Africa-America Institute Internship Program

Currently Closed


This position is suitable for students, recent graduates, and young professionals who aspire to get a firsthand experience in working for and learning about managing an Africa-focused non-profit organization.

Potential areas of responsibilities

–      Program/project assistance: You could have the opportunity of playing a major role in designing and marketing AAI’s global professional development programs

–      Database entry and management:  Working closely with the communications team, you could have the opportunity to maintain the records of AAI’s prestigious Alumni, Board, Donors and other stakeholders

–      Document archiving: Past interns have helped maintain records to commemorate AAI’s 60 year history as one of the leading Africa higher education and policy organizations in the US

– Administrative assistance: These important tasks help AAI stay organized and efficient

–       Research and development: Help AAI find the opportunities to make a greater impact in Africa and beyond


–     At the end of the internship, if the intern performs all duties in a satisfactory manner, he/she will receive a letter of recommendation

Duration of internship

–      4 months (renewal)


–     We will work with your schedule. However, we are looking for a candidate who can give at least 20 hours per week.

How to apply

–      Please send your resume to and include in the subject line: Internship Application

–      Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.



–      Undergraduate or graduate degree

–      Interested in a career related to Africa’s development

–      Solid written and oral communication skills

–      Strong research skills

–      Good judgment and discretion

–      Ability to “go the extra mile”

–      Reliable

–      Organized