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The Enough Project at the Center for American Progress is looking for our next class of interns to become part of our energetic team for the Spring 2012 semester. This is a great opportunity to get on-hands experience with a progressive think tank and an organization of passionate people working to help bring an end to atrocities in Sudan, South Sudan, eastern Congo, and areas affected by the LRA. We energize diverse communities – students, religious groups, activists, business leaders, celebrities, diaspora networks, and civil society networks – to ensure that their voices are heard on some of the most pressing foreign policy and moral challenges facing the world today. Find out more about Enoughand our exciting work. We are reaching out to Georgetown's African Studies program in hopes of recruiting a top notch student to work as our Policy Intern. Our policy interns are given the chance to become deeply involved in the development of Enough Project policy and are encouraged to write extensively for our blog as well as for larger research projects if they wish. Working with the Policy Team is a great stepping stone for students hoping to pursue careers in African policy research, advocacy, and in Africa-related not-for-profits. Who We Are Looking For An energetic individual who is interested in these conflict areas, is quick to learn and eager to assist the Enough staff with a variety of tasks, from administrative duties to participation in strategy meetings and creating material that is critical to the campaign’s progress. Applicants should have a demonstrated interest in political science, public administration, international development, African studies or similar, and excellent English communication skills. Professional office experience or experience in international relations environments/NGOs is beneficial.

Previous Enough interns have:

  • Researched current publications on eastern Congo or the Blue Nile Crisis and written blog posts.
  • Provided assistance editing reports on conflict minerals and the November election in Congo.
  • Prepared advocacy materials and grassroots mobilization tool kits for events and/or attended events on behalf of Enough staff.
  • Expanded Enough’s network by contacting and building new relationships with individuals and NGO organizations.
  • Engaged with activists via social media, updating our website, and speaking with supporters on conference calls.
  • Assisted with everyday office needs: mailed packages, responded to emails, completed travel reimbursements, etc.

To apply for an internship with the Enough Project, visit the Center for American Progress’Internship page. When submitting your application, be sure to specify your interest in the Enough Project by including “Enough Project Policy Internship” in the subject line and cc’ing ops@enoughproject.org. We look forward to hearing from you!

If you have questions, don’t hesitate to contact us me at alarocco@enoughproject.org.

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The Michael S. Ansari Africa Center of the Atlantic Council of the United States would like a talented summer intern to work on projects and programs focused on African--U.S. policy issues. The Ansari Africa Center seeks to provide a forum for African and Atlantic Council constituencies for action-oriented projects and strategic analysis and evaluation of Africa policy, particularly the relationship between prosperity and security. The Ansari Africa Center conducts research and writing for publication on a wide range of Africa and U.S. policy issues. The Center also organizes events such as public speeches by high-level policy makers, off-the-record discussions, private networking dinners and strategy sessions with senior African, European, and U.S. policy experts. The position is non-paid, but candidates gain valuable skills, experience, knowledge, and contacts in the Washington, DC international policy community. The duration of the internship is throughout the summer with the possibility of extension. Interns provide important research and logistical support to the Center. Interns work closely with the Director and Assistant Director. Interns are also encouraged to participate in and attend events hosted by other programs at the Atlantic Council.
Duties are not limited to, but will include:
Conduct research to support the activities of Center.
Handle logistical elements for program events.
Manage program contacts database.
Participate in daily Ansari Africa Center meetings and weekly Atlantic Council meetings.
Draft formal correspondence to government officials and invitations for events.
Take notes at Council roundtables and strategy sessions for program archives.
The Atlantic Council of the United States is an equal opportunity employer.
Qualifications
  • Must be at least a college junior in good standing, a recent graduate, or a graduate
  • student.
  • Must have excellent research, writing and people skills.
  • Must demonstrate proven interest in African issues. Candidates who are undergraduate
  • majors or graduate level students of African Affairs are preferred.
  • Must work well with others and interact professionally with senior officials.
  • Must be detail oriented and have the ability to work in a fast-paced environment.
  • Must have at least a 3.0 GPA (on a 4.0 scale), or equivalent from a non-U.S. institution.
  • Must be eligible to work in the United States on a full-time basis.
  • Ability to read and write French is highly desired.
To be considered for this position, please email a resume, cover letter, and writing
sample to: internship@acus.org. In the cover letter, please explain how you
became interested in Africa and share with us what type of job you would like to
have five years from now.
In the subject line, please indicate which program you are applying to.

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In partnership with international corporations such as Intel, GlaxoSmithKline and Nestle, the Harambe Entrepreneur Alliance is providing summer grants to young African students and recent graduates with entrepreneurial initiatives in Africa. Thanks to the Tony Blair Foundation, HEA Associates also have access to internship opportunities in the office of the Presidents of Rwanda, Sierra Leone and Liberia, as well as a growing number of international and African companies.

