West Africa Volunteer Intern

  • Volunteer
  • Dakar, Senegal

West Africa Volunteer Intern

Job description

Crisis Group’s Dakar office is seeking a full-time voluntary intern to assist its project director and analysts in their daily activities. This is a desk-based position that requires a natural flair for political analysis,flexibility, intelligence and hard work, and offers an excellent opportunity for someone to learn about conflict analysis and advocacy work and gain valuable experience in a high-profile international NGO. The voluntary internship would suit a bilingual French/English candidate with a recent undergraduate or graduate degree in international relations, political science or related fields, seeking to gain experience in a fast-paced, international NGO working to prevent and resolve deadly conflict worldwide. We are looking for someone to start in September.


  • Monitoring political developments in West Africa via online sources;
  • Writing daily press roundups on countries covered by the project;
  • Assisting in drafting monthly situation reports on countries covered by the project;
  • Assisting in various research assignments;
  • Attending conferences and providing briefing notes;
  • Other administrative tasks as may be required.



  • Excellent writing, research and organisational skills;
  • Excellent ability to summarise information;
  • Ability to work in a busy environment and under tight deadlines;
  • Fluency in verbal and written English and French; knowledge of other languages (among others Arabic, Hausa, Tamacheq, Fulfulde, Kanuri) a strong asset;
  • Experience in office management, administration and event organising an asset;
  • Previous experience working in/on West Africa an asset.

Please send your application by 30 June 2018.West Africa Voluntary Intern