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YALDA US Finance Intern

Do you have a strong passion for the development of Africa? Do you have innovative ideas on how the youth can contribute to Africa’s development? Do you want to work directly with the African Development Bank, UNHabitat, the African Union, and the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa? Do you want to attend meetings at the UN Headquarters in New York? Do you love to network and meet people from all over the world? Then this position is for you!

YALDA is a networking organization that is truly Africa branded : "By Africans, For Africa!".

YALDA is a non-profit international organization that was established by upper level and graduate Harvard University students in order to create a resourceful networking database for those with a strong interest in Africa. The network is centered around YALDA branches, primarily at African universities, and serves to increase the capacity of youth in Africa for developing positive leadership skills and to espouse an honest work ethic. YALDA US works on researching opportunities in Africa, fundraising activities, working with branches, maintaining relationships with UN and compliance with regulations as a 501 (c),(3).

YALDA US has a vacancy for the position of Finance Intern reporting directly to the YALDA US President.


The YALDA US Finance Intern is responsible for assisting us with our Fundraising and Grant Applications Research and Writing. If you love Africa and would love to see her develop, then this opportunity is for you!


  • Support team members with database management, prospect research, and writing proposals

  • Attend meetings at the United Nations Headquarters in New York City as a YALDA representative

  • Work with organizations such as the African Development Bank, UNHabitat, The African Union, the United Nations Economic Commission for Africa and YALI

  • Research funding opportunities

  • Create marketing materials to showcase successes and prepare team members for meetings by conducting research and developing strategies.

  • Understanding and creating budgets as they relate to grant proposals

  • Strong writing skills, coupled with an interest in grant writing and the nonprofit sector.

  • Organized, communicative, efficient

  • Administrative skills

  • Work independently and tackle multiple proposals simultaneously

  • This is a great opportunity for undergraduate and graduate students


* Advanced PC skills; including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Internet browsers

* Excellent attention to detail, organization and accuracy of work

* Must have good writing skills, organization skills, and have research skills

* Communicate in a professional manner and develop good rapport with both internal and external individuals

* Candidates MUST be located in New York, NY or Boston, Massachusetts

* Must have constant and reliable access to internet

* Must have a strong interest in Africa

* Previous experience with fundraising or grant writing is a plus

Please send your Resume and Cover Letter to by June 9, 2017. Please quote "YALDA US Finance Intern" in the subject line.


  • Administrative Support
  • Budgeting
  • Donor Management
  • Fundraising

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