World Heritage Internships in Benin, Kenya, South Africa: Application Deadline 31st January.

african-world-heritage-fund3-MONTH INTERNSHIPSDATES: 1 March – 31 May 2013 VENUE 1: Midrand, South Africa (AWHF)

VENUE 2: Mombasa, Kenya (CHDA)

VENUE 3: Porto-Novo, Benin (EPA)

ORGANISERS: The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), The Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA)FUNDING: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, African World Heritage Fund
Three internships will run simultaneously from 1 March to 31 May 2013 at AWHF in Midrand (South Africa), CHDA at Mombasa (Kenya) and EPA at Porto-Novo (Benin). AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African State Parties in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage.

EPA was established in 1998 and is a post-graduate university institution specialised in the preservation and promotion of both tangible and intangible heritage. CHDA, established in 2005, is an international non-governmental organisation dedicated to the preservation, management and promotion of heritage in Africa.


Objectives of the internship

  • Provide an opportunity for young African professionals to gain regional experience in international heritage organisations
  • Build capacity and enhance skills in heritage conservation and management for both heritage professionals and heritage institutions
  • Establish an African/international support network for management of cultural/natural heritage in order to build the institutional capacity needed to implement the convention
  • Support the successful implementation of the programme.


3 interns will be selected to take part in 3 separate internships. Applicants include students (undergraduate or graduate), professionals or members of heritage and academic institutions (not necessarily within the heritage sector). The project is open to participants from all African countries. Applicants are required to be competent in either English or French, bilingualism is preferable (English/French) and knowledge of Arabic or Portuguese can be an advantage.

Eligible female practitioners are encouraged to apply.


Application deadline

The complete application package (letter of motivation, curriculum vitae and completed application form) should be sent at the latest on the 31st January 2013 via electronic emails to: Pamela Mac Quilkan ( with copy to [email protected] and EPA ([email protected]), Rodrigue Kessou ([email protected]).



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