AFSC Iowa Interns

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From Des Moines to Gaza, hope in people, not walls

In May 2014, Katie Huerter, AFSC Iowa Middle East Peace Associate, traveled with an AFSC delegation to Israel-Palestine; she's now available for speaking engagements. In June, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Iowa Program Coordinator, spoke at the annual Iowa Methodist Federation for Social Action march and rally focusing on building bridges, not walls.

Interns provide hopeful spark in Iowa

Interns and youth volunteers play a huge role in AFSC's work for peace and justice in Iowa. In this two-minute video, Kathleen McQuillen, AFSC Program Coordinator, describes the various ways they put hope into action.

AFSC internship balances the books for Iowa student

"Education is nothing without life experience," according to Paul Maciel, an intern with AFSC Iowa's Immigrants Voice Program in the spring of 2012. Paul is finishing his bachelor's degree in Political Science at Grand View University in Des Moines. In this six-minute interview with AFSC regional staff Jon Krieg, Paul reflects on what he learned and shares some of his thoughts about life.

Experience with immigrants changes Iowa intern

In this four-minute interview with AFSC regional staffer Jon Krieg, Dillon Thornbury describes what he learned about immigration while completing his service-learning project with the legal services component of AFSC's Iowa Immigrant Voice Program in Des Moines. A double major in psychology and Spanish at Central College, Dillon hopes to study immigration law in the future.

Mara Davidson and Sara Crippen

Mara Davidson, left, and Sara Crippen

Mara Davidson, left, and Sara Crippen served as AFSC Iowa interns in the Spring of 2011. Mara helped revamp AFSC Iowa's social media presence, and Sara welcomed walk-in clients for AFSC's Immigrants Voice legal services program.

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