African Presidential Center Internship Opportunities
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.
African Presidential Center (APC) Interns engage in research relating to Africa’s political and economic development and other special projects as assigned. Additionally, interns assist staff with the daily operational activities of the Center. In their role as Research and Staff Assistants, Interns relate primarily to the APC Director and Staff.
- Conduct research related to special topics as assigned by staff
- Gather data as requested by staff
- Act as a resource about APC and its programs for the university community and general public
- Assist in event preparation and execution
- Liaise with other university offices and departments as necessary
- General office and administrative functions including answering APC phones, making phone calls, responding to emails, maintaining office supplies, etc.
The Internship is designed to provide qualified undergraduate students with opportunities to gain insights into contemporary trends and developments in Sub-Saharan Africa, as well as to provide valuable work experience. In doing so, interns will have the opportunity to:
- Complement academic interests through an increased understanding of African affairs and international relations
- Develop professional capacity to contribute as part of a team in a fast-paced office environment
- Develop networking skills and professional contacts
- Develop professional communication skills through daily interaction in the office, the University, and through phone and email correspondence
- Interest in African affairs
- Knowledge of International Affairs
- Enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate school program
Internship hours are flexible and can be used for credit if necessary. For more information, please contact Verity Norman, at 617-353-5452, or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org or Kisha Wilson, at 617-353-5452 or via email at email@example.com.