Volunteer Work and Internships

OPPORTUNITIES IN AFRICA:

VOLUNTEER, WORKCAMP AND INTERNSHIP POSITIONS:

- AFRICARE INTERNSHIP. South African/Namibian students seeking experience in U.S. private or public sector employee. Contact: South Africa Career Development Internship Program, AFRICARE, 440 R Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 462-3641.

- AFRICARE. Recruits employees for a variety of positions in non-profit work. BA/BS, 3 years experience, language proficiency, job specific. Contact: Director of Management Services, AFRICARE, 440 R Street, NW Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 462-3641.

- CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES. Contact: Recruitment Manager, Catholic Relief Services, 209 West Fayette Street, Baltimore, MD 21201.

- COCA COLA COMPANY. Tanzanian, Ugandan or Ethiopian business or engineering graduate students interested in doing a summer internship in their home country, fax a one-page resume to, Contact: Monica Simpson Coca Cola Company Fax 404-676-8214.

- COORDINATING COMMITTEE FOR INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTEER SERVICE. Coordinates workcamps and other activities of voluntary service organizations. College student oriented. Contact: Coordinating Committee for International Volunteer Service, Maison de l'UNESCO 1 rue Miollis 75015 Paris, France (33) 1-45-68-27-31/32.

- COUNCIL ON INTERNATIONAL EDUCATIONAL EXCHANGE (CIEE). Workcamps in Algeria, Ghana, Morocco, and Tunisia for individuals 18 or older. Proficiency in French is required for projects in francophone Africa. Fee is $125 for a 2-4 week project, $200 for a 4-8 week project. Volunteers are responsible for their own transportation. Room and board is provided. CIEE also awards need-based travel scholarships to high school and undergraduate students who are planning to study or volunteer in Africa. Contact: Council on International Educational Exchange, 205 East 42nd Street New York, NY 10017 (212) 661-1414.

- EARTHWATCH. Volunteer 2-3 week program for people over age 18 who assist scientists in field research. Currently operating in 9 African countries: Kenya, Zimbabwe, Uganda, Cameroon, Botswana, Tanzania, Namibia, Madagascar and Morocco. Project proposals (2-page outline, dates, budget, and plans for use of volunteers) may also be submitted to the Center for Field Research. Contact: Earthwatch Headquarters 680 Mt. Auburn Street, P.O. Box 403 Watertown, MA 02272 (617) 926-8200; (800) 776-0188.

- FOUNDATION FOR FIELD RESEARCH. Participants assist scientists on research projects worldwide. Current African project is in Mali. Program length varies. Scholarships available. Contact: Foundation for Field Research P.O. Box 2010 Alpine, CA 91903-2010 (619) 445-9264.

- GLOBAL VOLUNTEERS. Short-term volunteers live/work in rural village. Contact: 1 (800) 487-1074.

- INSTITUTE OF CULTURAL AFFAIRS. Work camps in Machakos, Kenya. Contact: ICA 206 East Fourth St., New York, NY 10009 (212) 475-5020.

- INSTITUTE FOR INTERNATIONAL COOPERATION AND DEVELOPMENT. Work camp programs currently offered in Mozambique (tree planting) and Angola (street child school) for 12 months, and Namibia. 5-6 months are spent internationally, 6-7 months are spent in preparation and follow-up to the international experience. Fee for 1992 program was $4,300. Contact: Institute for International Cooperation and Development, P.O. Box 103 Williamstown, MA 01267 (413) 458-9828; (413) 268-9229.

- INTERCRISTO. A Christian Placement Network Program designed to match individuals with international Christian work opportunities in their vocational field. Contact: Intercristo 19303 Freemont Ave. North Seattle, WA 98133 (206) 546-7330.

- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION FOR THE EXCHANGE OF STUDENTS FOR TECHNICAL EXPERIENCE. Foreign on-the-job training opportunities in Lesotho and Sudan for university students in engineering, architecture, agriculture, mathematics and the sciences. Locations vary from year to year. Contact: International Assoc. for Student Exchange for Tech. Experience 10 Corporate Center, Suite 250 10400 Little Patuxent Parkway Columbia, MD 21044-3510 (301) 997-2200.

