Apply to be an Intern

Are you passionate about the future of Africa? Are you a self-starter who likes being given a project and running with it? Do you want to gain hands-on experience in development, working with a small, startup nonprofit?

Yes? Apply to be an AVC Ambassador Intern.


  • A college/university degree or are enrolled in college/university
  • A genuine interest in AVC’s work and in supporting local and sustainable solutions to African development challenges
  • A can-do attitude, a passion for improving the world and an open mind
  • Skills or interests in African studies, Swahili, Business, Non-profits, Social Enterprises, Monitoring and Evaluation, Communications, Videography, Translating or other studies (humanities, social sciences, etc.)


  • Be a crucial member of the AVC team, involved in brainstorming, planning, and the implementation of ideas and projects
  • Work in areas such as Marketing and Communications, Business Development, Social Work, etc. depending on your skills and interests
  • You may work on specific projects or tasks such as data collection, teaching certain topics during training sessions with the Volunteers, grant writing, etc.
  • Work with AVC staff to determine what the focus, duration and location of your internship will be
  • Report to one person and have your own projects with clear goals and deliverables


  • Skills in areas such as marketing and communications, business development, social enterprises, monitoring and evaluation, social media, non-profit operations, grant writing, videography and photography, and Swahili, etc.
  • How to work as an integral member of a small, startup nonprofit team (no coffee-runs here!)
  • Anything you want (within reason…)! Because we are a small team, we can help design an internship that works for you, and works for us. We want you to learn and grow.
  • About African development from an African perspective, African leadership and African diversity and potential


  • This is an unpaid internship. But, talk to your school about receiving college credit to participate!
  • You can intern with AVC from anywhere, including: at our office in Moshi, Tanzania, with our co-Founder in Atlanta, with our board members in DC, or anywhere in between!


Please send your cover letter and resume to Hannah Pantaleo at Make sure your cover letter includes the answers to the following questions:

  • What are your ideas for how you can use your skills at AVC?
  • Where do you want to be located?
  • When and for how long would you like to be an AVC Intern?

If you are interested in applying to be an intern in one of the following fields, apply via the links below.

What to Expect: