Women's Empowerment Program Internships

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Whether you want to pursue a career in social work, community development, education, or human rights work, women’s empowerment programs provide valuable insight and experience, but also a chance to get involved with projects that are changing the face of African societies.

From the foothills of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania to the edge of the Zambezi River in Zambia, Africa is home to millions of girls and women whose lives can be radically improved and transformed by the work you do on girl empowerment programs and women’s empowerment programs.

As an intern, you will gain intimate knowledge of women’s rights issues in a country where gender-based violence is pervasive and play a major role in empowering girls and women and galvanizing communities to support a more equal society.

How Can You Contribute to Women’s Empowerment?

In Eastern and Southern Africa, societal norms notoriously favour boys over girls. Whether it is their right to access education or decide when and who they want to marry, millions of girls across the continent are profoundly impacted by this imbalance and the harmful effects of gender inequality.

Millions of girls do not have control of their own bodies, futures, and lives.

As an intern on girl empowerment programs and women’s empowerment programs, you will play a vital role in changing perceptions in communities marred by gender inequality and empowering girls and women to find their voices, pursue their dreams, and live the lives they deserve.

Providing women and girls with equal access to education, health care, decent work, and representation in political and economic decision-making processes will fuel sustainable economies and benefit societies and humanity at large. – United Nations

What to Expect on Women’s Empowerment Programs

Internships in Africa offer truly life changing experiences. You will immerse yourself in a community and witness how gender inequality has stolen childhoods and futures, but also get a chance to play an active role in the reversing its harmful effects and creating a more equal society.

You will work closely with girls, women, and other community members on various projects and initiatives that promote a more balanced society. You will spend most of your time engaged in activities, workshops, and discussions with girls and women from the community.

Hearing stories from people who have experienced the harmful effects of gender inequality will give you deeper insight into issues surrounding gender equality, but hearing their stories of strength and resilience will also inspire you and remind you why it is something worth fighting for.

Types of Female Empowerment Internships in Africa

Our girl empowerment programs and women’s empowerment programs are carefully designed around issues that are relevant to the community you work in. It is community-based work that includes all members of the community, including boys and men.

Some of the ways you will contribute to female empowerment include:

  • Working with a local community to bring about change by eliminating stigmas and creating awareness around gender equality and women’s rights
  • Empowering girls and women through workshops focused on education, safety, health, early pregnancy, income generation, and self-confidence
  • Working with women’s groups to develop new programs, or enhance existing ones, that empower them through income generating activities

Our internships are developed hand in hand with local communities. They are set up in areas where change is needed most and the locals welcome intern assistance. This ensures the work you do contributes in a way that is responsible, sustainable, and beneficial to the community.

Where Can You Intern in Africa?

We currently offer internships in 4 locations across Africa:

Moshi is home to the noble Maasai tribe while St. Lucia is situated in the heart of Zululand. Livingstone will introduce you to the humble charm and beauty of Zambia. And Cape Town is your doorway to the multicultural rhythm and cosmopolitan energy of Africa’s most beautiful city.

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