Seevak Human Rights and Social Justice Summer Fellowship

Seevak Fellowship

On some positions, cowardice asks the question, 'Is it expedient?' And then expedience comes along and asks the question, 'Is it politic?' Vanity asks the question, 'Is it popular?' Conscience asks the question, 'Is it right?' There comes a time when one must take a position that is neither safe, nor politic, nor popular, but he must do it because conscience tells him it is right.

— Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.


Below is a list of the Seevak Fellowship Summer 2013 placements.

Alternatives for Community and Environment

Based in Roxbury, ACE builds the power of people of color and low-income communities in Massachusetts to eradicate environmental racism and classism, create healthy sustainable communities, and… more

Be the Change, Inc.

This placement is with Be the Change Inc. which builds momentum for citizen service as a practical solution to problems facing our communities and our country. Vibrant coalitions, collaborative… more

City Life/Vida Urbana

This placement is with City Life/Vida Urbana (CLVU), a bilingual community organization founded in 1973 whose mission is to fight for racial, social and economic justice and gender equality by… more

Community Change Inc.

This placement is with Community Change Inc.’s Civil Rights Internship program. CCI promotes racial justice and equity by challenging systemic racism and acting as a catalyst for antiracist action a… more

Cradles to Crayons (C2C)

Cradles to Crayons (C2C) was launched in 2002 by Lynn Margherio with the mission to provide, free of charge, children living in low income and homeless situations from birth to pre-teen the basic… more

Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD)

Founded in 1978, Gay & Lesbian Advocates & Defenders (GLAD) is New England’s leading legal rights organization dedicated to ending discrimination based on sexual orientation, HIV status and g… more


This placement is with MassVOTE. MassVOTE works on a nonpartisan basis to increase voter registration, education, and participation in historically underrepresented communities in Massachusetts. For… more

Oxfam America

This placement is with Oxfam America. Oxfam America, the U.S. affiliate of Oxfam International, is a world leader in the fight against global poverty, hunger, and social injustice. Oxfam remains… more

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR)

Physicians for Human Rights (PHR) is an independent organization that uses medicine and science to stop mass atrocities and severe human rights violations against individuals. PHR was founded in 1986… more

Women’s Lunch Place

The Women's Lunch Place provides a safe, comfortable daytime shelter, nutritious food, and services for women who are homeless or poor. We treat women with dignity and respect and foster a community… more