Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa: Internship Programme 2024

The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) is looking for two interns to help it implement its mission.

Closing date: 15 July 2024

If you would like to support whistleblowers, or know someone who may be a good fit, consider applying or sharing with your network!

About the Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa

The Platform to Protect Whistleblowers in Africa (PPLAAF) supports whistleblowers whose disclosures speak to the public interest of African citizens and ensure they have a greater impact.

To achieve this, PPLAAF ensures that whistleblowers or potential whistleblowers can safely disclose the wrongdoing they are witnessing, that the information they provide reaches the adequate audience and impact, and that Civil Society Organisations, anticorruption bodies, media, and citizens have the capacity to foster a positive environment for Whistleblowers.

PPLAAF is currently looking for two interns to help implement this mission.

Main tasks

Under the supervision of team members, interns will have the following tasks:

  • Support for advocacy activities; preparation of press conferences, public interventions or memos;
  • Support in implementing the daily protection of whistleblowers
  • Support in monitoring and investigating cases denounced by whistleblowers
  • Support in the follow-up of ongoing judicial and extra-judicial litigation cases

  • Support for communication activities around our main projects;
  • Monitoring news and legal developments regarding whistleblowers
  • Occasional support in various projects carried out by the PPLAAF’s team and in PPLAAF’s cross-functional activities.


  • Master 2 student in law, political science, social sciences, economy/finance or journalism.
  • Fluency in French and English. Knowledge of languages commonly used in Africa is a plus.
  • Interest in working with non-profit organisations
  • Experience working on and/or living in one or several African countries a strong plus
  • Ability to work with a team
  • Excellent writing skills and good interpersonal skills
  • Rigor, organisational skills, sense of priorities and responsiveness
  • Sense of initiative and responsibility, autonomy in work


Job location: Paris, France
Type of contract: Internship – 6 months – full-time
Start date: September 2nd, 2024
Financial conditions: €700 / month

How to Apply

Please send your CV and cover letter to [email protected] before July 15th, 2024. PLEASE APPLY HERE.

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