Application Deadline: March 13th 2016
The World Youth Alliance (WYA) is a global coalition of young people committed to promoting the dignity of the person and building solidarity among youth from developed and developing nations.
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 is a 3-month volunteer opportunity for young people committed to fulfilling WYA’s mission through work with WYA 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
- The Internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals. Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity.
The Africa Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in theAfrica region between the ages of 18 to 30. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks.
- WYA seek committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills.
- Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others
- 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.
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
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 Track A training and WYA’s Film and Book list, among others.
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.
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.
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
HOW TO APPLY
Before applying, it will be helpful to browse through the website to learn
more about WYA and to see if our programs are the right fit for you.
1. Completed application form (available upon request by email to [email protected]
or downloaded from https://www.wya.net/get-involved/internship/)
2. Cover Letter
3. Resume or CV
4. Two letters of recommendation
5. Signed copy of the WYA charter (for new members)
You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within one week of the internship application deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be processed. Selected applicants will be asked to interview. Please send your application to [email protected]
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