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Women's Global Education Project
136 N Marion Street, Suite 201
Oak Park, IL
Posted: January 12 2016
Application Deadline: Available Year-round
Position: 2 Part-time, Unpaid
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DescriptionWomen's Global Education Project (WGEP) believes that universal education, gender equality and empowerment of women are critical to a society's development. Our mission is to provide access to education and to develop training programs that empower women and girls to build better lives and foster equitable communities.
WGEP works in both Kenya and Senegal, implementing our programs through strong, grassroots partnerships with local in-country organizations to ensure that our work is community-driven, sustainable and appropriate to the actual needs of our target communities. WGEP seeks to address the root causes of poverty such as the lack of education, limited opportunities for women and girls, and insufficient resources for local community organizations.
WGEP's flagship Sisters-to-School Program provides primary and secondary school scholarships in addition to complementary interventions such as health workshops, tutoring and after-school programs to get and keep girls in school.
Since the launch of our programs in 2004, we have provided over 2,000 full and partial scholarships to our girl scholars, and have impacted nearly 8,000 individuals through our community awareness programs.
As an intern, you would help with the daily running of our office. This includes, but is not limited to, tasks ranging from administrative duties to grant research, communications, fundraising and stewardship. Interns work in our Oak Park office, typically 2 days per week, 5 hours per day.
ResponsibilitiesResponsibilities range from administrative duties such as copying, filing and organizing to communications in the form of emails, social media posts and website updates. Grant research, donor database management and stewardship are other important intern responsibilities.
RequirementsInterns must be University or Graduate students with a strong interest in education, women's empowerment and global development.
SkillsRequired - PowerPoint, Social Media, Excel, Word, Organization Skills, Comfortable working independently, Conscientious
Preferred - Event Planning, WordPress, French, Stewardship, Grant Research