Call for Expressions of Interest: Programmes Intern


Established in 2003, the AIDS and Rights Alliance for Southern Africa (ARASA) is a regional partnership of civil society organisations working together in 18 countries in southern and east Africa to promote the rights to bodily autonomy and integrity for the realisation of in order to reduce inequality, especially gender inequality and promote health dignity and wellbeing in southern and east Africa. The Regional office of ARASA is located in Windhoek, Namibia.

Purpose of this internship:

ARASA is looking to recruit two Programmes Interns for a period of 6 months (September 2022 to February 2023). The Programmes Intern will support the Programmes Team with various capacity strengthening and advocacy tasks.


  • Research and writing, including research on the SRHR situation in the region for reports and policy briefs
  • Reviewing publications including helping with referencing and fact checking initial drafts from consultants
  • Assisting with social media and maintaining ARASA’s website
  • Assisting staff in organising meetings including providing logistical support for on-line and in-person meeting
  • Any other tasks as maybe assigned from time to time.


QualificationsUndergraduate degree in law, development studies, political science, human rights, or communicationMasters’ Degree in a subject related to international development or global health
 ExperienceDemonstrated interest in human rights issuesPrior experience working for or volunteering for an NGO working on sexual and reproductive rights or human rights  
Other skills and QualitiesExcellent oral and written communication skills in English  

Excellent online research skills  

Well-organised, self-motivated and reliable.  
Portuguese or French

We are looking for a highly motivated individual with lots of creativity and initiative who is passionate about helping to solve Africa’s health and rights challenges. Fluency in English is a prerequisite and knowledge of French or Portuguese is desirable.

ARASA offers a small intern stipend. The intern will work remotely and must have their own computer and good internet connectivity.

Interested and qualified candidates who match the profile are invited to submit their CV and motivation letter to the Programmes Lead and copy

Suitably qualified candidates who are young women, people living with HIV or from the lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, sex work and drug user communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

Only candidates based in East or Southern Africa will be considered.

Closing date for applications is Wednesday, 7 September 2022. Only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.