Take the trip of a lifetime while gaining valuable nonprofit work experience!
Job Title: Allyson Clark Communication Internship
Location: Daraja Academy, Kenya
Dates: FLEXIBLE! However we’d like someone to arrive on campus in June of 2021 and stay through the beginning of December.
Daraja Academy is a free secondary boarding school for girls in Kenya who have no means to pay for high school. While the internship is located in Kenya, the intern will be employed by the the Daraja Education Fund located in San Rafael, California—the academy’s US fundraising arm.
The Allyson Clark Communication Internship was created to honor the late Allyson Clark’s legacy as a professional technical writer and champion of education in Africa.
About the Internship
The Allyson Clark Communication Intern will live on Daraja Academy’s campus in Nanyuki, Kenya while working closely with Daraja’s California office. The intern’s job is to help improve communication efforts and engage donors by creating social media and blog posts, taking photos and videos, and gathering stories. The intern also provides support to the Daraja staff, edits and manages the student newspaper, and acts as a mentor for the girls.
This internship is an outstanding way to gain nonprofit marketing experience while learning about the unique challenges that face a developing country.
• Own a laptop
• Have a current passport
• Excellent writing skills
• Fluent in English (can communicate in the cadence of American English)
• Outgoing and sociable
• Firm understanding of social media applications such as Facebook
• Flexible personality and positive, helpful attitude
• Able to juggle multiple tasks at once
• College graduate
• Preferred: international experience, familiarity with photography and video editing, and social media marketing experience.
Thanks to the generosity of donations made in memory of Allyson Clark, interns receive free room and board, a roundtrip flight, and a $500 stipend.
You should know
Daraja is located in a remote area and access to transportation is somewhat limited. Living conditions are best described as rustic, and interns should be prepared to experience life “in the bush.” However, interns have plenty of access to restaurants, safaris, and other cultural excursions. Interns will pay for travel and souvenirs, but our volunteer coordinator will help plan and schedule any non-work trips for free.
We also have connections to other non-profits near Nanyuki for interns who wish to spend additional time volunteering or gaining further experience. Global Platform has a base on our campus that often houses about 20 volunteers, which can provide an opportunity for an expanded social life.
Additional Questions can be directed to Daraja’s Communication Manager, Bethany Hardy: Bethany@Daraja-Academy.org
*We will keep this post open until we find the right candidate.