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About Africa Action

Africa Action was created in 2001 when three of America’s oldest advocacy groups for Africa merged.  The organization works with activists and civil society groups to influence American foreign policy on Africa in order to facilitate development and conflict resolution in African countries.  Africa Action’s current work focuses on campaigns to alleviate African debt, end HIV/AIDS in Africa and send peacekeeping missions to Darfur and all of Sudan.

Interning at Africa Action provides a look at the day-to-day operations of a national advocacy group.  Responsibilities vary by department.  Public education and mobilization department interns conduct research, support development staff and work on public education, outreach and media initiatives.  Interns in the policy analysis and communications department conduct research and draft text for publications and correspondence.  Development and fundraising department interns research and implement fundraising strategies.  Interns in the executive office keep track of issues related to U.S. foreign policy toward Africa and act as assistants to the executive director.


Open to all college and graduate students, as well as recent college graduates.  Non-U.S. citizens are eligible.

Africa Action

Africa Action
Internship Program
1634 Eye Street NW, Suite 810
Washington, DC 20006
Phone: (202) 546-7961


Number of Interns: Less than 10
Compensation/Benefits: Academic Credit, Unpaid
Duration: N/A
Academic Level: College Freshmen, College Sophomores, College Juniors, College Seniors, Recent College Graduates, Graduate Students


Washington, DC