DC Internships with Quaker Friends Committee Available for Youth

Friends Committee on National Legislation

Friends Committee on National Legislation

A Quaker Lobby in the Public Interest

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Dear Friend:
Greetings from FCNL! Here on Capitol Hill we are busy welcoming the 111th Congress and the new administration. This year we expect our work to include reducing military funding, ending the war in Iraq, encouraging dialogue with Iran, and ratifying the Comprehensive Test Ban Treaty. To do this work we need a new group of interns to help beginning in September 2009. Will you apply to be one of them?
FCNL internships are paid positions that offer interns the chance to work on Capitol Hill advocating for issues that they care about. Interns serve as assistants to senior staff, doing research, advocacy, outreach, and communications. They learn new skills such as publications layout, web design, legislative research, lobbying, writing articles, and working with our constituents around the country. This internship is perfect for someone with a general interest in peace and justice or a specific interest in one of our issues: peace, nuclear disarmament, civil liberties, domestic, social and economic justice, and a healthy environment.
FCNL internships typically run for 11 months, beginning in early September and ending in late July. Candidates should have a bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Interns receive a stipend for living expenses, full medical and dental coverage, sick leave and vacation time, and a public transportation stipend.
FCNL has begun accepting applications for its 2009-2010 internship. The deadline for applying is March 10. Find out more and download the application. See what the current interns are doing on their blog, Of Peace and Politics.
Best wishes,
Kathy Guthrie
Field Program Secretary
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