Paul Lacey International Programs (IP) Intern Career Opportunity in Kenya

International Programs Internship

Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer

The American Friends Service Committee (AFSC) is a Quaker organization with almost 100 years of experience building peace in communities worldwide. Founded during 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. AFSC and the British Friends Service Council received the Nobel Peace Prize in 1947 for their efforts in helping to feed and rebuild Europe after the devastation of two world wars.

Position Description

Title: Paul Lacey International Programs (IP) Intern

Department: International Programs

Status: Part-time, 20 hours per week but negotiable

Supervisor: IP Migration Thematic Director (MTD)

Region/Unit: Central Office

Location: In one of International Programs regions, Latin America; Africa, Middle East; Asia or US

The Paul Lacey International Programs (IP) intern will work under the supervision of the MTD in close coordination with the IP staff to provide program, administrative and organizational support to further the migration goal and objectives articulated in AFSC’s strategic plan. This includes support for research and global migration oriented convenings through the Dialogue and Exchange Program (DEP). The Just Migration goals aims to enhance just responses to forced displacement and migration challenges, and protect asylum processes, international treaties, and laws that champion the dignity and rights of all people.


Strategic institutional planning

  1. Acquire knowledge of programs and AFSC’s overall migration approaches
  2. Establish a comprehensive understanding of the Global context as it relates to human mobility, forced displacement and migration.

Project coordination & implementation

  1. Obtain experience in the use and development of project management and coordination tools
  2. Acquire knowledge and skills on how to identify and document shared lessons and program synergies between migration and other programs
  3. Basic understanding of monitoring, evaluation and learning (MEL) approaches


Support the IP Migration Thematic Director and program teams in reviewing/analyzing global migration situations, contexts and trends

  1. Carry out research on migration themes that will be prioritized by the IP MTD and or the program teams
  2. Work with IP MTD to collect information and to document existing program models
  3. Support in synthesizing country program reports to augment migration related changes.
  4. Support program teams in developing material for internal and external communication
  5. Assist in identifying/ mapping national, regional, global actors, networks and collaborators
  6. Support region staff in developing migration focused proposals for the DEPs and the narrative report and support on the administrative side of DEPs
  7. Assist program teams in documenting migration lessons and areas of synergy between migration and other strategic plan goals
  8. Explore and document migration approaches from a non-colonial and community lead perspectives.
  9. Support Monitoring Evaluation and Learning (MEL) to help unpack issues related to the program’s alignment with the Migration Theory of Change (ToC)


  1. Completed tertiary studies in migration and human mobility
  2. Knowledge and experience in the development and review of communication materials
  3. Basic advocacy skills
  4. Basic knowledge in monitoring, evaluation and learning
  5. Good writing, organizing and communication skills.

COMPENSATION: This is a paid internship. Compensation will be negotiated upon offer.

The American Friends Service Committee is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified persons are encouraged to apply regardless of their religious affiliation, race, age, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation or disability.

AFSC’s Central Office and some of its offices in the U.S. are unionized workplaces. This position is not represented.

The AFSC Maintains a deep commitment to a mandate of care for our staff and communities, and thus requires vaccination for COVID-19, as well as adherence to social distancing, masking, and office occupancy protocols.

The American Friends Service Committee is a smoke-free workplace.

How to apply

For consideration, please attach your Cover Letter and Resume to the online application in addition to answering the Application Questions on