Virtual Internship in Women’s Rights & Resilience in Conflict Situations

Gain professional, intercultural experience interning with a Cameroonian NGO working to support women affected by the current political crisis.

At a Glance






Sep 14 ‎– Dec 4

Program Base



Through this virtual program you will examine issues at the intersection of peace, security, human rights, and gender studies and explore the gender dimension of conflict by state and non-state actors. As a result of the ongoing Anglophone crisis in Cameroon, increasing numbers of English-speaking Cameroonians are seeking sovereignty amidst a mostly French-speaking population, and more than 700,000 people have been forced to flee their homes and live in dire conditions. The COVID-19 crisis has added another layer of difficulty to the situation and efforts to provide food, medicine, and support to affected women are complicated by the need for protective masks, gloves, and medical assistance. Your program will allow you to contribute to efforts to resolve the crisis as by interning with an organization working in conflict areas, which may include providing primary emergency care to the affected communities or supporting internally displaced women in urban centers.

Before your internship, you will receive an introduction to the broader cultural, social, and political context of Cameroon, as well as workplace norms and the ethics of interning in another country. You will be expected to devote 180 hours to this program over the course of the semester, including 10–12 hours a week “on” the internship site, 24 hours in synchronous discussions led by the academic director, and up to 25 hours writing six progress reports and a final paper. Virtual attendance is required for all discussions and oral presentations. 


  • Complete an internship with a team of innovative and engaged civil society staff.
  • Participate in weekly group discussions and reflections on a critical issue affecting Anglophone women.
  • Gain valuable professional and intercultural experience.
  • Develop an understanding of intersecting issues in peace, security, human rights, and gender studies.





The following syllabi are representative of this program. Because courses develop and change over time to take advantage of dynamic learning opportunities, actual course content will vary from term to term.

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Program Components

  • Consider the ethical implications and consequences of interning virtually in another culture.
  • Learn about civil society and conflict management in Cameroon.
  • Build skills and knowledge for meaningful engagement more broadly in the field of international development.
  • Analyze and describe your internship experience in a final paper and presentation.

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Career Paths

  • Working with an international organization

  • Working with a grassroots development organization

  • Working in the area of peace building, peace keeping, or conflict management

Faculty & Staff

Cameroon: Virtual Internship in Women’s Rights & Resilience in Conflict Situations

Christiane Magnido, MA

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    The tuition for this online internship program is $1,950. Financial aid may apply. Contact your study abroad office or SIT Admissions for more information.