This 400th anniversary campaign, carried out throughout 2013, is finished. The work to honor treaties with Native Nations and protect the Earth continues. Learn more, or join in that work: contact the Onondaga Nation, Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, Neetopk Keetopk (Hudson Valley), Onondaga Canoe and Kayak Club or Two Row Paddle down the Grand (2016).

Fall Internships with the Two Row Campaign

Two Row March to Hudson Walkway
Intern Applications Are Being Accepted for Fall 2013

The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is an educational and advocacy initiative to mark the 400th anniversary of the first treaty between the Haudenosaunee (Iroquois) and European newcomers to this land. It is a collaboration between Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation (NOON) and the Onondaga Nation (Central Firekeepers of the Haudenosaunee Confederacy).

This campaign has developed a broad alliance between New Yorkers and the Haudenosaunee with the ultimate aim of achieving social and economic justice for the Haudenosaunee as well as environmental justice for New Yorkers. Interns this fall will assist with followup to our historic trek down the Hudson and work on developing future plans.

General Qualifications: Interns with Neighbors of the Onondaga Nation, a project of the Syracuse Peace Council, need to be self-starters who are comfortable operating in a grassroots environment with limited resources. They must be interested in learning more about and participating in the creation of a more peaceful and just world, as well as learning about the Onondaga Nation and Haudenosaunee people. Good communications skills,  attention to detail, flexibility and a desire to work cross-culturally are critical. Ability to work independently is important.  We do not currently have any funds for paid internships.

Hours: The time commitment varies from week to week, but generally requires an average of ten hours (or more) per week, primarily during business hours but also some evening and weekend work, for the course of the semester. A greater time commitment is welcomed.

Supervision & evaluation: The intern would be supervised by the Two Row Wampum Project Coordinator in conjunction with leaders of particular aspects of the campaign. The intern would be evaluated on their level of responsibility in following through effectively on tasks, on their ability to work cooperatively with others and on their role in the success of the project.  For interns working outside of Central New York, we will need to arrange local supervision.

To apply for an internship, please complete our intern application and return it to with a current resume and contact information for 2-3 references to our office, 2013 East Genesee St.., Syracuse, NY 13210 or email to  Applications will be handled on a first-come, first served basis, so apply soon!

Internships are also available with other projects at the Syracuse Peace Council. Read more.

Two Row Wampum Campaign Internships

Social Media Coordinator
The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign is looking for an intern with social media expertise to maintain and expand our social media outreach. We seek someone with significant social media experience who can build on the base which has been created (nearly 4000 likes on Facebook and over 600 Twitter followers).

Specific Requirements:

  • technical proficiency with Facebook, Twitter and other social media and creative thinking to reach a wide audience

Photo/Video Archiving and Editing
Assist with cataloging and archiving thousands of photos and many hours of video from the Two Row Campaign. Identify strong shots for use in print and digital distribution.

Specific Requirements:

  • digital photo and or video experience.

Fund Development
Assist with the fund development work to support the campaign. This can include working on grant reporting and proposal writing, fundraising events, solicitations to individuals, online fundraising and more.

Specific Requirements:

  • experience with  fundraising and excellent communications skills

Media/Public Relations
Assist in the continuation of our local and statewide media campaign for The Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign.

Specific Requirements:

  • experience with media and public relations work, ideally in a social change or nonprofit environment

Educational Resources and Events

Help plan educational events for the fall as part of the campaign. Work with the Education Committee to prepare curricular materials for use in schools.

Specific Requirements:

  • strong grounding in Onondaga and Haudenosaunee history and their relations with newcomers to this land. Experience developing curricular materials and with event planning helpful

Environmental Activism
Protecting the Earth is central to the Two Row Wampum Renewal Campaign. This person would assist in developing ways to bring specific environmental concerns, including hydrofracking and climate change, into the campaign. She/he might also play a role in helping make the enactment as environmentally friendly as possible.

Specific Requirements:

  • strong environmental knowledge and background.