Category Archives: Internships

Apply! West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)

West Africa Civil Society Institute (WACSI)Our Next Generation Internship Programme provides an opportunity to provide a holistic training to interns. This enables them to be fully groomed into robust professionals fully equipped to take up positions of responsibility within the civil society sector.

Here are a few shots with interns and WACSI staff while they took sessions on Front Desk Keeping and Career Planing

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Apply! 2015 International Citizen Service (ICS) Youth Exchange Programme

Application Deadline:ICS logo 8th February 2015

International Citizen Service (ICS) is a once-in-a-lifetime volunteering opportunity open to all 18 to 25-year-olds, backed by the UK government.

It gives you the chance to work side-by-side with local volunteers in developing countries, to make a meaningful contribution to fighting poverty, and to gain valuable skills that will stay with you long after the 12-week placement is complete.

ICS is demanding but hugely rewarding – both in its own right and as a stepping stone to future job opportunities and to help you play a part in making your world a better place

Are you…
Positive and realistic?
Flexible and adaptable?
Good at working with others?
Up for the challenge of a lifetime?


unileverApplication Deadline: 24th January 2015 @ 11:59PM

Unilever is a global multinational and fast-moving consumer goods (FMCG) company with products sold in over 190 countries and more than 2 billion consumers across the world who use our amazing products everyday!

As the number 1 FMCG Employer of Choice among students in 26 countries, we are constantly in search of dynamic future leaders with creativity, a passion for excellence and the desire to make a difference every day. Could this be you?

Are you a young dynamic individual seeking expression?

Would you you like to be a part of a global company with offices in over 190 countries?

Are you passionate about the environment and sustainable living practices?

Then this internship is for you!


You must be:

  1. A university undergraduate in your 2nd, 3rd or 4th year(excluding final year student) or a recent awaiting National youth service.
  2. Have a CGPA of 3.0 and above.
  3. Below 26 years of age at the time of application.

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Apply! Programme Associate at UN WOMEN, Colombo, Sri Lanka

un womenApplication Deadline: 15 January 2015

The United Nations Entity for Gender Equality and the Empowerment of Women (UN WOMEN) is seeking an application for the post of Programme Associate  at Colombo, Sri Lanka. The Programme Associate works in close collaboration with the Programme Analyst, UN Women Sri Lanka, the Multi-Country Office and UN Women HQs as required for resolving complex finance-related issues and exchange of information.

The candidate will be responsible to provide programme and administrative support in the preparation of programme work plans, budgets, and proposals on programme implementation arrangements, identify sources, and gather and compile data and information for the preparation of documents, guidelines, speeches and position papers.

The candidate should have an University degree or equivalent in Business, Accounting or Public Administration or a related field is an asset with minimum of 6 years of administrative experience preferably in a large or international corporation or organization and experience in working in a computer environment using multiple office software packages, experience in ATLAS an advantage.

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Apply! CrossCulture Internships 2015 in Germany

imagesApplication Deadline: January 31, 2015

Type: Fully Funded.

The program offers young professionals and volunteers from Egypt, Tunisia, Yemen, Libya, Jordan and Morocco the opportunity to expand their professional and socio-political competence through internships and to gain intercultural experience in the host country – with the aim of creating new partnerships between the Arab partner countries and Germany and to deepen existing cooperation. Scholarship holders will become multipliers who will contribute to the development of democratic structures after their return to their home countries. The aim is to bring young people and their organizations into contact with each other beyond cultural boundaries in order to open up new perspectives on development and social change.

In addition to offering grants for internships, CrossCulture Plus is funding smaller projects of CrossCulture Alumni which strengthen the civil society structures in the countries involved.

Areas of emphasis and target groups:

CrossCulture Plus offers internships in the following work areas:

  • Knowledge society & education
  • Legal dialogue, justice & human rights
  • International politics & civic education
  • Environment
  • Economy & development cooperation
  • Media
  • Culture & art

The target groups in the transformation countries are young professionals and volunteers from various areas of civil society and multipliers in reform relevant organizations and media.

Organization of the internship:

The internship will last at least eight weeks and up to a maximum of three months and will be individually scheduled according to profile, needs and availability. The internships will be supplemented by a tailor-made framework program – for example, accompanying events like an intercultural workshop or individual visits – during the stay in the host country.

The internships are characterized by the fact that they can be individually adapted to the requirements and wishes of the scholarship holders both in terms of content and organization. Thanks to this personalized and needs-oriented concept, they are very well-suited in supporting the program participants to acquire professional and intercultural competence in their specific area of work and thus extending their ability to engage in dialogue.

Apply! Executive Assistant Internship at Connected Development [CODE],Abuja

codeDeadline:December 9, 2014.
Connected Development [CODE] is a non government organization whose mission is to improve access to information and empower local communities in Africa. We strengthen local communities by creating platforms for dialogue, enabling informed debate, and building capacities of marginalized communities which will bring about social and economic progress within communities, while promoting transparency and accountability.

CODE is looking for committed, motivated and dynamic persons to join the team to contribute and enhance their activities in a professional, efficient and effective manner.

