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One year part-time paid internship available for Palestine solidarity activist
The Middle East program of the American Friends Service Committee is looking for an organizer and researcher to support student-led campaigns for just peace in Palestine/ Israel locally and nationally. The position is for three days a week, starting October 1st, in the AFSC San Francisco office.
Required skills and qualifications:
Good knowledge of the Israeli-Palestinian conflict and current events;
At least one year of organizing campaign experience desired, preferably on a college campus;
Ability to organize in communities and bring people together to work toward a specific goal;
Ability to take the initiative in handling and following up on program details;
Research experience and a writing record;
Good writing, research and data organizing skills;
Ability to work in a team and to organize over a distance;
Curiosity and ability to learn new things;
Commitment to social justice and nonviolent social change;
Understanding of, and commitment to, the principles, concerns, and considerations of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, gender, age, and sexual orientation and disabilities;
Commitment to the aims and traditions of the AFSC, although membership in the Society of Friends is not a requirement.
Write to [email protected] by September 30th, with (1) a short cover letter detailing your compatibility to the job and explaining why you are interested in it (2) your CV and contact information (3) two reference letters or contact information for two references (both phone number and emails) and (4) a short writing sample.
The AFSC is a Quaker organization which includes people of various faiths who are committed to social justice, peace, and humanitarian service. Its work is based on the Quaker belief in the worth of every person and faith in the power of love to overcome violence and injustice.