Africa Initiatives Internship

Social Science Research CouncilBrooklyn, NY
Unpaid Internship

10 months ago


Job Title

Program Intern

Job Location


Job Overview

The African Peacebuilding Network (APN) and the Next Generation Social Sciences in Africa (Next Gen) is an integrated program primarily focused on supporting independent research by African scholars and practitioners in the fields of peacebuilding, security, development, and related areas. As a Program Intern, you will contribute to program activities, including research, networking, and communication with researchers, practitioners, and policymakers. This is a remote internship opportunity, approximately four days per week for two months.


The intern will be paid $20/hour.


  • Work closely with program staff on administrative tasks, communications strategy, and publicity efforts
  • Manage social networking and email campaigns to promote noteworthy project developments
  • Help expand and organize our network of contacts in academia, the media, and the public
  • Support data compilation activities
  • Contribute to research, writing, copyediting, and editing according to standards of the Chicago Manual of Style
  • Assist in proposal and report writing and editing
  • Help plan workshops, meetings, and outreach activities
  • Take on other duties, additional responsibilities, and projects as directed


  • Bachelor's degree in the social sciences or humanities, or current enrollment in a degree program; an interest in international relations, peace studies, or other related fields is ideal
  • Experience with communications and publicity efforts, including through social networking services
  • Proficiency with web publishing, social media, data platforms, and internet resources; familiarity with HTML a plus
  • Interest in and knowledge of Africa and/or conflict, peace, security, and development issues
  • Excellent writing, communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills with strong attention to detail
  • Self-motivation, adaptability, and ability to work independently as well as part of a team
  • Proficiency in MS Office; familiarity with database and web management software is desirable

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  • Political Science And Government11%

  • Communication6%

  • Economics5%

  • Psychology4%

  • Business Administration Management And Operations4%

  • 342 other majors68%

People who did this kind of internship end up at the following companies

  • US Congress
  • United States Senate
  • US Department Of State
  • Teach For America
  • Deloitte
Estimated Monthly Living Expenses

For Brooklyn, NY | $5,639/mo

  • Housing/Rent$3,481

  • Miscellaneous$1,007

  • Food$505

  • Utilities$328

  • Transportation$318


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