World Youth Alliance (WYA) - Africa Internship Program 2022

Deadline: August 01, 2022

Program Starts: September 05, 2022

Program Ends: December 02, 2022

Internships

NGO & Institutes

Location(s)

  • Kenya
Nairobi

Overview

The World Youth Alliance 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. 

Details

Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members.

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. 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 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.

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

PROJECTS

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.

  • Education: WYA education programs are designed to equip interns with the tools to promote and defend the dignity of the person. A variety of educational program opportunities are offered to interns to develop a deeper understanding of the meaning of human dignity through programs such as the Certified Training Program and WYA’s Film and Book list, among others.
  • Advocacy: WYA represents youth at the United Nations, European Union, and other government and civic institutions by offering language proposals, sharing grassroots experiences or working with delegates to propose person-centered policies. At the regional offices, interns will get the chance to learn about WYA’s advocacy work and its impact on local policy and culture.
  • Culture: WYA provides interns with the opportunity to experience the dignity of the human person in concrete ways. Participation in the arts and culture nurtures the physical, mental, emotional, and spiritual dimensions of the human person and in this way, promotes the integral development of the individual, contributing to the authentic development of society.
  • 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.

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Eligibility

Candidates should be from:


Description of Ideal Candidate

  • The Africa Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the Africa region between the ages of 18 to 30
    You have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter.
  • Our internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity.
  • We seek committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills. Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others.

Dates

Deadline: August 01, 2022

Program starts:

September 05, 2022

Program ends:

December 02, 2022

Program Starts: September 05, 2022

Program Ends: December 02, 2022


Cost/funding for participants

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.

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