Internship Opportunity

Position: Research and Staff Assistants/ Unpaid Internship Opportunity

The African Presidential Archives and Research Center is seeking interns to assist with the daily operational activities of the center.  In addition to assisting in an administrative capacity, these individuals will engage in research relating to Africa’s political and economic development and other special projects as assigned.  In their role as Research and Staff Assistants, Interns will relate primarily to the APARC Program Development Manager and Project Coordinator.

APARC is a Boston University research center that chronicles democratization and free market reform in Africa. APARC provides a forum for sharing the insights and expertise of past and present leaders and is intended to serve as a setting for policy debates and deliberations on democratization and free market reform in Africa.  Through a residency program for former democratically elected African presidents, access to their papers, and systematic exchange with current democratically elected heads of state, APARC offers an exceptional opportunity to see Africa’s development through the eyes of the architects of that change.  The center also publishes the annual African Leaders State of Africa Report.

APARC designed the Research and Staff Assistant internship in an effort to provide Boston University students with opportunities to gain insights into contemporary trends and developments in sub-Saharan Africa, as well as to provide valuable work experience and build capacity within the organization.


  • Complete basic administrative duties (answering telephone, faxing, photocopying, proof-reading, updating the APARC database)
  • Act as a resource for the university community and the general public about APARC and its programs
  • Assist in event preparation and execution


  • Interest in African affairs
  • Knowledge of International Affairs
  • Enrollment in an undergraduate school program

Internship hours are flexible and can be used for credit if necessary.  For more information, please contact Myriam Michel, at 617-353-5452, or via email at