Two exciting internships: Apply by Sept 30

We’re hiring for two separate internships, one in Gulu and one based remotely. Apply to either by September 30!

Peacebuilding and fundraising internship with child soldier org, Northern Uganda

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG), an innovative peacebuilding and development organization that works with former child soldiers and refugees, is seeking an intern to join our team in northern Uganda. Founded in 2007, GRG implements projects that rebuild lives, and
promote reconciliation among war-affected and refugee communities. Our locally designed and culturally appropriate interventions include trauma and SGBV counselling and intervention, community and refugee reconciliation activities, village microfinance and financial literacy training, livelihood instruction, community farming and livestock projects, community-building theatre, and more. Working closely with our beneficiaries, GRG provides overall guidance as beneficiaries work hand-in-hand to achieve group and individual goals.

We are seeking an intern to be based in Gulu, Uganda to boost our social media and fundraising. Duties and responsibilities of the internship include:

  • Conducting research on grant making foundations, embassies, and other fundraising opportunities
  • Drafting grant proposals for foundation and other donor grants.
  • Running online fundraising campaigns through social media and crowd funding sites.
  • Assisting in monitoring and evaluation of projects and maintaining the data base
  • Supporting GRG’s communication strategy through documentation, photo, video, website/blog updates, newsletter, and engagement of different stakeholders.
  • If a candidate has particular skills (agriculture, psychology, microfinance, etc.), GRG would be very happy to develop a placement making maximum use of these skills and interest both in the field and at the office.
  • There will also be time where the intern can work on his or her own research projects.
  • Any other duties delegated to the intern by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements:

These internships are mainly aimed at graduate students and /or professionals with a background in conflict resolution, peace studies, psychology, or international development with a particular flair for social media and fundraising.

Key competencies:

  • Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution.
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Good writing and research skills.
  • Skills and experience in grant writing.
  • Strong social media skills including Instagram and Tik Tok, and current sound and visual trends. The intern will collaborate with the program director and outreach officer to create original content for social media outreach and engagement.
  • Knowledge of northern Uganda and South Sudan a plus.
  • Previous volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context a plus.

Note: The internship is unpaid (Interns from abroad will be expected to cover their own flights, living costs, and health insurance), but provides excellent field experience at a peace-building NGO in a post-conflict setting in Africa. The Country Director will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

Duration for Internship: 4 to 6 months starting October 2022. However, alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may be considered for exceptional candidates to be based in Gulu, northern Uganda.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2022.

To apply: Send a CV and cover letter to our Gulu office at gulu@grassrootsgroup.org

Successful applicants will be contacted directly for Zoom or Skype interviews.

Social Media & Fundraising Internship with Innovative Child Soldier Org

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG), an innovative peacebuilding and development organization that works with former child soldiers and refugees, is seeking a social media and fundraising intern to join our team in northern Uganda. Founded in 2007, GRG implements projects that rebuild lives, and
promote reconciliation among war-affected and refugee communities. Our locally designed and culturally appropriate interventions include trauma and SGBV counselling and intervention, community and refugee reconciliation activities, village microfinance and financial literacy training, livelihood instruction, community farming and livestock projects, community-building theatre, and more. Working closely with our beneficiaries, GRG provides overall guidance as beneficiaries work hand-in-hand to achieve group and individual goals.

We are seeking a remote-based intern to boost our social media and fundraising. Duties and responsibilities of the internship include:

  • Receive digital media files from field staff and intern
  • Work with Program Director and Outreach Officer to edit files with music and subtitles for IG posts and stories, and for Tik Tok
  • Strong knowledge of current IG/TT sounds and trends a plus- we want your creativity in helping us to share all types of refugee and former child soldier stories- the happy, the sad, the challenges. We want our audience to get to know our beneficiaries as the individuals that they are! 
  • Help us build a Tik Tok and IG following by following and engaging with other relevant accounts and hash tagging
  • Research grantmaking foundations as they relate to GRG work
  • Any other duties delegated to the intern by the immediate supervisor.

Requirements:

These internships are mainly aimed at graduate students and /or professionals with a background in conflict resolution, peace studies, psychology, or international development with a particular flair for social media and fundraising.

Key competencies:

  • Strong social media skills including Instagram and Tik Tok, and current sound and visual trends. The intern will collaborate with the program director and outreach officer to create original content for social media outreach and engagement.
  • Video editing skills.
  • Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution.
  • Good cross-cultural communication skills.
  • Good writing and research skills.
  • Knowledge of northern Uganda and South Sudan a plus.
  • Previous volunteer experience in developing or post-conflict context a plus.

NB: The internship is unpaid, but the outreach officer will provide close mentoring and professional development support.

Duration for Internship: 3 to 6 months starting October 2022. However, alternative proposals (including different start dates or altered duration) may be considered for exceptional candidates.

Deadline for applications: September 30, 2022.

To apply: Send a CV and cover letter to our Gulu office at gulu@grassrootsgroup.org

Successful applicants will be contacted directly for Zoom or Skype interviews.

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