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IIP-Sarakasi Trust
Nairobi, Kenya (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
Fact Sheet:
Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students Time Away: Summer
Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization Program Group: International Internship Program
Program Description:
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Sarakasi Trust

About:
Sarakasi Trust is a performing arts development organization working towards building capacity in the arts sector in Kenya. The organization’s core stems from a firm belief in the use of culture for development and the positive role that culture can play to eradicate poverty. Since its establishment in 2001, the Trust has run a training and outreach program that continues to touch the lives of thousands of children and young adults growing up in the slums of Nairobi every year. In addition, Sarakasi’s lively and now famous international exchange and performance program has seen hundreds of artists benefit from the experience of performing on the world’s stages, in personal and often financial ways.

Intern Responsibilities: Interns will be tasked with assisting in research and identification of possible sponsors and donors, so as to support the Trust’s long-term sustainability goals. This could include activities such as creating a detailed database for potential local and international donors/sponsors. The intern will also be involved in outreach activities to possible donors, including tasks such as writing letters, preparing PR material, etc. More generally, the intern will be a part of all normal day to day activities within the Trust, which may include working on projects, assisting with events, PR, and so on.

Qualifications: Candidates with interests in cultural management are encouraged to apply. Familiarity with computer technology would be an asset. Additionally, flexibility, cultural open-mindedness, sociability, and adaptability are all important traits to have in order to thrive in the local working environment.

Dates / Deadlines:
Term Year App Deadline Decision Date Start Date End Date
Summer 2018 12/11/2017 02/28/2018 TBA TBA