African Union Internship Program 2024 | Apply Now!

Applications are open for the African Union Internship Program 2024. The internship is a chance for you to enhance your education and build your professional skills and experience. It offers full-time opportunities for people with different academic backgrounds to get professional experience within the AU. All qualified applicants who value diversity and teamwork are welcome to apply. Applicants should be interested in AU’s work and be able to connect with people from different cultures.

African Union Internship Program

The program helps early-career professionals learn about the AU and improve their skills. Participants will work in various areas and learn in a diverse environment. The AU will benefit from their knowledge, possibly grooming future African leaders.

Focus Areas

Interns assist in providing administrative and technical support across various AU departments and directorates, including but not limited to:

  • Cabinet of the Deputy Chairperson
  • Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy, and Sustainable Environment
  • Economic Development, Trade, Industry, Mining
  • Education, Science, Technology, and Innovation
  • Infrastructure and Energy
  • Political Affairs, Peace, and Security
  • Health, Humanitarian Affairs, and Social Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Operations Support Services
  • Management Information Systems Division
  • Enterprise Resource Planning
  • Conference Management and Publications
  • Office for Safety and Security Services
  • Citizens and Diaspora
  • Medical and Health Services
  • Financial Control Unit
  • Office of Strategic Planning and Delivery
  • Office of Internal Oversight
  • Quality Assurance and Control
  • Ethics, Integrity, and Standards
  • Office of the Secretary to the Commission
  • Office of the Legal Counsel
  • Office of Protocol
  • Partnership and Resource Mobilization
  • Women, Gender, and Youth
  • Information and Communication
  • Peace Fund Secretariat
  • New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD)

Eligibility Requirements

  • Actively enrolled in at least the final year of a Bachelor’s degree program or possess a Bachelor’s or advanced/postgraduate (Masters) qualification in a related field.
  • Nationals of an AU Member State.
  • Fluent in at least one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, or Portuguese).
  • Not more than thirty-two (32) years of age at the time of selection.
  • Highest standard of moral conduct and integrity.
  • No serious criminal convictions.
  • Prior work experience is not required.

Terms and Conditions

  • AU provides no financial support for interns’ travel, accommodation, or living expenses.
  • AU may assist with entry and residence visas.
  • Interns are responsible for their medical insurance coverage.
  • Internship duration: one time for three (3) months, renewable once.
  • Interns are not entitled to compensation for travel or medical expenses.

Required Skills

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Strong computer and internet skills.
  • Good interpersonal and communication skills.
  • Fluency in at least one AU working language.

Core competencies

  • Clear communication.
  • Effective writing.
  • Commitment to work.
  • Ability to work harmoniously in a multicultural environment.

How to Apply

  • Applications are submitted online. click here to apply.
  • Provide relevant information during registration.
  • Required documents include a motivation letter, valid passport or national ID, academic certificates, CV, and recommendation letter.
  • Confirmation email upon successful submission.

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Mar 2, 2024.

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