"I can say that the placement in Sierra Leone was the best placements I could get to learn about international issues. Sierra Leone is one of Africa's poorest countries with high illiteracy, malnutrition and infant mortality. They have just come through a cruel civil war and are trying their best to rule the country towards democracy and economic growth. The placement I was provided gave on-the-ground experience in human rights issues; literacy; income generation; and rural development. Since my masters program has been much Africa centered, I found it interesting to get my own experience and a deeper understanding of Sierra Leone since so much is going on in that country now after they gained their independence only 50 years ago." - Student from Sweden







HUWASAL is a National Non-Governmental Organization working on right based approach to development in rural communities of Sierra Leone. The organization has identified internship as one way forward to contribute in enhancing the abilities of students on interested related working profession in human rights and development. It is excited for interns to work with HUWASAL of which they will have the opportunity to test out their potential career and gain career-related experience in an area of interest. Moreover, the organization is in the capacity to infuse new talent and creative workplace energy into the interns thus enables them to be successful in working environment at both national and international levels. The organization internship focuses on human rights and good governance, socio-economic empowerment of the marginalized groups such as women, children, youth, disable and people living with HIV/ AIDS, and public health.


HUWASAL has had students from Njala University, Milton Margai College of Education and Technology, Eastern polytechnic and Sierra Leone Theological College, Church Training Center in Sierra Leone and University of Gothenburg (Sweden). The interns having worked with Humanist Watch Salone gained experience in interpersonal, communication and advocacy skills in working with rural communities. Most interestingly, interns and staff learn more on team work as a supportive approach in ensuring effectiveness and efficiency of individual team member’s performance. Interns’ support to Humanist Watch Salone has be counted as a substantial contributor to the overall successes of the organization.


Send us a letter of interest with details on your academic background and work experience and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

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Bank Name: Sierra Leone Commercial Bank

Account Name: Humanist Watch Salone

Account Number: 001-511477-10-01-01


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