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About American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) began and still functions as a Quaker organization.  But the group’s mission is larger than one denomination, and AFSC also 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.

AFSC offers a wide range of internships in the community relations unit, the international programs unit, the nationwide women’s program, the peace-building unit and the third world coalition.  Most positions are based in AFSC’s national office in Philadelphia, but there are some offered in regional offices across the country.  Internship experience may vary considerably depending upon which department and geographic region an intern is placed.


Open to high school students, college freshmen, sophomores, juniors and seniors, as well as others interested in the work of AFSC.

American Friends Service Committee

Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: High School Students, College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Philadelphia, PA