American Friends Service Committee

About American Friends Service Committee

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization that promotes lasting peace with justice, as a practical expression of faith in action. Drawing on continuing spiritual insights and working with people of many backgrounds, we nurture the seeds of change and respect for human life that transform social relations and systems. AFSC has more than nine decades of experience building peace in communities worldwide. Founded in the crucible of World War I by Quakers who aimed to serve both humanity and country while being faithful to their commitment to nonviolence, AFSC has worked throughout the world in conflict zones, in areas affected by natural disasters, and in oppressed communities to address the root causes of war and violence.

In 1947, AFSC was a co-recipient of the Nobel Peace Prize, on behalf of all Quakers for our work “…from the nameless to the nameless….”


Human Rights Learning Program Coordinator

October 2017 Washington, DC
“I've been trusted to do a lot more than what typical interns do, which has helped me develop important leadership and cooperation skills. ”

Grassroots Outreach Intern

June 2018 - August 2018 Chicago, IL
“Pursuing my own writing projects”
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