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If you have a passion or interest in contributing to making West Africa a better place where human rights, freedom of expression, access to information and assembly are respected, while transparent, accountable and participatory governance is practiced, then an internship at the Media Foundation for West Africa is for you.

The MFWA internship offers you a rare opportunity to work in a diverse, multicultural and multinational environment with a dynamic team of people who are results-driven in pursing freedom of expression and media development across West Africa. In addition to helping you understand the mandate of the organisation, the internship also gives you hands-on training in advocacy and project management, which can contribute to preparing you for your career.

The duration of Internships at the MFWA usually ranges between six and 24 weeks.

Who Can Apply

The MFWA internship opportunity is open to all who have interest in promoting freedom of expression (online and offline) and media development. Such persons should have completed a first or second degree from a recognised university in a relevant field or be enrolled in a graduate programme. Francophones, Anglophones with mastery of the French language, and non-Africans are encouraged to apply.


  • Open-minded and amenable
  • Innovative and ready to take initiative
  • Strong interpersonal and communication skills
  • Team player, but can also work independently
  • Working knowledge of Microsoft Office applications

How to apply

Submit your CV with a one-page motivation letter addressed to the Executive Director and email to [email protected].


We are unable to respond to each applicant.  If selected, you will be directly contacted by the MFWA. If you do not receive any update within six months, it means your application was not successful.