Apply to Africa in Dialogue’s Internship Program

Available positions include contributing interviewers for fiction, for poetry, and for creative nonfiction; contributing editor; and social media manager.
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Africa in Dialogue is an online interview magazine with focus on archival work. It is currently looking for African creatives interested in storytelling and the art of interviewing. The program runs biannually.

There are five available positions: contributing interviewers for fiction, for poetry, and for creative nonfiction; contributing editor; and social media manager.

The deadline for application is 21 February 2021.

The South African poet and director of the program Nkateko Masinga told Open Country Mag that while it is not a paid opportunity, there are benefits.

“Selected interns get six months of academic and experiential training in the art of conducting literary interviews in the style of Africa in Dialogue: unscripted conversations which are organic and fluid in nature,” she said. “The kind that shift and illuminate African realities, narratives and philosophies.” Interns also get access to a variety of books.

“We are looking for applicants who are interested and intellectually invested in African literature and would like to be part of the archiving of the lived experiences of fellow creatives from the continent,” Masinga said.

Applicants, she added, should especially be interested “in the literary output of countries outside of their own in order to facilitate the documentation of a diversity of perspectives.”

Past interns include O-Jeremiah Agbaakin, Tega Oghenechovwen, Ugochukwu Damian Okpara, Timi Odueso, and Peter Akinlabi.

This edition will run from 1 April to 30 September 2021.

Check here to learn more about the program.

Ernest Ogunyemi
Ernest Ogunyemi
Ernest O. Ògunyemi is a staff writer at Open Country Mag. His writing has appeared or is forthcoming in Joyland, Tinderbox, Sierra Nevada Review, Journal Nine, The Indianapolis Review, Down River Road, Capsule Stories, No Tokens, The West Review, The Dark Magazine, Mud Season Review, Isele, and in the anthology 20.35 Africa: An Anthology of Contemporary Poetry III. He is the curator of The Fire That Is Dreamed of: The Young African Poets Anthology.

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