opportunities include:
Small Claims Diversion Mediation Program Intern
Please address resume and cover letter to:
New York County Courts Coordinator, Manhattan Mediation Center
[email protected]
or
Martha Vargas
Kings County Courts Coordinator, Brooklyn Mediation Center
[email protected]

Criminal Court Mediation Program Intern
Brooklyn Mediation Center
210 Joralemon Street, Suite 618, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Please send brief statement of interest and resume to Rochelle Arms, Restorative Justice
Coordinator: [email protected]

 

North Virginia Mediation Services

The Northern Virginia Mediation Service (NVMS) offers opportunities for students to perform unpaid, credit-based internships throughout the year. All positions are also available as externships and volunteer opportunities.

Interns develop skills in mediation and conflict resolution, communication, client service, administration, case management, training design and delivery, marketing and non-profit management. Interns also have the opportunity to work closely with a dedicated group of staff, mediators, and trainers.

Training Program

Description: Interns will work with the program manager and trainers to develop and deliver skill-based workshops and support the NVMS training program.

Responsibilities

  • Plan NVMS Monday Night Forum presentations and other outreach/educational events
  • Conduct market research regarding new outlets for advertising the program
  • Develop print and website-based promotional materials for NVMS training services and training center rental
  • Collect Customer testimonials, enhance public relationships and customer follow-up
  • Answer client questions about training workshops and mediation certification
  • Support the program by managing daily tasks
  • Occasional travel may be necessary for public and networking events

Special Qualifications (preferred)

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience with Adobe Suite, e.g. Photoshop, Illustrator, Fireworks
  • Experience in managing websites

Deadline to apply

  • Spring: November 5th
  • Summer: April 15th
  • Fall: July 25th

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to Izabela Solosi, [email protected].

Court Program

The Court Mediation Intern will support Court Mediation Program Manager with all aspects of NVMS court mediation programs in Arlington, Fairfax, Falls Church and Loudoun County General District Court. This includes on-site coordination, monthly reporting, database management, and help with special projects. Interns will also assist with  NVMS’s Restorative Justice program.

Responsibilities

  • Coordinate Fairfax Small Claims Court mediations each Friday.
  • Manage case files and enter new court mediation cases into Access and VA Supreme Court databases,
  • Prepare case paperwork for Fairfax and Arlington courts
  • Prepare Mentee Orientation binders as needed
  • Assist the Program Manager with monthly court reporting procedures, including preparing invoices to send to the VA Supreme Court

Qualifications

  • Strong verbal and written communications skills
  • Familiarity with the workings of the Virginia Court System (preferred)
  • Interest in Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Ability to work independently, self-manage, and complete tasks within deadlines
  • Positive attitude and flexibility

Deadlines:

  • Spring: November 5th
  • Summer: April 15th
  • Fall: July 25th

How to Apply: Submit a cover letter and resume to [email protected]

 

Office of the United Nations Ombudsman

380 Madison Avenue, New York, NY 10017, USA

This is an exciting opportunity of an internship with the Office of the United Nations
Ombudsman (New York) to students who have an interest in informal dispute resolution in an
international environment. The United Nations Office of the Ombudsman is the informal part of the UN’s internal justice system and provides independent, impartial and confidential assistance to UN staff on
employment related disputes and we are currently seeking suitable interns to assist our staff in its
daily work, i.e. drafting and preparing reports, researching material on dispute resolution and
preparing communications about the office for United Nations employees.

 

Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, Langdon Fellow

The Ohio State University, Moritz College of Law, seeks applications for its next Langdon Fellow. The Langdon Fellow works closely with the college professors who teach in the alternative dispute resolution field; acts as the clinical supervisor for two mediation classes per academic year (one in the fall, one in the spring), and also has opportunities to teach in the classroom. As clinical supervisor, the Fellow supervises students mediating at Franklin County Municipal Court or at the City of Columbus Night Prosecutor Mediation Program on afternoons and/or evenings, as well as identifying and overseeing other mediation observation opportunities for students. The Fellow also plans a weekend training session for students each semester. In the classroom, the Fellow attends class sessions for the medication practicum, facilitates discussions of issues presented in mediated cases, and lectures on subjects agreed on by the professor and Fellow. The Fellow also assists the Faculty Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution with programmatic planning and advising dispute resolution certificate students, as well as coaching the law school negotiation competition teams. The Fellow will have time during the fellowship, particularly in the summer months, to focus on his or her own research preferably in the area of dispute resolution. During the second year of the fellowship, the Langdon Fellow may opt to teach up to three (3) credits in the dispute resolution curriculum, to be agreed upon between the Fellow and the Faculty Director of the Program on Dispute Resolution.

