Chat App Intern (Digital Training)

About the International Youth Foundation (IYF)
The International Youth Foundation® (IYF®) stands by, for, and with young people. Founded in 1990 through a generous grant from the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, IYF is a global nonprofit with programs directly benefiting 7.7 million young people and operations spanning 100 countries so far. Together with local community-based organizations and a network of corporate, foundation, and multilateral partners, we connect young people with opportunities to transform their lives. We believe that educated, employed, engaged young people possess the power to solve the world’s toughest problems, and we focus our youth development efforts on three linked objectives: unlocking agency, driving economic opportunity, and making systems more inclusive. Our vision is to see young people inspired and equipped to realize the future they want. The International Youth Foundation: Transforming Lives, Together. To learn more about the International Youth Foundation, please join us at

Purpose of the Role
IYF currently supports Kefeta, an USAID-funded initiative that seeks to facilitate and strengthen systems and networks that serve youth in Ethiopia. Kefeta’s vision is, “Ethiopian youths who are game changers: empowered to advance their own economic, civic, and social development; resilient in the face of shocks; actively promoting development within their communities, and contributing to the country’s peace and prosperity.” The project will serve a target of 2 million youth across 18 Ethiopian cities, in building their agency and capacity for advocacy, linking them to economic opportunities, and improving their access to youth-friendly services (YFS).

Interns will contribute to the successful development, launch, testing, and analyses of a chat app training for young people in Ethiopia.  In addition, the Intern will achieve at least one professional development or academic goal to be achieved as a result of the internship.  The Intern will present the results of their experience through social media, staff training, and/or other appropriate means.

The Intern will build on their demonstrated existing knowledge of, or interest in, application design and testing, e-learning or instructional design, monitoring and evaluation, or other relevant knowledge, skills, or abilities to support the design, development, and testing of a Chat App Training for young people in Ethiopia by:

  • Reviewing content and flow mapping
  • Supporting testing
  • Conducting usage analysis
  • Other related duties as time and interest allow

A plus (not required):

  • Amharic, Afan Oromo, Afar, or Tigrinya language skills.
  • Familiarity with the interests and culture of young people in Ethiopia’s metropolitan areas is also welcome.

The Intern will report to and collaborate with the Senior Technical Advisor for Curriculum and Content in the Assets, Strategy, and Knowledge (ASK) Unit, with whom they will collaborate to establish specific goals, deliverables, and timelines for their role.  They will also work closely and collaborate with the Director of Digital Development, IYF program staff in Ethiopia, and others who may contribute to the development and implementation of this product.

Compensation and Schedule

  • Undergraduate Students: $16/hr  Graduate students: $20/hr
  • Expected start date: May 8th
  • Expected end date: June 19th, with the possibility to extend internship to early-August
  • Hours: up to 32/week

(Note: Hours are negotiable to fit intern's schedule)

To Apply
Please send your letter of interest and resume to [email protected] with the subject heading "Chat App Internship"

In your letter of interest, please address the following:

  1. How do you identify as BIPOC and/or with another underrepresented or historically marginalized group?
  2. Why are you interested in this opportunity with IYF?