Student Activist Coordinators are experienced organizers responsible for implementing and leading Amnesty International USA's student and youth activism in their assigned states and across the country. The SAC program is a multi-year leadership development program with progressive skill development, responsibilities and opportunities related to movement building and human rights campaigning. SACs develop the leadership of Student Group Coordinators through one-on-one meetings and facilitating leadership training, and connect them to other state, regional and national staff and member leaders. In their assigned areas, SACs recruit new school groups, educate and mobilize people around campaign opportunities, support Amnesty members to be aware of policy-related issues, and act as a spokesperson for AI where appropriate. SACs are supervised and supported by the AIUSA Field Organizers and work closely with other volunteer leaders in their state. They represent youth activists in their state and work closely with the National Youth Action Committee.
Leadership for Human Rights
Develop and Support Student Group Coordinators
Grow the Human Rights Movement
Interested candidates apply for one-year terms with the opportunity to continue for subsequent years. The selection process includes the following:
If selected, SACs take part in an extensive multi-day leadership training during the summer as well as an orientation with Field Organizer and other member leaders in their state.
To apply, contact the Field Organizer for your state to receive an application or download the application here . You can find contact information for regional offices here.