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.

Please see the new Internship page for information about the specific Internships for this year.  Please scroll down to the bottom of this page, and under "Employment" click on "Internships." 

HOURS REQUIRED AND STIPEND TO BE PAID

The Summer Internships require 210 hours between the beginning of  June and mid-August.  Schedules will be worked out with the supervisor, but generally run about ten weeks.  (Starting/Ending dates can be slightly modified if necessary). The stipend paid this year is $2,310.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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. 
  • For some of our projects Spanish or another language may be helpful.
  • Computer Literate.

HOW TO APPLY

Review the internship descriptions and decide which one you are applying to.  Be sure to notate which one in the application.

Write a letter of interest indicating your preferred position, tying your skills, education and experience with the area in which you want to work.

Download (link below) and complete the application, and save it as “AFSC Application Your Name”. 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 nymrorecruit@afsc.org.

The application deadline for most positions is March 22, 2013.  The Immigrant Legal Services Program Internship and the Immigrant Legal Services Law Internship will remain open only until filled. 

 

OUR MISSION

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.