International Internship in Development, Education and Women Empowerment

PROJECT-E is looking for highly motivated students, recent graduates or young professionals who are interested in the fields of NGOs, women empowerment and education, to support PROJECT-E Team in the Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa.


Responsibilities will depend on the intern’s interests and strengths. However, the general responsibilities may include:

  • Teaching of the intern’s native language (English or French)
  • Prepare and implement social activities for the beneficiaries
  • Developing income generating activities to support the organisation’s funding efforts
  • Preparing and implementing business/hospitality related events and workshops
  • Conducting research, writing reports and articles
  • Coordinating between PROJECT-E and international organizations in Ethiopia and abroad
  • Coordinating and communicating between the European and Ethiopian team members of PROJECT-E
  • Assisting the Country Representative in daily activities
  • Willingness to work full time on a voluntary basis
  • A current student or fresh graduate with outstanding understanding of the European culture
  • Excellent English writing and speaking skills
  • Proficient skills in using MS-Office applications
  • Interest in the fields of non-profit work, women empowerment, hospitality operations, development cooperation or start-up businesses
  • High level of proactive and independent work style, communication skills, ability to work in a team and willingness to go ‘the extra mile’
  • Open-mindedness and the ability to adapt to the Ethiopian culture and lifestyle
  • Availability to commit for a minimum of 5 hours per week prior their time in the Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa
Job Benefits
  • A high level of responsibility and independence
  • The possibility of making a substantial difference in the life of 40 women per year and the opportunity to give our project your personal touch
  • An inspiring work atmosphere in a young and motivated team
  • Practical experience in an international non-governmental organisation
  • The option of going to Addis Ababa and working for the project on the ground

As well as:

  • Free accommodation in the heart of Addis Ababa
  • Free lunch during working days in the work location
  • Assistance with the visa application process and reimbursement of fees

To apply for this opening, please click on the “Apply Now” button on this page and fill in your information, then upload your CV and cover letter in a PDF format. In your cover letter, please indicate your motivation to volunteer with PROJECT-E and your availability. If you have any questions about this opportunity, please email: volunteer@project-e.eu

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Position: International Internship in Development, Education and Women Empowerment

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About us

The European team consists of about fifteen students and young professionals living and working all over Europe. Together, they are managing the European organisation, as well as coordinating and discussing the development of the project in weekly calls. Most importantly, they all work voluntarily.

Team Europe supports the PROJECT-E Hospitality Institute in Addis Ababa, the capital of Ethiopia, forty young women from destitute social backgrounds get the yearly chance to pursue a year and a half program in hotel operations. Furthermore, they receive social and financial support. Ten local staff members and several international and local volunteers run the project and its daily operations under the supervision of a project manager and a country representative.

Employment Type
Duration of employment
Short-term: One month (30 days)
Beginning of employment
By arrangement
Job Location
Ethiopia, Addis Ababa
Date posted
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