Africa in Dialogue Internship program

Africa in Dialogue is excited to present the 2021 call for its biannual 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 April 2021 until the 30th of September 2021.

The available posts for this program are:

  • Contributing Interviewer for Fiction
  • Contributing Interviewer for Creative Non-Fiction
  • Contributing Interviewer for Poetry
  • Contributing Editor
  • Social Media Manager

 

ABOUT OUR INTERVIEWS:

Africa In Dialogue is drawn to creative, original and previously unpublished interviews no longer than 10 000 words.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/was an African. An African storyteller is any creative who uses their art-form to tell literary stories. This includes short story writers, novelists, poets, essayists, literary bloggers, and others.

We seek to publish interviews that are organic and fluid in nature; the kind that shift and illuminate 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

Requirements for Applicants:

CONTRIBUTING INTERVIEWERS – FICTION, CREATIVE NON-FICTION & POETRY

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

The social media manager must be knowledgeable and passionate about African literature, African writers and current news in the literary world. The applicant must be passionate about social media, primarily Facebook, Instagram and Twitter. They must be willing to commit 10 hours weekly to share and promote African storytellers and literature.

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR

The contributing editor must be passionate about African storytellers and storytelling. The applicant must be able to work in a team as they will be the link between the interviewers and the internship program director. They must be able to work under pressure as completed interviews will be sent to them on a rolling basis. The applicant must be willing to commit 10 hours weekly to editing interviews.

Guidelines for Applications

Interested individuals can apply by filling in the application form.

Applications will be open from February 1st 2021 to February 21st 2021. Feedback will be sent by March 5th 2021.

After filling in the application form, applicants must send their CVs to nkateko@africaindialogue.com 

Email title: Africa In Dialogue Internship Programme Name – Role title e.g Africa In Dialogue Internship Programme – Nkateko Masinga – Contributing Interviewer for Poetry

We can’t wait to hear from you!