Rwanda-Program Intern/Fellow, One Acre Fund

By | September 23, 2017

Rwanda-Program Intern/Fellow, One Acre Fund

One Acre Fund


One Acre Fund is an agricultural NGO that is innovating a new way of helping farm families to achieve their full potential. In more than five years in Rwanda, We have grown to serve more than  180,000 farm families with 1,500 full-time staff in Rwanda. In Burundi, We have grown to serve 40,000 farm families with over 400 full-time staff. Organization wide, we are on track to serve one million farmers across 10 countries by 2020. We only serve farmers, and we always put Farmers First.

Program Intern/Fellow, One Acre Fund


Department: Various Departments

Duration: Mid Jan – April 2018

Job Description

One Acre Fund is looking to place a cohort of paid interns and fellows in several departments beginning in 2018. For twelve to twenty-four weeks (Jan to Apr/Jan to July), interns and fellows will work on impactful projects, receive mentorship from organizational leaders and provide support to One Acre Fund’s operations. Interns and fellows will be given substantial work assignments and asked to produce high quality deliverable. Opportunities may be available in the following departments:

Business Development & Communications – tells the story of One Acre Fund’s smallholder clients to donors, supporters and the world.

Finance, Audit – supports our operation with financial advice, reporting. Reduce waste and inefficiency by improving processes

Field Operations – serves farmers directly with training, input delivery and loan servicing

Government Relations and Policy – builds and maintain relationships with government and other stakeholders. Help shape rural development policy.

Procurement, Supply Chain and Logistics – sources and delivers the quality inputs and supplies our farmers need each season

Product Innovations, Monitoring and Evaluations, Ag Research – conducts research that measures the impact of our core program and finds the next innovative solution for our farmers

People Operations – supports the rapidly growing One Acre Fund family of leaders, finds the next generation of talent.

Systems and Operations –Manages the data and business processes that help us reach farmers efficiently.

Tech – build the software and tools that help us serve more farmers

Interns and Fellows are valued members of the One Acre Fund family and only top performers qualify – less than 1% of applicants will be placed. We ask all staff to take a “Farmers First” attitude and approach their work with humility. Specific projects may change with the needs of the organization.

Professional Development

One Acre Fund invests in building management and leadership skills- even at the intern and fellow level. Your manager will invest time in your professional development. We provide constant, actionable feedback delivered through mentorship and a final performance review upon completion of the internship period. We also have regular one-on-one meetings, where we listen to and discuss career goals, and work collaboratively to help develop the skills that would put you on your desired career track.


We are looking for truly extraordinary candidates for several competitive internship positions. No prior experience is required and candidates who fit the following criteria are strongly encouraged to apply:

  • Citizenship in Rwanda – you will be asked to submit a copy of your passport biodata page or your national ID card.
  • Exceptional recent college graduates or young professional. Individuals who hold a bachelors degree as of January 15, 2018 are eligible for One Acre Fund internships/fellowships
  • Strong work experiences. Examples include summer jobs, internships, fellowships or research positions while at school.
  • Leadership experience at work, school clubs, volunteer organizations etc. Top-performing undergraduate background (include GPA/Marks on your application).
  • Strong interest in One Acre Fund’s work serving smallholder farmers. Strong desire for personal and professional growth Flexibility and a willingness to take on varied tasks Ability to work both independently and part of a team
  • Fluent in English and Kinyarwanda

Start Date: January 22, 2018


This is a paid internship. Interns will be provided with a reasonable stipend for the duration of their contract. Rubengera based interns will be provided assistance in locating suitable housing. Internships are a recruiting initiative. Historically, about 40% of interns/fellows are hired on to full-time roles.

To Apply

See the full job description and complete the application form in the link below by October 15th, 2017;

Submitting a CV is optional but you must complete the application form including two essays and proof As part of the application process, candidates will be required to complete written assessments, a phone interview and in-person interview at one of our offices. Final selection will be made in December 2017

Please Note: One Acre Fund will never ask you for money in return for advancement in the recruitment process or for being offered a position

One Acre Fund is an equal opportunity employer; all candidates with legal working age will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, region, sex, disability status or any other characteristic protected by the law.