UNESCO internship opportunities for young African professionals

Deadline: 6 February 2015 - 12:00am

Dates: 1 - 30 September 2015

Website: http://opportunitydesk.org/2015/01/31/unesco-internship-opportunities-for-africans/

Where: Midrand, South Africa and Porto-Novo, Benin

Venue: African World Heritage Fund (Midrand) and EPA (Porto-Novo)

Conveners: UNESCO

UNESCO Internship Opportunities for Young African professionals

Two internships will run in 2015, one at the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) in Midrand (South Africa) and one at EPA in Porto-Novo (Benin). AWHF was launched in 2006 to support African State Parties in implementing the UNESCO Convention on the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. EPA was established in 1998 and is a post-graduate university institution specialised in the preservation and promotion of both tangible and intangible heritage.

Two interns will be selected to take part in 2 separate internships. Applicants include students (graduate), professionals or members of natural/cultural heritage and academic institutions (not necessarily within the heritage sector). Applicants must be 30 years of age or below. The project is open to participants from all African countries. Applicants are required to be competent in either English or French, bilingualism is preferable (English/French) and knowledge of Arabic or Portuguese can be an advantage. Eligible female practitioners are encouraged to apply.

The complete application package should be sent at the latest on the 6th February 2015 via electronic emails to: AWHF – Pamela Mac Quilkan ([email protected]) with copy to EPA ([email protected]).

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