Student internships are an integral part of Africa Agenda’s mission and vision. More than this, mentorship, motivation and inspiration are a part of who we are as an organization.
In 2015, 2016 and 2017 respectively Africa Agenda offered journalism internship opportunities to students from the University of Denver (DU) and Metropolitan State University of Denver. Some of our interns, trainees and volunteers have gone to work for organizations such CBS News, Devex and the National Cooperative Business Association in Washington D.C.
Internships at Africa Agenda normally last from 6 to 9 months and include weekly on-site meetings with a supervisor and other Africa Agenda staff members.
A typical Africa Agenda intern does the following:
- Write a weekly post, column on Africa Agenda’s content website, Africa News Matters.
- Use Twitter, Facebook and other social media, technology tools to manage campaigns
- Conduct outreach to the community for our Africa events
- Respond via email or telephone call to requests for Africa-related information.
- Craft media releases, develop a list of media contacts
- Research, develop and post information regularly to an events calendar
- Plan meetings, conduct interviews and report the results
Some of the competencies that we hope to see each of our interns develop following their time with us include the following:
- Develop and build relationships with a local community, other journalists
- Learn how to manage time, multi-task and be organized
- Develop a global mindset, be strategic and adapt to changing media landscape
- Ability to login, post and edit information using WordPress CMS, LinkedIn, Facebook
- Learn how to be a good listener
Please contact us (emails preferred) if you are interested in working with us.