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Justice and Peace Fellowship, Application Close: August 15, 2018 

Ministry Team Justice and Witness Program Team Based in Washington, DC  
Reports To Director of the Washington Office  
FLSA Status  
Salary Grade  
Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Category National and Global Ministries, Cleveland, Ohio  
Starting Salary  


The fellow will follow and advocate for justice in domestic and international policy at the federal level through the coalition work of faith-based advocacy offices, assist with major UCC advocacy campaigns and serve as part of the editorial board for the Justice and Peace Action Network (JPANet), which sets long-term and short-term strategy for communicating with and mobilizing the UCC electronic network of activists. This is a one-year paid position with the option to renew for two years.


  • Participate in meetings of the Washington Interreligious Staff Community working groups and other meetings on domestic and international policy as needed.
  • Assist in the planning and implementation of special projects and initiatives
  • Serve as part of the JPANet editorial board. Assist in the planning, content and building of action alerts as necessary.
  • Serve as a member of the joint planning committee of Ecumenical Advocacy Days (EAD).
  • Assist in planning and coordinating the UCC presence at EAD, with an emphasis on young adult participation.
  • Will have the opportunity to learn about how relationships with elected officials and their staff are built and maintained.
  • Participate in orientation for individual and group visits to the Washington Office, with special focus for UCC members.
  • Learn how advocacy campaigns, such as Our Faith Our Vote, are implemented throughout the UCC and among faith partners.
Position Requirements


  • Bachelor’s degree or comparable education and experience;
  • Commitment to and ability to carry out the mission of Justice and Witness Ministries through its Washington Office;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Ability to handle multiple and complex projects, set priorities, meet deadlines, and work effectively both independently and as part of a team;
  • Respect for collaborative decision-making and community planning;
  • Self-motivation, dependability, flexibility, creativity, and problem solving skills; Interest in working for social justice efforts;
  • Strong organizational, administrative, and interpersonal skills;
  • Ability to interact effectively and sensitively with persons from diverse backgrounds;
  • Good computer skills- familiar with Word; experience with Excel, Outlook, database software, desktop publishing social media a plus;
  • Ability and willingness to travel as needed.

Additional Information:

  • This internship will be located in our Washington, DC Office, 100 Maryland Ave., NE, Suite 330, Washington, DC 20002
  • Full-time position up to two-year fellowship.
  • Health benefits are offered and paid by employer
  • Application deadline: August 15, 2018

The United Church of Christ, National Setting, is a Multicultural, Multiracial, Open and Affirming, Accessible to All, Equal Opportunity Employer.

Comprehensive Benefits Package Health benefits are offered and paid by employer  
Application Deadline August 15, 2018  
About the Organization The United Church of Christ

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We believe the church's mission is to Change Lives

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