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World Youth Alliance Internship Program for Young Africans

Deadline: 20th November, 2020 (Batch 1)

The World Youth Alliance (WYA) 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 willingness to learn, and give the best from their experiences, skills and initiative. If you possess these qualities, if you are looking to make a difference, apply today for the World Youth Alliance (WYA) Africa Internship Program.

The World Youth Alliance Africa Internship Program provides opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) to gain professional skills working on WYA’s projects and a substantive learning experience on WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members.

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. It could take longer than 3 months depending on circumstances.

Ideal candidates possess a strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on society. Candidates must be proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn.


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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 Certified Training Program discussions with young people from different parts of Africa

5. Challenge yourself and advance your skill sets and field of expertise

What’s in it for you?

a) Introductory Training

Undergo WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP) and learn about human rights philosophy and the dignity of the person.

b) Project Management

Work on projects suited to your interests and strengths under the supervision of WYA staff.

c) Network Building

Attend different events and meet new contacts as you represent WYA in various occasions.

Regional Internships

There is a standard application process for the WYA Regional Internship Program. Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about the organization and to see if our programs are the right fit for you.

IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed regional application form
  2. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Only if you are a new member: Your signed copy of the WYA charter

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within three weeks of the internship application deadline only if your application is complete. If your application satisfies the criteria for selection, someone from our internship committee will contact you to arrange an interview.

Regional Application Forms

Each region has its own application form. Please select your region below to download your application form.

NOTES:

  • WYA is not responsible for assisting with or issuing visas for accepted applicants. WYA can only send an invitation letter as proof of acceptance into the internship program.
  • Some regional internships provide accommodation. If you require accommodation, please inquire with the regional staff during the interview step of the application.
  • Visa and transportation fees will be at the applicant’s expense.
  • Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Africa

WYA Africa Internship Application Form

WYA Africa Internship Information

*The internship is full-time. Working hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30AM – 5:30PM.

Please send all requirements to africa@wya.net.

Visit the official website for the World Youth Alliance (WYA) Africa Internship Program for more information.

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