Friday, September 22, 2023

African Union Internship Program, 2023

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 TYPE :Internship/Jobs
 OPEN TO : Africans
STATUS : Closed

Applications are currently being received for the African Union Internship Program. The program has been created to allow young Africans to enhance their professional skills and gain valuable experience in the field of their interest. It provides a full-time engagement for qualified candidates from diverse academic backgrounds to work within the African Union. The program aims to foster respect for diversity and teamwork, and encourages all eligible candidates to apply.

This African union internship program’s main goal is to introduce participants at the early stage of their careers to its activities and help them develop personal and professional skills. It provides an avenue for participants to gain hands-on experience in various application fields while learning in an intercultural environment. Moreover, your contributions and knowledge can support the AU’s mission and serve as a potential grooming ground for future African leaders. Applicants should demonstrate a keen interest in the work of the African Union and the ability to interact with individuals from diverse cultural backgrounds and beliefs.

Programme Details

  • Host institution: African Union.
  • Areas of Work: African Union work areas.
  • Number of positions: Not specified.
  • Duration: up to 6 months.
  • Target group: Open to national of African countries.

African Union Internship Program Terms and Conditions

Please find below, the Terms and Conditions of the African Union Internship Program.

  • 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) months renewable one time for any candidate.
  • Interns are not entitled to medical travel or medical evacuation to and from the internship location at the expense of the Commission. Interns shall therefore have individual insurance coverage throughout the duration of the internship.

African Union Internship Program Eligibility

To apply for this internship program, applicants have to meet the following criteria:

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

Furthermore, the program is looking for motivated young African who have the following 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.

Required Skills

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

Similar opportunities

  1. Internship Program at FAO (The Food and Agriculture Organization);
  2. UNICEF Internship Programme for All Nationalities;
  3. United Nations Volunteers Programme for All Nationalities.

How to Apply for the African Union Internship

Interested applicants who would like to apply for this Africa program should click on the apply button below to create an account and follow the given instructions to submit their application.

The deadline to submit applications to this internship program is . For more details on the African Union Internship Program, please visit the official page. To be the first to see latest opportunities, please follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest and Instagram.

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