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AWDF Internship Programme

AWDF has an internship programme which is developed out of its Peer Learning and Knowledge Production Programme. The internships are developed to maximize the opportunities for learning and exchange for both the interns and the organisation. The programme is coordinated by the Information and Documentation Officer at AWDF. Interns can expect to be fully involved in most of AWDF’s activities, with possible opportunities for travel both locally and within the continent. The interns are expected to lend support to staff but also to advance ideas for strengthening the work of the department/s to which they are assigned.

AWDF seeks women interns to strengthen the team in the areas of communications, fundraising and donor relations. Working with staff in the Grants, Fundraising and Communications team, the interns will carry out the following duties:

  • Assist with the production of reports and other publications for both internal and external audiences
  • Process stories,  information and statistics  from AWDF grantees for use by AWDF staff
  • Assist with the production of press materials, promotional materials, and other public documents promoting AWDF’s work.
  • Work in collaboration with the Communications Officer to manage AWDF’s social media
  • Assist with the management of AWDF’s listserve
  • Conduct any other reasonable duties as may be assigned to them

Person Specification

AWDF’s office is extremely busy and works with a number of infrastructure constraints such as regular power outages, and limited ICT access for our various constituencies particularly women’s groups in rural (and some urban) settings. These constraints often add to the workload of the organisation. Thus in seeking interns, AWDF would stress the following personal attributes and skills required of the interns in order to ensure that they attain the best possible experience:

  • A committed feminist
  • A mature and flexible outlook,
  • Ability to work sensitively and effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Ability to work as part of a team and to meet tight deadlines
  • A strong commitment to social justice and women’s rights
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Excellent ICT skills

The interns can expect to receive regular supervision and feedback from the programmes officers to whom they are attached. An exit interview will also be conducted to give mutual feedback on the internship.

Please note that AWDF will not be responsible for interns travel and accommodation in Accra.