Political Science

Africa Action

Organization Description: AA's primary objective is to widen the policy debate in the United States around African issues and the U.S. role in Africa by providing accessible policy-relevant information and analysis usable by a wide range of individuals. AA identifies crucial policy issues in U.S./African relations, brings in diverse perspectives from Africa and U.S. Scholars and makes information available to policy makers.

Internship Program: AA has hosted hundreds of interns and each has been a valuable resource to the organization. Interns develop an individual project based work plan for their internship experience, focused on three primary campaigns to cancel Africa's debt, end the HIV/AIDS crisis in Africa, and stop genocide in Darfur, Sudan. Interns will work primarily in either the Public Education and Mobilization Department (DPEM) or the Policy Analysis and Communications Department.

Experiences Offered:
*Policy Research
*Economic Research
*Media Relations

Preferred Academic Level:
*Graduate Students

Preferred Major(s):
*Political Science/Policy 
*International Studies/Development

Semesters Available:

*Fall: Open
*Spring: Open
*Summer: Open

Application Materials:
*Cover letter
*Writing Sample
*References (Three)
*Academic Transcript 

Contact Person:
Mr. Michael Swigert
Program Associate
Africa Action
1634 Eye Street, NW
Suite 810
Washington, DC 20006

Phone: 202-546-7961

Fax: 202-546-1545

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