RAHC Internship Programme 

As part of plans to strengthen existing structures and expand the capacity of human capital to attend to Transboundary Animal Diseases (TAD) and zoonoses in the region, the Regional Animal Health Centre is offering the brightest minds and talented young individuals from across all 15 ECOWAS Member States a chance to partake in the soon-to-be-launched RAHC Internship Programme. 

Open to all undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates or individuals exploring a career shift with the goal of gaining experience and pursuing careers in animal health and other intersecting disciplines. This developmental internship programme challenges participants to apply skills and knowledge gained to hands-on projects in the animal health sector and other relevant areas to RAHC, as they, in turn, gain experience from a dynamic work environment. With attachments to different offices across the region, participants will gain first-hand knowledge of what it takes to be a solution provider to not just their immediate community but their countries and the region as a whole. 

An internship with RAHC will also provide participants with mentorship, networking, travel, training, letter of attestation (if up to one year), and field experience. 

Through a fair and transparent process, participants will be selected from applications based on what they have to offer RAHC in fluffing its mandate. Duration and financial support will be determined upon kick-off while retaining of interns will be guided by the ECOWAS policy on internship

Why we are doing this Important Work

The RAHC Internship Programme is one of the many ways through which RAHC seeks to implement its mandate. To ensure the safety and welfare of animal health, human capital development is important. The internship programme will provide training and opportunities for young driven Africans with a passion for animal health and safety to develop their skills early and also make informed career choices. This programme will also lay the foundation for a stronger identification and response structure for all Member States.