Girl Up, United Nations Foundation Africa’s PAID Internship Program 2024: Apply!

Girl Up, United Nations Foundation Africa’s Paid Internship application – Programs Intern Sub-Saharan Africa (6 months)

Girl Up Africa is seeking four (4) interns to join the programs department. This form is designed to collect essential information from applicants. Please complete all sections to the best of your ability.

Girl Up is a girl-centered leadership development initiative working to advance gender justice worldwide. We believe that when girls and women are in positions of leadership, they work to create a more just and equitable world for everyone. Founded by the United Nations Foundation in 2010, Girl Up operates a global network of regional affiliates and serves 200,000 girls in 152 countries.

Girl Up in Sub-Saharan Africa

Girl Up Africa has trained over 5,000 girls on advocacy and gender equality. At the forefront of the 256 Clubs in more than 25 countries in Sub-Saharan Africa (SSA) are dedicated Girl Up Club leaders who seek to ensure that girls everywhere can thrive and reach their full potential. Through Girl Up programs, leaders can gain career guidance and participate in financial literacy workshops, STEM-related projects, and other programs to build their leadership.

Girl Up Clubs in this region focuses on advocacy, fundraising, storytelling, and organizing around:

  • Menstrual hygiene
  • Sexual and Reproductive Health, Rights, and Justice (SRHRJ)
  • Climate change
  • Gender-based violence (GBV)
  • Female genital mutilation (FGM)
  • Ending early marriage, and more.

As part of the youth-led movement, Girl Up Clubs in sub-Saharan Africa carry out their own initiatives and programs around issues affecting adolescent girls. In 2019 and 2020, Girl Up Clubs in 11 countries, including Malawi, Kenya, Liberia, and Ghana, conducted trainings on how to make reusable menstrual pads, organized community pad collection drives, and fundraised to buy pads for girls from underserved communities.

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The Programs Interns will,

  • Work under the supervision of and in tandem with Girl Up staff
  • Welcome and support the organizing, advocacy, and fundraising efforts of new and existing Girl Up Clubs, Campuses, and Coalitions in your region
  • Support and/or represent Girl Up in meetings with schools, partners, or other organizations
  • Attend monthly virtual trainings and bi-monthly virtual check-ins with Girl Up staff
  • Respond to all communications and requests from Girl Up staff in a timely manner
  • Plan and execute events, projects, and meetings benefitting your region’s Girl Up community
  • Submit ongoing reports summarizing your activities and achievements
  • Activate at least 5 girl up clubs within your region
  • Sign and always adhere to the UN Foundation’s Youth Protection Policy and Girl Up’s Safety & Security Guidelines.


  • This application is open to identified females.
  • Stipend will be provided for this internship opportunity.
  • The deadline for submission is March 21, 2024.

We look forward to learning more about you and your interest in contributing to Girl Up’s mission! Learn more about Girl Up Africa

Application Terms Of Reference: Terms of reference 

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