Volunteers & Internships

Be determined to make a lasting, fearless and independent contributions to Africa’s development.

Ready to develop with us?
Join our Volunteers and Interns today!

Country manager


AYI is fully committed to empowering students, graduates and job seekers by offering practical on the job opportunities, skills and experience. To view our opportunities, you can browse through our careers section or follow us on Facebook or Twitter to receive the latest opportunities.

  • Internships – AYI offers four to five paid internships per annum. Those will be advertised and candidates will be selected through a competitive process.
  • Volunteers (Volunteer Internships) – If you would like to volunteer at the AYI, please contact the HR manager via email. The number of volunteers per annum depends on available space and capacity. We encourage volunteers to avail themselves for a minimum of 3 months.

The Candidate We Are Looking For

We are looking for candidates that are passionate about the development of the youth and the African continent, who are determined to make a lasting, fearless and independent contributions to Africa’s development.

The Institute values innovative and fresh thinking as it strives to become a global thought leader. Our work is achieved by a strategic, nimble, and highly dedicated and research oriented team with a proactive and results-oriented approach to our activities. AYI’s culture is shaped by people who are driven and passionate about our mission. We are looking for individuals who are interested in being part of a culture of excellence, collaboration, and respect.

The African Youth Institute values the unique skills and experiences each individual brings to their work and we are committed to creating and maintaining an inclusive and accessible environment for everyone. We are an equal opportunity employer.

Applicants interested in interning with us should submit the following when applying:

  • A CV/resume
  • Cover letter
  • A transcript

Selected applicants must submit the following

  • A writing sample
  • Two letters of recommendations
  • Letter from the University or Organization (Academic credit and external sponsorship applicants respectively)

NB: All applications should be sent directly to careers@africanyouthinstitute.org