Research practice and internships

Doing research, practical work or a professional internships is an integral and compulsory part of our study course. Practical training can either be research-based, independent field work, archival research or working practicals. The Centre for African Studies offers field trips to Africa on a regular basis. Students who wish to do their internship with a company, governmental organisation or NGO are expected to organize their internships by themselves. However, the Centre assist students in planning and performing these internships.

So far our students have been able to gain practical experiences working for the following institutions: Red Cross Uganda, (OSAA) United Nations New York, Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA), sos rassismus schweiz, International Organization of Migration (IOM) Nairobi, Aktionsgemeinschaft Solidarische Welt e. V. Berlin, ABSA, REPSSI (Regional Psycho-Social Support Initative) Zimbabwe, Centre Suisse des internationalen Theaterinstitutes (CS-ITI), African News Digest, IAMANEH Schweiz, Schweizerisches Tropen- und Public Health- Institut (Swiss TPH), Integration Basel, Solidarmed Mozambique, swisspeace, Museum der Kulturen Basel, Basler Afrika Bibliographien, Carl Schlettwein Stiftung, Verein Kinder in Kenia, CAWODISA Uganda (Children and Wives of Disabled Soldier's Association), Radio X Basel, AGRA Watch, Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research Ghana. 

Research internships & field trips

See current courses (Module Applied African Studies).

Professional internships

Please contact Veit Arlt who will provide you with relevant information.

List of internships of students of the CASB

The internship reports of our students can be accessed at the coordination office. Please mention the reference number.

