local resource for nonviolent survival after high school.
Working closely with our Alternatives to Military Service (AMS) program over the course of the year, the intern will develop expertise in counter-recruitment efforts in Whatcom County.
- Understand common reasons why local youth enlist in the U.S. military
- Research alternative ways to learn skills, serve community, and make a living
- Identify green employers, worker-owned cooperatives, sustainable farmers, artists/performers, boat builders, and more who are willing to guide youth on apprenticeships and training opportunities
- Collaborate with local groups to identify shelter, food, and transportation resources
- Engage international peacebuilders who live in Whatcom County around opportunities to volunteer abroad
- Work toward producing a local guide to alternatives after high school, similar to this 2009 national guide.
Interest in building up alternatives to violence is the only requirement. Applicants should be prepared to dedicate regular hours to this project in the winter and spring.
Experience in the following will be helpful, but none are required for this internship:
- Community service with AmeriCorps, Washington Conservation Corps, etc.
- Military service or coming from a military family
- Part-time or full-time employment
- Web/graphic design and/or journalism
- Community organizing
- Nonviolent communication
Apply by Sunday, November 13
To apply, please email the following to firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 13, 2016:
1. Resume, including your contact information
2. A two-page letter of interest explaining at least three of the following:
- What it is about this project that interests you
- What skills you can bring to the project
- What experiences have prepared you for this project
- How you see yourself growing and learning by working on this project
- How you will fit this project in with your current obligations
- What support you need from WPJC to successfully work on this project