- INTERNATIONAL ASSOCIATION OF STUDENTS OF ECONOMICS AND BUSINESS (AIESEC). International internship program in Cameroon, Cote d'Ivoire, Egypt, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, Togo, Tunisia and Zimbabwe for university students affiliated with an AIESEC local chapter who are studying economics or business. Contact: International Assoc. of Students of Economics and Business 841 Broadway #608 New York, NY 10003 (212) 757-3774.

- INTERNATIONAL CHRISTIAN YOUTH EXCHANGE (ICYE-US). Exchange program, workcamps experience and year-abroad high school study in Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, and Sierra Leone. ICYE provides living arrangements with a host family, in the institution where a volunteer is placed or with other exchangees. Fee covers international travel, administrative expenses, insurance and orientation conference. Contact: ICYE - U.S. National Office, Workcamp-Study Tour Programs, 134 West 26th St., New York, NY 10001 (212) 206-7307 Fax (212) 633-9085.

- INTERNATIONAL EXECUTIVE SERVICE CORPS. IESC assigns highly experienced volunteer U.S. executives and technical advisors (most of them recently retired) to requesting organizations according to area of expertise. Contact: International Executive Service Corps, 8 Stamford Forum Stamford, CT 06904-2005 (203) 967-6000.

- INTERNATIONAL FOUNDATION FOR EDUCATION AND SELF-HELP (IFESH). IFESH offers 9-month fellowship field study opportunities for graduate students. Fellows are expected to lend skills and expertise to grassroots, self-help programs and are provided with stipends, living allowances, health insurance and transportation. Academic credit depending on institution. Tuskegee University, the lead institution for the program, is responsible for predeparture orientations. Countries with programs include Tanzania, Central African Republic, Swaziland, Cote d'Ivoire, Nigeria, Sierra Leone, Zimbabwe, Niger, Guinea, Ethiopia, Cameroon, Botswana and Zaire. Contact: International Foundation for Education and Self-Help, 5040 East Shea Blvd., Suite 260 Phoenix, AZ 85254-4610 (602) 443-1800.

- INTERNATIONAL VOLUNTARY SERVICE. IVS places individuals with development experience, especially in business, agriculture, health and management. Volunteers receive a monthly stipend, plus living expenses, vacation allowances, transportation and insurance. Assignments are for two years. Contact: Recruitment Director, IVS Inc., Suite 504, 1424 Sixteenth St., NW, Washington, D.C. 20036 (202) 387-5533.

- NACEL. Summer Programs in Ivory Coast. Contact: NACEL, Board of Trade Building #528, 301 W. First St., Duluth, MN 55802 (218) 727-8202.

- NCSS. Study/Tour to Kenya. Contact: M. Eugene Gilliom, Social Studies and Global Education, College of Education, Ohio State University, 249 Arps Hall, 1945 N. High St., Columbus, OH 43210 (614) 292-2575.

- NEW/FOURTH WORLD MOVEMENT. The Movement's 2-year volunteers run educational and cultural projects in partnership with disadvantaged communities. Two-month internship in U.S. headquarters is required prior to overseas placement. Contact: NEW/Fourth World Movement 7600 Willow Hill Drive Landover, MD 20785 (301) 336-9489.

- OPERATION CROSSROADS AFRICA. Crossroads offers volunteers a chance to meet and work with Africans on 7-week community workcamp projects in many African countries, including Uganda, the Gambia, Senegal and Ghana. The cost for 1992 was $3,000- 3,500; Crossroads will give assistance in raising the money. They also place Black, Hispanic, Native and Asian Americans in professional positions with African development groups. Contact: Operation Crossroads Africa, Attn.: Overseas Department 475 Riverside Drive, Suite 916, New York, NY 10115 (212) 870-2106.

