Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023

This informs the public about the Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023 for young Africans. Details about the Program are given below.

Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023

About Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023

Africa Practice is an Africa-focused strategic advisory firm operating at the nexus of industry and government. We supply insights and advocacy solutions to corporations, investors, governments and foundations in Africa, enabling them to see more clearly, engage with confidence and unlock value to drive sustainable, equitable development.

Guided by our vision – an influential and prosperous Africa, inspiring the world – we empower organisations to deploy capital and execute development programmes at scale. Our solutions are rooted in a deep appreciation of stakeholders and a conviction that sustainable performance depends on building trust, respecting the environment, solving social problems and creating opportunity.

Program Details

We operate as one company, with a diverse team working on a hybrid basis in, amongst others, Abuja, Lagos, Nairobi, Dar es Salaam, Gaborone, Johannesburg, and London. Our people are strategists, political analysts, economists, journalists, policy advisors, lawyers and communications specialists by background.

We blend these disciplines to deliver customised and integrated consulting solutions for our clients. Over 80% of our staff are African and over 50% are women. We are seeking a full-time intern, enrolled in a Masters degree program, to join our team over the June — September 2023 period, for 8 weeks.

This fellowship is funded by Google, to offer students interested in internet and tech policy the opportunity to contribute to the public dialogue on these issues, and to explore future academic and professional interests. This is the first year that Google has expanded the program to the Africa region.


To be eligible to participate in the Emerging Markets Public Policy Fellowship, students must:

     Be currently enrolled in, or completing a Masters degree program and have a professional and academic background in law, economics, political science, international relations, risk management, public policy, social sciences or other disciplines relevant for the role.

     Demonstrate academic excellence;

     Be students from historically disadvantaged backgrounds, including first generation students, women, people with disabilities and black students, who traditionally do not benefit from networking opportunities relevant to public policy careers. This is with the aim of removing barriers for underrepresented talent in the government affairs industry;

     Be based in the city where Google and Africa Practice are present

The ideal profile

     Professionally fluent written and spoken English essential; strong written and spoken southern African languages an advantage;

     Passionate about technology, the digital economy and policy and regulatory issues thereof, in South Africa and Africa more broadly. Good grasp of political and economic issues, and a keen interest in current affairs;

     You understand South Africa’s political structures, policy and civil society environment and can translate that knowledge into strong, actionable analysis and insights. You may also have previous technical training or experience in structured advisory or analysis and can use data to answer questions;

     Good organisation, administrative and prioritisation skills to ensure deadlines are met;

     Excel in intellectual thinking and creative solutions design, you are proactive in execution and pay attention to detail;

     Thrive in a fast moving environment where you have to multi-task, and are able to quickly understand previously unfamiliar and complex issues and circumstances.

Tasks and Responsibilities

        Conduct in-depth open source research and robust analysis on tech policy issues, regulatory, political and commercial context and trends, and competitor landscape to support client mandates and business development;

        Produce regular, high-quality monitoring and analysis on political, policy and commercial developments related to technology across sub-Saharan Africa, with a focus on South Africa;

        Analyse stakeholder sentiment on key tech policy issues and themes;

        Develop questionnaires, surveys, or otherwise gather data, and analyse survey and macro-economic data to support digital impact mandates;

        Support preparation for strategic client events (e.g. speaker engagement; background briefing notes);

        Provide strong editing support to project teams to ensure exceptional quality written output (e.g. reports, proposals, presentations);

        Scope to take more responsibility depending on your interests and how they evolve throughout the internship period.

Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023 Application

Do you want to join a dynamic, purpose-driven and ambitious company? Please send us your CV, together with a cover letter explaining why you think you are suited to this position. Please confirm your availability, and send the application with the reference “EM Public Policy Fellowship’’ to

For those interested in Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023, open this link to start the application process.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 14 June 2023.

Open this link for more details about the Africa Practice Emerging Markets Public Policy Internship 2023.

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