The Central Africa Programs Internship is an opportunity to assist the day-to-day administrative needs of Invisible Children’s protection and resilience programs from the headquarters in Washington, DC, and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, this position focuses on supporting Invisible Children’s current projects, launching a new projects beginning this Fall, and supporting the search for new funding opportunities. This position includes administrative, data management, conceptual, research, English-French translation, and donor reporting responsibilities.

We’re looking for someone who has a strong interest in international development and/or conflict monitoring and analysis. This individual needs to be detail oriented and proactive, preferably fluent in both French and English, have strong writing skills in English, and strong critical thinking skills.

The Central Africa Programs Intern will have the opportunity to develop their professional skills, learn the ins and outs of international community-based protection, and gain an understanding of conflict dynamics in central Africa. Positivity and a keen sense of responsibility are key for this position. The intern will be asked to carry out a variety of tasks efficiently to ensure that Invisible Children’s U.S.-based programs staff have the support they need to carry out complex projects.

What you’ll gain from this internship:

+ Learn the best practices of conflict analysis data integrity by using the Crisis Tracker Salesforce database to enter, review, and clean conflict-related data;

+ Learn management structures and processes of launching, implementing, and closing a project, including projects on memorialization, transitional justice, resilience building, and atrocity prevention;

+ Contribute to improving the safety of vulnerable populations in central Africa by assisting the programs team with other administrative and communication needs;

+ Develop skills in donor communication, reporting, and business development by supporting donor reporting processes, developing responses to donor inquiries, and identifying and submitting funding applications to foundations and institutions including the US government;

+ Gain experience in professional translation by assisting the Programs Team and CEO with the translation of documents, conflict analysis reports, and other key organizational communications when launching new projects.

Who we’re looking for for this internship:

+ Is exceptionally organized with the ability to work independently and manage competing priorities;

+ Is “tech-savvy,” with the ability to quickly learn to use new platforms and online tools;

+ Is adaptable, reliable, detail-oriented, and positive;

+ Is a good communicator, especially in a remote working environment;

+ Is a problem solver with strong initiative;

+ Has a good level of French writing (fluency strongly preferred) and very strong level of English writing skills.

Internship housekeeping:

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Interns may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed.

This is an unpaid, part-time internship located at our headquarters in Washington, DC that will start in mid-September and end in early December. You’ll need to set aside 10-15 hours a week for this internship with your exact weekly schedule being determined upon hire. Due to COVID-19 precautions, this internship will take place remotely. However, as the situation develops we may consider incorporating in-person activities at our office located near Dupont Circle in NW Washington, DC. Invisible Children is committed to the health and well-being of all staff, interns, and our community, and decisions about in-person activities will take this into account.

To apply:

Send your resume and cover letter via email to [email protected] Include “Central African Programs Internship” in the subject line of your email no later than December 10, 2021.

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis.