JOB OPENINGS AT WRL
Applications are currently open for WRL's Fall '17 Freeman Internship. Learn more here.
INTERNSHIPS AT WRL
The Sara Bilezikian Peace Internship
Sara Bilezikian was a peace and justice activist who volunteered at War Resisters League in 1997 and worked as a paid Freeman intern at WRL in 1998. Sara had a deep and comprehensive approach to change and had an interest in a number of intersecting issues. Aside from her antimilitarism work at WRL, her activism ranged from work with Native Americans in the Southwest, support fpr a women's building cooperative in Nicaragua, opposition to corporate globalization, and to participating in the campaign close the School of the Americas. She graduated from Evergreen State College with a degree in Environmental Studies. Sara died in 2002.
To honor Sara's legacy and passionate commitment to social change, her parents, Sophie and John Bilezikian, began an endowment at WRL, through the AJ Muste Memorial Institute, for an internship program for young activists.
The Freeman Internship
The Harrop A. and Ruth S. Freeman Peace Internship Endowment was created in 1996 by a bequest from life-long peace activists Ruth and Harrop Freeman to provide stipends to interns in the War Resisters League’s national office. The Freemans were close personal associates of WRL co-founder A.J. Muste, and Harrop — a radical lawyer and World War II conscientious objector — was one of the founding board members of the Muste Institute.
Freeman Internships are based in the War Resisters League National Office in New York City. Internships generally run for a twelve-week period. Interns work 20 hours a week, primarily with one of WRL's Organizing Staff on a number of organizing projects and administrative tasks.