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Youth Organizing Intern, YUIR

Youth Organizing Intern, YUIR

Deadline:Dec 28, 2018
Location:Seattle, Washington
Hours:10 hours/week maximum
Start Date:Jan 15, 2019
End Date:Aug 15, 2019

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to


Youth Undoing Institutional Racism (YUIR) is seeking 4 Youth Organizing Interns for the 2019 School Year and Freedom Summer. Interns will work with a team of AFSC Staff and YUIR Program Committee members to prepare for and facilitate Freedom Schools and assist with various YUIR and Ending the Prison Industrial Complex (EPIC) tasks as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS/RESPONSIBILITIES:  The key responsibilities of the Youth Organizing Intern include the following:

  1. Participate in development of annual YUIR member contract, group agreements & strategic visioning for YUIR.
  2. Recruit and maintain weekly outreach to multi-racial group of YUIR members.
  3. Facilitate weekly political education meetings for YUIR and EPIC.
  4. Co-facilitate Spring/Summer Tyree Scott Freedom Schools and YUIR Weekends.
  5. Develop organizing relationships with local and national youth & communities of color networks (i.e. People’s Institute Youth Agenda, PINW, AFSC Youth Network).
  6. Develop skills and analysis in anti-racist, intergenerational, multi-cultural and art-based community organizing through YUIR Action Plan (i.e. No New Youth Jail Campaign and People’s Institute Youth Agenda Zine.).
  7. Facilitate community education workshops grounded in YUIR’s vision to build anti-racist analysis for youth and ending the prison industrial complex.

COMPENSATION:  Salary $18.00/hour, 10 hours/week maximum, for the term of January 15 – August 15, 2019. Non-exempt – 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 workplaces. This position is not represented.

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

To apply, please email your cover letter and resume to

January 15 – August 15, 2019
Required Skills: 


EDUCATION:  No Minimum Requirement

EXPERIENCE:  Previous participation with school, community or faith group or youth projects a plus, but not essential.


  1. Commitment to People’s Institute for Survival and Beyond’s anti-racist organizing principles and practices. 
  2. Experience working with diverse communities (race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, ability, age, gender, class, etc.).
  3. Ability to maintain a positive, cooperative, and humanistic demeanor with participants, partner organizations, volunteers/interns, staff/board, donors, consultants, and members of the community.
  4. Able to multi-task and work in a flexible, evolving environment; willing and able to work evenings and weekends.
  5. Understanding of transformative justice and community accountability frameworks; ability to work cooperatively with other team members and resolve conflicts as they arise.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.


Seattle , WA