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AFSC Arizona is extremely excited to announce that we are growing our staff once again! We are now accepting applications for a Criminal Justice Program Intern. This is a part-time (21 hours/week) salaried position with generous benefits. The complete job description is attached below the page break, and the link for completing applications can be found here as well as at the end of the job description.

As is obvious from the job description, this position is no ordinary internship. Due to funding guidelines it was necessary to include “Intern” in the title, however qualified applicants will be self-motivated and possess experience in criminal justice issues, advocacy work, prisoner rights. We are seeking someone with a Bachelor of Arts degree or an equivalent of three years or more of related experience. This job requires a base of relevant experience/education, at at the same time will provide significant opportunities for growth and development. If you have any questions regarding this position, feel free to email

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Status: Part-Time, 21 hours per week

Location: Tucson, Arizona

Application Deadline: September 25, 2015

Summary of Principal Responsibilities

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) Arizona office works on criminal justice issues, specifically decreasing the prison population in Arizona through a combination of sentencing reform efforts, opposing the expansion of the prison system (particularly for-profit private prisons), and exposing harsh prison conditions, such as the use of long-term solitary confinement and poor medical and mental health care. Our state-wide efforts healing justice work requires communication with a diverse variety of audiences: Legislators and other elected officials, government agencies like the Department of Corrections, attorneys and judges, prisoners and their families, the media, and people living in towns that house or are slated to house prisons and detention centers.

The Program Intern will work closely with all staff to keep up regular communications regarding program work and related issues, including but not limited to: the AFSC Arizona blog, social media accounts (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram), press releases and public statements, as well as other venues as appropriate. The Program Intern will participate in outreach activities including representing AFSC in community meetings and coalitions, giving presentations, and networking with other groups, organizations, and individuals. Finally, the Program Intern will assist with volunteer recruitment, training, and coordination within a variety of criminal justice project areas. This internship is meant to provide skills building and training for those interested in a further social justice organizing; particularly in relation to the US criminal justice system.

Essential Functions/Responsibilities: The key responsibilities of the Criminal Justice Program Intern include the following:

Research and writing of articles, statements, materials, and other communications
Maintaining social media presence (including AFSC Arizona blog, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other relevant media sources)
Media monitoring and collection of input on effectiveness of messaging
Outreach and presentations
Networking and coalition building
Representing AFSC in the community
Recruitment, training, and coordination of volunteers
Ongoing daily administrative duties such as answering the phone, data entry, office supplies etc.

Minimum Qualifications

Education: Bachelor of Arts and/or the equivalent of three years or more in organizing on social justice issues, preferably criminal justice related.


Knowledge/experience with issues related to the criminal justice system, mass incarceration, prison privatization
Coalition building, preferably in Arizona
Research and writing skills
Social media knowledge and expertise (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram primarily)
Database management experience strongly desired.
Public speaking and presentation skills
Volunteer/intern recruitment and coordination

Other Required Skills and Abilities:

Computer proficiency including experience with Microsoft Office, email, and internet search tools.
Strong verbal and written communication skills.
Ability to work with diverse constituents and colleagues, including state officials and corrections, and people of many backgrounds and experiences.
Initiative and ability to work independently as well as among colleagues.
Understanding and commitment to the Quaker values of non-violence and valuing the inherent worth and dignity of all people.
Spanish fluency preferred.
Formerly incarcerated people and families of incarcerated people are strongly encouraged to apply.
Commitment to Quaker values and testimonies. Understanding of and compatibility with the principles and philosophy of the American Friends Service Committee including non-violence and the belief in the intrinsic worth of every individual.
Understanding of and commitment to the principles, concerns, and considerations, of AFSC in regard to issues of race, class, nationality, religion, age, gender and sexual orientation, and disabilities. Demonstrated ability to work and communicate with diverse staff.

Compensation: Annual compensation for the internship will be $20,000 plus benefits, including comprehensive health care coverage.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

“AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is not represented.”

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

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