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Africa Action Internship Opportunities

Post by gap on Thu 19 May 2011, 09:40

Africa Action is the oldest organization in the U.S. working on African affairs. Through the provision of accessible information and analysis, combined with the mobilization of public pressure, we work to change the policies and policy-making processes of U.S. and multinational institutions toward Africa.

Internship Opportunities
Africa Action offers academic semester and summer internships for undergraduate and graduate students in Washington, DC. Interns will develop a more comprehensive understanding of how an Africa advocacy organization utilizes policy analysis and organizing to affect national policy.

An internship at Africa Action will provide participants an opportunity to support the organization's current work, focused on three primary campaigns to cancel Africa's debt, end the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa, and peace and justice in Darfur, and all of Sudan. All our interns will get the opportunity to participate in meetings with a range of other non-profit organizations working on related issues.

Interns work either with the Public Education and Mobilization Department, Policy and Communications Department, Development and Fundraising Department or Executive Office.

Internships Offered
Public Education and Mobilization
Africa Action Student Network Organizer
Policy and Communications
Development and Fundraising
Executive Office

All interns will also be responsible for attending organizational meetings and sharing in collective office responsibilities. Interns are required to work at least 20 hours per week, with preference given to those applicants able to work full-time. Internships are unpaid, though funding may be available from your university. Academic credit may be arranged, as Africa Action internships offer direct exposure to the workings of a national advocacy organization, close supervision by the Africa Action staff, interaction with other policy organizations, and opportunities to attend lectures and special events relating to Africa policy.

Qualifications: In addition to the specific qualifications for each position listed above, all applicants should be organized, self-motivated and reliable, with a strong interest in Africa, human rights, economic and social justice and U.S. foreign policy. Relevant coursework is highly desirable. Computer/web literacy required.

Africa Action internships run in three sessions during the year:
Fall/Winter internships run from September through December,
Winter/Spring internships run from January/February through May,
Summer internships run from June through August.

However, Africa Action may be willing to be flexible to accommodate other academic schedules on a case by case basis.

For further information, please visit Action Africa website here

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