COMMUNITY LEADERS IN AFRICA INTERNSHIP PROGRAM ‘22 COMMENCES
New York, NY, USA, June 6, 2022 –MCW Global kicked off the 3rd edition of the Community Leaders in Africa Internship Program which will be held in a hybrid format this year. The Community Leaders in Africa Internship Program is a one-of-a-kind field-based internship open to all alumni from MCW Global’s Young Leaders Fellowship and Young Leaders Conference programs. During this 3 to 6-month internship, selected interns gain practical skills, knowledge and networks in community development through a culturally immersive experience at one of MCW Global’s affiliate organizations in Africa: MC-Rwanda, MC-Tanzania or MC-Zambia.
This year, three interns came on board to fill internship roles at our affiliates, MC-Rwanda and MC-Zambia. Selected from our alumni, Anuli Anochirionye, Sylvia Chemweno, and Timothy Tung will complete their four-month internships starting June and July.
Anuli Anochirionye, a young leader from the United Kingdom, will complete her internship with MC-Rwanda as a Curriculum Development Intern and will be mentored by Gamu Mazingi. She first joined MCW as a mentee in the Young Leaders Fellowship Program 2020, and returned to serve as a mentor in 2021. She is a multi-faceted Engagement facilitator and curator whose art crosses over between art and advocacy with experience providing project support in the youth and cultural sector environment for a diverse range of organizations.
Sylvia Chemweno, a young leader from Kenya, will complete her internship with MC-Rwanda as a Resource Mobilization Intern and will be mentored by Eleni Nanaj. Sylvia first joined MCW as a mentee in the Young Leaders Fellowship Program in 2015 and returned to serve as a mentor in 2020. She is a gender specialist/expert passionate about gender equality, global health, peacebuilding and resource mobilizing for social change.
Timothy Tung, a young leader from Hong Kong, will complete his internship with MC-Zambia as a Resource Mobilization Intern and will be mentored by Sharon Matongo. Tim first joined MCW as a mentee in the Young Leaders Fellowship Program in 2018 and returned to serve as a mentor in 2020 and 2021. Prior to that Timothy worked in the United Nations as a UN Volunteer (UNV) on communications and advocacy, and currently chairs the alumni society of the UNV program. He is passionate about humanitarian work and educational issues, locally and globally.
The three interns will complete their internship both virtually and in-person over the course of four months. The Community Leaders in Africa Internship Program is a great opportunity for young leaders within our alumni to augment their community development skills for greater impact. With a mix of professional and personal development opportunities, interns leave the Internship Program better equipped to effect meaningful change in their own communities using skills and lessons gained during their internships.