National Commission for the Fight against Genocide (CNLG) – Rwanda










There is an exciting opportunity for students to intern at National Commission for the Fight
against Genocide (CNLG) – Rwanda. 


CNLG is government institution with the aim to prevent and fight against Genocide, its ideology and overcoming its consequence. This mission has 3 main parts; commemoration and prevention, advocacy, research and documentation.

To collaborate with local and international institutions in research on genocide, memorialisation and awareness of the 1994 Genocide against the Tutsi, and documentation

1. To assist with the preparation for the Commemoration Period (7 April-3 June) and the Kwibuka
Annual National Week of Mourning (7-13 April)

2. To do research on genocide denial and revisionism

3. To conduct research on genocide memorials sites such as Ntarama, Bisesero, Murambi

4. To conduct monography (research on how the genocide happened on a specific location in 1994: e.g. genocide in Murambi)

5. To conduct long-term research on the consequences of genocide by categories of Rwandans (orphans youth survivors; women living with HIV/AIDS because of rape in 1994; trauma on survivors; trauma on perpetrators; elderly who are living alone (because they lost all members of their families)

6. To collate and archive histories of specific institutions and organizations and partner with such organizations for memorialization

7. To archive and digitalize the Gacaca records

Essentially your internship will be divided into two main roles; the day-to- day responsibilities and the long-term projects. The day-to- day tasks will involve:
– Writing research proposals;
– Social Media Responsibilities;
– Drafting official letters for CNLG;
– Proof reading and editing emails, letters and memorandum;
– Attending and note taking at various lectures, speeches and commemoration events;
– Writing press releases; and
– Writing op-ed pieces for Rwanda’s daily newspaper, The New Times.

Working on long-term projects includes:
–  Assisting Researchers with both quantitative and qualitative research and proof reading and editing completed research papers (both of which are on a range of topics and issues);
– Creating presentations and speech writing;
– Editing and proof reading new editions of CNLG book publications; and
– Developing, researching, and writing new research/academic papers for publication.
Duration: 6-8 WEEKS

Testimonial from past interns:

The opportunity to intern in Rwanda’s Commission for the Fight Against Genocide (CNLG) has been the most intellectually challenging and academically rewarding experience of my time as a Monash University student. Our time under the direction of Dr. Jean-Damascene Gasanabo was incredibly instructive because of the incredible insight we were afforded into the high-level debates which inform Rwandan policy-making. For me, the value of our experience was not simply that it enabled a deeper understanding of Rwanda’s post-genocide development, but, in opening to us the opportunity to engage both personally and academically with Rwandans who had borne the horrific consequences of genocide, we were able to root the academic intangibles of genocide theory in a personal, formative experience.        
James Barklamb,
July 2015

Scholarships: Humanity Foundation Global Scholarship

Students are encouraged to apply for other scholarships if they qualify.  


1. The students should meet the eligibility criteria to enrol in ATS3130 Arts International
Internship unit (completed 96 CP and have a distinction average)

2. Undergraduate students from the following Area of Study:
 History
 Human rights
 Jewish studies
 Holocaust and genocide studies
 International relations
 International studies

How to Apply
1. Contact Sue Hampel (
2. Please follow the step-by- step guide on how to apply for ATS3130 Arts International
3. For further queries simply email
*Applications must be submitted by Thursday 7 December to be considered for summer
internship (Jan/Feb 2018)
* Applications must be submitted by Friday 30 March for winter (June/July 2018)