Requirements: J.D.; significant experience in mediation preferably as both a mediator and a trainer; 2-5 years out of law school and be interested in a career in academia.  To apply, go to jobsatosu.edu.  Applicants may contact Professor Sarah Cole at [email protected] or Professor Erin Archerd, [email protected], with questions.

 

Peacemaker Program

Public International Law & Policy Group (PILPG)

The Public International Law & Policy Group, a 2005 Nobel Peace Prize nominee, is a
non-profit organization which operates as a global pro bono law firm providing free legal
assistance to states, governments and groups negotiating and implementing peace
agreements, drafting post-conflict constitutions, and prosecuting war criminals. To
facilitate the utilization of this legal assistance, PILPG also provides policy formulation
advice and training on matters related to conflict resolution.

PILPG has advised over twenty states and governments involved in the negotiation and
implementation of peace agreements and post-conflict constitutions, including
Afghanistan, Armenia, Bosnia, Darfur, Georgia, Kenya, Kosovo, Iraq, Libya, Liberia,
Macedonia, Montenegro, Nagorno-Karabakh, Nepal, Somalia, South Sudan, Sri Lanka,
Yemen, and the Burmese Government in exile. PILPG has also provided legal assistance
to every international criminal tribunal.

Project Overview: Externship

PILPG’s Law Externship Program provides an opportunity for current law students to
spend the fall or spring semester working in PILPG’s Washington, D.C. office. Externs
are current law school students who provide pro bono legal services to PILPG’s clients
and gain experience in the field of public international law. Applications are accepted on
a rolling basis, and positions are offered based on the needs of PILPG’s offices and
clients. PILPG does not compensate externs for their assistance, however externships can
be performed for academic credit.

Role & Responsibilities

PILPG’s law externs will be asked to:

  • Conduct legal research on public international law matters;
  • Draft work products for PILPG’s clients on international law issues;
  • Edit legal documents;
  • Participate in meetings related to international law matters; and
  • Collaborate with PILPG strategic partners and senior PILPG experts.
  • Qualifications for PILPG Fellows include:
  • Current enrollment in law school;
  • Ability to work independently while also collaborate with a team;
  • Strong drafting and research skills; and
  • Prior work experience in international law (preferable but not required).

Salary: Unpaid

Application Instructions: To submit an application, submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample through PILPG’s online application portal: http://www.publicinternationallawandpolicygroup.org/work-for-us/. The cover letter should outline the applicant’s interest in PILPG and what the applicant hopes to accomplish during the externship. Questions can be submitted as well however applicants are encouraged to consult the PILPG website to ensure the information is not provided there. After receiving completed application materials, PILPG will follow up only if the candidate is selected for an interview

Project Overview: Law Fellow

PILPG accepts applications for postgraduate fellows to work in PILPG’s Washington,
D.C. and overseas offices. PILPG selectively accepts fellow applications for assistance in
our offices on a rolling basis and based upon client needs. PILPG only accepts fellows for
full-time positions, for a period greater than 6 months. Not all PILPG offices are
available for fellowship placement.

PILPG fellowship or volunteer applicants must secure their own funding to work with
PILPG. PILPG does not compensate fellows for their assistance or provide benefits for
PILPG law fellows. If an applicant is interested in submitting a proposal to an
organization with PILPG’s support, they must be first accepted as a fellow with PILPG
before PILPG will support an application for funding to a third party. If an applicant
already has funding to do general public interest work, the application process is the same
as outlined below.

Role & Responsibilities

  • Conduct legal research on public international law matters;
  • Draft client ready work products on international law issues;
  • Edit legal documents;
  • Participate in meetings related to international law matters as well as client
    meetings;
  • Collaborate with PILPG strategic partners and senior PILPG experts; and
  • Assist with client management and planning.

Qualifications & Educational Requirements

  • A law degree;
  • Ability to work independently while also collaborate with a team;
  • Knowledge of public international law;
  • Strong drafting and research skills;
  • Fluency in English; and
  • Prior work experience in international law (preferable but not required).

