Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

Leymah Gbowee and GPFA interns

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa

The GPFA internship in Liberia has just been finalized for summer 2016. Please see below for updated internship descriptions.

Background

Gbowee Peace Foundation Africa is a nongovernmental organization based in Monrovia, Liberia. Founded in 2012 by Nobel Peace Laureate Leymah Gbowee. The mission of the Foundation is to promote holistic transformation in Africa by facilitating equal access to opportunities in all spheres of influence. The Foundation works to provide educational and leadership development opportunities for Liberians through scholarships, internships, youth gathering, and organizing urban and rural community development programs. The Foundation is seeking to expand its educational platform by growing the number and quality of scholars, strengthening its institutional partnerships, elevating its online presence, and increasing
private foundation, individual donor and corporate support. To achieve this, the Foundation is seeking the following interns:

Available Positions (2016) -- Program Intern; Communications/Social Media Intern

PROGRAM  INTERN

Overall Job Purpose

The Program Intern will work with the program department to support, coordinate and organize all programs and events during their tenure at GPFA. Key focus will be on the Peace Through Fair Play youth camp (PTFP). PTFP is one of GPFA’s development programs, which bring together young people between the ages of 10-­‐16 from many diverse backgrounds with the to promote respect, integrity and accountability as basis for fostering peace among youth in Liberia.

Responsibilities include:

  • Provide support in recruiting PTFP youth camp participants.
  • Assist in the coordination of securing th venue for the camp.
  • Select and write PTFP camp volunteers job descriptions.
  • Assist in developing camp timetable and program.
  • Coordinate and supervise camp volunteers
  • Support GPFA staff with logistics plans of staff and participants for the PTFP as well as other events.
  • Assist with the creation of invitation lists and all communications such as invitation, etc… for the PTFP and other events as assigned.
  • Help develop evaluation for camp participation.
  • Support development of training resources for GPFA Young Girls Leadership initiative.
  • Design and develop a timetable of GPFA students’ academic calendar.
  • Assist  with  any  other  program  related  activities  as  required  during internship period.

Intern must:

  • Be  responsible,  flexible,  hard-­‐working,  ethical,  and  committed  to  the mission of the Foundation.
  • Possess a high level of organizational skills and be detail oriented.
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Be highly skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher).
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment (photocopier, etc.) .
  • Be able to juggle multiple tasks.
  • Be able to creatively problem solve.
  • Be able to work patiently and effectively with people of all ages and education level. Possess an interest in a nonprofit career -­‐ particularly programs and fundraising


COMMUNICATIONS/SOCIAL MEDIA INTERN

Overall Job Purpose
The social media intern will work with the communication team to coordinate all GPFA
social media platforms which include, among others, Facebook, and Twitter. The intern will work across all GPFA social media channels to increase the foundations social medial presence locally and internationally.

 

Responsibilities include:

  • Develop along with the communication consultant news releases, media alerts and other stories related to GPFA activities.
  • Design flyers, evites and other materials for major events hosted by GPFA.
  • Help  with  the  development  of  public  service  announcement  PSAs  and content for social media and the website.
  • Design a training package for GPFA scholars on the effective use of social media and other web base tools for academic success.

Intern must

  • Be responsible, flexible, hard-­‐working, ethical, and committed to the mission of the Foundation.
  • Be willing to work people from different backgrounds.
  • Possess solid oral and written communication skills.
  • Be familiar with key social media tools (Facebook, Twitter, Instagram) and highly skilled at a variety of computer skills, e.g., Microsoft Office suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Publisher) .
  • Be able to operate standard office equipment (fax, photocopier, etc.) .
  • Be able to handle multiple tasks.
  • Be able to creatively problem solve.
  • Be able to work patiently and effectively with people of all ages and education levels.

 Compensation:

These internships are unpaid, but eligible for Lynk/UAF funding (presuming students have completed Step 1 of the UAF application by the deadline).

 Benefits

  • Valuable      experience      working      in    a    dynamic,      diverse,      and     creative environment.
  •  Close interactions with senior management team and opportunity to build professional network.
  • Opportunity to make a difference in the lives of students from underserved backgrounds.

 

Campers celebrate at Peace Through Fair Play, a free overnight youth camp for children and youth.