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African Union Commission (AUC) Internship Program for Africans 2023

The African Union Commission Internship Program for Africans is currently available for applications from eligible and talented candidates from African origin to complement their educational experience and to develop their professional skills and experience through The AU internship program.

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.


Company/Organisation(s): African Union Commission

Internship Location: Ethiopia

Internship Duration: Full-time

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Final year of Bachelors’ Degree or Masters

Nationality: African Countries


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African Union Commission Internship Program What to Expect

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.

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)

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for African Union Commission (AUC) Internship Program, applicants are expected to meet the following conditions:

  • Applicants must be nationals of a Member State of the African Union
  • Applicants must be 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 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.

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

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.

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Application Procedures

How-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.

Application Deadline: Not Stated

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