Specialised Internships

As a way of strategically tapping into the expertise of young people (U40) who have a global vision of contributing to the development of cultural and creative industries, NGAO has created specialised virtual internships. The internship runs for a period of three months which may be extended on an individual basis. Available internships in 2018 are in the areas of:


This internship opportunity is offered to an individual who has a good knowledge of communication strategies i.e. social medial presence and message packaging, press release formats and strategies, audience mapping, assessing media impact etc.

Information Design

The opportunity is extended to an individual who has a demonstrable knowledge of information design strategies and techniques. An advanced degree in design is an added advantage.

Advocacy and Campaigning 

Most of the Observatory’s work is centred on advocacy and campaigning and requires the development of strategies that are efficient, effective, targeted and are in alignment with global trends and priorities of the Observatory. An intern suitable for this position should have a knowledge of law / politics / international relations / public policy and should be able to translate Observatory goals into campaign strategies. Professional experience in advocacy and campaigning is an added advantage.

Cultural Diplomacy Strategies

A candidate for this position should have a knowledge of diplomatic approaches, governance and creative civil society. A module or course completed in diplomacy is an added advantage.

Campaign and Fundraising

The intern will be responsible for creating sustainable fundraising frameworks and campaign strategies. This opportunity involves stakeholder mapping, grant sourcing, individual giving and the creation of fundraising opportunities, and requires an individual with excellent communication, research and analytical skills.


Achieve a balanced flow of cultural goods and services, increase the mobility of artists and cultural professionals.

Integrate culture in sustainable development frameworks.

Promote human rights and fundamental freedoms.