Be a Campus Organizer: Apply Today!
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.
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 some of the resources and experiences you’ll have access to:
● Be a part of our student activist community and receive trainings from leading peace and justice organizations. Past students have received trainings from: Amnesty International, Action Corps, Beautiful Trouble, National Priorities Project, FCNL, AFSC and 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, survivors of the atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, 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.
● Invitations to global webinars and events. We work with a range of international peace organizations to plan various conferences (in-person, hybrid, and virtual) around issues of peace and justice.
How This Works: You’ll connect with us on bi-weekly one-on-one check-in calls & connect to the entire PAFNYS student network and guest experts in monthly conference calls. You’ll be expected to establish a campus club, conduct regular meetings and plan at least 1 on-campus event and 1 either virtual or in-person event this semester. The time commitment is about 10 hours per week and you’ll receive a $500 stipend check per semester.
TO APPLY: Email your cover letter and resume to Margaret Engel at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line: APPLICATION: Campus Organizer [University]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Commitment: 10 hours/week
Apply: Email your cover letter and resume to Margaret Engel at email@example.com with the subject line: APPLICATION: Campus Organizer [University]. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.