2023 Internship Program of the African Union Commission (AUC) for Africans.

2023 Internship Program of the African Union Commission (AUC) for Africans.
2023 Internship Program of the African Union Commission (AUC) for Africans.

Candidates of African ancestry who wish to supplement their academic training and advance their professional development may now apply to participate in the internship program offered by the African Union Commission.

Full-time participation in the AU internship program provides qualified students from a wide range of disciplines with access to professional development opportunities at the university.

Company/Organisation(s): African Union Commission

Internship Location: Ethiopia

Internship Duration: Full-time

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Final year of Bachelor’ Degree or Master

Nationality: African Countries

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Internship Program at the African Union Commission: a Preview of What to Expect.

The purpose of the program is to help participants develop as individuals and as professionals by providing them with early exposure to AU operations. It’s a great opportunity for students to broaden their horizons and develop their skills in a multicultural setting with real-world applications.

In general, interns help out in the following Departments/Directories of the African Union by providing administrative and technical support for the effective implementation of the programs, projects, and activities of the African Union:

  • Subcommittee of the Vice Chairman’s Cabinet.
  • Environment, Sustainable Development, Agriculture, and Rural Areas (ARBE).
  • Growth of the Economy, Commerce, Manufacturing, and Mining (ETIM).
  • Innovating in the Fields of Education, Science, and Technology (ESTI).
  • Infrastructural and Energy Systems (IE).
  • Politics, War, and Security (PAPS).
  • Wellness, Charity, and Progress in Society (HHS).
  • Management of Human Resources (HRM).
  • Services to Back Up Operations.
  • Data Management and Analysis Section.
  • Business Process Management (ERP).
  • Management of Conference Content and Publications (CMP).
  • Department of Security and Safety.
  • Citizenry and Exile (CIDO).
  • Healthcare and Medicine.
  • Department of Financial Control.
  • Department of Tactics and Execution.
  • Institutional Auditing Department (OIO).
  • Control and Assurance of Quality.
  • Morality, honesty, and high principles.
  • Regulatory Commission Secretary’s Office.
  • Department of Justice (OLC).
  • Protocol Section of the Foreign Affairs Administration.
  • Cooperation and the Pooling of Available Means.
  • Young People, Girls, and Women (WGY).
  • Words and information.
  • Secretariat of the Peace Fund.
  • Initiating a New Partnership for Africa’s Development (NEPAD).

Requirements for Eligibility.

Applicants to the Internship Program at the African Union Commission (AUC) must satisfy the following requirements:

  • All applicants need to be citizens of a country in the African Union.
  • Applicants must either be in the final year of their Bachelor’s degree program OR have completed their third year of study.
  • Ideally, you’ll have a Master’s degree or higher in your field of study, but a Bachelor’s degree is also acceptable.
  • Be in your last year of college or graduate school and able to devote full time to your studies.
  • Speak one of the official languages of the African Union (Arabic, English, French, or Portuguese).
  • Must be under the age of thirty-two (32) when chosen.
  • Integrity and moral rectitude are qualities you possess in abundance.
  • Possess no criminal record (major or minor, including traffic violations).
  • The internships do not require any prior work experience.

Important Abilities

  • Knowledgeable in using computers to their full potential (MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint).
  • Able to communicate effectively via electronic means,
  • Possessing excellent people skills.
  • Possessing strong verbal and written communication skills is a must.
  • French, English, Portuguese, Arabic, Spanish, and Kiswahili are the official languages of the African Union (AU), and knowing another language or languages of the AU is a plus.

Basic Skills

  • Capable of expressing oneself unambiguously.
  • Being able to express oneself clearly and concisely in writing.
  • Put in your best effort.
  • Capacity to get along with people from different cultural backgrounds.
  • Integrity and moral rectitude are qualities you possess in abundance.

How to Apply for a Position.

Instructions: Internship applications for the AU program must be submitted online. If this is your first time using our online registration system, please register first. You should be as detailed as possible in your response.

Along with their online application, applicants are required to upload the following materials:

  • A statement of purpose detailing the individual’s goals for participating in the internship program.
  • A photocopy of your current passport or national ID.
  •  Official transcripts or degree verification letters from accredited institutions.
  • Resume/CV (most recent version) (CV).
  • Letter of recommendation for an intern at the current educational institution.
  • Applicants will receive an email acknowledging receipt of their application after submitting it.

The deadline for applications is unspecified.

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