ECOWAS Graduate Internship Program 2022 – Economic Community of West African States

ECOWAS (Economic Community of West African States) was set up to foster the ideal of collective self-sufficiency for its member states. As a trading union, it is also meant to create a single, large trading bloc through economic cooperation

its role in promoting democracy and stability in Africa generally, and particularly in West Africa; its increasing influence on the international scene; its weight in the war against poverty; its central position in the management of migration flows; its tradition of tolerance and openness, which deserves being supported and protected.

Applications are invited from interested and qualified candidates to apply for ECOWAS Graduate Internship Program (INTERNSHIP IMMERSION PROGRAM OF YOUNG GRATUATES

Job Specifications:

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Job Description:

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) launches the immersion internship program for young graduates in ECOWAS institutions. 90 internship positions are expressed for the year 2022 according to the attached list.
The program is open to young graduates from the ECOWAS Member States, aged 35 years or less.


✓ Overall objective:

  • Contribute to the professional integration of young graduates, by offering them the opportunity to get to know ECOWAS programs better, at the same time for the Interns to offer their contribution for efficient implementation of programs and activities of the institutions.

✓ Specific objectives:

  • Offer the possibility of an immersion (internship) in the services of the regional institution (Institutions, Agencies, Departments, Resident Representations);
  • Create a framework that allows young graduates to contribute to the implementation of major ECOWAS programs within Departments, Agencies, Representations and Institutions.


  • Youth acquire professional experience through their immersion in ECOWAS programs, for their career development.
  • Young graduates contribute to the implementation of ECOWAS programs.

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Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Young graduates from ECOWAS Member States, not more than 35 years of age.


  • Be a citizen of an ECOWAS Member States;
  • Hold a Certificate, at the Bachelor (BSc), Master, PhD or equivalent certificate;


  • a request to the ECOWAS Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs (HDSA) which describes the motivation of the candidate with expression of his centers of interest, as well as the candidate’s commitment to respect the terms and conditions of the internship;
  • a Curriculum vitae;
  • a copy of a national Identity card, or passport;
  • a copy of the academic certificate or its equivalent;


  • Internship positions are defined with ECOWAS Departments and reception
    structures before each Program, which allows the candidate to apply according
    to the need expressed by these structures;
  • 90 internship positions are expressed for the year 2022 according to the attached
  • The selection of the Graduate Immersion Programme in ECOWAS Institutions is
    made by a Technical Selection Committee;
  • Only the selected candidates will be contacted for the rest of the process.


  • All internship conditions are defined in the Terms of Reference attached to this
    call for applications.


The immersion course lasts one year.

  • A flat monthly allowance of $500 over a maximum period of 12 months, for the intern wishing to carry out the internship in their country of origin.
  • A flat monthly allowance of $800 over a maximum period of 12 months, for interns wishing to complete their internship in a country other than their own.
  • A return ticket from the country to the host country for interns doing their internship in a country other than their own.
  • Health insurance for the Intern, to deal with possible cases of illness

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Method of Application

Qualified and interested candidate should Apply by Clicking the Button below.

Deadline: September 28, 2022

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