InstitutionName Title Ref. Nr.
United NationsAbdel-Ati, Ibrahim Internship at the United Nations Headquarters – New York PRA 2008 001
Centre de Documentation et d'Etudes Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales (CEDEJ)Abukar Mursal, Faduma Assisting Research at Centre de Documentation et d'Etudes Juridiques, Politiques et Sociales (CEDEJ) PRA 2013 003
Museum der Kulturen BaselAdisa, David Oladimeji Yoruba Gelede Mask Collection of Museum der Kulturen Basel PRA 2012 003
SolidarmedAffentranger, Lukas Practical at Solidarmed in Chiure, Mozambique PRA 2008 003
Konrad-Adenauer-StiftungAmmann, Carole Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung, Regionalprogramm Politischer Dialog Westafrika PRA 2010 002
Mission of Hope International Foundation, Sunyani, GhanaBioh, Prince Mission of Hope International Foundation, Sunyani, Ghana PRA 2015 003
Fonds für Entwicklung und Partnerschaft in Afrika (FEPA)Bischoff, Helina Social standards in the production of fruit an wine in South Africa. Opportunities for Advocacy work amongst Swiss Retailers. PRA 2011 005
Centre for African Studies BaselBishop, Stephanie Internship Report: Centre for African Studies PRA 2010 001
Ministry of Health and Social Welfare ZanzibarBonenberger, Marc Unterernährung auf Sansibar PRA 2010 003
African News Digest HoustonBrühwiler, Benjamin Praktikantenanstellung bei der Wochenzeitung African News Digest in Houston, Texas PRA 2005 001
Ethiopian Vibration Cultural StoreButtà, Chiara Ethiopian Vibration. Cultural Store PRA 2011 006
Verein Kinder in KeniaCabantac, Myra Mae Project and Development Verein Kinder in Kenia PRA 2014 001
International Organization of MigrationChan, Judith The International Organization of Migration; Nairobi Mission with Regional Functions PRA 2009 003
Carl Schlettwein StiftungChansa, Jennifer Documenting Career Trajectories in Southern Africa PRA 2014 005
Masiye CampCzendlik, Daria Report on Internship with Masiye Camp and REPSSI in Zimbabwe PRA 2004 002
SOS Rassismus DeutschschweizFenner, Sarah SOS Rassismus Deutschschweiz PRA 2007 003
Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA)Franz, Tobias Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige Angelegenheiten (EDA) PRA 2012 001
European Students Africa Conference 2007Gastrow, Claudia European Students Africa Conference 2007 PRA 2007 001
KaYelema, Bamako, MaliGeuder, Jacob Report on the Making of a Cultural Project in Bamako, KaYelema PRA 2013 002
SOS Rassismus DeutschschweizGhebreghiorghis, Tesfalem A Report of an Internship with SOS Rassismus Deutschschweiz PRA 2010 008
Basler Afrika Bibliographien (BAB)Grogan, Patrick Meredith Cataloguing the Katesa Schlosser "Herero" Collection at the BAB PRA 2011 007
Swiss Tropical and Public Health InstituteGrolimund, Andrea Praktikum beim Schweizerischen Tropeninstitut PRA 2009 005
UNESCOHakizimana, Joël Muhizi Working For UNESCO PRA 2010 005
Richland Community College IllinoisHowell, Brian Richland Community College Department of Humanities and Fine Arts PRA 2010 004
Research Project History of Health Systems in Sub-Saharan AfricaIsmaila, Yakubu NGOs as Agents of Change in Health Development: The Agogo Presbyterian PHC Unit and CBS Volunteers PRA 2010 007
Femina Health Information Project Dar es SalaamJulien, Nora Femina Health Information Project Dar es Salaam PRA 2011 004
Department of English, University of BaselKley-Gomez, Chantelle An Anthropologist at Work: Classifying the poetic writing of Edward Sapir, Ruth Benedict and Margaret Mead PRA 2010 009
CAWODISA: Children and Wives of Disabled Soldier's Association, UgandaKrucker, Jeanine Internship Report: CAWODISA: (Children and Wives of Disabled Soldier's Association) PRA 2013 004
Zentrum Afrika Studien Basel (ZASB)Küng, Myriam Projet de recherche sur les stratéges rhétoriques de la campagne anti-minarets en Suisse PRA 2011 002
Integration BaselKyburz, Sonja Integration Basel PRA 2006 001
Arnold-Bergstraesser-InstitutLortie, Leona Internship Report PRA 2011 001
Radio X BaselLusito, Agnes Radio X Basel PRA 2015 001
Stiftung Kinderdirekthilfe KolumbienMüller, Nina Stiftung Kinderdirekthilfe Kolumbien PRA 2013 001
Eidgenössisches Departement für auswärtige AngelegenheitenNäf-Gloor, Sandra Wissensmanagement in der Schweizer Aussenpolitik PRA 2008 002
Aktionsgemeinschaft solidarische Welt e.V. BerlinNeugebauer, Inge Aktionsgemeinschaft solidarische Welt e.V. Berlin PRA 2004 003
Gesellschaft für das Gute und Gemeinnützige, BaselObrecht, Martina Bericht über das berufsbezogene Praktikum bei der Ausländerberatung der GGG PRA 2009 002
Projekt Mad'EoleOppliger, Daniela Praktikum im Projekt Mad'Eole, Diego Suarez, Madagaskar PRA 2010 011
Centre Suisse, International Theatre InstitutePulver, Jeanne Strindberg in Ougadougou. Bericht des Forschungspraktikums und des Kulturaustauschprojektes „Deux pays en échange“ PRA 2004 001
SOS Rassismus DeutschschweizRenggli, Francesca SOS Rassismus Deutschschweiz PRA 2009 001
Red Cross UgandaSaxer, Nadin Praktikum beim ugandischen Roten Kreuz PRA 2007 002
AGRA WatchSchaefer, Elaine AGRA Watch: Monitoring Grand Money to Ensure Effective Use of Funds Supporting Agricultural Practices in Africa PRA 2014 002
GROWTH Integrated Development Programmes, GhanaSchelling, Anna GROWTH Integrated Development Programmes, Ghana PRA 2010 010
SwisspeaceSchubert, Jon Swisspeace-Forschungspraktikum PRA 2005 003
Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research, GhanaTabiri, Gordon Noguchi Memorial Institute for Medical Research PRA 2014 004
Entwicklungspolitisches Bildungs- und Informationszentrum BerlinTaube, Dorothea Entwicklungspolitisches Bildungs- und Informationszentrum Berlin PRA 2011 003
Swiss Tropical and Public Health Institute; Options Ltdvan Leeuwen, Caro Research Assistance for "Evidence for Action" in Ghana PRA 2014 003
Global Education Network of young EuropeansViczián, Andrea Young Learners Discovering the World; One Laptop per Child PRA 2009 004
IAMANEH SchweizWeber, Cyrilla IAMANEH Schweiz PRA 2005 002
Swiss Tropical and Public Health InstituteWullimann, Chantal Department of Epidemiology and Public Health Project: TAPAS-Internship Report PRA 2010 006
ABSA Festival 2004Yéré, Henri-Michel Dialog und Fest. An Assistant Coordinator Speaks, Internship Report on the Organisation of the ABSA 2004 Festival PRA 2004 004
University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg, Department of GeographyZumthurm, Tizian Mitarbeit an einem akademischen Forschungsprojekt zur historischen Klimaforschung im südlichen Afrika PRA 2012 002

Contact

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Centre for African Studies
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CH-4051 Basel
Tel.: +41 (0)61 207 34 82
zasb-at-unibas.ch