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 peacemaking and social change (e.g. If I Had A Trillion Dollars youth Film Festival and the If I Could Change The World Spoken Word Project). Activities will focus on: increasing activism; promoting understanding of militarism and economic injustice; exposing ways corporations and the 1% control U.S. policy and legislation; and deepening advocacy and visions of a just and peaceful world.

Click this link to view video of 2013 AFSC Peace InternsClick this link for information about KC AFSC work.

The intern will work eight to ten hours each week between late August 2013 and May 2014.

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.

Application Deadline: (REOPENED) New Deadline - September 10, 2013

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?

Send application materials to: 

  • American Friends Service Committee, 4405 Gillham Rd., KCMO 64110; 
  • Email: iharritt@afsc.org
Related Documents: