April 18, 2010

Argentina-based Fundraiser Joins AGYA Team for 12-Week Internship

AGYA has selected Jorge Chahle, a graduate Marketing student at the Argentinean School of Business, to fulfill a 12-week internship focused on research grants and write funding proposals. Chahle is fluent in Spanish and English, and for the last 3 years, has worked as Development Coordinator with Amnesty International in Argentina. Currently, he is also working for Doctors Without Borders Argentina, coordinating a pilot project of individual giving.

Hoping to put AGYA on a path towards financial sustainability, Executive Director, Divinity Barkley, designed the internship to attract talented professionals with grant-writing and fundraising experience. Barkley posted the internship opening on Idealist.org, and Chahle was one of the most appealing candidates. Within a few days of receiving his cover letter and resume via e-mail, Barkley and Chahle had connected via Twitter, Facebook, and Skype. “After our first Skype call, I knew Chahle was the right guy for this internship,” says Barkley.

Pictured below, Chahle, AGYA’s new Intern Coordinator for Research and Grants, will work from his home in Buenos Aires, Argentina, receive daily research and writing assignments, and meet virtually with Barkley twice every week via Skype Videoconference.

Barkley is hopeful that Chahle’s professional experience and skills, formal training, and fresh perspective will catapult AGYA’s fundraising strategy to a new level.

“50 years from now, I want AGYA to be a relevant organization that provides hope and opportunity to youth in Uganda. Securing grant monies and other financial resources represent an essential element to making this vision a reality. I am so thrilled that Jorge has joined our team. He has already provided some great ideas that will help AGYA improve the organization of our fundraising strategy and prioritize potential funding options.”

To learn more about other internship opportunities with AGYA, e-mail Divinity at amagezigemaanyi@gmail.com