Call for Interns for the Next Generation Internship Programme
WACSI based in Accra, Ghana established by the Open Society Initiative for West Africa to enhance the capacity of civil society organisations in the sub Region in the areas of institutional building, organizational governance, training, and policy dialogue has introduced a six – twelve (6-12) months internship programme which commenced in January 2008.
The internship programme is aimed at developing the next generation of African scholars and practitioners. The internship programme primarily targets young West Africans at the start of their professional careers seeking work experience in WACSI's core areas of work. Where relevant, applicants from other regions of Africa will be considered.
The programme is aimed at building interns' capacity in the following areas: leadership skills, proposal and report writing, training and facilitation skills. Interns will also be exposed to research on HIV/AIDS, governance and human rights, peace and security, Africa's current development initiatives (NEPAD, APRM), sub-regional trends (ECOWAS), and Gender issues. Successful applicants will spend a substantial part of their internship working at the WACSI secretariat in Accra. Interns will also be given the opportunity to work with civil society organisations across the sub region in their specific areas of interest.
The Third internship programme commences on the 1 January 2009. Interested applicants should send their CV, an application letter, two references (one should be an academic reference) and a letter of motivation expressing their career goals, and how the internship will contribute to achieving those goals to The Administrator, WACSI email@example.com and firstname.lastname@example.org.
Deadline for applications is December 15, 2008 *All applicants should have an undergraduate degree and must be ready to work in a multi-cultural environment.