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Internships at the Trust for African Rock Art (TARA)
The Trust for African Rock Art, based in Nairobi is idedicated to preserving and raising awareness of the rich rock art heritage of Africa. It does 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 and Uganda.
In 2014, the British Museum launched it African Rock Art Image Project which make 25,000 of images from TARAâ€™s digital archive freely accessible on the Museumâ€™s website.
TARA welcomes intern applications from university students, graduates and young professionals in the fields of archaeology, art history, conservation/restoration, library science, museology and
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.
TARA takes into consideration the applicant’s studies, interests and career objectives. Current priorities are in documentation, digital archiving, outreach and awareness, communications and social media, mapping, responsible tourism, community engagement and fundraising
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 plus a letter of motivation which also indicates when and for how long you would
like to undertake the internship.
Terry Little, Chief Operations Officer
For more information, see the TARA website.