This summer, the World Youth Alliance Headquarters welcomed its second batch of online interns for 2021.
Despite the pandemic, this season will keep them busy with organizing key events such as the WYA International Open House, representing WYA at United Nations events, publishing articles on the website, and many more. The WYA internship is a one-of-a-kind program that equips members with the hands on experience of defending the dignity of the person in the professional setting. Members chosen for the Headquarters internship are certified and are often endorsed by their regional office.
Representing Nigeria and Kenya, learn more about our interns here:
Olufeagba Gideon Vision obtained his Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry from the Federal University of Agriculture, Makurdi in 2019. He participated in the Misk Global Forum Future Fit course and was awarded the gold learners certificate. He took part in WYA’s Certified Training Program in 2020 and the Advocacy Academy in 2021. Vision is a young resilient learner who believes in the principles of human dignity. During his free time, he reads self development books, writes articles, watches football and hangs out with family and friends.
Miriam Ogwel is a psychologist born and raised in Nairobi, Kenya. She graduated with a degree in Psychology from Kenyatta University (Kenya). She is a passionate mental health advocate and the founder of ‘SANE Kenya ‘ that seeks to help make therapy affordable and create mental health awareness. Miriam has previously worked and volunteered in various organizations that align to her interests including; women empowerment, politics, mental health and the environment. Her most recent engagement with World Youth Alliance is the 18th International Solidarity Forum where she was an African Delegate.
Applications are now open for the 2021 internship program in WYA regional offices around the world. The internship is offered both online and in person in selected offices. Follow our members’ WYA stories on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram .