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Economic Activism intern

Economic Activism intern

Location:Oakland, California
Start Date:Apr 2, 2018

Follow the money! Investigate the prison industry and immigrant detention, the U.S./ Mexico border wall and the exploitation of the families and communities of immigrants and incarcerated people. Help us expose the profiteers from state violence, from the Israeli occupation and from the militarization of policing.

 Principal Responsibilities

The key responsibilities of the Economic Activism Intern include the following:

  1. Maintain the Investigate online investment screening tool, update information about companies and campaigns, manage a database of relevant sources, contacts and resources;

  2. Conduct corporate research of the relevant industries, write short summaries about companies and sub-industries;

  3. Create resources for activists and investors to support more initiatives targeting these corporations

To apply:

Send a cover letter and your resume, add a short (2 pages max) writing sample and specify contacts for two references to

Applications are accepted and reviewed on a rolling basis.

6 Months
Required Skills: 


  1. Excellent research and writing skills.

  2. Good communication, ability to work with a team and alone.

  3. Experience organizing within a grassroots movement around economic activism, immigrant rights, anti-prison or Palestine solidarity issues.

 Other Required Skills and Abilities:

  1. Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies.  Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.

  2. Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities.  Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff

Compensation:  Hourly, $18 an hour, 20 hours a week, flexible.

There are no medical, dental, or life insurance benefits, short-term or long-term insurance benefits with this position. AFSC does participate in unemployment, worker’s compensation, and social security.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.  Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplace. This position is not represented.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.


Oakland , CA