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African Union Internship Program

The African Union (AU) is a Pan African continental body responsible for spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion, and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African states. The AU’s headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.

To build its capacity to deliver, among others, the implementation of its organizational structure, the African Union Commission invites citizens of Member States to apply for its Internship Program.

Focus Area

In general, interns assist in providing administrative and technical support for the effective implementation of African Union programs, projects, and activities in its below Department/Directorates.

Internship 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/postgraduate (Masters) qualification in a related academic field.
  • Prior work experience is not required for the internship positions.
  • 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 offenses.


The African Union Internship Program provides an opportunity for interns to complement their educational experience and develop their professional skills and experience. 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 that promotes respect for diversity and teamwork, the AU encourages 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.

Job Requirements

  • 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.

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.


Addis Ababa, Ethiopia


June 30, 2023

How To Apply

If you are interested in the post and feel that you are suitable for the role, then you’re invited to apply through the below link:

Note: Application for admission to the AU Internship Program is 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 from the internship program.
  • A copy of a valid passport or national identity card.
  • Certified copies of relevant academic certificates.
  • Current curriculum vitae (CV).
  • Recommendation letter for an 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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