WAAW Foundation offers international internships to outstanding WAAW College Chapter fellows in partnership with AIESEC and hosts companies in the United States from 8-12 weeks. The international Internship provides WAAW College Chapter fellows with practical work experience that enhances their personal and professional development. Interns are provided with a practical experience that impacts their future career and contributes towards key global issues across a variety of fields in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics. It is a great way to gain the needed work experience, boost your resume and fulfill your goals while contributing to key global issues across a variety of fields.

This internship provides WAAW fellows the opportunity to explore real-world scenarios and solve practical problems in our society. It is specifically geared towards developing teamwork and leadership skills, our internships do not only give students real-world field experience but will also equip them with both soft and hard skills, including leadership and intercultural fluency.

West African WAAW fellows

Our internship includes:

  • Visa invitation letters for the exchange program
  • All necessary field training and materials.
  • One-on-one staff mentorship sessions
  • A professional recommendation on completion of the internship.
  • After a successful internship, qualifying candidates may receive the opportunity for ongoing collaboration.

Our internship programs can be in any of these fields.

  • Engineering
  • Computer science.
  • Microbiology
  • Biochemical
  • Biotechnology
  • Laboratory Technology
  • Biochemistry
  • Chemistry
  • Health Research


WAAW Foundation International internship requires:

  • Applicant must be Interested in health research,  biochemical, Microbiology or pharmaceutical studies
  • Applicant must be studying any health research, pharmaceutical or medical course
  • Applicant must be a WAAW college scholar or fellows 
  • They must have been active in their Chapters for at least 2 years
  • Most currently be a 1st, 2nd or 3rd-year student studying at any WAAW chapter in Africa
  • They must possess a high CGPA of at least 3.5 out of 5.0
  • They must be between the ages of 18 to 27 years.
  • They must have a valid passport of their country.
  • They must commit to returning to their home countries to give back to their communities with the skills gained.
  • Professional experience in education, education policy, community/campaign organizing, and/or advocacy
  • Available to travel
  • Good English written and verbal communications skills
  • Ability to work independently and manage multiple responsibilities simultaneously
  • Outstanding interpersonal and teamwork skills. Ability to critically assess challenges and identify effective solutions.
  • Flexible, optimistic approach; committed to overcoming challenges.
  • Flexibility and comfort with ambiguity. Self-starter with an entrepreneurial spirit.
  • Strong working knowledge of MS Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and the Internet.
  • High energy, passion, and commitment to WAAW’s mission and vision.


WAAW Foundation in partnership with AIESEC offers international internship opportunities to WAAW College female fellows for 8-12 weeks. The interns gain real-life practical training and orientation, staff mentorship, and unforgettable life-changing experiences.


  • Accommodation and Hosting
  • Airfare
  • Support materials
  • Living Stipend.

NOTE: Interns must cover the cost of their passport and Visa applications.


  • May/June 2019


  • 8-12 weeks


The application process requires:

  • Interested candidates should download and read through the internship requirement and job description
  • Interested candidates to complete the online application form.
  • Applicants are assessed based on their records of active engagement in their STEM chapters and high academic performance.
  • Internships in host companies are offered in line with the intern’s course of study.
  • Applicants are interviewed for the next stage by both WAAW Foundation and the host company.
  • Then successful applicants receive an invitation letter and begin the visa application process.
  • For more information, follow this link;

Lucy Ikpesu
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