2015 World Youth Alliance Africa Internship Program – Nairobi, Kenya

2015 World Youth Alliance Africa Internship Program – Nairobi, Kenya

Deadline: November 24, 2014

The World Youth Alliance Africa (WYA Africa) is looking for young people and leaders with a strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on society. Successful interns have been proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn. If you possess these qualities, if you are looking to make a difference, apply today for the WYA Africa Internship Program. This program takes place at the WYA Africa offices in Nairobi, Kenya.

The WYA Africa Internship Program grants qualified members real-world experience in project management, international law and advocacy together with a good understanding of the basic philosophy on the human person. The WYA Africa office launched the region’s first internship program in September, 2005, and over 10 young people from Africa have gone on to attend a 3-month training program at WYA’s Headquarters Office in New York to date. Since the Africa internship program started in 2005, interns have completed projects at the office during each internship period.

The WYA Africa Internship Program is a 3-month volunteer opportunity for young people committed to fulfilling WYA’s mission through work with our regional staff on projects related to advocacy, education, or culture. Interns will report to the WYA Africa office in Nairobi, Kenya.

As an intern, you can be involved in the following:

  1. Join an international youth organization that promotes human dignity
  2. Learn about national, regional, and international policy-making that impacts development
  3. Help implement WYA projects in advocacy, education or culture
  4. Participate in WYA’s Track A Training discussions with young people from different parts of Africa
  5. Challenge yourself and advance your skill sets and field of expertise

Intern Responsibilities

  1. Interns will be assigned to execute or manage projects with the guidance of WYA Africa staff. The types of projects interns work on may vary according to existing interests and skills. Projects will fall under one of WYA’s three main program areas: Education, Advocacy, and Culture.
  2. Administrative Work: Interns may also be assigned administrative work at the Africa office. They may be asked to handle data encoding, business correspondence, document filing, and social media, among others.

Eligibility

  • The Internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals.
  • You have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter.
  • The Africa Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the Africa region between the ages of 18 to 30. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks.
  • Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity.
  • Committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills.
  • Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others and love to bring people together.
  • Interns are required to undergo the Track A Training and are expected to finish it before the end of their internship. Interns need to be knowledgeable about WYA’s history and mission as they may represent the organization in various activities.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application form (available upon request by email to [email protected] or downloaded below under “Resources”)
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Resume or CV
  4. Two letters of recommendation
  5. Signed copy of the WYA charter (for new members)

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within four weeks of the application deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be processed. Selected applicants will be asked to do an interview. Please send your application to [email protected].

Scheduled Dates

Batch One
January 17 – April 10 2015 (12 weeks)
Dead Line: November 24 2014

Batch Two
May 04 – July 24 2015 (12 weeks)
Dead Line: March 09 2015

Batch Three
August 31 – November 20 2015 (12 weeks)
Dead Line: July 05 2015

Costs and Scholarship

This is an unpaid internship. However, WYA does offer scholarships (subject for approval) to interns.

Interns are expected to take care of their living expenses while in Nairobi, Kenya.  Applicants accepted into the internship program may apply for limited scholarships for a monthly stipend but approval is granted on an individual case basis, and is dependent on applicant need.

For more information, visit World Youth Alliance Africa Internship Program.

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