African Union

The African Union, established as a unique Pan African continental body, is charged with spearheading Africa’s rapid integration and sustainable development by promoting unity, solidarity, cohesion and cooperation among the peoples of Africa and African States as well as developing a New Partnership Worldwide. Its Headquarters is located in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
In seeking to attain this objective, the African Union intends to build its capacity to deliver, among others, the implementation of its organizational structure.
In this pursuit, the African Union Commission invites applicants who are citizens of Member States for its Internship Program.

African Union External Vacancy Announcement/Internship

Job Position – Internship Program

Required Qualification and Experience
Education: 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 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 offences.
Prior work experience is not required for the internship positions.

Purpose of the Internship
The African Union Internship Program provides an opportunity for interns to complement their educational experience and to develop their professional skills and experience through 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 which promotes respect for diversity and team work, we encourage 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.

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

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.

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