Internships

IPPF Africa Regional Office (IPPFARO) appreciates the fact that almost 60% of Africa’s population are youth under the age of 25, and it is committed to provide a framework by which individuals from diverse academic or life backgrounds may be assigned to the IPPF Africa Regional Office where their educational experience can be enhanced through practical work assignments, exposure to an international environment and the opportunity to deepen their knowledge and understanding of what IPPF does and stands for.  

Our internship programmes are based at the Africa Regional Office in Nairobi, Kenya, at our Sub-Office to the African Union in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia or home-based, depending on the organization’s needs and the intern’s mobility. Interns are generally recruited for a three month probation period which can then be extended up to one year and, based on eligibility, might be offered stipend and benefits. 

IPPF is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment of mutual respect. IPPF values diversity at the workplace and recruits and employs staff regardless of gender identity, sexual orientation, race, religious, cultural and ethnic backgrounds or disabilities. We therefore encourage qualified young people, including those with disabilities, living with HIV/AIDS, or belonging to stigmatised or discriminated against communities and groups with diverse professional, academic and cultural backgrounds to apply.  

Students or recently graduated youth below 25 years of age and young professionals below 32 years of age can apply.  

The following are the internships currently available at IPPFARO. Vacancy notices will have further details of what each placement will involve. Click on each title for more details about the position.  

1. Intern - Programme Department

2. Intern - External Relations

3. Intern - Strategy, Organizational Development and Governance

4. Intern - Communication

5. Intern to the Sub Office to the African Union

IPPF has​ been made aware of various fraudulent vacancy announcements circulated via e-mail from websites falsely stating that they are issued by or in association with IPPF.  These correspondences, which may seek to obtain money from the recipients of such correspondence are fraudulent and IPPF does not charge a fee at any stage of the recruitment process (application, interview, meeting, processing, training or any other fees).