Africa in Dialogue is excited to present its first Internship Program. We are growing and looking for creative individuals who are passionate, knowledgeable and interested in African Storytellers and the art of Interviewing.
The Internship program is an unpaid six months learning and curating opportunity set to start on the 1st of February 2019 until the 31st of July 2019.
The available posts for this program are:
1. Contributing Interviewer for Fiction
2. Contributing Interviewer for Creative non-fiction
3. Contributing Interviewer for Filmmaking
4. Contributing Interviewer for Visual Arts
5. Contributing Interviewer for Poetry
6. Social Media Manager
7. Literary Researcher
About our Interviews:
Africa In Dialogue is drawn to creative, original and unpublished interviews no longer than 5000 words. We accept interviews between African interviewers and storytellers. Our definition of an African is an individual who is born in an African country, a citizen of an African Country, or an individual that has at least one parent who is/who was an African. An African storyteller is any creative who uses their art-form to tell stories. This includes writers, filmmakers, bloggers, journalists, songwriters, music composers, painters, visual artists, comic writers, illustrators, photographers etc.
We seek to publish interviews that are organic and fluid in nature; the kind that shift and illuminates African realities, narratives and philosophies. We believe that an interview is an art that requires a conscious engagement of both the interviewee and interviewer, and so we love it when interviewers also share their thoughts and reflections.
We are not specific about the subjects or topics within your interviews, as long as they bring insights about Africa and her people. We are looking for diversity; so, do check our past interviews, books and issues to see the African storytellers we have already interviewed. While we don’t restrict from interviewing past guests, we do encourage interviews with new guests as there are so many talented African storytellers who deserve to be celebrated.
Requirements for Applicants:
CONTRIBUTING INTERVIEWERS – FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION, POETRY, FILM-MAKING AND VISUAL ARTS.
Contributing interviewers must be interested and well-read in their field of interest. We are looking for individuals who are passionate about highlighting, promoting and engaging African storytellers and the art of African storytelling. Applicants must be willing to commit to one interview every month.
SOCIAL MEDIA MANAGER
Social media manager must be knowledgeable and passionate about African literature, African writers and current news in the literary world. Applicant must be passionate about social media, primarily Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. Applicant must be willing to commit 10 hours weekly to share and promote African storytellers and literature.
Literary researcher must be passionate about African storytellers and storytelling. Applicant must be up to date with recent releases as their main task will be to connect with publishers, curators, editors, administrators and writers. Applicant must be willing to commit 10 hours weekly to research on African storytellers.
Guidelines for Applications
Interested individuals can apply in the link below:
Applications will be open from January 10 2019 to January 21 2019. Feedback will be sent by January 26 2019.
Applicants must send their CV’s must be sent to firstname.lastname@example.org
Email title- Africa In Dialogue Internship Programme: Name – Role title e.g Africa In Dialogue Internship Programme: Gaamangwe Mogami – Contributing Interviewer for Poetry
We can’t wait to read you!