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Job Available | Internship: Africa BD Hub

  • Location Washington, D.C.
  • Sector Non-Profit
  • Experience Internship
  • Posted Sep 21
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Position description

Search for Common Ground’s Africa Program Development Hub is seeking program development interns who will support the team in the design of programs and successful proposals that will contribute to building peace and transforming conflict across the African continent.

The interns will join a high-performing, diverse and dynamic team based across West, Central, and East Africa, as well as Washington D.C. who are passionate about designing impactful programs for a portfolio that covers the conflict geographies of the Sahel, the Lake Chad Basin, the Great Lakes, the Horn of Africa and Sudan, in over fifteen countries. 

Program development commences with scoping and pre-positioning for opportunities and completes with the signing of an award. Interns will have the opportunity to be involved in developing fundraising strategies for the different conflict geographies and countries in the region, proposal writing, and engaging with institutional donors and partners. Each intern will be assigned conflict geography within the region but may be requested to support others within the Africa portfolio.

Please note that this internship is based in Washington, D.C. We are only accepting applications from US residents


Minimum Qualifications

  • Assist with the development of grant proposals, including but not limited to writing proposal narratives, developing theories of change, articulating program activities, drafting logical frameworks, and copy-editing.
  • Contribute to the development of up-to-date and accurate context statements through rigorous desk research.
  • Support the development of fundraising strategies.
  • Analyze calls for proposals and support the team’s pre-positioning efforts.
  • Edit English (and/or French) proposals and communications materials for clarity and precision.
  • Attend conferences and policy meetings, representing the team.
  • Backstop the Africa Program Development Hub and our country offices overseas on a range of logistical and administrative tasks
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Strong writing, editing, and communication skills in English
  • Demonstrable interest in and knowledge of peacebuilding or international development in Sub-Saharan Africa
  • A self-starting, detail-oriented, and flexible approach to tasks
  • Ability to handle multiple tasks and tight deadlines
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Fluency or advanced proficiency in French
  • Other languages (Portuguese, Somali) an asset
  • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment
  • Practical experience in program design
  • International experience, preferably in developing countries

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