Application Instructions: To submit an application, submit a resume, cover letter, and writing sample through PILPG’s online application portal: http://www.publicinternationallawandpolicygroup.org/work-for-us/. The cover letter should outline the applicant’s interest in PILPG and what the applicant hopes to accomplish during the externship. Questions can be submitted as well however applicants are encouraged to consult the PILPG website to ensure the information is not provided there. After receiving completed application materials, PILPG will follow up only if the candidate is selected for an interview.

 

U.S. Court of Appeals – 2nd Circuit

Mediation Program/Office of Staff Counsel
U.S. Court House, 40 Foley Square, New York, NY 10007
Contact: Elizabeth Cronin, Director, Office of Legal Affairs
Phone: (212) 857-8800
Email: [email protected]

The Office of the Staff Counsel conducts mediation of civil appeals under the Civil Appeals Management Plan (CAMP) of the Second Circuit pursuant to Federal Rule of Appellate Procedure 33. The Court’s mediation process provides confidential, risk-free opportunities for parties to resolve their dispute with the help of a neutral third party. The mediations are conducted by the Staff Counsel who are full-time employees of the 2nd Circuit and have extensive mediation and appellate practice training and experience. In general, the office takes two students per summer.

 

U.S. Department of Justice—Community Relations Service

The Community Relations Service offers unpaid Summer, Fall and Spring internships to undergraduate and graduate school students in its 15 offices across the country.

Headquarters Office, Washington, D.C.

Headquarters’ Interns gain a unique and exciting view of the work and mission of CRS.  Interns will assist senior leaders, including the Director, Deputy Director, Associate Director and Legal Counsel, in a variety of assignments.  Intern tasks may involve conducting research related to Department initiatives and Director’s projects, evaluating current CRS programs, reviewing regional casework summaries, participating in weekly operational meetings, analyzing various mediation strategies and community dispute resolution techniques and attending meetings on behalf of the Agency.  Law students will have the additional opportunity to work with CRS Legal Counsel on drafting legal memoranda, reviewing Memoranda of Understanding and drafting Freedom of Information Act responses.  Communications and Public Affairs students will be able to create website content, draft talking points for senior management and write press releases on CRS initiatives and activities.  All interns will have the ability to attend events in the Department to expand their knowledge of the government and the field of conflict resolution.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students and submit a current official college or university transcript.  Although all applicants will be considered, competitive candidates will have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, completed their sophomore year of college and exhibit excellent communication skills, computer proficiency and professionalism.  Students should demonstrate an interest in alternative dispute resolution and mediation or conflict resolution studies, as well as civil rights issues.  Law students must demonstrate skills in legal research and the use of Westlaw and/or LexisNexis.

Regional and Field Offices 
Boston | New York | Philadelphia | Atlanta | Chicago | Dallas | Kansas City Denver | Los Angeles | Seattle | Miami | Detroit | Houston | San Francisco

The 10 regional offices and four field offices across the country work with diverse communities to prevent and resolve community conflicts. Regional teams deliver four services: mediation, facilitated dialogues, training, and consultation. Interns in regional and field offices work alongside regional staff to plan and deliver these services to impacted communities. The duties of Regional and Field Office Interns will vary by location, but all interns will have the opportunity to participate in CRS casework in their area. Regional and Field Office Interns will leave their internship with a greater understanding of how the CRS Conciliation Specialists and Regional Directors provide dispute resolution services and how CRS successfully prevents, responds to and/or addresses difficulties and conflict relating to allegations of discrimination or hate crimes in inter-community conflicts.

Additional Requirements

Applicants must be currently enrolled undergraduate or graduate students, and they must submit a current official college or university transcript.  Although all applicants will be considered, competitive candidates will have a cumulative grade point average of at least 3.0, completed their sophomore year in college and exhibit excellent communication skills, computer proficiency, professionalism and dependability.

How to Apply

Send your resume and cover letter to Melody Caprio at [email protected]  The cover letter should explain why you are interested in an internship with CRS and should identify the CRS office(s) where you would like to work.

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis, however due to the security clearance process, we strongly suggest that you submit your application four months prior to your anticipated start date and follow the deadline schedule below in order to receive school credit. Applicants who are accepted into the program must immediately complete and return a security packet in order to expedite the background clearance process and ensure a timely start date.

Suggested Deadline Schedule

Fall Internship Spring Internship Summer Internship
Deadline: April 1 Deadline: August 1 Deadline: January 1

U.S. Department of Transportation—Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution

The practice of law is often about conflict: winners and losers, suing or protecting against suits. But law can be about something else. Law can be about problem-solving, positive outcomes, and enhancing professional and personal relationships. Law can be about better results. The Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution provides legal and policy advice on alternative dispute resolution (ADR). The Center builds the Department’s ADR capacity to improve program performance and customer service.

