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Peer Facilitators

Any American University undergraduate or graduate student may apply to be a peer facilitator. You will participate in our training program course, which is tailored to fit AU students’ full schedules. As a facilitator, you will foster dialogue through small-group discussions, events, and other programming. 

Peer facilitators are paid (hourly), including for training, and work hours are flexible. Facilitators are expected to help staff events whenever possible, but the core work behind the scenes, of helping organize events and developing resources, is very accommodating of university student schedules. For training, PCD requires that all facilitators attend three training sessions (totaling ten hours) and attend additional practice facilitation sessions and smaller training sessions throughout the year. After formal training, additional hours will consist of helping develop material, staffing events, and promoting PCD. All together, we expect facilitators to put in roughly 30-50 hours of work time total throughout the school year. 

Applicants must carry and maintain a GPA of at least a 3.0 and be in good judicial standing with American University.

If you would like to learn how to help others understand how to find their voice and promote civil discourse, apply to become a Peer Facilitator.

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