Justice Leadership Program

  • WA

About Us

Work for social change through the Justice Leadership Program advocacy internship! 

August 2018 - July 2019 *** Seattle, WA

The Justice Leadership Program engages young adults (ages 21-35) in eleven months of social justice advocacy and organizing, faith-based service, and leadership development. Interns:

  • WORK with a non-profit dedicated to social, economic, and/or environmental justice (32 hours/week)* 
  • SERVE within a progressive Christian church (United Church of Christ) (5 hours/week)**
  • LIVE in a simple intentional community in Seattle’s lively Capitol Hill neighborhood 
  • GROW through mentoring, vocational exploration, and education/reflection on faith and justice
  • RECEIVE a monthly living stipend of $460, health insurance, and housing

Each year's opportunities are different, but past and current interns have:

  •  Organized communities around homelessness, immigration, living wages, and other social justice issues
  • Helped plan and coordinate events, such as the One Night Count of those without shelter, and Advocacy Days in Olympia
  • Created a resource guide for immigrants
  • Written and managed various communications, including blogs, Facebook, website, & action alerts
  • Testified at government hearings and community meetings
  • Researched policy priorities
  • Helped start a young adult group and a music program in a congregation
  • Led education forums in congregations on justice issues

* Agencies in 2017-2018: 350 Seattle, Church Council of Greater Seattle, Earth Ministry, Faith Action Network,Seattle/King County Coalition on Homelessness, SEIU Local 6, Real Change

** The Justice Leadership Program is part of the United Church of Christ (UCC) Young Adult Service Communities. Believing that "God is still speaking," the UCC has a tradition of extravagant welcome and prophetic action for peace, justice, and inclusion. 

Interns do not need to be members of the United Church of Christ or other religious community, but must be willing to participate in spiritual reflection and the life and worship of a faith community.

To learn more, please go to: www.justiceleadership.org or contact Elizabeth at jlp.elizabeth@gmail.com or elizabeth.dickinson@keystoneseattle.org

To apply, please go to the national common applicationhttp://www.ucc.org/volunteer_yasc 

Currently accepting applications until all positions are filled. 

The Justice Leadership Program/Young Adult Service Communities do(es) not discriminate against applicants on the basis of religion, race, color, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, or disability. 

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