The Central Africa Programs Fall Intern assists in supporting the day-to-day administrative needs of Invisible Children’s protection and resilience programs from its headquarters (HQ) in Washington, DC, and remotely during the COVID-19 pandemic. This position focuses on supporting Invisible Children’s current projects and supporting the search for new funding opportunities. This position includes data entry and data management, administrative, development research, project management support, English/French translation, and donor reporting responsibilities. The intern will support HQ in providing guidance and support to field teams in central Africa.

We’re looking for someone who has a strong interest in international development, transitional justice, and/or conflict resolution and analysis sectors. 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. This position will require daily usage of Invisible Children’s database to input and analyze data from the field. 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 conflict transformation, and gain an understanding of conflict dynamics in central Africa. The intern will improve their understanding of how monitoring and evaluation data informs programmatic quality and conflict analysis and research. 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 and to ensure that Invisible Children’s U.S.-based programs staff have the support they need to carry out complex projects.

This Internship will give you the opportunity to learn:

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

+ how indicator data helps assess the quality and impact of each project by helping the Monitoring and Evaluation team input and analyze data collected from field activities.

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

+ how to assist the department in improving the safety of vulnerable populations in central Africa by assisting the programs team with other administrative and communication needs.

+ the skills in donor communication and reporting by supporting reporting processes and responses to donor inquiries.

+ how to apply for large grants as a team, including those from the US government.

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

Who we’re looking for:

+ 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.

Housekeeping:

+ Internship Period: January 16-June 2, 2023 (Exact dates are flexible)

+ Time Commitment: Part-time, 10 hours per week

+ Location: Washington, DC Headquarter Office (currently remote)

The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work related to this internship. They are not to be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and skills required. Interns may be asked to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities as needed, including working with other departments than programs.

To Apply

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to [email protected]  Please put Central Africa Programs Intern in the subject line.  The deadline to apply is December 2, 2022.