The Civil Society Legislative Advocacy Centre (CISLAC), a non-governmental civil society organisation which focuses on policy and legislative engagement based in Abuja, Nigeria, is seeking recent Masters Degree graduates in African Studies, Development Studies or Public Policy who are interested in hands-on learning about governance and policymaking in Africa.
CISLAC (www.cislacnigeria.net) was founded to forge links between civil society groups, legislators and policymakers in Nigeria’s democracy, and to strengthen the legislative oversight process in Nigeria’s Legislature both at National and State levels. CISLAC has taken a lead in such activities as monitoring the budget process, scrutinising the implementation of the Nigeria Executive Industries Transparency Initiative ACT, Fiscal Responsibility Act, Freedom of Information Act and examining National rules on Public Procurement Act 2007. It is also advocating for the mainstreaming of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs) in Nigeria, engagement in Tax issues, ensuring Nigeria’s ratification, domestication and implementation of key African Union (AU) instruments as well as many other areas of policy and legislation at a National and State levels.
The intern’s role will involve assisting in administering programmes with partner institutions at National and State levels, developing project proposals, preparing reports and information materials and helping to represent CISLAC in policy-related civil society networks. The internship will allow extensive and unique exposure to legislative and governance institutions, as well as interaction with wider civil society in Nigeria.
As part of CISLAC’s ongoing programme of providing opportunities for early-career professionals to have exposure to governance and development issues, the internship programme is open to both international and domestic candidates. Internships, which can be between three and six months, or longer if part-time, are expected to be self-funded, although a small daily allowance will be made for transport/food expenses.
To apply, please email your credentials and CV to firstname.lastname@example.org stating INTERNSHIP as the subject line on or before 30 November 2013.