West Africa Team Intern

Search for Common Ground
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Internship
  • Posted
    Sep 20

Position description

We are Searchers. 

We are over 600 strong worldwide. We believe in our mission to end violent conflict.  

It’s our purpose- our call to action. 

A Searcher understands our vision of a world where: 
Differences stimulate social progress, rather than precipitate violence

Respect for and cooperation with those we disagree with is considered the norm

A Searcher is a dedicated, enthusiastic and passionate individual, committed to our values.
Shared Humanity. Empathy. Impartiality.  Inclusivity. Courage.  Hope. Humility. Audacity.

With headquarters in Washington, DC and Brussels, Belgium, we implement projects from 55 offices in 34 countries, including in Africa, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and the United States. You will be joining other highly motivated Searchers with a good team spirit and through commitment and dedication, have opportunities to grow.

We are searching for…

Search’s West Africa portfolio includes Sierra Leone, Liberia, Nigeria, Guinea, Mali, Niger and Cote d’Ivoire. The West Africa intern will support the team in providing programmatic, logistical and financial support to Search’s projects in the region. For more information on our projects in West Africa, please visit www.sfcg.org/africa.

Your contribution

The roles are responsibilities of include:

  • Contributing to the production of grant proposals
  • Attending policy meetings, representing the West Africa program
  • Backstopping the regional West Africa team and the country offices overseas
  • Assisting with updating country program website materials
  • Assisting with database system management
  • Conducting research and analysis as appropriate

As job descriptions cannot be exhaustive, the position-holder may be required to undertake other duties that are broadly in line with the above key responsibilities.

You are…
You meet the following qualifications:

  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills (required)
  • A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks (required)
  • Demonstrable interest in the West Africa region and/or conflict resolution (required)
  • Desirable:
  • Fluency or advanced proficiency in French, writing and oral (highly desirable)
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment
  • International experience
  • Undergraduates (juniors and seniors), graduate students, and recent graduates are welcome to apply.

Application instructions

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