Who You Are: A current undergraduate student at a New York State private or public college or university who is committed to building political awareness & activism on your campus to defend diplomacy and human rights. Ideally, you are a rising sophomore or junior with prior campus or community leadership/activism experience, and demonstrable interest in human rights/political science.
What You’ll Do: Our campus organizers establish campus-recognized Peace Action chapters on their campuses. You’ll be part of a network of student organizers on over a dozen campuses throughout New York State, who are youth leaders in shaping U.S. foreign policy. Here are the resources and experiences you’ll have access to:
- Join us for UN Conferences on a range of Peace Action campaigns. This year, seven PAFNYS students attended the historic UN conference to negotiate a treaty to ban nuclear weapons.
- Be a part of our student activist community and receive trainings from leading peace and justice organizations. This past year, students received trainings from: Amnesty International, CODEPINK, Women Against War, ONE Campaign, FCNL & more.
- Connect to field experts on U.S. foreign policy and military intervention. PAFNYS students have connected with experts in a range of fields, including: victim documentation in Yemen, U.S. defense spending, and Iraq War veterans.
- Use Peace Action resources to take action on key legislation that matters to you. We’ll send you up to date resources on current legislation shaping U.S. foreign policy, and all the petitions, call scripts, town hall questions & other tools to make a difference.
- Lobby your Representatives in your district and in Washington, D.C. Join Peace Action chapters across the country at our national organizer’s conference in Washington, D.C. to build on your local activism and strengthen our calls for peace and diplomacy.
How This Works: You’ll connect with our outreach director in weekly one-on-one check-in calls & connect to the entire PAFNYS student network and guest experts in monthly conference calls. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week and you’ll receive a $500 stipend check per semester.
Who We Are: Peace Action Fund of New York State is the state-affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace advocacy organization. We work to support refugee resettlement, promote human rights, support survivor-centered advocacy to end war, abolish nuclear weapons, stop arms deals to nations committing war crimes, and redirect defense spending back into our communities and to programs that address the root causes of terrorism and climate change.
TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to Kate Alexander at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: APPLICATION: Campus Organizer [University Name]
COMMITMENT: 10 hours/week
APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to Kate Alexander at email@example.com, with the subject line: APPLICANT: Campus Organizer [University Name]
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