We welcome applications from everyone and take a select number of interns throughout the year. AU Watch is looking for talented, motivated and passionate individuals – like you – from around the world who bring knowledge, innovative thinking and different ideas to enhance our capacity to serve people of concern to the organization.

AU Watch’s Internship Programme offers eligible students and recent graduates the opportunity to gain experience in the humanitarian sector in an international environment, in line with their academic programme or future work in a field related to AU Watch’s mission. Internships are offered at various locations depending on the needs and capacity of offices to receive and supervise interns and provide them with meaningful assignments. An internship can begin at any time during the year and it normally lasts two to six months.


To be considered for an internship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • Recent graduate* or current student in a graduate/undergraduate school programme from a university or higher education facility; and
  • Have completed at least two years of studies in a field relevant to, or of interest to, the work of AU Watch.

*Recent graduates are to be considered those persons who completed their studies within one year of applying for an internship with AU Watch.

Food and Local Transportation Allowance

Interns who do not receive financial support from an outside party will receive an allowance to support costs related to food and local transportation.

Interns should be ready to cover their own travel to the duty station as well as any additional costs above and beyond any allowance they may receive from AU Watch. It is the intern’s responsibility to arrange for a visa and to cover related costs. AU Watch can provide support with the required documents.

Medical insurance

Before the start of an internship with AU Watch, candidates are responsible for arranging medical insurance and for providing proof to AU Watch of valid medical insurance covering the period of the contract. AU Watch accepts no responsibility for any costs connected to medical insurance of interns, nor does the organization cover the costs for medical evacuation of interns. Interns working in locations where medical facilities are inadequate are advised to ensure that their medical insurance covers emergency medical evacuation. 

Furthermore, the health insurance selected by interns should provide the necessary geographical coverage for both accident and illness.

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Current internship opportunities:

How to apply

We encourage you to read our FAQs ( before you submit an application.  To learn more about how to apply, read this.

Important points to note:

  • Candidates must register and complete an online profile.
  • Please note that applications must be submitted in English and French (for now). Only duly completed online applications are accepted.
  • We encourage you to read the job description carefully before you start the process. Highlight your skills, motivation and experience and tailor your letter of interest accordingly.
  • For advertised posts, applications must be received before the closing date as stated on the job posting. Applications received after the application deadline will not be considered. Acknowledgments will only be sent to short-listed candidates. It is not necessary at this stage to send copies of qualifications such as previous employment contracts or academic qualifications.