Presidential Campaign Intern
The AFSC Presidential Campaign Project will promote civic engagement during the period leading up to the 2016 NH Presidential Primary on corporate domination of US political life and its impact on shared security and economic health. The project will also support similar activity in Iowa during the same period and create resources which can be used by AFSC programs in other states.
This is a 9-month position.
Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the position include the following:
Program Responsibilities may include:
- Research campaign and lobbying practices of military contractors, private prison companies, and firms profiting from militarization of the US-Mexico border;
- Research views of likely presidential candidates;
- Network with other New Hampshire groups working on issues such as political reform, cutting military spending, and challenging corporate power.
- Outreach to campus-based groups in New Hampshire;
- Help produce radio shows on issues that should be addressed by presidential candidates;
- Development of web-based resources for public education and civic engagement;
- Support for AFSC internal communication, including with staff in Iowa; and
- Other projects that emerge in the context of a dynamic, growing program.
- Produce a monthly report documenting major accomplishments and challenges
- Submit monthly reports of out-of-pocket and travel expenses
- Attend monthly meetings of the NH Program Committee and NH staff meetings as scheduled.
- Meet with Supervisor on a regular basis.
Education: Bachelor’s degree, equivalent experience, or significant college-level work.
Social justice and/or peace activism
Other Required Skills and Abilities:
- Good communications skills, including writing, speaking, and use of social media.
- Ability to work with a team
- Sensitivity to matters of race, class, gender, and privilege
- Interest in relationship between grassroots activism and mainstream politics
Compensation: $20 an hour for 15- 20 hours a week.
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.
The AFSC North East Region is a unionized workplace, represented by UNITE HERE Local 66L. The Internship is a considered a Temporary Employee and is not included in the Bargaining Unit.
The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.
Please send a resume and letter of interest to Arnie Alpert, aalpert.afsc.org or AFSC, 4 Park Street, Suite 209, Concord, NH 03301-6313 by January 13, 2014.