VAD Foundation Intern

Cause Areas


Sat Oct 01, 2016 - Fri Mar 31, 2017


849 Valencia StreetSan Francisco, CA 94110


The Valentino Achak Deng Foundation was established in 2006 by Valentino Achak Deng and Dave Eggers, after the publication of Eggers's best-selling novel What Is the What, which tells Deng's life story.

We're a very small and friendly non-profit organization. Our interns will have the unique opportunity to gain hands-on experience and directly impact our organization's major projects. VADF currently runs one of the highest ranked high schools in South Sudan. In a country where only 27% of the population can read and write and less than 1% of girls and 5% of boys graduate from high school, secondary education is extremely important in developing the world's newset country.


Interns are responsible for a variety of tasks. Creativity and a can-do additude are neccessary to succeed. Making changes to the website, contributing to social media, participating in correspondence with donors, and organizing volunteers are just a few of the day to day tasks that our interns do here at the VAD Foundation.


Students and graduates are encouraged to apply.

Strong written and verbal communication skills.

Excellent administrative and organizational skills.

A strong and proven work ethic, and the ability to work independently in an unstructured environment.

Prior interest in African issues, especially Sudan-related issues. Those seeking careers in international development, education, or the non-profit sector will receive valuable training and are highly encouraged to apply.

Good working knowledge of standard computer software, Microsoft Word and Excel, and internet research. Knowledge of Adobe software like Photoshop and InDesign a plus.

Time commitment: Flexible; Part-time 10-20 hours/week for at least 2 months

Prior experience: None required, but relevant experience is a plus.

Please send resume and cover letter via email to Please include the days and times you are available to work. Don't forget to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!


Good Match For


Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 19
  • 15 hours per week
Engage your employees, consumers, or students! VolunteerMatch provides the tools that make community involvement easy.