Saturday, 2 August 2008

JAAIDS Youth internship Programmr

th Call for Application: JAAIDS Youth Internship Programme

JAAIDS now has opening for four (4) youth volunteers to join its youth
internship programme. JAAIDS youth internship programme aims at
creating opportunities for youth leadership in responding to the
HIV/AIDS epidemic.

It identifies youths with interest and passion, and, by placing them
within a six-month internship based at JAAIDS offices in Lagos and Abuja,
creates opportunities for young people to channel their energies to
creative use and empower them with leadership skills to mobilize their
communities in halting AIDS and addressing its impact.

JAAIDS is a media based organization working in the field of HIV/AIDS
and development. Our focus areas include training and institution-building,
policy and advocacy, response monitoring, research and communication,
and information networking. The organization is well-recognized for its
innovative programming and commitment to deliver service that will halt
the spread of HIV and mitigate its impact.

Youth interns will assist programme staff in project implementation
and perform other related tasks including interfacing with the
stakeholders. They will be exposed to a variety of skills development and
learning opportunities and will be able to grow themselves rapidly in
many areas of HIV/AIDS interventions. They will also be provided with
small grants to implement two youth-focused projects during the period of
their internship.

They will serve for a period of six months and will be paid a monthly
stipend. The internship is supported by the Staying Alive Foundation UK.

Interested young persons must possess the following:
1. Secondary school certificate with minimum of five credits including
English language
2. Ability to communicate fluently in English
3. Must be smart, focused and energetic
4. Must be able to relate well with people
5. Must be aged between 16 and 25 years old by December 2008
6. Must be based in or have accommodation in Abuja or Lagos

Candidates must submit an essay (not more than 300 words) on the topic
"What I can do to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS among Nigeria's youth

Applications must give full names, contact details (including telephone
numbers) and showing evidence of fulfilling the criteria listed above
may be submitted by email to:, or hand-
submitted to:

JAAIDS Youth Volunteers Recruitment

44B Ijaye Road
(Behind Tastee Fried Chicken)
Ogba, Lagos.


4 Juba Close,
Off Dunokofia Street
Area 11 Abuja

Applications must be received on or before Thursday,August 7, 2008.

Ogechi Eronini

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