YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa


YALI Regional Leadership Centers form part of the Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI), a signature effort to support young Africans as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. Established through public-private partnerships, the Centers offer an experiential learning program for young Africans in three tracks: public management; civic leadership; and business and entrepreneurship. Four Regional Leadership Centers (RLCs) have been created in Ghana, Kenya, Senegal, and South Africa to serve as regional hubs across the continent to encourage transformational learning and enhanced leadership skills. The RLCs are a collaborative effort between the United States Agency for International Development (USAID), in close partnership with the MasterCard Foundation and other private sector partners. Each RLC is managed under a public-private partnership.

The YALI Regional Leadership Center East Africa, located at Kenyatta University in Nairobi, Kenya serves 14 countries in East and Central Africa: Burundi, Central African Republic, Republic of the Congo, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Tanzania, and Uganda. The Center is overseen by Deloitte East Africa and is supported by a growing number of African and international partners.

Remote Internship Opportunities

1) Communications Intern

This position will report to the Center's Partnership's Manager and will work closely with the Communications Officer to implement the Center's Communications Strategy in the following areas in the East Africa region as well as YALI Africa.

Specific responsibilities include:

  • Support the Partnership Team by providing support in creation of communication material for social media and other external communications matters, and as the in-house expert on branding, marketing and positioning of the Centers communications materials.
  • Support in design and implementing interventions to strengthen targeted media stakeholders across the East and Central African region, in liaison with the Communications Officer
  • Work closely with the Monitoring and Evaluation team to develop the impact/success stories that capture the project's achievements across the various functions.
  • Assist with editing of the quarterly and annual reports and Provide internal editorial support to ensure that the Center's documents and/or reports are of high quality and comply with the RLC's branding requirements
  • Support the Center's knowledge management processes and promote knowledge sharing through the operational processes and systems by among others, strengthening links between knowledge sharing and information systems and improving integration among the Center's functions, to facilitate seamless exchange of information across the Center and its partners
  • Provide support for the establishment and nurturing of forums where information on the Center's programming is shared;
  • Support the Monitoring and Evaluation team, staff and partners on effective methods for presenting or communicating the Center's data and results
  • Any other reasonable tasks as directed by the Chief of Party.

2) Partnerships and Fundraising Intern

This position will report to the Center's Partnership's Manager to implement the Center's Partnerships and Fundraising Strategy in the following areas:

  • Networks – attend donor/philanthropy events and participate in youth development forums to access networks to assist in gaining program visibility and accessing new avenues for resource mobilization
  • Donor Development - Creating and maintaining a database of potential, current and past donors and customise engagement activities with the participation of the current partnership builders/managers
  • Monitoring and tracking - monitor and track partnership activities across all four RLCs with lessons learnt applied to all RLCs.
  • Working Group- Participate in the Partnerships and Communications working group bi-weekly discussions and support in development of partnership discussions with US organizations as well  as other International Universities
  • Story telling- Work closely with the Communications team to develop the impact/success stories that capture the project's achievements across the various functions.

Internship Specifics (For Both)

Location: Virtual

Duration: 8-10 weeks. 30-40 hours a week during Spring term. (number of hours per week as well as start and end dates can be flexible based on candidate)


February 24th, 2021


The standard grant for a remote internship is $1500, meant to help defray expenses while student is engaged in internship opportunity.

To be eligible for funding you must have an "L term" status with the college.


To apply for funding, complete the ONLINE APPLICATION by February 24th  at 4pm. Candidates may indicate preference for up to three potential internship sites during a single application cycle and are required to answer a short supplemental question for each site. An application is considered INCOMPLETE if it does not include ALL items listed below.

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