Internship in Tunisia

Internship in Tunisia
Updated 2022-08-08 14:24

Compared to a lot of African countries, Tunisia is rather open towards young foreign graduates looking for internship opportunities. Indeed, the country welcomes many trainees every year thanks to its dynamic economy and the numerous opportunities it provides. Thus, finding an internship should not be a difficult task, provided you know where to start.

Why should you do an internship in Tunisia?

There may be a number of reasons why you are considering Tunisia as your internship destination. It's definitely not one of the most popular choices. However, this Maghreb country is definitely a promising choice.

Tunisia has a delightful Mediterranean climate, and you will have lots of options for wellness and recreation in your free time.

There are several languages spoken in Tunisia, including Arabic and French. If you've always wanted to master a new language but never had the time, interning in Tunisia may help you get the language learning going.

Tunisia doesn't have as many internship options as most European countries. However, there are several niches where you are sure to get lots of experience, such as tourism.

The cost of living in Tunisia is substantially lower compared to that in Europe or the United States. This means that you may be able to enjoy a very relaxed lifestyle while spending much less than you would in a European country.

How to apply for an internship in Tunisia?

First of all, start by identifying a few companies which might interest you. Feel free to send them spontaneous applications.

Once you have found an opportunity, you are required to send your internship agreement to the company located in Tunisia. In fact, the internship agreement signed between your university and the Tunisian company is an essential document that serves as an employment contract. The agreement contains the same details, namely the conditions, duration and any remuneration. It should also mention any social protection to which the trainee will be entitled.

How to apply for an internship visa to Tunisia?

Once the internship agreement has been signed by both parties, you are required to apply for an internship visa at the nearest Tunisian embassy or consulate to your place in your country of residence.


You are required to mention the purpose of your trip on the application, that is, your internship, so that the appropriate visa is issued by Tunisian authorities.

Documents to be produced are the following:

  • a valid identity card of passport
  • passport-size identity photos
  • fees applied
  • proof of sufficient funds to support yourself during your stay in the country.

Other documents may also be requested. Feel free to inquire with the embassy or consulate beforehand.

Note that the internship visa is a long stay and multiple entries visa. In general, it is valid for one, two, three or four years. In general, an application has to be made by the company which wishes to take you on board. You are thus required to keep in touch with the company.

Good to know:

Nationals of some countries do not require a visa to perform a maximum of three months internship in Tunisia. So make sure to inquire with the nearest embassy or consulate to your place of residence before proceeding.

In case there your country does not host any Tunisian diplomatic representative office, you should inquire with the nearest one to your country of residence. These will probably serve the nearest countries.

Finally, in case your internship visa has to be extended, related formalities have to be taken care of by the company.

Useful links:

Ministry of Foreign Affairs

Tunisian Employment Portal

Stage Tunisie

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