Applicants are hereby invited from suitable qualified persons for a three month Internship Program as an Executive Assistant and Communications Intern. (Our internship position can be renewed up to a maximum of 3 months more, if intern is found suitable on-the-job)

General Description

Under the leadership of The Chief Executive, the Executive Assistant & Communications Intern will provide overall guidance and leadership in the areas of Documentation and Knowledge Management including the coordination of various program activities and dissemination of information and research findings to CSOs practitioners, project partners and the public at large. S/he will collaborate with project staff, research networks and knowledge dissemination hubs worldwide to produce and package research findings, share relevant technical information and create communications and dissemination materials/products relevant to civil societies in Africa. Further, the Interns will participate in analysing and synthesising research findings and programme experiences and will assist in the documentation of successful practices. S/he will facilitate, through multiple venues, mechanisms, and technology, effective processes, systems and tools to share knowledge to CODE’s partners, beneficiaries and other stakeholders. The Interns will be a member of the management team. S/he will also provide technical writing assistance to staff and partners.


Executive Assistant (3 months Internship) at Connected Development [CODE]

Work Hours (8am – 5pm) from Monday – Friday except during public holidays and sometimes might need to be present at our events during the weekend

Gender: Female only


Job Purpose:

This position will perform scheduling, meeting logistics, guest receiving and general administrative assistance for multiple experts and team as a shared resource. This role takes an administrative intern to juggle priorities, understand requests and needs and deliver clear and professional communications and support. This role will participate on administrative projects, deliver and track proposals, and will partner with all levels of staff, experts and the full administration team.


Administrative Responsibilities Include

Support and coordinate schedules and administrative requests for multiple CODE projects.

Anticipate and respond with quality, professional administrative support

Prepare expense reconciliations for team and volunteers

Shepherd contract or proposal process, orientation schedule, onboarding and offboarding when requested

Work well with all levels of the organization; editors, volunteers, staff, technical staff, contractors, Experts etc.

Provide administrative solutions and quality support at all times.

Hold confidentiality and ability to work with sensitive matters and information.

Ability to work with colleagues who do not have English as primary language

Special projects as assigned including working on small to large events with other team members


Required Qualifications

A year of administrative support in a medium organization / voluntary organization / academic institution

Bachelor’s degree in any field

Demonstrated technical aptitude and savvy, ability to adjust, learn and use new and different open source s/w.

Excellent calendar management and meeting preparation skills

Setting up Teleconference and video conferencing meetings


Comfortable and experienced with technology, various a/v equipment, and s/w.


Excellent writing and communication skills.


Expert in the use of Microsoft Office Suites


Excellent organization and planning skills


Superior attention to detail and ability to anticipate needs and provide solutions


Excellent ability work with all levels of staff including a wide range of diversity of staff


Ability to learn, adapt and thrive in changing technical environment

Must enjoy supportive, service oriented administrative work within a team of professionals


Additional Desired Qualifications


Experience in event planning, local or international travel and speaking additional languages (Hausa is a priority)


Open Source knowledge and strong desire to learn and be part of free access and open source movement


Working with Spreadsheets as a Travel and Expense system


International time zone and virtual community experience


Working with virtual communities


Experience with editing on Wikipedia, Google Documents or other wiki projects

1 a. interested applicants must send the following to the email address at

  1.    Application letter together with a Curriculum Vitae/Resume in MS Word or PDF;
  2.    At least, names of 2 referees must be included in the CV
  3.    Deadline for submission of application is December 9, 2014.
  4.    Only shortlisted applicants will be contacted.

Apply! OECD Young Professionals Programme 2015

Deadline: 25 November 2014

The Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development (OECD) is designed to bring entry-level professionals with diverse backgrounds into the Organisation. A number of stimulating and challenging assignments are available for the Young Professionals who will join the OECD in 2015.

Candidates who are interested in the objectives of the OECD in promoting international policy co-operation, understand the issues involved in international work, and who possess the analytical and drafting skills which enable them to contribute to policy-related studies.

Candidates must have the nationality of an OECD member country and born after 1 January 1980.

The ideal candidate has:

  • An advanced academic degree in a subject of relevance to the OECD’s work
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills demonstrated by academic achievement
  • Knowledge of country policies and institutions and an understanding of political and reform processes
  • An excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • Good alignment with OECD Core Competencies: level 3 indicators
  • Additionally, candidates with Master’s degree(s) should have a minimum of two years’ full time professional experience in related fields.

An excellent command, with proven drafting ability, of at least one of the two OECD official languages (English and French). Proficiency in additional languages can be an advantage.

The Young Professionals work with experienced and enthusiastic people, representative of a rich diversity of cultures, languages and professichateau_dans_le_cielonal backgrounds.

They collaborate ‌with many of the more than 60 000 senior national policy makers who participate in the OECD’s technical and policy meetings each year.

Under the supervision of experienced professionals, YPs research and analyse current policy issues.

The OECD uses this research to prepare policy documents, committee reports, intergovernmental discussion and publications. YPs contribute to the monitoring, analysis, forecasting and reporting of economic and social developments.

