Call for Application for Interns

Call for Application: Internship (Paid)

Location: Abuja, Nigeria

Application Deadline: February 5th, 2024.

Type of Contract: Full-time

Languages Required: English   

Duration of Initial Contract: 3 Months (extendable)

Yiaga Africa is a non-profit civic hub of change-makers committed to promoting democratic governance, human rights and civic engagement. With its operational base in Abuja, Nigeria, Yiaga Africa focuses on in-depth research, critically analyzing critical democratic and governance issues, crafting practical solutions, and training and empowering citizens to lead change in their community. Yiaga Africa implements several innovative programs to stimulate active citizenship, protect human rights and deepen democratic governance. We invest in building networks and social movements to drive social change and transformation. Yiaga Africa has leadership structures and members in all 36 states and 774 Local Government Areas (LGA) of Nigeria. 

Yiaga Africa is committed to achieving a diverse, vibrant, innovative, and engaged workforce working to achieve the organization’s vision of a people-driven, developed, and democratic Africa. We promote gender, nationality, religion/belief, culture, and other forms of diversity. 

Join us in making a difference in Africa and contribute to building a brighter future. Yiaga Africa is an equal-opportunity employer, and we encourage candidates from diverse backgrounds to apply.

Internship Opportunities at Yiaga Africa

Are you passionate about contributing to positive change in Africa? Do you have a desire to work with a dynamic organization that is committed to promoting democracy, governance, and development? If so, Yiaga Africa is the place for you! We are excited to announce internship opportunities across various departments, offering a unique chance for enthusiastic individuals to gain hands-on experience in the fields of Finance, Africa Division, Human Resource & Administration, Information Technology, Media & Communication, and the Centre for Legislative Engagements.

Available Internship Positions:

1. Finance Intern

2. Africa Program Intern

3. HR & Administration Intern

4. Media & Communication Intern

5. Centre for Legislative Engagements Intern

Job Description:

As an intern at Yiaga Africa, you will be an integral part of our team, contributing to meaningful projects and initiatives within your designated department. Key responsibilities include:

– Assisting in day-to-day operations and tasks within the assigned department.

– Conducting research and analysis to support ongoing projects.

– Collaborating with team members to achieve departmental goals.

– Providing administrative support as needed.

– Attending meetings and workshops to enhance your understanding of the organization’s mission and objectives.

– Other assigned duties to support departmental requirements.

Skills and Minimum Qualifications:

– Currently enrolled in a relevant undergraduate or graduate program.

– Strong communication and interpersonal skills.

– Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite.

– Ability to work independently and as part of a team.

– Excellent organizational and time-management skills.

– Attention to detail and a proactive approach to problem-solving.

Additional Skills (Department-specific):

1. Finance Intern:

   – Basic understanding of financial principles.

   – Ability to assist in budgeting and financial analysis.

2. Africa Division Intern:

   – Knowledge of African political and social issues.

   – Strong research and analytical skills.

3. HR & Administration Intern:

   – Interest in human resources management and organizational development.

   – Familiarity with administrative processes.

4.  Media & Communication Intern:

   – Strong writing and editing skills.

   – Knowledge of social media platforms and content creation.

5.  Centre for Legislative Engagements Intern:

   – Interest in legislative processes and governance.

   – Ability to conduct legislative research.

How to apply

Interested candidates should fill out the job application form and upload their detailed resume containing their LinkedIn ID, Age, Address, and the contact of referees in MS Word documents here. Submission should be concluded on or before February 5th, 2024.

Only applications sent in the required format will be considered. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.

Note: Application will be considered on a rolling basis.

We look forward to welcoming passionate and dedicated interns to our team!

Visit our website for more information about Yiaga Africa here.


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