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Offer: Have photography skills and want to help former child soldiers in Uganda? Media internship

Media Internship in Post-conflict Peace-building: Grassroots Reconciliation Group in Northern Uganda

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) seeks an intern in Gulu, Northern Uganda to work on innovative projects for the reintegration of former child soldiers. The Intern will aid in multi-media support to GRG, a dynamic conflict resolution/development NGO in Northern Uganda. Duties will include the following:

Innovative multi-media documentation of GRG projects, including photography, website updating through news stories, documentation of individual child soldier stories, video uploads, etc.

Assisting in gathering data on monitoring and evaluation of projects.
As a secondary role, providing as needed support to the Program Manager.

The Grassroots Reconciliation Group (GRG) helps former child soldiers in war-torn northern Uganda reclaim their future through locally designed projects with the twin aims of reconciliation and small-scale development. GRG projects bring together former combatants of the rebel Lord's Resistance Army (LRA) and local community members in project groups of approximately 30 persons each. Together, the two groups build relationships and work hand-in-hand on projects that they design themselves, such as communal farming, brick-making, and counseling. By supporting these projects, GRG encourages the long-term social and economic rehabilitation of the war-weary people of northern Uganda.

Key competencies:

A high level of photography skills
Web design/update and multi-media skills, including blogging and social marketing
Good cross-cultural communication skills
Good writing skills, including concise narrative story telling
Knowledge of sustainable development and conflict resolution
Knowledge of Northern Uganda a plus

The internship is unpaid, and interns will be expected to cover their own flight and living costs.

To apply, please send a CV/resume and a cover letter to Anna Squire, GRG Program Manager, at anna@grassrootsgroup.org

Dates for Internship – March 2012, lasting 3-6 months.

Deadline for applications: February 4, 2012.

Due to the high volume of applications, only those selected for short listing will be contacted.

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