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The IIJD has developed an intensive internship program for college and graduate students alike. Students work with our staff on a variety of projects including research, communication and writing articles.

Since 2005, the IIJD has welcomed more than 300 interns coming from fifteen States. Some of the academic institutions from which the IIJD has received interns from include Harvard University, Boston University, Georges Washington University, Brown University, Boston College, Duke University, Tufts University, Emanuel College, Hobart William and Smith Colleges, Cornell University, Northeastern, University of Massachusetts, University of California Irvine, Connecticut College, Kenyon College, Suffolk University, University of Vermont, and Wheaton College.

The IIJD’s Internships and volunteer positions provide a substantive and challenging work experience and will expand your understanding of IIJD's work and your knowledge of Africa politics, poverty, development, institutions reforms, and justice issues in Africa. Interns and volunteers play a key role at the IIJD. Both perform many of the same tasks and frequently work together on projects, but there are some key differences between internships and volunteer positions at IIJD, as many of the IIJD’s interns work to fulfill requirements for completion of their degree.

We are looking for highly motivated people to support our mission and bring excellent interpersonal and communication skills to the task.