If you are interested in learning more about this growing area of the law, the Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution has unpaid legal clinical internships available for each semester and during the summer. The internships may be with or without academic credit.

The Center offers an opportunity to work in a variety of areas: Training and Education: The Center offers informational and skill-based training workshops on topics including conflict management, communication skills, basic mediation skills, advanced mediation skills, interest-based problem solving, and representing clients in mediation. In addition, the Center maintains resources including publications, videotapes, and other materials about dispute resolution and conflict management. Mediation and Facilitation Services: The Center provides mediation and facilitation services to help interested parties resolve disputes efficiently and effectively. The Center also helps customers identify ADR providers outside the agency.

Dispute Systems Design and Implementation: The Center develops overall ADR policy within the Department, and helps organizations design and implement specific ADR mechanisms that meet the organization’s particular needs.

For more information contact: Fern Kaufman, [email protected]
Center for Alternative Dispute Resolution, 1200 New Jersey Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20590
202-366-8067

 

U.S. District Court—Eastern District of New York

Alternative Dispute Resolution Department
U.S. Court House, 225 Cadman Plaza East, Brooklyn, NY 11201
Contact: Gerald Lepp, Esq., ADR Administrator
Phone: (718) 613-2577
Email: [email protected]

Interns must be available at least one entire day each week during the internship. Interns will serve on a voluntary basis without compensation. This internship emphasizes not only research and writing, but also communication and organizational ability and problem-solving. Interns will learn about alternative dispute resolution, what the differences are among the various processes, and what to expect from the litigants, counsel and the neutral. Interns will observe mediation and arbitration sessions. Cover letters and resumes should be faxed to the attention of Gerald P. Lepp.

 

U.S. District Court—Southern District of New York

40 Foley Square, Suite 120, New York, New York 10007
Contact: Rebecca Price, Esq., Mediation Supervisor
(212) 805-0650
Email: [email protected]

The Mediation Unit at the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York is seeking interns. The Mediation Unit manages all of the mediations in the Southern District of New York. The unit handles almost 1,000 cases annually and has an active panel of approximately 500 mediators. Any civil suit  may go to mediation. Employment discrimination (not FLSA) and certain Section 1983 cases are referred automatically. The mediation unit has been in existence for over 20 years and is currently undergoing substantial changes. Volunteers will manage cases, as well as work on long-term projects such as the organization of historic documents, development of a mediator manual, a post-mediation survey, and other office systems. Volunteers can also assist with research and writing on numerous topics including: model court-annexed ADR programs; mediator training and assessment protocols; and case management systems.

Applicants should be available for at least one day/week for the entire semester. To apply: email
cover letter and resume to Rebecca Price.

 

U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission—Los Angeles District Office

Interns in the ADR unit will assist EEOC staff and outside mediators. The EEOC offers free mediation services through its Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) unit. ADR coordinates mediation services so that the parties to a charge of discrimination can meet with a mediator to resolve the charge.  The intern will receive an overview of the work done by EEOC, observe mediation conferences conducted by mediators, call employers and charging parties about their interest in mediation, and co-mediate charges. A limited number of internships are available with the ADR Units in Los Angeles District Office.

Interested students should e-mail or send a letter of interest and resume to Cherry-Marie B. Destura, ADR Coordinator, at EEOC, 255 East Temple Street, 4th Floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012 or   [email protected].

 

U.S. State Department

The U.S. Department of State has several internship and fellowship opportunities for students interested in mediation and negotiation experience, both abroad in U.S. Embassies and in Washington, DC.  Internships are available year round, and run from semester-length to two years long.  Students interested in these programs should visit the Department’s Student Programs page for more information.

 

William J. Clinton Foundation/The Clinton Global Initiative

55 West 125th St., New York, NY 10027
Phone: (212) 348-8882

Through the William J. Clinton Foundation, President Clinton promotes the values of fairness and opportunity for all. His vision is the Foundation’s mission: to strengthen the capacity of people in the United States and throughout the world to meet the challenges of global interdependence. Together with the generosity of citizens and volunteers, President Clinton and the Foundation are vigorously working to advance those principles that move us beyond differences to a common future of shared responsibility, shared benefits, and shared values. Students interested in interning should fill out the application which can be downloaded at www.clintonfoundation.org/main/about/intern/about.html.