Passing the Baton: TransAfrica's Youth Leadership Program

Central to TransAfrica’s social justice and human rights mission is the creation of opportunities for young people to develop their interests and hone their research skills, legislative advocacy skills and professional speaking and writing experiences in the international policy arena.

Ultimately, our vision is to create a formal training program to promote a new generation of foreign policy advocates, university and international young leaders to become inspirational, committed activist leaders who will work for justice and democracy in the African World.

Currently, we provide the following leadership development and training for supporters of our work through internships and volunteer opportunities.


TransAfrica offers non-paid internships year round. TransAfrica’s Internship Program provides students with an opportunity to study the formulation and implementation of U.S. foreign policy from unique vantage points. Interns will gain first-hand knowledge of the past and current work of TransAfrica and its institutional priorities as the leading U.S. advocacy organization for Africa and the African Diaspora in U.S. foreign policy.

Interns will obtain on-the-job experience that advances their individual career goals and current TransAfrica priorities, and culminates in measurable outcomes. Interns will expand their knowledge of the policy world of Washington, D.C., and their networks in the fields of social justice and advocacy through lectures and briefings, training programs, and other special events, such as tours and networking receptions. For more information email Mwiza Munthali at


The primary purpose of the volunteer program at TransAfrica is to provide the public with an opportunity to support the mission of TransAfrica. Volunteers provide support for TransAfrica's various projects. Supporter and donor outreach, and policy analysis are a major part of the work at TransAfrica. Volunteer assistance is always welcomed for such tasks. Volunteers may be asked to accept total or partial responsibility for addressing tasks, depending on time constraints, interest and abilities. For more information email Mwiza Munthali at