Volunteer Intern, Cameroon

  • Volunteer
  • Nairobi or remote, Kenya

Volunteer Intern, Cameroon

Job description

The International Crisis Group's Central Africa Project is looking for a voluntary intern to assist its Project Director, Deputy Project Director and Analysts in their daily activities. This is a desk-based position that requires a natural flair for political conflict 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 English/French 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 war and shape peace worldwide. We are looking for someone to start by December 2020 (or earlier if possible) for six months, who will be home-based at first and once Covid-19 measures permit it, at the organisation's Nairobi office.

Responsibilities include:

  • Monitoring political developments in Cameroon via online sources;
  • Providing assistance to editing reports and briefings on conflict issues, and other documents produced by Africa program staff;
  • Compiling conflict data;
  • Preparing advocacy and research materials and attending meetings with/on behalf of the Crisis Group staff;
  • Drafting correspondence and identifying key contacts for the Project’s work;
  • Carrying out weekly press reviews and composing monthly situation reports; and
  • Other administrative tasks as required.


Qualifications include:

  • Good verbal and written command of English and working knowledge of French;
  • Research and organisational skills;
  • Ability to summarise information;
  • Proven research skills in international relations or a similar subject, conflict analysis or human rights work;
  • An ability to deal with a variety of tasks;
  • Proven interest in and knowledge of Cameroon.

If interested, please apply before 29 October 2020.