Human Rights Internship Opportunities in the St. Louis Area (PDF)
Children and Youth Services
These organizations focus on families and children, offering services like counseling
for children and parents, foster care placement and free health care.
These organizations work with community members to provide community resources and
support services in a variety of areas, including education, housing and employment,
to help them overcome social and economic difficulties.
Some non-profit organizations help persons with mental, developmental, intellectual
and physical disabilities. They offer life skills training, community living services,
recreational activities and more for handicapped children and adults.
Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault
These groups tend to provide emergency assistance to victims of domestic violence
and sexual assault. Typical services include 24-hour telephone help lines, walk-in
clinics and safe houses. Other groups advocate for the rights of victims of sexual
Educational non-profit groups often tutor children, teach adults to read and write
and teach English as a second language to immigrants.
Elder care volunteer opportunities include helping senior citizens perform everyday
tasks, like driving to the doctor or fixing dinner. Some non-profits in this category
help take care of elderly people with long-term illnesses like Alzheimer's disease.
This category includes non-profits focused on environmental issues and the outdoors.
These non-profit organizations help ex-felons transition from prison into society
by offering structured housing, skills training, employment assistance, and educational
Health-based non-profit organizations often provide medical care to those who cannot
otherwise afford it. Others help terminally ill patients and their families cope financially
and emotionally with their illnesses. Organizations that help individuals with drug
and alcohol addictions are also included in this list.
Most non-profit organizations that combat homelessness operate shelters where people
sleep and eat. Sometimes, they also help the homeless find jobs and low-rent homes
and offer financial assistance.
These organizations donate food to hungry individuals and families.
This category includes organizations with an international focus.
Legal advocacy non-profits offer low-cost legal services to low-income residents.
They often represent individuals in child custody, divorce and domestic violence cases.
Some legal assistance groups specialize in helping children or the elderly.
These organizations provide any number of services to the poor, including those relating
to health, education, housing and economic development, with the goal of creating
healthy lifestyles and prosperous environments.