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Organizing and Advocacy Intern

Organizing and Advocacy Intern

Deadline:Mar 22, 2019
Location:Newark, New Jersey
Start Date:May 31, 2019
End Date:Aug 2, 2019

Applications will be accepted through March 22, 2019. 

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 Friday, May 31th and expect all the interns to complete their internship by the first week of August. This intern will be working 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.



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



The Organizing and Advocacy Intern will work closely with AFSC’s organizing staff and community partners in New Jersey to help advance issues -based organizing projects such as TPS (Temporary Protected Status) Permanent Residency Campaign, Fair and Welcoming Policy and Universal Representation Program in New Jersey. He/She will assist in planning, organizing and advocacy activities such as community meetings, rallies or other actions. and help follow up with impacted community members and community partners. 

In addition, this Intern will work closely with Detention Project Intern to plan advocacy trip to Washington including scheduling legislative visits, preparing materials, phone banking, etc. 

The intern will develop or translate outreach materials and promote activities via social media.



  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. Apply online. If that doesn’t work please email
  4. Remember to attach your resume and cover letter to the application before submitting



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.

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210 hours between the end of May and August
Required Skills: 


  • College or graduate student or recent high school graduate with diploma or GED.
  • Able to give at least 21 hours a week to the Summer Internship.
  • Good interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well and develop rapport with people from different cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.
  • Interest in learning and applying Quaker values of peace, social justice, and equality in the work environment.
  • Excellent communication skills. 
  • Candidates should have a 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 such as Spanish is strongly preferred.


Newark , NJ