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West African Research Association

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WARA Diaspora Internship Competition for Summer 2013

Deadline February 1, 2013

In 2013, WARA will award one (1) Diaspora Graduate Student Internship. The competition is open to U.S. citizens who areenrolled in the M.A. program of an accredited college or university in the United States. We strongly encourage students from HBCU’s and those without previous foreign travel experience to apply.


Each internship will provide round trip travel to the indicated West African country and a stipend of $2,500 to cover the cost of living for 6 to 8 weeks. The West African Research Center (WARC) in Dakar, Senegal may assist selected interns to locate lodging, and to identify and establish an appropriate intern affiliation with an agency, university or other suitable organization.


All applications must be submitted online at:
no later than February 1, 2013. Late applications will not be considered.


Complete applications will consist of one original and three (3) copies of all materials except letters of reference. These should be included in the application packet in envelopes sealed and signed by the referee. Letters of reference sent separately will not be considered.


Please direct inquiries and submit letters of reference and transcripts to:

West African Research Association
Boston University African Studies Center
232 Bay State Road
Boston MA 02215

Tel: 617-353-8902


Funding for The WARA Diaspora Internship is provided through a grant from the US Department of Education.




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