WACAI is Seeking Summer Interns

Are you or anyone you know interested in developing "real life" professional skills while helping do a world of good? If so, please consider applying for WACAI's summer intern position. There are many ways that interns can work with WACAI to achieve their own personal and professional goals while learning the ins and outs of running a vibrant nonprofit organization! WACAI happily co-creates internships that match interns' skill sets with mutually beneficial goals established between intern and organization during an entrance interview. 

West African Cultural Arts Institute (WACAI) is seeking an Intern to fill their Internship position as soon as possible. The Internship is typically a 90-150 hour position (3-5 credits) taken over the course of an academic term and can be for-credit or not-for-credit. Check with your department advisors for information about how internship hours translate into academic credits. Upon being offered the internship it is the student’s responsibility to complete the form and seek appropriate approval from their respective department.

This is a non-paid position that will give the Intern real life, professional experience through working directly with a non-profit cultural arts organization under the direction of the Co-founder and Executive Director, Andrea DiPalma Yansane.

WACAI is a Eugene based 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts organization whose mission is to share the joy and passion of West African culture through vibrant educational programs focusing on music and dance, advocating for authentic source artists from Guinea, and creating charitable projects in Guinea that promote artistic, emotional, and physical health.

WACAI has a variety of arts educational programming in the US which includes Community Classes, Assembly, Residency, and After School Programs for kids, Community Outreach Programs, and Study Abroad. WACAI also is working toward creating more charitable programs in Guinea, West Africa.

WACAI is looking for a either college student or student of life who is mature and possesses good self-management, organization, and communication skills. WACAI prefers graduate level students, but would consider qualifying students in their senior year. Please submit digital files of cover letter and resume to Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org by Wednesday, July 6th, 5 pm.

Preferred skills include a working understanding of the following programs:
In Design
As well as a working knowledge of the following social media platforms:   
Potential Internship Duties and Jobs

·       Capital campaign fundraising
·       Restaurant/Store proceed fundraisers
·       Donor development
·       End of Year Donation campaign
Creation of Collateral Materials
·       Brand and update forms
·       Create posters, flyers, brochures, and other printed publicity
Social Media Management
·       FB strategy and video ad creation
·       Create captioned photos
·       Instagram campaign
·       E-newsletters creation and Blog creation
·       YouTube Channel creation
·       Promotional videos
·       Video editing
·       Video and photo management system
·       Photography and videography of classes and programs
· Attend community arts events (e.g. ABAE Arts Study 2017)
· Attend Rotary meetings and Rotary informational meetings
Grant Writing and Research
Event planning
Organize volunteers

To learn more about WACAI visit us at WestAfricanCulturalArts.org
For more information contact Andrea@WestAfricanCulturalArts.org / 541.232.5471