Senegal Summer Internships

Application deadline is March 1 and later applicants will be admitted on a rolling basis. SIS cannot guarantee placement with this organization; the list is meant to be demonstrative.

The Dakar Institute: Dakar, Senegal

Website
www.thedakarinstitute.com
Program Fee
TBD
Program includes
Airport transfers, homestay accommodation for duration of the internship, orientation program, field trips in Dakar, office access for support, library access, internet, and internship placement fee
Positions
The organizations below are examples of those available to take interns in the summer. The Dakar Institute will work with students and their partner organizations to make appropriate placements by arranging internships with local and regional NGOs and linking students with organizations, taking care of the administrative details, and helping interns with logistics
  1. Environmental Policy
    • Centre de Suivi Ecologique (Center for Ecological Studies, CSE)
    • Senegalese Ministry of Environmental Policy
  2. Natural Resources and Sustainable Development
  3. Peace and Conflict
    • Rassemblement Afracain pour la Defense des Droite de l’Homme (RADDHO, African Assembly for the Defense of Human Rights)
  4. Global Governance, Politics, Foreign Policy
  5. International Development
  6. International Media

West African Research Center (WARC): Dakar, Senegal

Website
www.warc-croa.org
Program Fee
$1,155 (2016 fee, subject to change for 2017)
Program includes
Airport transfers, homestay accommodation for duration of 6- week internship, orientation program, Dakar practical city tour, access to WARC offices for support, library access, and internet, and internship placement fee.
Preferred skills
Proficiency in French
Content areas
Refugee issues, education and training, microfinance, women’s issues, sustainable development, natural resources, human rights, children, law, civil society, culture
Positions
The organizations below are examples of those available to take interns in the summer. WARC will work with students and their partner organizations to make appropriate placements by arranging internships with local and regional NGOs and linking students with organizations, taking care of the administrative details, and helping interns with logistics
  1. Public health and social services
    • Internship in a Health post (Poste de santé) in a village or in a city: shadow a nurse, a midwife or community health agents who provide healthcare, implement public health policies in a community level.
    • Internship in a maternity: shadow a gynecologist or a midwife who give prenatal and postnatal consultations, delivery assistance and reproductive services.
    • Internship in a community health organization: work with community health agents to promote health education and awareness within a community.
    • Internship in a traditional hospital: shadow and assist the traditional doctors in the preparation and the administration of their medicine.
    • Internship in a orphanage or in a special school (for disabled children): help take care of babies and children with special needs.
  2. Environment and agriculture
    • Internship in an urban agriculture project: work with the team on developing techniques and practices in urban agriculture.
    • Internship in an organic agriculture NGO: work with the team to promote organic agriculture methods among farmers.
    • Internship in a park: work with the park rangers to preserve and restore the biodiversity.
  3. Entrepreneurship and microfinance
    • Internship in a microfinance institution: assist in the daily operations (recording, accounting, file filling, financial analysis, financial education, advising, etc)
    • Internship in a women’s organization: assist in the production and commercialization processes, organizational development, etc.
  4. Education (school is in session from October to mid-June)
    • Internship in a school: assist a teacher, help in the administration, and assist in the computer education.
    • Internship in women’s vocational training: assist in the training in English, computer education, leadership, etc.
    • Internship in an Education regional branch: assist in the education policies formulation, implementation and evaluation in the regional level.
    • Internship in a Koranic or informal school: teach languages, reading and writing and computer education
  5. Arts and culture
    • Internship in an art and religious NGO: work in the workshops and farms live in religious community.
    • Internship in a music band: play music and or dance with the band, help in the marketing and communication activities.
    • Internship in a handicraftsman: work with an artist to create artifacts.
  6. Human rights
    • Internship in women’s rights organization: assist in legal and psychological counseling, advocacy and communication for women’s rights.
    • Internship in political and civil rights organization: assist the analysis of political issues in West Africa, assist in the advocacy education work.
  7. Community development
    • Internship in a community development organization: assist in the community planning and development work, fundraising, and project management.

Note: Once the internship interests are more specific it will be much easier to identify the appropriate agencies.