My Nonprofit Reviews
Review for International Bridges To Justice, Boston, MA, USA
IBJ is a human rights organization that seeks to end criminal investigatory torture by strengthening the rule of law and developing legal aid systems in developing countries.
IBJ is a great place to work - the management board is nurturing and inspiring, the work is challenging and fascinating, and the international coworkers are amazing. While working there, my writing significantly improved and I was given the opportunities to meet brilliant legal minds at conferences, galas and other events.
IBJ works largely off volunteers, many of which are short-term volunteers. When I left the organization, I wish I could have stayed longer. Because of the goals of the organization, longevity and sustainability are important and some small details can go overlooked with a lot of short term volunteerships. I would recommend that people seeking to volunteer full time with this organization do so for no less than 9 months. Otherwise, they should work on very discrete projects.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
the creation of a community of defenders: during the legal trainings, I truly experienced the community spirit IBJ seeks to create throughout the world in its community of defenders.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
require internships no shorter than 9 months.