The Coalition for an Effective African Court on Human and Peoples’ Rights (African Court Coalition/the Coalition) Internship Programme is designed to give opportunities to highly motivated students and young graduates with diverse backgrounds to work with our organization in order to learn and improve their technical and analytical skills. They also get the chance to contribute and support the general functions, mission and visions of the organization in an international environment.

Application Period

The Coalition receives internship applications throughout the year. However, priority is given to program areas where support is much needed.

Types of Internships

Our internship programme falls under the following categories;

  1. Physical presence (working at the Coalition Secretariat in Arusha); 
  2. Remote-work (Interns can work from wherever they are);
  3. Hybrid (working partly from the Secretariat and remotely)

Please note that for all categories of internships interns will be required to abide with the given work timelines and deadlines, and they will be under strict supervision.


The Internship programme is open to students and young graduates with specialization in areas which relate to the African Court Coalition substantive work programme.

These areas are;

  • Human Rights and International Law
  • Administration and Finance
  • Legal Research and Publication
  • Advocacy and Capacity Building
  • Information and Communication Technology
  • Translation and Interpretation (English, French, Portuguese and Arabic)
  • Donor Relation and Fundraising
  • Organisational development and Member Engagement

Educational Qualification 

To qualify for an internship with the African Court Coalition, applicants must meet one of the following requirements:

1) Be enrolled in a graduate school programme (first or second university degree or equivalent);

2) Be enrolled in the final academic year of a first university degree programme (minimum Bachelor’s level or equivalent); or

3) Have graduated with a university degree within 3 years period (first or second university degree or equivalent, or higher)

Language skills

English, French, Portuguese, and Arabic are working languages of the African Court Coalition. However, Fluency in English (both oral and written) is mandatory for the Internship Programme. Bilingual ability in English and any of the other mentioned languages is an added bonus.

Application Process
Applications are received throughout the year but we recruit interns based on the needs of our various departments and programs. If you are interested in interning with us, please send your internship application to Please mention your availability date and duration of the Internship on your CV. You will receive feedback within 14 days on whether your application has been accepted or not.

Internship Duration
The internship duration generally ranges from three months to a maximum of six months. Please indicate your preferred internship duration in your application.

Important Note

Please note that Internship at the African Court Coalition is unpaid, interns are not financially remunerated.

For physical presence Internship, successful candidates have the responsibility of arranging their own travel, accommodation and cost of living. The Coalition shall provide technical assistance on visa application for non-Tanzanian interns.

The Coalition accepts no responsibility for medical and/or life insurance of the intern or costs arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during their internship. Interns will be requested to show proof of insurance when commencing their internship programme.

The Internship programme does not guarantee or lead to employment with the African Court Coalition.

At all times interns undertake to abide by the Coalition relevant internal polies and conduct themselves in a professional manner compatible with their assigned duties and responsibilities.

Interns must keep confidential any and all unpublished information made known during the course of their internship programme and they will not publish any reports or papers on the basis of information obtained during their internship except with the authorization of the Coalition.

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