Call for Application: 2012 Leadership Internship Program

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Africa Leadership Forum, supported by the Norwegian Agency for Development Cooperation, is organising a series of Legislative Internship Programme for interested young Nigerians and students in higher institutions of learning between ages 18 and 40 years, to provide them an opportunity to experience and understand Nigeria’s parliamentary structures and processes, thereby encouraging them to take up careers either as future parliamentarians or parliamentary support staff.

Immediate Objectives of the project are to:

  • Provide opportunity for young leaders to sharpen their skills in participatory democratic governance
  • Expose young Nigerians to the workings of the parliament;
  • Encourage young Nigerians to consider careers either as future parliamentarians or parliamentary support staff

Programme Components
The programme is in three phases. Participants are expected to complete all three phases which are;

  • 2-day Briefing and Orientation Workshop,
  • 21-day attachment with Legislative Assemblies and
  • 2-day Debriefing and Experience Sharing Workshop.

Mode of Application
Interested applicants should forward two-page resume giving full description of themselves, residential address, profession, local government and state of origin and preferred State of Internship.

Also, applicants are expected to submit an essay of no more than 300 words in Ms Word format on “THE ROLE OF CITIZENS IN THE GROWTH OF THE NIGERIAN PARLIAMENT”. Women are particularly encouraged to apply. Applications should be forwarded by e-mail to: lip@africaleadership.org
Upon Admission

Participants will be required to cover their own travel expenses for the 2 -day Briefing/Orientation and 2- day Debriefing/Experience Sharing Workshops.

However, Africa Leadership Forum will be responsible for participant’s accommodation and feeding during the two workshops and pay a stipend to cover transportation during the 21 -day attachment.

2011 Schedule of Workshop  (In your application, kindly indicate which set you will be willing to join)

 LIP 1   Briefing             May 2 – 5, 2012
Debriefing         Aug 1 – 4, 2012

LIP 2    Briefing             July 25 – 28, 2012
Debriefing         Oct 31 – Nov 3, 2012

2012 – Application Deadline is Friday March 30, 2012
For further Enquires: Contact, Ibraheem Sanusi, Workshop Coordinator, Tel:  08073891719 or 08033668715, EMAIL:lip@africaleadership.org and ibraheem@africaleadership.org. or Visit the Website of  The Africa Ledearship Forum.

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