This is a 10 week internship where the intern will work 21 hours per week paid at a rate of $15.00 per hour. We start with Orientation on Wednesday, May 30th and expect all the interns to complete their internship by the first week of August. This intern will work out of our Newark, NJ office.
The American Friends Service Committee’s Summer Internship Program is designed to engage undergraduate and graduate students with the world of public service and peace and social justice issues. As an intern you will work alongside AFSC staff helping to implement current programs and achieve AFSC’s mission. You will work within a framework of a work plan and learning objectives with the opportunity to participate in activities such as client engagement and in depth research. You may work directly with clients and perform in depth research. Upon completion of the internship, you will have the opportunity to reflect upon and evaluate your experience.
HOURS REQUIRED AND COMPENSATION
The Summer Internships require 210 hours between the end of May and August. Schedules will be worked out with the supervisor, but generally run about eight weeks. The stipend paid this year is $3,150.00
END DETENTION AND DEPORTATION PROJECT (EDDP) ORGANIZING INTERNSHIP
The EDDP Organizing Intern will work closely with AFSC’s organizing staff, coalition partners and community members to implement various activities. The intern will assist in planning advocacy and education events related to immigration detention and deportation as well as current immigration policies impact on immigrant communities in New Jersey. Some of our current campaigns focus on the following areas: TPS and DACA, detention conditions and medical oversight in immigration detention, detention quota, New Jersey welcoming policies. The intern will also assist in developing education and outreach materials and conducting community outreach. On-going responsibilities include phone banking members and supporters, writing and research, and meeting with stakeholders, staff and volunteer(s).
The EDDP Intern will work under the supervision of the End Detention and Deportation Coordinator in the Newark, NJ office. Candidate should have strong interest in community organizing and immigrant rights, and be highly motivated to take initiative. Some understanding of immigration policy and/or immigrant background will be helpful but not required. Second language will be helpful.
The American Friends Service Committee is a practical expression of the faith of the Religious Society of Friends (Quakers), which upholds the worth of every individual and the transforming power of love. AFSC staff members are committed to promoting and practicing nonviolence in their work toward establishing peace and social justice. The AFSC community seeks to transform conditions and relationships both in the world and in ourselves which threaten to overwhelm what is precious in human beings. The AFSC involves people of many faiths and backgrounds who share its values and bring to its work a rich variety of experiences and spiritual insights.
The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Organization. Qualified persons are encouraged to become involved in AFSC at all levels regardless of their religious affiliation, race, sex, sexual orientation or nature of disability.
HOW TO APPLY
1. Review the internship descriptions on this website.
2. Write a letter of interest indicating your preferred position, tying your skills, education and experience with the area in which you want to work.
3. Download the application as a PDF document and open in Adobe reader. Do not open directly from the browser. If you have any trouble please try to open the document in Internet Explorer. If that doesn’t work please email email@example.com
4. Complete the application, and save it as “AFSC Application your name.pdf”.
5. Attach your resume; letter of interest; two references, one personal and one professional (contact information and relationship only) and the completed application to one email and send it to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Applications will be accepted through March 19, 2018. Internships may be filled on a first come first serve basis, so we encourage early applying.
o College or graduate student or recent high school graduate with diploma or GED.
o Able to give at least 21 hours a week to the Summer Internship.
o Good interpersonal skills.
o Ability to work well and develop rapport with people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
o Interest in learning and applying Quaker values of peace, social justice, and equality in the work environment.
o Excellent communication skills.
o For some of our projects Spanish or another language may be helpful.