FCNL is a nonpartisan organization that seeks to live our values of integrity, simplicity, and peace as we build relationships across political divides to move policies forward.
Legislative Director for Foreign Policy
The Senior Strategist and Legislative Director for Foreign Policy (“Director”) oversees FCNL’s foreign policy lobbying team to advance peace and justice policy on Capitol Hill. As the co-leader of FCNL’s legislative division, alongside the Legislative Director for Domestic Policy, the Director is part of the Senior Leadership Team.
Economic Justice Policy and Advocacy Manager
The Legislative Manager for Economic Justice and Strategic Advocacy sits in both the Domestic Hill Team and the Strategic Advocacy Team. This position lobbies Congress on economic justice issues and helps build grassroots power across the country.
Anti-Racism and Militarism Organizer
The Anti-Racism and Militarism (ARM) Organizer builds long-term capacity and partnerships in FCNL’s grassroots network to address racism and militarism in U.S. foreign policy. The ARM organizer will train FCNL Advocacy Teams to advocate more effectively with Congress, and to build relationships with grassroots organizations focused on racial, economic, and environmental justice across the country.
Work at FCNL’s office throughout June and July to advance our witness for peace on Capitol Hill. FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management. Deadline to apply for 2023: April 3, 2023.
- Development Paid Summer Internship
- Young Adult Advocacy and Programming Paid Summer Internship
- Climate Policy Paid Summer Internship
The Advocacy Corps is a 10 month-long program where young adults between the ages of 19-30 get paid to organize their local community around federal legislation. Advocacy Corps organizers connect local activists and leaders with their local member of Congress to affect big, long-term change. During the course of this program, Advocacy Corps organizers learn critical organizing skills and put them into practice with hands-on leadership experience. Deadline to apply: April 14, 2023.
Friend in Washington Volunteer: Russia/China Relations
Escalating competition between the United States, Russia, and China—sometimes called “big power conflict”— is a driving factor behind the continued and expanding militarization of U.S. foreign policy. FCNL seeks a volunteer Friend in Washington to work for 2-3 months undertaking research, congressional outreach, and/or policy advocacy on reducing big power conflict in order to develop FCNL policies and approaches in this area. The ideal person will have experience and policy knowledge related to some aspect of U.S./China/Russia relations, a familiarity with Quaker peacework, and a commitment to FCNL policy positions and nonpartisan approach to lobbying. FCNL offers free housing in Washington, D.C., as well as a workspace and reimbursement for expenses, for Friend in Washington volunteers.
Statement on Anti-racism, Anti-bias, Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion
As a Quaker organization, FCNL endeavors to embody the belief in the inherent dignity and equal worth of each person, and in each person’s unique access to the Divine.
Please note: Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Friends Committee on National Legislation requires all new employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 before being hired. Candidates should be prepared to submit proof of COVID-19 vaccination upon hire or discuss accommodations in line with COVID-19 safety protocols.
Quaker Meeting Contacts
FCNL’s grassroots network includes hundreds of Quaker meetings and churches around the country. As an FCNL Contact, you’ll receive monthly updates on important actions.
FCNL Visiting Friends engage with nearby meetings and churches virtually or in-person, sharing how Quaker advocacy and FCNL can help Friends live out their own faith through works and witness.
Friend in Washington Program
This program brings Friends to volunteer for several months in Washington, D.C. Friends in Washington help advance organizational or policy goals and share their spiritual gifts with the FCNL community.
Are you called to offer your gifts in service of FCNL governance? FCNL is governed by a committee of approximately 180 Friends. Governors meet each November to conduct business at FCNL’s Annual Meeting.
The Advocacy Teams Network is made up of more than 1,500 Quakers and friends from across the county who use their power as constituents to make change in Washington.
Program Assistant Fellowship
Recent college graduates spend 11 months working with key staff members at FCNL to build expertise in advocacy from a public interest perspective. This is a paid, full-time position.
As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you’ll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change.
FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.
The Herbert Scoville Jr. Peace Fellowship invites recent college and graduate school alumni to apply for six to nine-month fellowships with NGOs in Washington, D.C.
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