Fahamu Journalism internships

Fahamu's AU Monitor initiative is seeking young African journalism professionals and students for a three week internship to report from the African Union Summit being held in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in January.

The internships will be for the period between January 16 to February 6th.

The journalists will be provided training on the African Union and its organs and will be expected to produce daily reports from the summit meetings (including pre-summit civil society meetings).

Each intern must have:

  • At least 2 years of journalism experience

  • Excellent writing and analytical skills

  • Excellent interviewing skills for print and audio broadcast

  • Computer literacy

  • Fluency in English (fluency in an additional working language of the African Union – i.e. French, Portuguese or Arabic is an advantage)
  • Ability to work to deadline and under pressure
  • Take initiative and work independently
  • Ability to work as part of a team and have excellent communication skills

  • Knowledge of the issue areas of the African Union

  • Ability to use short hand is desirable Interns will receive: training on the work of the African Union and its organs
  • a daily stipend and accommodation in Addis Ababa Limited funds are available for travel costs.

    Interns will be provided with a small daily stipend to cover their per diem expenses while in Addis Ababa.

    For interns coming from outside of Ethiopia, accommodation will be provided.

    Limited funding for travel to/from Addis Ababa is available.

    To apply, please send a resume, cover letter, the names and contact details of three references, and a writing sample of no more than five hundred words (this may be an excerpt of a longer piece) tohakima[at]fahamu.org

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