Cause Areas


Mon Jan 09, 2017 - Wed May 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.


College 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!


  • Data Entry
  • Adobe Creative Suite
  • Transactions
  • Grant Writing / Research
  • Graphic Design
  • Interactive/Social Media/SEO

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Must be at least 18
  • 10 hours per week

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