Akili Dada Content Writer & Graphics Internships in Kenya

Akili Dada is an international, award-winning leadership incubator cultivating transformative leadership in a generation of young African women.

We apply a holistic approach to educating and cultivating leadership in adolescent girls and young women, ages 13 – 30, employing four key strategies to nurture growth and meaningful impact: financial investment, leadership development, and mentorship, and feminist movement building, advocacy.

By selecting from and building the capacity of some of Africa’s most innovative young women, we are meeting the urgent need for more African women in leadership as well as the overarching need for creative and empathetic leadership that holds justice at its core.

Akili Dada is looking for a content writing and graphic design intern to work with our team to produce a publication on the state of African women in leadership.

The intern will be responsible for conducting thorough research on politics, women in leadership in Africa to generate case studies, articles, design graphics and illustration and contribute to the production of the publication.

Duties and Responsibilities

With the support and supervision from the Washa Program Lead and the Communications Lead, the interns’ responsibilities will include;

  • Carrying out research on women in leadership in Africa
  • Collating the research findings to provide content for the publication
  • Fact checking and generating citations to uphold intellectual honesty and comply with copyright standards
  • Developing case studies and content for the publication.
  • Planning the content for the publication according to the provided publication’s style, Akili Dada’s policy, and
    printing requirements.
  • Assisting in proofreading the copy to detect and correct errors in spelling, punctuation, and syntax
  • Thinking creatively and developing the design concept, graphics, and layout of the publication
  • Meeting frequently with staff involved to discuss the publication and track progress.
  • Supporting the publication production to the end, including follow-ups and printing while ensuring adherence to strict deadlines requirements.


  • Knowledge of research and data collection techniques
  • Statistical and Graphical Analysis of Data
  • Proven graphic designing experience
    Up to date with relevant design software and technologies (In Design, Illustrator, Photoshop)
  • Possess a creative flair, versatility, conceptual/visual ability and originality
  • Excellent written and verbal communication.
  • Ability to interact, communicate and present ideas
  • Attention to detail

    The intern must be available to start the internship immediately.*

    How To Apply:

    Qualified candidates should send their CV, cover letter and a sample of their portfolio on or before 10th August 2018 to info@akilidada.org and include ‘content writing & graphic design Intern’ as the subject line. Young women are highly encouraged to apply.

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