In 2005, while attending a talk about the Genocide against the Tutsi in Rwanda, Anne Heyman learned that the country had 1.2 million orphans. Without a systemic solution to support the well-being and development of Rwanda’s vast orphan population, many were being left behind. Anne recognized that to address their orphan crisis following the Holocaust, Israel built residential communities that ensured the orphans’ safety, security, and development. Anne was inspired to bring this model to Rwanda. From there, thanks to Anne’s perseverance, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village was founded.
In 2008, ASYV opened its gates to the first class of 128 students. Through healing, education, and love, the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village empowers orphaned and vulnerable Rwandan youth to build lives of dignity and contribute to a better world.
Children need the love and support of a family to thrive. When a family isn’t stable, due to societal trauma or personal tragedy, a youth village can fill the gap. By providing a warm and welcoming home, youth villages build families that last a lifetime.
Modeled after Yemin Orde, an Israeli youth village established in 1953 to care for orphans of the Holocaust, Agahozo-Shalom is a place where “tears are dried” (from the Kinyarwanda word “agahozo”) and where vulnerable youth can “live in peace” (from the Hebrew word “shalom”).
Purpose of the Job
The Career Development Center (CDC) and Alumni intern is in charge of supporting the CDC office to plan and execute the CDC activities according to the set goals for the development of ASYV students and Alumni engagement. The CDC and Alumni Intern will use any relevant expertise to improve the CDC and other relevant areas for the academic and other enrichment of the ASYV students.
- Support the Village’s Academic and Career Resources Coordinator in the Career Development Department.
- Facilitate career development workshops and works with a caseload of these same students to ensure they have a firm exit plan.
- Provide professional mentorship to each grade by building a network of mentors and facilitating one-on-one relationships.
- The CDC Intern meets with underperforming students to create goals and find new methods to improve their grades.
- The CDC Intern create means for students and alumni to gain knowledge of the Rwandan job market through networking.
- The CDC Intern will help students and alumni to gather the materials and build the skills they need to apply for jobs and scholarships
- The CDC Intern will also support the facilitation of English extra class for select ASYV students.
- In addition to their professional role, the Intern will join a family and serve as a mentor to 16-24 teenage students who are in their first year of living in the Village.
- The CDC and Alumni intern works hand-in-hand with Family Mothers and counsellors to create a loving and supportive family and home environment for our teens.
- Additionally, Interns lead and support many of the Enrichment Programs and special events offered in the Village after school and during the evenings.
Competencies (Skills/Abilities & Behaviour)
- Undergraduate degree in education, management, psychology, international relations, or related fields
- At least one year of experience with youth development and multicultural/international programs,
- Excellent communication and organizational skills
- Fluency and proficiency in spoken English
- Ability to balance various jobs and tasks
- Ability to work independently with minimal supervision or guidance
- Interest in working for a development project and collaborating with local and international staff
- Ability to adapt to different cultures and work styles
- Strong sense of responsibility and integrity
- Flexibility, patience, resilience, determination, strong leadership
- Ideological affinity with the mission, goals and philosophy of the Agahozo-Shalom Youth Village
- Willing to devote 6- 12months living and working in the Village, understanding that workdays include evenings and weekends.
Minimum Eligibility Requirements
- Mastercard Foundation Scholar Award letter or letter of attestation from your Mastercard Foundation Program Manager at the institution that awarded you the Scholarship. Secondary Scholars who studied in non-Scholars Program partner universities can apply with the award letter they received from their Secondary Education NGO ( Equity, CAMFED, BRAC and FAWE)
- Copy of ID / Passport proving your citizenship or eligibility to work in the country
- Copy of Highest Education Certificate/Qualification
Duration & Additional information
- 6x Months Internship Program ONLY, the host organization reserve the right to extend the internship or convert it to a job based on performance and identified need. No full time jobs are guaranteed
- All applicants are strongly advised to take note of the minimum eligibility, if all of the requirements are not met, your application will not be processed
We will ensure that no job applicant receives less favorable treatment because of their gender, marital or civil partnership status, sexual orientation, colour, race, ethnic origin, religion, disability or age; nor be disadvantaged by any other conditions or requirements which are irrelevant.
- Annual Salary Offer Monthly Stipend
- Experience Level Graduate
- Total Years Of Experience 0
- Academic Qualification Bachelor's Degree: Education management, psychology, international relations, or related fields