Call for application – French Speaking Internships at Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) – Nairobi, Kenya



The Trust for African Rock Art (TARA) based in Nairobi, is dedicated to preserving and raising awareness of Africa’s rich rock art heritage. We do this through survey and documentation, exhibitions, publications and working closely with communities to find value in this fragile heritage resource. TARA has documented rock art in 19 countries and currently has community projects in Kenya, Niger, Tanzania, Uganda, and adding on Nigeria, Zimbabwe and Chad in 2016.

TARA welcomes intern applications from bilingual French speaking university students, graduates and young professionals in the fields of archaeology, art history, conservation/restoration, library science, archival science and museology. Internships can be undertaken individually or in association with a university or other study program. Internships at TARA are generally between six and twelve weeks, but can be longer.

Current priorities are in community engagement, outreach and awareness, digital archiving, communications and social media, responsible tourism, and fundraising, especially in support of our Francophone rock art conservation projects.

TARA is unable to provide financial support for international travel but will assist in obtaining necessary documents to enter and temporarily reside in Kenya. TARA can look for (and sometimes provide) reasonable accommodation for interns and assist, where possible, with local transportation. Interns are responsible for their own medical insurance, which is compulsory.

Interns are welcome and encouraged to join in TARA activities and it is possible that an intern may be invited to join a survey trip or in community project activities. Applications are considered on an ongoing basis.


If you are interested, please send a CV (maximum 2 pages) plus a letter of motivation which also indicates when and for how long you would like to undertake the internship.



Call for application – TARA

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