Africa Internship Programme

Africa Internship Programme

The Africa Internship Programme was designed to support LSE African graduate students and recent alumni in undertaking a funded short work-experience opportunity.

The programme is targeted at students who have the intention of continuing their career on the African continent post-LSE or who are interested in working on African issues.

What is the Africa Internship Programme?

Expanding on our objective to engage with employers, the LSE Africa Internship Programme was designed to support selected students who have the intention of continuing their career on the African continent post-LSE or who are interested in working on African issues throughout their career. This will provide an experiential learning opportunity for these LSE students and recent alumni in the early stages of their career.

The virtual/remote or hybrid internship programme is for residents of Africa currently participating in post-graduate programmes at LSE or who have completed a post-graduate programme at LSE in the past 2 years. The internships run between 4 weeks and 6 months. The programme is also open to current post-graduate students or recent alumni of the past 2 years who hold a dual residency with an African country but may normally reside outside of the continent. 

Current opportunities available

Programme for African Leadership Intern - FLIA 

Deadline: Sunday 12th February 2023 (23.59 UK time)

The Programme for African Leadership (PfAL) at the FLIA is looking for a proactive and highly motivated intern to join the team in delivering part of their PfAL 3 year strategy which includes delivering the biennial PfAL Forum held in Africa with over 100 attendees. The intern will take responsibility for supporting the proposed operational aspects of the Forum and support wider engagement with current PfAL students. 

Job Description 

Person Specification

Communications and Events Intern - FLIA

Deadline: Sunday 12th February 2023 (23.59 UK time)

As part of the LSE Africa Internship Programme, the FLIA is looking for a highly motivated intern to join the team. Under the supervision of the Communications Manager, the intern will be tasked with supporting day-to-day communications, digital engagement and events programming across the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa (FLIA). 

Job Description

Person Specification

Eligibility:

  • The Africa Internship Programme is for residents of Africa currently participating in post-graduate programmes at LSE or having completed a post-graduate programme at LSE in the past 2 years.
  • The programme is also open to current post-graduate students or recent alumni of the past 2 years who hold dual residency with an African country but may normally reside outside of the continent.

How to apply for current internship opportunities.

Please email a CV, and one-page cover letter, to Africa.Internships@lse.ac.uk. In your email please confirm which African country you're a resident or dual citizen of.


The closing date the the opportunitites above is Sunday 12th February 2023 (23.59 UK time). The internships will run for 3 months. 

How can participants apply to join the internship programme?

To apply for the internship programme please look at the opportunities available in the LSE CareerHub and submit your application for the organisation you're interested in. Applications will be assessed on the information provided by the individual. It is strongly recommended that you demonstrate clearly your motivations for wanting to undertake this internship opportunity and how it will contribute to your personal development, enhance your skills and support your future career aspirations.

Please note we cannot guarantee that every application will result in an internship opportunity. Intern/Organisation matches will be made on the basis of the preferences expressed in the application form and on the strength of the application answer. Please also note that the same application will be shared with participating organisations to review.

If you are unsuccessful you will be informed and can apply again in the following year if you are a recent alum (up to 2 years out). 

What will participants gain from the Africa Internship Programme?

  • Mentorship, leadership development, and support from the Firoz Lalji Institute for Africa and LSE Careers. 
  • Completion of an organisational analysis presentation based on research
  • Building confidence and gaining work experience in transitioning into employment on the African continent.