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2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates in ECOWAS Institutions

2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) launches the immersion internship program for young graduates in ECOWAS institutions. The program is open to young graduates from the ECOWAS Member States, aged 32 years or less.

2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates
2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates

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2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates

Objectives of the Program
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 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.

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

Target Audience
• Young graduates from ECOWAS Member States, not more than 32 years of age.

Selection Criteria for the 2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates
• Be a citizen of an ECOWAS Member States;
• Hold a Certificate, at the Bachelor (BSc), Master, PhD or equivalent certificate;
• Submit:
▪ a request to the ECOWAS Commissioner in charge of Human Development
and Social Affairs which describes the motivation of the candidate with
expression of his centers of interest, the choice of the profile requested, the
desired location of the immersion, as well as the candidate’s commitment
to respect the terms and conditions of the program;
▪ a Curriculum vitae (pdf);
▪ a copy of a national identity card or passport (ID) (pdf or jpeg);
▪ a copy of the academic certificates or its equivalent (pdf).

Modalities and Selection Process
• The program 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;
• 100 internship positions are expressed for the year 2024 according to the attached
• The selection of the beneficiaries of the Immersion Program is made by a
Technical Selection Committee;
• Only the selected candidates will be contacted for the rest of the process.

Duration, Place and Terms of the Immersion Program
• The Immersion Program for young graduates in ECOWAS institutions lasts one
year over a period of 12 months maximum {Non-renewable};
• The Program is carried out in the Departments, Agencies, Permanent
Representatives and Institutions of ECOWAS, or any other place duly designated
• At the end of the program, the young graduate beneficiaries, produces a report in
three copies, one copy being sent to the HDSA Department, second copy to the
user department and the third copy for the individual record of the young graduate
in person;
• The practical modalities of the program will be defined in connection with the
reception structure;
• Selected young graduate will be required (mandatory) to participate in person or
online (for those not living in Abuja) in any information or program feedback
meeting convened by the Program Coordination accordingly.

Program Coordination
• Coordination of the immersion program is carried out by the ECOWAS
Commissioner for Human Development and Social Affairs.

• NB: Please read the attached terms of reference and the list of program
positions in full. The terms of reference give more details on the conditions
of the program and the list of positions specifies the expressed need for the
position, the location of the program and the level of the certificate required.

Application Deadline: 31 August 2023

Apply Here for the 2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates

2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates

2024 Immersion Program for Young Graduates

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