http://www.dowafrica.org

DOWA - Doing Good Work in Africa

About DOWA - Doing Good Work in Africa

The Doing Good Work in Africa (DOWA) is a non-profit organization that connects brilliant and innovative undergraduate and graduate-level students in the United States to organizations doing good, scalable and impactful work in Africa, with whom we have established relationships for the purpose of the internship program. DOWA’s overarching goal is for the students to support and learn from these organizations that are addressing the various development challenges on the continent, specifically critical technological and infrastructure issues in healthcare, transportation, education, power/energy, agriculture and information and communications technology (ICT).

We offer students project-based summer and winter internships with organizations doing good, scalable and impact work in Africa. We are a non-profit organization and our connection is done on a no fee basis. We guide students through the internship program, and help provide context.

Some possible roles are in Business Analysis, Research and Strategy, Stakeholder Management, ROI and Data Analysis, Market Research/Industry Knowledge, Commercial Awareness, Mapping Ecosystems, Business Writing & Documentation, User and Customer Knowledge, Market Compliance, Fundraising, Web Development, Organizational Structure, Business Intelligence and Practice-Based Learning.

The DOWA initiative focus is on supporting efforts to address challenges related to healthcare, transportation, education, power/energy, agriculture and ICT in Africa. Knowledge-sharing and learning partnerships are important elements for Africa’s path to development and through DOWA, the students will have an opportunity to engage with organizations in Africa doing good, scalable and impactful work.

OBJECTIVES:

- To connect talented students to African organizations doing good, scalable and impactful work.

- To engage various stakeholders and foster knowledge sharing between Africans and friends of Africa.

- To build an ecosystem of future innovators and advocates for the continent.

Reviews

Research and Content Development Intern

June 2020 - August 2020 New York City, NY
“I was able to develop my Quantitative research skills by creating some interesting data models and infographics. I also expanded my knowledge of Africa's tech industry and learned about venture capital.”

Operations Fellow

June 2020 - September 2020 New York City, NY
“Working with Funema gave me firsthand experience in working with the operational side of businesses and a venture capital company. I was able to contribute on many work documents such as a culture canvas, a business model and an operations manual. ”
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