This summer, Case Western Reserve University will host 25 young professionals from Africa for the Mandela Washington Fellows program, the flagship program of the U.S. State Department’s Young African Leaders Initiative.

The program focuses on public policy and combines academic and leadership training with experiential learning, community service and cultural and networking activities. The fellows come from 14 different sub-Saharan African countries and are leaders in a variety of fields.

Case Western Reserve is seeking student interns to work on the program. The interns will help with administrative duties and interact with the fellows as local resource guides and by helping them mediate cross-cultural challenges, navigate the American lifestyle and learn about Cleveland and its communities.

Applicants should have an interest in other cultures and global issues, familiarity with Cleveland and its communities and an outgoing nature and comfort interacting with professionals aged 25-35.

The work is full time from June 14-July 31. Compensation is $2,500.

To apply, submit a resume, letter of interest and two references to yali2017@case.edu  on or before April 15.