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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.

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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.

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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.

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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. 

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Visiting Friends

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.

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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.

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General Committee

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.

Advocacy Teams

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.

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Vermont Advocacy Team members and members of a group called Action Corps hold signs that say "Yemen Can't Wait" and call for the U.S. to end its support for the war in Yemen
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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.

Advocacy Corps

As an Advocacy Corps organizer, you’ll connect local activists and leaders with your members of Congress to affect big, long-term change. 

Summer Internship

FCNL offers several paid summer internships that provide a broad introduction to federal policy, grassroots organizing, and nonprofit management.

Scoville Fellowship

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.