varies, depending on the region
Type of Funding
The World Youth Alliance (WYA) Internship Program for 2019, which is committed to promoting the dignity of the person and to building solidarity among youth from developed and developing nations, will enable young people from around the world to gain professional skills and impact policy and culture through working on WYA’s projects. WYA offers 3 types of internships: 1) Regional Internships, 2) Headquarters Internships and 3) Externships.
The Regional Internships will take place in WYA’s regional offices: Nairobi, Kenya (Africa), Manila, Philippines (Asia-Pacific), Brussels, Belgium (Europe), Mexico City, Mexico (Latin America), Beirut, Lebanon (Middle East), and New York (North America).
There are 4 categories of Headquarters Internships: 1) WYA Headquarters Internship 2) WYA Marketing Internship 3) WYA Advocacy Fellowship and 4) FEMM Internship.
The Externships last for 1 to 2 semesters, while students are on campus, or during the summer, and gives students the opportunity to gain first-hand training and experience in networking with students on campus and managing community-level implementation of WYA’s global projects, as well as specialized work in marketing, graphic design, and social media. Externships are available in all regional offices.
Interns will work on projects falling under WYA’s main program areas of: Education, Advocacy, Culture.
Interns are not paid. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis. Successful applicants may apply for free housing at the WYA HQ, provided that there is available bed space. In some cases, applicants accepted into the internship program may apply for limited scholarships for a monthly stipend but approval is granted on an individual case basis (see the Official Website for specific benefits for each internship).
Interns will undergo WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP) and learn about human rights philosophy and the dignity of the person. They will wok on projects suited to their interests and strengths under the supervision of WYA staff and will attend different events and meet new contacts, thus building up their network.
Applicants must be WYA members, but if they are not, they can become a member by signing the WYA Charter. The internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals who possess a strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on society, who are between the ages of 18 and 30. Candidates must be proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn. The Headquarters Internship is open to all WYA members who have completed WYA’s Track A training and a regional internship.
Please see the Official Website for specific eligibility requirements for each regional internship, Headquarters Internship and Externships.
Applications are to be submitted via email. Deadlines vary, depending on the region. Deadlines for 2019 Batch 3 are as follows:
- 22 July 2019 for the Africa internship period from 16 September to 13 December 2019;
- 9 August 2019 for the Asia Pacific internship period from 26 August 2019 to 19 December 2019;
- 30 June 2019 for the Europe internship period from 2 September 2019 to 6 December 2019;
- 5 October 2019 for the Middle East internship period from 17 October 2019 to 17 January 2020;
- 12 July 2019 for the North America internship period from 16 September to 13 December 2019; and
- 12 July 2019 for the Headquarters internship, which will take place from 16 September to 13 December 2019.