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Launch Your International Career: Apply Now for the 2023 African Union Internship Program

African Union Internship 2023


Calling all future leaders of Africa! Do you dream of shaping the continent’s future through policy, development, or diplomacy? The African Union (AU) Internship Program offers a unique gateway to global engagement, building skills, and accelerating your professional development within this influential Pan-African institution.

About the Program: Your Path to Career Advancement

  • Real-World Experience: Gain hands-on involvement in implementing AU initiatives.
  • Multicultural Teamwork: Build professional relationships in a dynamic, international environment.
  • Capacity Building: The program invests in you, fostering personal and professional growth.
  • Gateway to Leadership: Serve as a potential springboard for a future career with the AU and beyond.

Focus Areas for 2023: Where Will You Leave Your Mark?

Interns provide invaluable support across a vast range of departments:

  • Policy & Diplomacy: Political Affairs, Peace and Security
  • Economic Development: Trade, Industry, Mining
  • Science & Innovation: Education, Science, Technology
  • Health & Humanitarian Affairs
  • Sustainability: Agriculture, Rural Development, Blue Economy
  • Internal Operations: HR, Information Systems, Finance, Ethics
  • And More! Find specific openings here:

Eligibility: Do You Qualify?

To be considered, you must:

  • Nationality: Citizen of an AU member state
  • Education: Final year Bachelor’s student OR recently graduated (Bachelor’s or Master’s).
  • Age: Under 32 years old at the time of application.
  • Languages: Proficient in one AU working language (Arabic, English, French, Portuguese); fluency in more is a significant advantage.
  • Integrity: Uphold ethical standards and have a record free of serious offenses.


Ideal Skills: Enhancing Your Application

Stand out by demonstrating:

  • Tech Proficiency: MS Office (Word, Excel, PowerPoint), internet applications
  • Communication: Fluent oral and written expression in an AU working language
  • Interpersonal Savvy: Collaborate successfully in a multicultural team
  • Initiative & Commitment: Demonstrated self-driven work ethic

The Perks: It's Not Just the Experience

The AU Internship Program invests in its participants! It’s anticipated that the program in Ethiopia will cover internship-related expenses. Note: this benefit can be subject to change; see specific posting details for any specific internship for the latest information.

Timeline: Act Now, Don't Delay

  • Application Period: General openings February – June 30th, 2023 (Individual internships may have distinct timelines)

How to Apply: Your Guide to a Compelling Application

  1. AU Online Portal: Register or log in []
  2. Motivation Letter: Express your goals and anticipated gains from the program.
  3. Documentation: Passport / ID copy, certified academic transcripts, current CV, reference letter from your institution.
  4. Success Confirmation: You’ll receive an email verifying your application’s receipt.

Visit the official website of African Union Internship program 2023 for more information

Click here to access the application portal

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