University of Oregon

Non-Profit Internship

West African Cultural Arts Institute

Description of Position 
   West African Cultural Arts Institute (WACAI) is seeking an Intern to fill their Internship position starting summer 2017. The Internship is typically a 200 hour position whose duration can be flexible. This is a non-paid position that will give the Intern real life, professional experience and skills through working directly with a non-profit cultural arts organization under the direction of the Co-founder and Executive Director, Andrea DiPalma Yansane. 
   WACAI is a Eugene based 501(c)(3) non-profit cultural arts organization whose mission is to share the joy and passion of West African culture through vibrant educational programs focusing on music and dance, advocating for authentic source artists from Guinea, and creating charitable projects in Guinea that promote artistic, emotional, and physical health. 
   WACAI has a variety of arts educational programming in the US which includes Community Classes, Assembly, Residency, and After School Programs for kids, Community Outreach Programs, and Study Abroad. WACAI also is working toward creating more charitable programs in Guinea, West Africa. 
   To learn more about WACAI visit us at 
   For more information contact / 541.232.5471 
Experience Required/Preferred
   WACAI is looking for a student who is mature and possesses good self-management, organization, and communication skills. WACAI prefers graduate level students, but would consider qualifying students in their senior year. 
   Preferred skills include a working understanding of the following programs: 
   In Design 

As well as a working knowledge of the following social media platforms: 

Potential Internships Duties and Jobs 
   • Capital campaign fundraising 
   • Restaurant proceed fundraisers 
   • Donor development 
   • End of Year Donation campaign 
Creation of Collateral Materials 
   • Brand and update forms 
   • Create posters, brochures, and other printed publicity 
Social Media Management 
   • FB strategy 
   • FB video ad creation 
   • Instagram campaign 
   • E-newsletters creation 
   • Blog creation 
   • YouTube Channel creation 
   • Promotional videos 
   • Video editing 
   • Video and photo management system 
   • Photography and videography of classes and programs 
Grant Writing and Research 
Event planning 
Organize volunteers 


   non paid 

Worksite location
   Eugene, OR 

Application deadline 
   June 21, 2017 by 5 pm 

Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Application Instructions: 
Please submit digital files of cover letter and resume to
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