Kansas City Peace Internship

Deadline:Dec 13, 2013
Location:Kansas City, Missouri
Type:
Hours:
Start Date:Mar 3, 2014
End Date:Jun 30, 2014

American Friends Service Committee (AFSC), a non-profit Quaker peace and justice organization, (www.afsc.org/kansascity/ & http://afsc.org/video/kansas-city-interns-engage-youth-work-peace-and-justice) is looking for Peace Interns

Part-time (8-10 hours / week) Now – June 2014

Applicants are encouraged to apply ASAP.

The Intern will work with AFSC staff and volunteers to support Kansas City AFSC peace campaigns and engage youth from after-school, faith and high school settings in creative youth peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars Youth Film Festival and If I Could Change The World spoken word project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing how corporations and the 1% control U.S. policy; and deepen advocacy and visions of a just and peaceful world.

 The Peace Intern will:

  • · Receive training in peacemaking and social change
  • · Help develop AFSC program materials that appeal to youth and young adults and utilize Twitter, Facebook and other social media to educate and involve youth in KC AFSC program activities
  • · Recruit and involve high school and university-aged youth in peace trainings, creative social change projects and peace building campaigns
  • · Support KC AFSC peacemaking campaigns and activities

 Qualifications include:

  • · Experience in organizing projects and working collaboratively with others
  • · Knowledge of and commitment to peace and social justice
  • · Ability to involve others in creative participatory educational and social change campaigns
  • · Ability to utilize social media for education and organizing campaigns
  • Leadership experience, effective oral and written communication and ability to understand and accept diverse points of view
  • · Flexibility required to allow for varied meeting/activity schedules

 A stipend of $9.25/hour will be provided.

If interested, submit a cover letter and resume including:

  1. Why do you want to be an AFSC Peace Intern?
  2. What skills and experiences would you bring to the position?
Contact:

afsckc@afsc.org 816 931-5256

Location

Kansas City AFSC
4405 Gillham Rd.
Kansas City, MO

Who we are

AFSC is a Quaker organization devoted to service, development, and peace programs throughout the world. Our work is based on the belief in the worth of every person, and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice. Learn more

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