Tuesday, August 18, 2020

Central and East Africa Internship with Search for Common Ground

Position description

The Central and East Africa intern will be an integral part of the Regional Central and East Africa Team and will provide programmatic, logistical and administrative support to Search’s projects in the region. Search’s Central and East Africa portfolio includes Democratic Republic of Congo, Central African Republic, Burundi, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania and Uganda. For more information on our projects in East Africa, please visit https://www.sfcg.org/
Due to COVID-19, this internship will be remote for the foreseen future.
  • Contribute to the design and production of grant proposals
  • Draft project reports to be submitted to our donors
  • Conduct research and context analysis as appropriate
  • Assist with updating country program web pages, and produce communications materials to increase the visibility of our projects
  • Attend conferences and policy meetings in DC, representing the Central and East Africa Team
  • Backstop the Washington, D.C.-based Central and East Africa team and our country offices overseas on a range of logistical and administrative tasks


  • Strong writing, editing and communication skills
  • A self-starting, detail-oriented and flexible approach to tasks
  • Demonstrable interest in the Central and East Africa region and/or peacebuilding and conflict resolution
  • Degree in relevant subject
  • Prior knowledge of peacebuilding/conflict resolution and/or international development
  • Experience working at a non-governmental organization/non-profit or similar environment
  • International experience
  • Fluency or advanced proficiency in other languages (French, Arabic, Somali, Swahili)

Apply on the JobsLever SFCG page.  For best consideration, apply by September 1.