- OVERSEAS DEVELOPMENT NETWORK. Offers an International Opportunities Clearinghouse--books, regional information packets, and a personalized research service--to help you identify opportunities that correspond with your interests and skills. The Clearinghouse provides information on opportunities with International Volunteer Programs, as well as on arranging individual internships with International Community-Based Organizations or Non-governmental Organizations. For more information, please contact: International Opportunities Coordinator, ODN, 333 Valencia St. Suite 101 San Francisco, CA 94103. Or call 415-431-4204 or e-mail odn@igc.apc.org

- PARTNERS FOR GLOBAL JUSTICE. Volunteers make a two year commitment, spending the first working with cooperatives and community groups in a third world country, the second, working with human rights and humanitarian organizations in the U.S. Contact: Partners for Global Justice 4920 Piney Branch Road, NW Washington, D.C. 20011.

- PEACE CORPS- U.S. Volunteers work for two years in 90 countries worldwide, including several African countries. Duties vary considerably. Contact: Peace Corps, 1990 K Street, NW, Washington, DC 20526 (202) 606-3886.

- PEACEWORK. Volunteers from the U.S. and the former Soviet Union work with Habitat for Humanity projects in Ghana. The program's emphasis is on inter- cultural exchange and humanitarian outreach. 3-week projects cost approximately $2,000. Contact: Peacework 305 Washington Street, SW Blacksburg, VA 24060 (703) 552-2473.

- SKILLSHARE AFRICA. Contact: Skillshare Africa, 3 Belvois St., Leicester LE1 681, UK.

- UNITED NATIONS VOLUNTEERS. Similar to Peace Corps' projects; under United Nations administration. Contact: United Nations Volunteers, U.N. Information Center 1889 F Street, NW, Ground Floor Washington, D.C. 20006 (202) 289-8670.

- VISIONS IN ACTION. One-year internships in Kenya, Burkina Faso, South Africa, Zimbabwe, Uganda, and Francophone West Africa at African non-profit organizations, development organizations, newspapers, magazines and health clinics. Housing and small stipend provided. Special Urban Development Internships are also available. Applicant is responsible for travel and health insurance. Contact: Visions in Action, 3637 Fulton St., NW Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 725-7403 or 625-7403.

- VISIONS IN ACTION- 1993 Urban Development Internships in Africa. One year internships in Kenya (deadline: April 15, 1993), Uganda (Deadline: June 15, 1993), Burkina Faso, Zimbabwe, Francophone West Africa or Southern Africa (deadline: April 15, 1993) participating in programs such as journalism, project management, community development, health care, women's and environmental issues, housing and scientific research. For more information, Contact: Visions in Action 3637 Fulton St., NW Washington, D.C. 20007 (202) 625-7403.

- VOLUNTEERS FOR PEACE. Casual work experience in camp settings for individuals aged 18 and over. Workcamps are 2-3 weeks. Volunteer pays transportation costs and $100 per workcamp. African workcamps in Ghana, Morocco and Tunisia. Contact: Volunteers for Peace 43 Tiffany Road Belmont, VT 05730 (802) 259-2759.

- VOLUNTEERS IN OVERSEAS COOPERATIVE ASSISTANCE (VOCA). Short-term positions for qualified professionals who provide technical assistance requested by cooperatives, private sector agricultural enterprises and government agencies. No professional fee is given but all expenses are paid. VOCA has assisted projects in many African countries, and currently has major programs in Ghana, Namibia, Tanzania and Uganda. Contact: Volunteers in Overseas Cooperative Assistance 50 F Street, NW, Suite 1075 Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 626-8750.

- VOLUNTEERS IN TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE (VITA). Technical assistance and information program, and mobilization of short- term consultants for development services. Maintains file of resumes of consultants for use by development agencies. Contact: Volunteers in Technical Assistance 1815 North Lynn Street Arlington, VA 22209 (703) 276-1800.

- YMCA INTERNATIONAL CAMP COUNSELOR PROGRAM. Volunteers aged 20-30 with counseling and/or camping experience are placed worldwide in children's camps. $125 application fee. Contact: YMCA International Camp Counselor Program, 356 West 34th Street, 3rd floor New York, NY 10001 (212) 563-3441.