Arts Intern - Sierra Leone
Sub Saharan Africa
Country / Territory
Sierra Leone
Job Category
Pay Band
Vacancy Description
PB: Intern/ Duration: 6 months/ Location: Freetown, Sierra Leone/ Eligibility: Applicants should have the right to live and work in Sierra Leone/ Closing date: 12 November 2019, 23:59 UK Time

The British Council SSA has an exciting opportunity for an Arts Intern in Sierra Leone.

The Role:

Arts Intern

The Role Purpose:

We are looking for an intern to join the Arts team in Sierra Leone.  S/he will report to the Arts Project Manager based in Freetown. S/he will be expected to work closely with other members of the arts team and key internal stakeholders to support with the delivering the arts portfolio.

Role Requirements:

  • Be a recent graduate (graduated within the last 3 years) with excellent organisational skills and the ability to multitask
  • Be computer literate with a high degree of proficiency in the use of MS Word, MS Excel and PowerPoint
  • Have an interest in project planning and implementation
  • Have an interest in Arts/ Creative industries in Sierra Leone
  • Have strong written and oral communication skills in English
  • Experience in development of statistics, charts in Excel and Web 2.0 tools advantageous


Please refer to the role profile for a full list of the role responsibilities/accountabilities and person specification.

Please follow the links for relevant document to support your application:

Role Profile - Intern - Sierra Leone.pdf
British Council Behaviours.pdf
British Council Core Skills.pdf


Closing date for applications is 12 November 2019 (23:59 UK time)

In your application form, please clearly explain how you meet the essential and desirable skills, qualification and experience criteria mentioned in the person specification section of the role profile. This will help us determine your fit for the role and increase your application's chances of success.

About us:

The British Council is the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities.  We create friendly knowledge and understanding between the people of the UK and other countries. We do this by making a positive contribution to UK and the countries we work with – changing lives by creating opportunities, building connections and engendering trust.

We work in over 100 countries across the world in the fields of arts and culture, English language, education and civil society.  Each year we reach over 20 million people face to face and more than 500 million people online, via broadcasts and publications.

Our Equality Commitment:

Valuing diversity is essential to the British Council’s work. We aim to abide by and promote equality legislation by following both the letter and the spirit of it to avoid unjustified discrimination, recognising discrimination as a barrier to equality of opportunity, inclusion and human rights. All staff worldwide are required to ensure their behaviour is consistent with our policies.

The British Council is committed to a policy of equal opportunity and is keen to reflect the diversity of UK society at every level within the organisation. We welcome applications from all sections of the community. In line with the British Council's Child Protection policy, any appointment is contingent on thorough checks.