Internship Policy

Entry Date Sep 10 2013 // Internship

Internships are apprenticeship programmes that allow interns to gain practical working experience and develop skills in areas of relevance to their careers under the guidance of a qualified member of staff. Internships must be of mutual benefit both to the interns and to the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption – empowering the intern and at the same time contributing to enhance the work of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption

To encourage cultural diversity, the Board offers places for internship in the field of Corruption to applicants from all over the world. Priority will however be given to the citizens of the Member States of the African Union

Objectives of Internship

 The specific objectives of the internship are inter alia:

  • To offer admitted candidates a working environment which will enable them to enhance their theoretical knowledge through practical work;
  • To provide the intern with a better understanding of the work of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption;
  • To enable the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption to benefit from the input of qualified persons whose background will inject a new lease of life, an up-to-date academic knowledge, and thus enhance the activities of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption.

Since the purpose of internship is to have a mutual benefit both to the interns and to the Secretariat of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption through empowering the intern and at the same time contributing to enhance the work of the AUABC, the following should be adhered to:

 Job Descriptions

All interns must have job descriptions which are relevant to the careers they have chosen to gain knowledge and more experience. This will give them hands on how work is done and may report deliverables which are an additional advantage to their work experience. The Job descriptions will be formulated by the Staff responsible and whom interns will directly report to. The Executive secretary is the overall overseer of the work of interns just like other staff

 Supervision

Since program is to allow interns to gain practical working experience and develop skills in areas of relevance to their careers under the guidance of a qualified member of staff who will give an overall report to the Executive secretary on the Intern’s Performance.

 Certificates

AUABC will provide Interns with a certificate of Service after a successful completion of the internship period. Usually 6 months with a possibility of an extension

NB: Every new intern will be assigned a qualified staff in that area of expertise for closer supervision

Eligibility

In order to be eligible for internship at the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, applicants should:

  • Be registered in, or have graduated from a recognized academic institution;
  • Provide a letter from the University or academic institution in which the student candidate is registered, for those still in school. This should include a brief description of the project or subject the student is working on;
  • Complete the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption Internship Application Form which can be downloaded from the website of the Court;
  • Have an excellent command of at least one of the AU working languages (English, French, Arabic or Portuguese).  Knowledge of any of the other three will be an added advantage;
  • Be computer literate;
  • Be able to work in a diverse multilingual and multicultural environment.

Application Procedure

Before filing an intership application with the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption, candidates must  first of all download and carefully read and understand the information contained in the Internship Policy Document (Click here to download the Internship Policy Document).

  • Applications for internship should contain the following documents:
  • A dully filled in Internship Application Form of the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption (Click here to download the Internship Application Form);
  • A motivation letter stating the purpose of the application, and indicating the field(s) of interest of the applicant;

Curriculum vitae

Copies of relevant University Attendance, Degree(s) and/or Diplomas or Certificates;

Proof of financial support during the internship.

Mailing

Applications for internship should be sent to the postal address or email indicated hereunder and must bear the heading:

 “Application for Internship”:

African  Union Advisory Board on corruption

P.O.  BOX. 6071

Arusha, Tanzania

Tel :  +255-27 205 0030

Fax : +255-27 205 0031

However, candidates may clearly scan their application files and send them by e-mail to :

E-mail: internsip@auanticorruption.org

Any candidate admitted for internship shall receive a letter of acceptance from the Registrar together with a commitment form to abide by the terms and conditions of the internship. Where the applicant accepts the offer, he/she is expected to return a signed copy of the letter and the form to the Registry at least fifteen days before the commencement of the internship;

Application Deadline

There is no deadline for applying; however, the African Union Advisory Board on Corruption encourages prospective interns to apply at least six months prior to the date scheduled for the commencement of the internship. Applications will not therefore be accepted from candidates who have already done an internship at the Board.