AFPF Internship Program

 

The AFPF Internship program gives aspiring professionals the opportunity to learn the fundamentals of fundraising, marketing, event planning, and non-profit operations.  We also offer the unique opportunity to work within the international sector, investing in the empowerment of women and girls.  

Current Internship Offerings: Accepting Applications for Fall Internships

 

Development and Communications Internship - 3 terms available

  • Spring (January - May)

  • Summer (June - August) 

  • Fall (September - December)

Website and Digital Media Internship - 1 term available 

  • Summer (June - August)

Contact us for other internship opportunities at info@afpfonline.org

Available fall, spring, and summer

African Food and Peace Foundation is looking for an intern to assist our development department in donor database management, event planning, creating fundraising materials, social media planning, and grant research.

Projects may include:

  • Writing content and designing quarterly newsletters

  • Writing press releases

  • Data entry and database management

  • Researching grant opportunities and grant writing

AFPF Interns may learn:

  • The daily operations and structure of the nonprofit sector

  • How to plan and implement a social media campaign

  • The ins and outs of philanthropy and fundraising

  • How organizations evaluate program impact

  • The grant writing process, from researching to submitting

  • The impact of grassroots development projects in rural Uganda

Applicants should demonstrate:

  • Excellent writing skills

  • Strong computer skills, particularly MS Office suite and Google Docs

  • Interest in fundraising and donor cultivation

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organization

  • Ability to solve problems resourcefully, work independently, motivate one's self and switch tasks efficiently

  • Friendly and energetic  

Time Commitment:​ 

Minimum 15 hour/week commitment

Must be able to work in person at our Boston office at least 2 days per week either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday

Qualifications: 

Excellent research and writing skills

Compensation: 

The internship will be unpaid in compliance with Department of Labor guidelines. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college, if that is an option. We are somewhat flexible and are willing to tailor the internship to your interests if it is mutually beneficial.

How to Apply: 

Please send a copy of your resume and simple cover letter expressing your interest in this position to info@afpfonline.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please note that we are not able to support international visas requiring sponsorship.

We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.

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Available summer only 

African Food and Peace Foundation is looking for an intern to advance the foundation’s online presence through the Search Engine Optimization (SEO) of our website. Other projects may be assigned according to your skills and AFPF’s needs. These other projects might include website design, content archiving, and media database management.


Participants in our internship program also have the special opportunity to learn about nonprofit management, fundraising, and the international development that we support. As a small yet very established organization, AFPF interns have the ability to explore work in all departments and aspects of our foundation.

Time Commitment: 

Minimum 10 hour/week commitment.

Must be able to work in person at our Boston office at least 2 days per week either Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday.

Qualifications: 

  • Familiarity with website design software (experience with Wix preferred but not exclusive)

  • Strong computer skills, particularly in Google Drive

  • Demonstrated attention to detail and organization

  • Ability to solve problems resourcefully, work independently, and switch tasks efficiently

  • Friendly, energetic, and positive work attitude

  • Interest in international development work and nonprofit management

Compensation: 

The internship will be unpaid in compliance with Department of Labor guidelines. We encourage you to use this internship to gain course credit and to seek out "work-study" grants with your college, if that is an option. We are somewhat flexible and are willing to tailor the internship to your interests if it is mutually beneficial.

How to Apply: 

Please send a copy of your resume and simple cover letter expressing your interest in this position to info@afpfonline.org. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

Please note that we are not able to support international visas requiring sponsorship.


We are an equal opportunity employer, dedicated to a policy of non-discrimination in employment on any basis including race, creed, color, age, sex, religion or national origin.

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INTERN TESTIMONIES

Oleksandra (Sasha) Lozytska 

Sasha is a graduate from Wheaton College with a double degree in International Relations and Hispanic Studies. She grew up in Kyiv, Ukraine and one of her goals in life is to promote democracy and development in her country. Sasha is very passionate about international development, human rights, and equality. After graduate school, she expects to pursue a career in multilateral organizations.

About her experience at African Food and Peace Foundation she says, “This internship gave me the experience and knowledge that I hoped for. I learned about the operations of a non profit and it’s fast-paced environment. My projects and assignments have been intellectually stimulating and very interesting; not every organization includes interns into their decision making process, and I feel fortunate that my opinion was valued on a daily basis. I am very thankful to have been a part of the amazing AFPF team.”

Bailey Montaño

Bailey has recently completed her undergraduate studies from Boston University with a B.A. in Political Science. Originally from Southern California, Bailey was raised in a household that valued community service, which she believes ultimately shaped her desire to give back and serve others. With a deep passion for human rights and the promotion of education, Bailey found herself quite at home with African Food and Peace Foundation.

As the Operations and Development Intern, she works side by side with Angela, the Director of Operations, on a variety of projects that have helped the organization adapt to its continued growth and success. She has found her work with AFPF to be both meaningful and impactful, and is considering pursuing a future career with non-profit management and development.

David Hunt

"My name is David Hunt and I am a Junior studying Economics and Mathematics at Boston University. This past summer I had the opportunity to work with AFPF as a grants development intern. I initially applied to work for AFPF as I had no experience in the non-profit sector but I was very curious as to how non-profits functioned; and I believed that I could both contribute my time to a worthy cause and learn a great deal in the process. Over the course of my internship I was able to function in many different roles from grant writing to donor outreach. Because of this variety of duties, I was able to learn more than I thought was possible over the summer. Over all I very much enjoyed my time at AFPF and it's wonderful community. "

Marlena Crandall 

A graduate student at Suffolk University studying International Relations and Political Economy, Marlena hopes to spend her career working to bring education and opportunity to some of the world's poorest citizens. Marlena grew up in Maine, and received her undergraduate degree in Economics from the University of Southern Maine. She has been working with the leaders of AFPF to help establish an up to date online presence and help improve our day-to-day external communications. 

She loves the AFPF mission, and hopes to stay connected to the organization after her internship has been completed.

Mia Cowper

Also a graduate student at Suffolk University studying International Relations, Mia focuses on Corporate Accountability and Governance.

Mia received her undergraduate degree in Applied Legal Studies. She is working with AFPF to help us continue our transition to a more robust organization. She hopes to attend law school in the near future.

Carly Helmetag

Carly is dedicated to empowering women and girls through education. She grew up in Vermont and studied Psychology and French at Franklin & Marshall College. After college, Carly taught English in France and at the International School of Boston. She is excited to be part of AFPF’s growing organization and to help plan several upcoming AFPF events. Carly looks forward to learning more about AFPF’s transformational work and having the opportunity to work with the talented and passionate members of the AFPF team.

Carly went on to become our AFPF Development Associate and launched her new career in the field of Development.

Prince David Okebalama

Prince David is a 23 year old university graduate with an insatiable amount of passion for streamlined development, collective international development, peace-building and environmental stewardship.

Originally from Nigeria, his passion comes specifically from a belief that every child and person has the right to live lives free from poverty, oppression and illiteracy. Additionally, he feels that every individual has the responsibility to aid those in need through awareness, empowerment and volunteerism. “As a communication and development intern with AFPF, I have learned an extraordinary amount in such a short time. I contribute daily to a variety of projects and look forward each week to advancing our goals and achieving streamlined success at home, and abroad. “