If interested please enter your name and email address at healliance.org/nomination, or simply forward them this email.

Final selection will be made from a competitive pool of over 600 applicants, so your nomination will be an essential component of our decision-making process. Selected applicants will be invited to attend our 5th annual symposium at Yale, Harvard and Bretton Woods, taking place March 30-April 2, 2012.

To learn more about our Alliance, please visit our website and our recent CNN and University World News article.

CNN Article: http://edition.cnn.com/2010/BUSINESS/10/27/african.expats.return/index.html

University World News: http://www.universityworldnews.com/article.php?story=20110415201235524

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WorldTeach partners with governments and other organizations in developing countries to provide volunteer teachers to meet local needs and promote responsible global citizenship. WorldTeach is a non-profit, non-governmental organization founded by a group of Harvard students in 1986 in response to the need for educational assistance in developing countries. It also addressed a growing interest among people in the U.S. and elsewhere to serve, teach and learn as volunteers overseas. Since its inception, WorldTeach has placed thousands of volunteer educators in communities throughout Asia, Latin America, Africa, Eastern Europe and the Pacific.

For more information and positions available please visit:

http://www.worldteach.org/site/c.buLRIbNOIbJ2G/b.6150593/k.BF64/Jobs.htm

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Visions in Action is an international nonprofit organization offering 6 and 12 month volunteer positions in five African countries. Positions are available with nonprofit development organizations, research institutes, health clinics, community groups, and news organizations. There are also internship opportunities on a continuous basis n Visions in Action’s U.S. Office in Washington, D.C.

Apply:

Please send resume and cover letter to visions@visionsinaction.orgwith the specific internship position in the subject heading of your email. If you are applying to more than one internship, please send separate applications for each. You must include your proposed starting date and the hours/days to which you can commit in your cover letter. Failure to follow instructions may cause your application not to be processed.

For more information please visit the website: https://www.visionsinaction.org/index.php?option=com_content&task=view&id=73

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Search for Common Ground is a non-profit non-governmental organization based in Washington, DC, which works in partnership with the European Center Common Ground in Brussels. Together, they work to transform conflict into cooperative action. In Africa, they are active Angola, Burundi, Liberia, and Sierra Leone. Intern duties include searching for, compiling and analyzing new from conflict areas, maintaining web pages and project literature and database, and conducting general administrative tasks. Computer proficiency is necessary and Portuguese or French language skills are a plus.

http://www.sfcg.org/jobs/jobs/

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OCA sends groups of eight to ten participants to work with a community for six weeks on a project that involves local people and Crossroaders working together in a variety of different African countries to work on a community development project that involves local people and Crossroaders working together in a variety of different African countries to work on a community development project. The seventh week is spent traveling the rest of the country.

Must submit Program application and other requirements by February 1, 2012

http://operationcrossroadsafrica.org/index2012.php#div[content]=1001

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The office’s work involves educating the U.S. public on the concerns for the respect of human rights, protection of the environment, economic justice and democratic practices expressed by Maryknoll missionaries living in various African countries. Intern duties include research, legislative advocacy work and administrative duties.

Send a cover letter, resume and writing sample to intern@maryknollogc.org.

We are accepting applications for spring semester 2012.

For more information please vist the website: http://www.maryknollogc.org/about/internships.htm

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The Intern Abroad program is unique because its academic structure will help you to make the most of your experience and apply it academically. Upon enrollment, you’ll choose an area of focus — Education, Health, or Social Services — and set your learning objectives. Once you’re in-country, you’ll be advised by a dedicated Intern Supervisor who is from the local community and knowledgeable in your chosen field. During your internship, you’ll keep a log of your experiences, and at the end, you’ll complete a summary project. Need help deciding if Intern Abroad is right for you?

· Who: Students interested in Education, Health, or Social Services

· Where: Intern Abroad is available in 10 countries.

· When: Intern Abroad start dates are available year-round. See Intern Abroad start dates.

· Program Length: Intern Abroad is available from 3-12 weeks. Minimum and maximum stays differ by country.

For more information please visit the website:

http://www.crossculturalsolutions.org/programs/intern-abroad.aspx

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Bread for the World’s intern program offers you an opportunity to combine your Christian faith commitment with supervised learning, personal development, and work experience to seek justice for those who are hungry in the United States and abroad.

Apply: All interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, availability, salary requirements and references to human.resources@bread.org.

Application Schedule

Summer Application Deadline: April 1

Fall application deadline: July 1

Winter/Spring: November 1

For more information please visit the website: https://secure3.convio.net/bread/site/SSurvey?JServSessionIdr004=mu6ghd9eo2.app304b&ACTION_REQUIRED=URI_ACTION_USER_REQUESTS&SURVEY_ID=4562

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