The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Immersion Program 2024

The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) Immersion Program 2024 

Deadline: 31st August, 2023

Details: The Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS) launches the immersion internship program for young graduates in ECOWAS institutions.

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.


  • The program is open to young graduates from the ECOWAS Member States, aged 32 years or less.

Target Audience:

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

Selection criteria:

  • Be a citizen of an ECOWAS Member States;
  • Hold a Certificate, at the Bachelor (BSc), Master, PhD or equivalent certificate;

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 list;
  • 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 by ECOWAS;
  • 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.



  •  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).

Terms of reference:
For further information, please write to the following address:

  • The coordination team will only respond to questions or concerns not addressed in the Terms of Reference.

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