Internships and Scholarships


The FES AU Cooperation Office offers internship opportunities!


Depending on the current activities at the time of the internship, interns will work individually or closely with office colleagues and project partners. Interns may be involved in activities such as research, event planning and general administration and may attend seminars and conferences, write reports and minutes, conduct thematic research as well as support the office staff in performing day-to-day business functions.


The duration for an internship should be between 2 to 4 months. Candidates must have obtained a Bachelor’s degree or be in the final stages of their studies in a field relevant to FES’ work (i.e. Social/Political sciences, Economics, International Law, Journalism, African Studies etc.). They should have a demonstrated interest in social, development and/or political issues. We also encourage candidates with a strong interest in migration policies to apply for an internship under our flight & migration project line. Candidates are expected to be able to work independently and have good English communication, research and writing, and social media skills. The working language in the office is English.

Application process:

Applications will be considered on a rolling basis. According to our regulations, please note that FES is not able to provide for accommodation or bear further costs incurred, such as flights, visa fees, food allowances or insurances. These expenses must be carried by the applicant. As a general rule, the FES will pay a monthly allowance.

Applications should be sent to info.african-union(at) including the following documents/information:

  • Curriculum vitae
  • A letter of motivation
  • The preferred time period for the internship  

We’re looking forward to receiving your application!

The Scholarship Program of the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung

The promotion of young talent has been one of the founding principles of the FES. The first scholarships were awarded to particularly talented young individuals from a working class milieu who were taking an active part in the young democracy of the Weimar Republic.

For the FES therefore, it is not only the applicants' academic achievement but also their social and political involvement and their personal attitudes that play an important part in the selection process.

Who is eligible?

The FES supports students from public or state-approved universities and from polytechnical colleges. It supports all academic subjects and postgraduate programmes. It is also possible for non-German students to apply for the scholarship programme.

In order to find out more about the application process and who to contact please visit the FES Scholarship Department website.

Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung African Union Cooperation

Arada Kifleketema
Queen Elizabeth II street
P.O. Box 8786
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia

+251 11-1233245/46
+251 11-1233855