For more information, visit this link.


Call for Applications: 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship


Application Deadline: November 5, 2014

The U.S. government is inviting young African leaders to come to the United States in 2015 as Mandela Washington Fellows. Here is an unparalleled opportunity for you to:

  • Interact with President Obama at a Presidential Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Participate in a 6-week leadership and mentoring program at a U.S. institution.
  • Meet with U.S. government, civic, and business leaders.
  • Be a part of a dynamic network and have opportunities for continued leadership and career enhancement.


Applications will be available October 7 – November 5, 2014


Apply now for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship and be one of the 500 young leaders coming to the United States for a 6-week leadership and mentoring program, PLUS the opportunity to interact with President Obama.  Don’t miss out! The applications for the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship will be available only from October 7 – November 5, 2014!


Meet peers and be part of an active network of dedicated young Africans committed to bring change to the continent!  Improve your leadership skills through the 2015 Mandela Washington Fellowship for Young African Leaders!

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Apply! 2015 Kofi Annan Fellowships for students in developing countries

kofi AnnanThe Kofi Annan Foundation is offering Fellowships for Developing countries’ Students in Germany , and applications are submitted till September 30, annually. European School of Management Technology in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation offers fellowships to obtain a university degree in Europe at one of the academic partners of the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation. The fellowship is open to the talented students from developing countries. Value of the Fellowship is €58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for travel and accommodation costs and program related fees. The fellowship is offered for one-year full-time MBA education.

Benefits(Value/ Inclusions):

Award No: Up to three fellowships are offered.

Scholarship Duration: The fellowship is offered for one-year full-time MBA education.

Scholarship covers:  Value of the Fellowship is €58,000. Fellows will have a full scholarship from ESMT plus fair compensation for travel and accommodation costs, and program related fee

School(Institutions/ Country): | Germany

Level: Master Degree

Field(s): MBA courses

Deadline: September 30, annually.

Funded By: ESMT in cooperation with the Kofi Annan Business School Foundation

Beneficiaries(Target Groups):  2015 Kofi Annan Fellowships are targeted for students of Least developed countries: (Angola, Benin, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Central African Republic, Chad, Comoros, Democratic Rep. of the Congo, Djibouti, Equatorial Guinea, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Gambia, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mozambique, Niger, Rwanda, São Tomé and Príncipe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Sudan, Sudan, Togo, Uganda, United Republic of Tanzania, Zambia, Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Cambodia, Kiribati, Lao People’s Democratic Rep., Myanmar, Nepal, Samoa, Solomon Islands, Timor-Leste, Tuvalu, Vanuatu, Yemen and  Haiti ).


In order to be considered for 2015 Kofi Annan Fellowships you must meet all the following criteria:

‣ Applicants must be resident in one of the UN’s Least Developed Countries (LDCs), Landlocked Developing Countries (LLDCs) or Palestine.

‣ Fellows are expected to commit to returning to their home country or region to participate in the development of the local or regional economy.
‣ Applicants need to hold at least a bachelor’s degree and have to demonstrate three years of post-graduate professional experience.

‣ Moreover, they are required to take the GMAT (Graduate Management Admission Test) before gaining admission to the ESMT Full-time MBA program.

For more information,click here to apply

Apply! The Andela Fellowship for young app developers

Andela logoAre you a world-class developer or do you have what it takes to become one? If so, consider applying. The Andela Fellowship is a highly-selective, 4-year, paid professional opportunity to work with some of the world’s leading technology companies.

Two percent of applicants are invited to participate in a free, two-week-long Boot Camp led by senior developers educated at some of the world’s top engineering schools. Andela Boot Camps are some of the most rigorous training experiences in the world. At the end of each Boot Camp, top performers – typically, fewer than one percent of applicants – are extended job offers as full-time Andela Fellows.

The Andela Fellowship is a new kind of academic experience. It’s sort of like a university, except instead of paying tuition, you’re earning an income. The initial months of an Andela Fellowship involve immersion training in full-stack (front-end and back-end) development skills. After 1,000 hours of instruction, we’ll place you on client projects as you continue training to ensure you are equipped to meet the evolving needs of the industry.

Simply put, the Andela Fellowship is an unparallel opportunity. But don’t take our word for it. “I’ve been in school for 24 years,” says “Solo” Solomon, the youngest Andela Fellow about our Boot Camp. “This was the most valuable and interactive two weeks of my life.”


Boot Camp (2 weeks):
Group 1 Oct. 6-17, 2014 (Application deadline: Sept 26)
Group 2 Oct 20-31, 2014 (Application deadline: Oct 6)

This is a free two-week-long training where you will gain valuable programming skills. When it’s over, the highest-performing participants will receive job offers to join Andela full-time as Andela Fellows.

Immersion Training (3 months): Nov 3, 2014 – Feb 3, 2015During a three-month-long immersion training program, Andela Fellows will receive a monthly stipend. After three months of training, you’ll be qualified to work on client projects with top technology companies.

Full-Time Employment:  At the end of Immersion Training, employees will be eligible for continued training and employment with Andela.

Click here to apply