About LITE-Africa

Leadership Initiative for Transformation and Empowerment formerly NIDPRODEV is one of the leading NGOs located in the Niger Delta of Nigeria. Nigeria is the most populous nation in Africa with a population of over 130 million from about 250 tribes. The vast, swampy terrain of the Niger Delta region supports almost 20 million people, most in isolated communities accessible only by boat.

The Niger Delta, with its vast oil deposits, serves as the economic nerve center of the Nigeria Federation. Crude oil accounts for over 85% of Nigeria’s revenue, yet those who live in the delta suffer from lack of basic infrastructure services, few educational opportunities, and oil-related environmental destruction having a devastating economic, health and cultural impact on the region.

During LITE’s 13 years of operation, we have been involved in many high profile and successful projects in the Niger Delta. This is an excellent region in which to experience a variety of conflict and development issues first-hand. On the next page is a list of the projects we are working on during 2013-2014, we would like to note that other projects and activities may, and will likely, arise that the intern can participate in.

About the Internship

Timing for the internship is flexible – we are open to having interns on a rolling basis throughout the year, although our maximum would be hosting two interns at any time. Minimum time for an internship would be 4-6 weeks, while longer commitments are welcome. This is an unpaid internship; estimates of the costs associated with the internship (travel, food, misc) have been included below. LITE will assist with all logistical issues. Because of the challenging nature of this region, the successful intern will have demonstrated developing world experience. This opportunity is primarily intended for graduate students, although exceptions may be made for outstanding undergraduate students.

Interns will support the work of the organization in the following capacities:

  • Provide support in the implementation of several ongoing projects.
  • Assist in the proposal development process including producing sections of proposals.
  • Produce research on topics of interest to the organization and produce relevant articles.
  • Actively participate in staff meetings and collaborate in the development of best practices.
  • Update the organizations website and social media outlets.
  • Collate and assemble materials for various communication purposes.
  • Provide editorial support to staff.

For further information review the attached document including intern information, LITE-Africa projects for 2014, financial information associated with the internship and an application form. Please submit completed questionnaire and a resume to This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and copy the Finance and Administrative Manager, Mr. Tolu Oyero at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it . – There is no fixed deadline for applications – internship slots will be filled on a first come first served basis as qualified candidates are identified and are able to arrange funding to cover expenses.

Internship Questionnaire and Application

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