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  The Policy and Legal Advocacy Center (PLAC) is organizing a 10-week internship program for young Nigerians who want to learn how the Nigerian National Assembly carries out its legislative duties. This is part of its agenda to promote citizen engagement in governance and enable the public to have a greater say in the development and execution of policies that affect them.
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Persons who are accepted into this internship program will get a firsthand view of the legislative process, including how bills are drafted, treated at the national assembly, and prepared for assent by the executive. PLAC intends this initiative to strengthen Nigeria’s democracy by deepening citizens’ understanding of the creation of laws that affect them. The program is being implemented with support from the European Union (EU).


The PLAC Legislative Internship Program delivers these benefits to interns:
  • Gain insights into the legislative process of the Nigerian National Assembly
  • Acquire knowledge that will enable them to become effective advocates of greater civic engagement with the government
  • Receive stipends to cover transportation and lunch costs
  • Improve their credentials and boost their CVs
  • A stepping stone to beginning a journey towards a career in public service

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This program is open to persons who meet the following criteria:
  • Have at least a First Degree in any discipline from a recognized tertiary institution
  • Aged between 21 and 35 years
  • Must have completed the National Youth Service Corps (NYSC) program
  • Should have excellent English speaking and writing skills
  • Must be computer literate, and able to use basic computer programs

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The Application Process

Persons who want to apply for this program should take these steps:
  • Prepare a CV, which also includes their state of origin; this should not be more than 2 pages long
  • Include a Statement of Purpose/Intent at the bottom of the same document in which the CV is contained; this statement should not be longer than 300 words
  • Complete the web application form, upload their CV in Microsoft Word format, and save in their name
  • Go on to complete the pre-screening assessment form
Applications will remain open until August 9, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Spark Gist
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This article was first published on 2nd August 2023


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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