Apply for an Internship

Interns are a vital part of FOA. Our internship program is an entry level opportunity for people interested in preparing for a career in History, Diaspora Studies, Education, African/African American Studies scholarship.

Internship projects are developed to meet the real needs of the organization. Internships are performed under the direct supervision of the president of the Friends of Allensworth or staff that monitor, evaluate, guide and provide professional development.

FOA is still accepting internship applications. All internships will be virtual until further notice.

Applicant Qualifications

  • Possess a knowledge of or strong interest in learning about the African Diaspora
  • Current enrollment in college/university receiving course credit  or financial remuneration (documentation required)
  • Experience working within an ethnically diverse environment
  • Enjoy a fast-paced structured learning experience
  • Work well in a group as well as independently
  • Be accustomed to meeting deadlines 

Time Commitment

  • Fall Interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week for six months and spring interns are required to work 10-15 hours per week for four months.
  • Summer interns are required to work 21-24 hours per week over a two-month time period.


  • Internships are unpaid and may be extended upon the agreement of FOA staff and the intern.

How to Apply

  • A section of your cover letter must describe your connection to the African Diaspora.
  • We will contact you with a writing assignment and prospective projects after your resume and cover letter have been submitted and accepted.
  • All applicants must be eligible to work in the United States and are responsible for securing their own immigration documents. FOA will not sponsor immigrant visa applications for interns.

Current Openings

  • Marketing Intern
  • Graphic Design Intern
  • Education Programs Intern
  • Operations Intern