Work With Us

We, together with our partners at the SOAS Centre for Pan-African Studies are currently looking for a Research, Communications, and Events Intern for our project: Decolonising Digital Spaces in Africa and in the Diaspora.

The Project

Digital spaces have become ever more important, if contested, spaces both on the African continent and in the African diaspora. In addition to enabling and maintaining connections with extended family and local communities in countries of origin or heritage, these digital spaces also form vibrant and important ‘third spaces’ to share common experiences and challenges within and between different diaspora identities.  

Shabaka and CPAS are collaborating on the Decolonising Digital Spaces in Africa and the Diaspora project. This aims to explore the impacts of using digital spaces – online and in real-life – on African diaspora in the UK, and to identify and address the top harms and risks experienced by diaspora activists on digital platforms. By understanding these challenges, we aim to support their escalation by tech companies, provide in-depth policy knowledge, and offer training to navigate the digital landscape safely and effectively. This will not only ensure their safety but also have a trickle-down effect on activists in their countries of origin. 

The Role

You will be a recent graduate or postgraduate student with an interest in the humanitarian, migration, and development fields. A background or demonstrated interest in Digital Rights is strongly preferred. 

The post will be for up to 4 months – from June to September with a total of 20 days with exact days to be determined. This role will primarily be remote but with regular in-person meetings.

Please send a CV with covering letter to by end of play Thursday 30th May 2024.