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Music Crossroads International

Project Management Internship

Company description

Music Crossroads is a non-profit organisation which uses the power of music education, professional training, live performances and promotion of young talents to support the development of the music education sector and the music industry in the culturally rich southern African region.

Our unique Music Crossroads Academies in Malawi, Mozambique and Zimbabwe, established in April 2013, empower talented young musicians with an affordable and innovative music education program, and the necessary tools for a career in music.

Music Crossroads was initiated in 1995 by Jeunesses Musicales International (JMI), the world’s largest youth-music network, organising annual festivals, international band tours, and training many young talents in Malawi, Mozambique, Tanzania, Zambia and Zimbabwe, with established independent Music Crossroads entities. One of the biggest and most exciting cultural development initiatives in Africa, the Music Crossroads program has involved more than 150,000 young musicians and reached more than a million audiences in southern Africa.

Music Crossroads’ mission is to empower people in Africa through music!

Job description

Music Crossroads International (MCI) is a non-profit organization that empowers youth in Africa through music and professional training. Founded in 1995 by Jeunesses Musicales International, MC currently operates in 3 African countries. You will communicate with individuals and organisations from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.

MCI is looking for a motivated creative young person to gain valuable insight into the field of international development work in arts and culture in a diverse, fast-paced environment.

You will be responsible for:

  • Assisting in the effective management of projects and its activities (project management, planning, monitoring, evaluation, reporting, etc.);
  • Contributing to the development of initiatives for future projects (fundraising, grant applications, research of sponsors/grands, etc.);
  • As well as helping with administrative tasks across the organization with its partners in Africa.

You should be flexible, a quick learner, and possess the ability to take initiative. You must have proficiency in Microsoft Office and experience with Adobe
 media editing programmes is a plus.

Searched Profile

  • University degree or equivalent (Bachelor or Master);
  • Excellent spoken and written English – (Portuguese is a plus);
  • Good creative writing skills;
  • Experience with Office Suite;
  • Previous experience in project management;

Additionally valued:

  • Grant Application;
  • Communication/Marketing;
  • Experience with Africa is a plus
  • Portuguese is a plus

We offer

We are offering an internship at our Head Office in Brussels, Belgium.

The candidate will have the opportunity to work hands on with several different aspects of cultural management in stimulating, dynamic and innovative environment in the heart of Europe. By the end of the internship the candidate will have gained a firm understanding of Multi-cultural project management, as well as marketing and communications. Candidates will acquire concrete work experience that will build on their existing skills set, an asset for any future job application.

The internship also offers a chance to gain insight into the field of international development work through arts and culture and to work with individuals from a variety of different cultures and backgrounds.

Working hours:

Full-time: Monday to Friday from 09:00 to 17:00 (unless agreed upon a minimum 3 days prior)


  • Monthly travel card (50 EUR a month)
  • Food allowance (6 EUR a day)



Please, send your application to the email applications@music- indicating ”Project management Internship” as the subject of the email. Only these applications will be taken into account.

Start date: Mid September

Deadline for application is 1st August 2020. Interviews will be carried out with selected candidates on a rolling basis and therefore the post might be filled out before the indicated deadline.


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