Community Leaders in Africa

About Community Leaders in Africa Internship


The Community Leaders in Africa Internship Program is a 3 to 6-month field-based internship offered to alumni of MCW’s Young Leaders Access Program. As part of this community-based internship, interns will have the opportunity to be placed at one of MCW Global’s affiliate organizations: MC-Rwanda, MC-Tanzania, or MC-Zambia (MCx).

CLA interns will be provided with the opportunity to work on projects aimed at building skills in project management, monitoring & evaluation, and reporting for cross-cultural understanding in an international context. Interns will also be expected to work on their own short-term Personal Development Plan (PDP) which will be closely supervised by their mentor (CLA alumna).

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Sneak Peak into CLA'20 Internship!

The Community Leaders in Africa internship program wrapped up its very first internship! Gamuchirai Mazingi is a 2016 Young Leaders Access Program alumna who started with MC-Tanzania in March 2020 for a five-month-long internship in Dar-es-Salaam, Tanzania. Much of her professional exposure revolved around developing a communications structure and plan to strategically cultivate potential funders. Gamuchirai’s Personal Development Plan (PDP) helped her achieve her goal to learn basic Swahili, improve her public speaking skills, and strengthen her writing skills.