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HACEY Internship Program

HACEY / HACEY Internship Program


HACEY Health Initiative is a non-profit developmen0t organization focused on promoting gender equality, access to maternal, sexual and reproductive healthcare, supporting women’s economic empowerment and protecting the rights of women and girls in Nigeria and Africa.

HACEY was established to provide sustainable solutions to close the inequality gap that limits women and girls’ access to health and economic empowerment; with thematic areas cutting across the health, empowerment and rights of women and girls.

Since 2007, HACEY has worked across all geopolitical zones in Nigeria to empower and support women and girls in under-served communities to live healthy and productive lives.

It is committed to providing opportunities for under-served women and girls by supporting them to achieve their economic potential and breaking the circle of poverty and promote inclusion.

HACEY achieves its mission by employing innovation, capacity development, advocacy, research and education (iCARE) and incorporating a holistic model towards address any challenge.

HACEY Internship Program

The HACEY internship program is an 8 weeks to 24 weeks learning and engagement program designed to work with young individuals who aspire to build a career in the development space or contribute their skills to solving global and local development issues.

The internship is UNPAID and full-time, however, interns are provided with a modest monthly transport and communication stipend during the internship period.

The internship program is open to prospective applicants from within and outside Nigeria. HACEY will bear NO COST for international applicants’ participation.

Interns are expected to work 2 – 5 days a week (maximum 40 hour week) under supervision on tasks and projects in their assigned program areas. Online participation may be available to some applicants.


Interns are expected to carry out all tasks assigned to them during their internship period with the organization. These tasks may be related to one or more program areas outside the intern’s primary assignment. As intern skills are built, higher responsibility may be assigned and the opportunity to lead program areas may arise.

Key responsibilities will include

  1. Support with the development of program documents such as work plans, reports, communication briefs etc.
  2. Support in the implementation of program activities either online or on the field. This may in most cases require travel within or outside the state of deployment.
  3. Support in organizing events and community outreach, both in terms of logistics, planning and communication.
  4. Carry out detailed research on key program areas and develop content for publication and stakeholder dissemination.
  5. Participate in internal and external meetings, events and programs as advised.
  6. Carry out other tasks as assigned.
  7. Work on programs/areas of own interest.

Expected competencies

  1. Ability to speak and write effectively in English; possess active listening skills and be able to convey thoughts, opinion and information in a clear, concise and cordial manner.
  2. Ability to develop and contribute to organizational and program strategies and plans as well as create new ideas or improve on existing ones.
  3. Ability to effectively engage with organization stakeholders, beneficiaries and partners when necessary; and being able to identify and respond adequately to their needs with relevant solutions.
  4. Ability to work fit in, contribute, communicate and work effectively in a team and adapt to new work flows and objectives
  5. Ability to develop and present information in a clear and direct manner using available communication and presentation tools
  6. Ability to self-motivate, show initiative and apply self to any given task to given the expected desired results and more when possible.
  7. Ability to effectively apply own knowledge, experience and skills to work, and continuously improve performance and oneself by expanded learning.
  8. Ability to take ownership of processes and responsibilities, giving full commitment and delivering on tasks.


To be considered for an internship placement with HACEY, prospective applicants must meet the following criteria:

  1. Must be fluent in oral and written English; in addition, fluency in any other Nigerian language, including pidgin, is also welcomed.
  2. Must be at least 18 years old at the time of application (exceptions will be made for applicants still in the undergraduate study).
  3. Must have completed an undergraduate degree preferably in a related field of interest.
  4. Exceptions will be made for applicants who apply as part of their school Industrial Training, practicum or similar training program and have approval from the school.
  5. Must be computer literate and have demonstrated skills in using standard software applications.
  6. Must have demonstrated a keen interest in working on development issues.

Application process

HACEY accepts application for internship positions on a rolling basis. Decisions are made for placement commencing at the beginning of a quarter. Applications should be sent to [email protected] with subject title: “Internship_Placement_[Applicant name and surname]”. Failure to address email subject properly may lead to your application not being reviewed.

Interested individuals must include the following in their applications:

  1. A 1-page cover note; information on cover note includes
    1. Full name and contact details
    2. Undergraduate or postgraduate degree received (in case of current students – course of study)
    3. Year of completion (or expected date of completion) of most recent degree
    4. Brief 200 words summary of your personal history, internship interests and why you want to intern at HACEY.
  2. A maximum 2-page statement of interest (Times New Roman, font size 12, A4 paper size, 1” margin)
  3. An updated CV (limited to 2 pages)
  4. Copy of most recent degree or letter of approval from the institution for those still in school.
HACEY is an equal opportunity organization; we do not discriminate against any person regardless of their age, sex, race or ethnicity, religion, disability, sexuality, political association, socioeconomic status or any other grouping unrelated to their ability, performance and qualification for the role being applied for.
No applicant will be considered for engagement with HACEY if they have committed violations of human rights law, sexual exploitation, sexual abuse, or sexual harassment, or if there are reasonable grounds to believe that they have been involved in the commission of any of these acts. The term “sexual exploitation” means any actual or attempted abuse of a position of vulnerability, differential power, or trust, for sexual purposes, including, but not limited to, profiting monetarily, socially or politically from the sexual exploitation of another. The term “sexual abuse” means the actual or threatened physical intrusion of a sexual nature, whether by force or under unequal or coercive conditions. The term “sexual harassment” means any unwelcome conduct of a sexual nature that might reasonably be expected or be perceived to cause offence or humiliation, when such conduct interferes with work, is made a condition of employment or creates an intimidating, hostile or offensive work environment, and when the gravity of the conduct warrants the termination of the perpetrator’s working relationship. Prospective applicants who have committed crimes may not be considered for engagement.

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