As an organisation we seek to create opportunity worldwide. Giving that crucial first experience of an international work environment to bright but inexperienced young people in Senegal is an important part of this mission. British Council Senegal runs a range of three to six month internship opportunities in our Customer Service, Finance and Resources, Teaching Centre and Projects departments at our centre in Dakar. 

What do I need to be an intern at the British Council Senegal?

We look for interns who:

  • have a first degree in a subject relevant to the department in which they would like to gain experience (for example an accounting degree for an internship in the finance and resources department)
  • can demonstrate a minimum intermediate level of English language skills (the majority of our work is in English so a minimum level is needed to be able to benefit from the opportunity)
  • are bright, dynamic and ambitious individuals who will make the most of the opportunity.

What can I expect to gain as an intern at British Council Senegal?

We aim to ensure that all our interns have a rich and rewarding experience during their time with us. British Council interns can expect:

  • a specific work plan which gives them wide exposure and experience of the department they are in
  • access to free English classes in our world class teaching centre public courses
  • access to the British Council’s suite of online training and development courses
  • being part of a dynamic, hardworking, multi-lingual and international team
  • a contribution towards their transport and lunch costs for the duration of their internship.

How do I apply?

Internships with us run on a continuous basis. We accept applications all year round and fill vacancies as they appear. If you think you fit the bill then send in your application to attaching:

  1. A short letter of motivation in English (maximum one side of A4)
  2. A fully up to date curriculum vitae in English (CV)

If your application is successful, you will be invited to attend a short informal interview before a final decision is made.

Applications must be submitted in English. Regrettably applications submitted in other languages will not be considered. Due to high volumes of applicants only shortlisted candidates will be contacted.