Internship Program

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The World Youth Alliance Internship Program provides opportunities for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of the World Youth Alliance (WYA) to gain professional skills working on WYA’s projects and a substantive learning experience on WYA’s core ideas. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members.

Ideal candidates possess a strong desire to protect and promote human dignity while making a positive impact on society. Candidates must be proactive, self-driven, resourceful, detail-oriented, and humble individuals with a willingness to learn.

What’s in it for you?

a) Introductory Training

Undergo WYA’s Certified Training Program (CTP) and learn about human rights philosophy and the dignity of the person.

b) Project Management

Work on projects suited to your interests and strengths under the supervision of WYA staff.

c) Network Building

Attend different events and meet new contacts as you represent WYA in various occasions.

Regional Internships

We offer internships in all of our regional offices. Many of the interns accepted into the New York internship first complete a regional internship, are active WYA members in their country, and receive recommendations on their outstanding work.

Our regional offices include:

  • Africa (Nairobi, Kenya)
  • Asia Pacific (Manila, Philippines)
  • Europe (Brussels, Belgium)
  • Latin America (Mexico City, Mexico)
  • Middle East (Beirut, Lebanon)
  • North America (New York, USA)

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International Internships

WYA offers internships for young people of varied educational and expertise backgrounds. Applicants can apply for any of the other regional offices only after completing a regional internship. Once accepted into the internship, applicants will be matched to a position that best corresponds to their interests and skills.

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Batch 1 Batch 2 Batch 3
Africa Internship Period
 Jan 18 – Apr 15, 2016

Deadline
 Nov 15 , 2015

Internship Period
May 9 – Jul 22, 2016

Deadline
 Mar 13, 2016

Internship Period
 Sep 5 – Dec 16, 2016

Deadline
Jul 10, 2016

Asia Pacific Internship Period
Jan 4-Apr 15, 2016

Deadline
Nov 20, 2015

Internship Period
May 2-Aug 12, 2016

Deadline
Mar 18, 2016

Internship Period
Sep 5-Dec 14, 2016

Deadline
Jul 22, 2016

Europe Internship Period
Jan 5-Mar 20, 2015

Deadline
Nov 30, 2014

Internship Period
Apr 13-Jul 10, 2015

Deadline
Mar 1, 2015

Internship Period
Sep 14-Dec 11, 2015

Deadline
Jul 19, 2015

Latin America Internship Period
Jan 18-Apr 15, 2016

Deadline
Dec 27, 2015

Internship Period
May 30 – Aug 12, 2016

Deadline
Mar 18, 2016

Internship Period
Sep 19 – Dec 9, 2016

Deadline
Jul 8, 2016

Middle East Internship Period
Feb 9-May 15, 2015

Deadline
Jan 1, 2015

Internship Period
Jun 1-Sep 11, 2015

Deadline
Apr 15, 2015

Internship Period
Sep 28, 2015-Jan 14, 2016

Deadline
Aug 15, 2015

North America Internship Period
Jan 13-Apr 13, 2016

Deadline
Oct 23, 2015

Internship Period
May 25-Aug 17, 2016

Deadline
Mar 18, 2016

Internship Period
Sep 21-Dec 14, 2016

Deadline
Jul 8, 2016

Note: International Internships follow the schedule of the regional internship.

Regional Internships

There is a standard application process for the WYA Regional Internship Program. Before you apply, we strongly encourage you to browse through our website to learn more about the organization and to see if our programs are the right fit for you.

IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed regional application form
  2. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation
  4. Only if you are a new member: Your signed copy of the WYA charter

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within three weeks of the internship application deadline only if your application is complete. If your application satisfies the criteria for selection, someone from our internship committee will contact you to arrange an interview.

Regional Application Forms

Each region has its own application form. Please select your region below to download your application form.

International Internships

All international internships follow a standard application process. Please make sure you have completed your regional internship before applying.

IMPORTANT: Incomplete applications will not be processed.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed International Internship Application Form
  2. Resumé or Curriculum Vitae
  3. Two letters of recommendation

Submit your application to: education@wya.net

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within three weeks of the internship application deadline only if your application is complete. If your application satisfies the criteria for selection, someone from our internship committee will contact you to arrange an interview.