Internships Summer 2024

The Syracuse Peace Council (SPC) is seeking interns who are enthusiastic and passionate about working to create a world of peace, freedom, equality, and social justice and who are motivated to take action to end military aggression, imperialism, and all forms of oppression. By interning at our office, you’ll have the opportunity to learn about important issues of the day as well as the basics of grassroots organizing from outreach to publicity to fundraising. 

Interns at the Peace Council need to be self-starters, and comfortable operating in a grassroots environment.  Interns work alongside SPC staff and non-staff activists/organizers to offer support and leadership in our organizing work.  Applicants seeking college internship credit should consult their institution for guidelines.

Supervision & Evaluation – Interns are supervised by the Peace Council staff person relating to their area of work. Evaluation of interns will be based on their level of responsibility in following through effectively on tasks, their ability to work cooperatively with others, and where applicable, their role in the success of projects.  

Time – Start dates, end dates, and hours are flexible. Some evenings and/or weekends may be preferred depending on the scheduling of events.

Internships with SPC are unpaid, however, sometimes small stipends are available. As a small grassroots organization, we unfortunately are unable to offer paid internships.

SPC is offering the following internships. Prospective interns are also encouraged to approach us with proposals for internships that do not fall into the areas of focus listed – keeping in mind SPC’s Statement of Purpose and active committees, campaigns, and coalition work, as we’re more likely to be able to create an internship that supports the work of a current committee and/or closely aligns with our anti-militarism roots. Depending on the number of hours requested, any of these internships may be supplemented with work on other Syracuse Peace Council projects.


This internship position will give you the chance to participate in Peace Council activities in multiple different ways.. Help build and maintain SPC’s social media presence, e-announcements, and website to keep our community updated on our organizing and advocacy and how to get involved. Assist with administrative tasks such as data entry, managing phone calls and emails, as well as other tasks needed by committees. Participate in event planning with our committees (Justice for Palestine, Nuclear Free World, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, and Beyond War and Militarism) through tabling, petitioning, etc. 


NOON educates and organizes in solidarity with Onondaga people on Onondaga Land. ongoing projects include the effort to replace the Columbus Statue in downtown Syracuse, Witness to Injustice experiential workshops on the history of the colonization of Turtle Island, planning for Indigenous Peoples Day 2024, and outreach tabling at community events. With this position, you will be able to really get involved with the Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation committee and assist them with preparing for their annual Indigenous People’s Day event in the fall.


The Nuclear Free World (NFW) Committee, formerly Peace Action of Central New York, works to fulfill a vision of a world free from the threat of war and nuclear weapons, where resources are directed to human and environmental needs. We are an affiliate of Peace Action, the nation’s largest grassroots peace and justice organization. Assist the NFW committee as they continue to work on the Back From the Brink campaign and organize the annual Hiroshima Day procession. 

To learn more about SPC’s work, feel free to browse our website (committee webpages in particular: Beyond War and Militarism, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Nuclear Free World, and Justice for Palestine), and check us out on social media: Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter

The intern selection process includes a cover letter, a resume, and an interview. Applications are accepted on a rolling basis until openings are filled. Send applications to

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