Entries Now Open for the The African Union (AU) Internship Program 2024

The African Union (AU) is a continental body consisting of the 55 member states that make up the countries of the African Continent. It was officially launched in 2002 as a successor to the Organization of African Unity (OAU, 1963-1999). We are an Integrated, Prosperous and Peaceful Africa, driven by its own citizens and representing a dynamic force in the global arena.

Applications are invited from suitable candidates for:

Title: African Union (AU) Internship Program 2024

Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Employment Type: Internship

Purpose of the African Union (AU) Internship Program

The African Union Internship Program provides an opportunity for interns to complement their educational experience and to develop their professional skills and experience through
The AU internship program is a full-time engagement through which qualified individuals from diverse academic backgrounds are given the opportunity to gain professional exposure within the AU.
As an organization which promotes respect for diversity and team work, we encourage all qualified individuals to apply.
Applicants should have a keen interest in the work of the AU and demonstrate the ability to interact with individuals from various cultural backgrounds and beliefs.
The program aims to expose participants to the workings of the AU at an early stage of their professional career and strengthen their personal and professional skills.
It provides an avenue for participants to gain hands-on experience in various applicable fields, while learning in an intercultural environment.
The AU will further gain support from participants who possess adequate knowledge and skills in relevant areas and serve as a potential grooming ground for future African Leaders.

African Union (AU) Internship Program Focus Area

  • In general, interns assist in providing administrative and technical support for effective implementation of African Union programmes, projects and activities in its below Department/Directorates:
  • Cabinet of the Deputy Chairperson
    Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy and Sustainable Environment (ARBE)
    Economic Development, Trade, Industry, Mining (ETIM)
    Education, Science, Technology and Innovation (ESTI)
    Infrastructure and Energy (IE)
    Political Affairs, Peace and Security (PAPS)
    Health, Humanitarian Affairs and Social Development (HHS)
    Human Resources Management (HRM)
    Operations Support Services
    Management Information Systems Division
    Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP)
    Conference Management and Publications (CMP)
    Office for Safety and Security Services
    Citizens and Diaspora (CIDO)
    Medical and Health Services
    Financial Control Unit
    Office of Strategic Planning and Delivery
    Office of Internal Oversight (OIO)
    Quality Assurance and Control
    Ethics, Integrity and Standards
    Office of the Secretary to the Commission
    Office of the Legal Counsel (OLC)
    Office of Protocol
    Partnership and Resource Mobilization
    Women, Gender and Youth (WGY)
    Information and Communication
    Peace Fund Secretariat
    New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

African Union (AU) Internship Program Eligibility Requirements

  • Actively enrolled in at least the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program OR
    Must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or an advanced/ post graduate (Masters) qualification in a related academic field;
    Be nationals of a Member State of the African Union.
  • Be full time students currently enrolled in the final year of their Bachelors or graduate school program.
    Be fluent in at least one of the African Union working languages (Arabic, English, French or Portuguese).
    Be no more than thirty-two (32) years of age at the time of selection.
    Possess the highest standard of moral conduct and integrity.
    Have not been convicted of any serious criminal offence excluding minor traffic offences.
    Prior work experience is not required for the internship positions.

African Union (AU) Internship Program Required Skills:

  • Proficient computer skills (MS Word, Excel and Power Point)
    Proficiency with e-mail and internet applications,
    Good interpersonal skills
    Ability to communicate both orally and in writing
    Proficiency in one of the AU officials working languages (French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, Kiswahili) and fluency in another AU language(s) is an added advantage.

African Union (AU) Internship Program Core Competencies:

  • Ability to communicate clearly
    Ability to write clearly and concisely
    Be committed to work
    Ability to work harmoniously in a multi-cultural environment
    Possess the highest standard of moral conduct and integrity.
    Terms and Conditions
  • The AU will have no financial obligation towards interns – travel arrangements and cost of accommodation and living expenses will be the responsibility of the interns.
    AU will use reasonable efforts to assist the interns in obtaining their entry and residence visas.
    Interns will not be entitled to any compensation for travel.
    The internship will be authorized only once for three (3) month renewable one time for any candidate
    Interns are not entitled to medical travel or medical evacuation to and from the internship location at the expenses of the Commission.
    Interns shall therefore have an individual insurance coverage throughout the duration of the internship.
  • Application Closing Date
    Not Specified.

How to Apply for the African Union (AU) Internship Program
Interested and qualified candidates should: CLICK HERE TO APPLY

  • Application for admission to the AU Internship Program are submitted online.
    If you are a first-time user of our online registration system, you will need to register before you can log in. You are advised to provide as much relevant information as possible.
    Applicants must submit the following supporting documents with their online application:
  • A motivation letter indicating what they expect to gain out of the internship program
    A copy of valid passport or national identity card
    Certified copies of relevant academic certificates
    Current curriculum vitae (CV)
    Recommendation letter for internship from the institution of learning that they are attending
    Upon successful submission of their application, applicants will receive an email confirmation that their application has been successfully received.

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