Apply For African Union (AU) Paid Volunteer/Internship Program 2018 (Batch A)
AU Paid Volunteers are between 18 and 55 years old, and work with AU agencies on the front lines of political, developmental and humanitarian operations.
Who are AU Volunteers?
AU Volunteers are a separate category of AU Volunteers recently created in response to the African Union Chairman’s call for greater engagement in volunteerism of history’s largest generation of people. AU Volunteers help the African Union – one of the world’s most important intergovernmental organizations – to fulfill its mission. These volunteers are assigned to host African Union agencies to work on the frontlines of political, developmental and humanitarian field operations. AU Volunteers are people aged 18 to 55 years who want to engage in development and peace initiatives worldwide.
What do AU Volunteers do?
As a AU Volunteer, you will help advance peace and sustainable development either in your own country or in another country around the globe. You will help people to lead healthier and safer lives and communities to be able to better address present and future challenges.
AU Volunteer positions are wide ranging; you may work in human rights, climate change adaptation, primary health care, disaster management, peace building, youth engagement or many other areas. You may work directly in a African Union agency or be assigned to one of its partner organizations, a university or the government.
In return, you will be rewarded with an experience that will stay with you for the rest of your life. Your engagement as a AU Volunteer will be an opportunity to change the world for the better while simultaneously honing your own skills, gaining knowledge and a better understanding of the realities of international development and peace building.
AU Volunteers receive a basic living allowance that allows the volunteer to live healthily and safely in the assigned area. If you volunteer outside of your home area, return airfare or land transport (as applicable) and some other basic costs are paid by the host agency. You will receive orientation and training before and after your assignment.
Who qualifies as a AU Volunteer?
The AU Volunteer programme is looking for motivated and talented youth between the ages of 18 and 55. (Note: you must be younger than 55 throughout the duration of your service). The educational background and experience required varies by assignment, but generally both graduates and non-graduates are eligible to apply.
How To Apply:
- All AU Volunteer assignments to volunteer abroad application is only online.
- Use the Application link provided on this website to start your application free of charge.
- Start your application online here.