Remote & Onsite African Development Bank Paid Internship Program 2024

Are you a student looking for a unique opportunity to gain practical experience in one of Africa’s leading development institutions? The African Development Bank is excited to announce the 2024 Internship Program – Session I. This program provides students with the chance to acquire professional skills, work on impactful projects, and explore the world of international development. In this article, we’ll provide you with all the essential information you need to know about this exciting opportunity.

About the African Development Bank

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the premier pan-African development institution, dedicated to promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. With 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries), the Bank plays a vital role in delivering financial and technical support for transformative projects that aim to reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The Bank’s strategic objectives for the Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) focus on key areas such as energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration, and improving the quality of life for Africa’s people. The Internship program is a crucial part of the Bank’s Talent Management Framework, contributing to the Ten-Year Strategy and High 5s.

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Objectives of the Internship Program

The 2024 Internship Program has two main objectives:

  1. Provide Professional Experience: Offer students the opportunity to gain professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
  2. Talent Pool: Create a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment within the Bank.

It’s important to note that while the internship provides valuable experience, it does not guarantee immediate employment with the Bank.

Fields of Study

To be eligible for this program, candidates should be pursuing studies in fields related to the Bank’s job families. These fields include Economics, Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Human Capital Development (Education and Health), Environment, Finance, Infrastructure Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Communications, Law, Internal Audit, Budget, Governance, or any other field deemed relevant to the Bank’s operations. Special consideration will be given to students working on projects directly related to the Bank’s mission.

Timeline for Session 1

The 2024 Internship Program, Session I, will commence in January 2024.

Terms and Conditions

  • Internships will last between three (3) and six (6) months, and each candidate is authorized to undertake one internship.
  • Interns may work remotely or on-site, depending on the needs of their hiring units. Remote interns are expected to have access to a personal computer, a reliable internet connection, and a conducive working environment.
  • On-site interns are responsible for their air travel to and from the Bank’s location, as well as their living expenses.
  • The Bank will assist eligible interns in obtaining entry and residence visas.
  • Eligible interns will receive a monthly stipend and medical insurance coverage.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:

  • Be of the age of majority in their country of nationality or origin and not exceed 30 years old at the start of the program.
  • Currently enrolled in a master’s level degree program at a recognized educational institution.
  • Apply for the internship within one (1) year of obtaining their degree.
  • Be nationals of African Development Bank member countries.
  • Provide a letter from their school confirming enrollment or a copy of their degree.
  • Proficiency in at least one of the Bank’s working languages (English or French).
  • Ability to use standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

Strategic Focus Areas

The Bank’s strategic focus areas align with its Ten-Year Strategy and gender strategy and encompass a wide range of disciplines, including Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth, Agriculture, Human & Social Development, Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization, Economics, Statistics, Governance and Knowledge Management, Finance, Legal, Human Resources and Corporate Services, Audit, Anti-Corruption, Evaluation, Communication & External Relations, Public Relations, Gender, and Environmental and Social Assessment.

Application Procedure

Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online complete application and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Bank will run two internship sessions in 2024, with Session I commencing in January 2024. If you encounter technical difficulties during the application process, contact HR Direct at [email protected].

Apply for the 2024 Internship Program

  1. Regular Staff: If you are currently working at the African Development Bank as regular staff, click on the button to apply for this position. APPLY FOR THIS POSITION
  2. External Candidate: If you are not currently working at the African Development Bank or are a Short Term Staff (STS), Technical Assistant, or Consultant at the Bank, click on the button to apply for the position. To apply, you must be a national of one of the AfDB member countries. APPLY FOR THIS POSITION

Closing Date

The closing date for applications for Session I of the 2024 Internship Program is October 26, 2023.

Applicants who meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer, and female candidates are encouraged to apply.

Benefits and Payment

Selected interns will receive a monthly stipend during the period of their internship. This stipend is designed to support living expenses and other costs associated with the internship, ensuring that interns can focus on their professional growth and development during their time with the Bank.

Important Notice

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not request payments from applicants during the recruitment process, including job applications, CV reviews, interviews, or final processing of applications. The Bank also does not ask for information about applicants’ bank accounts. Be cautious of fraudulent publications of job offers in the Bank’s name. Dual nationality is not accepted, so applicants must declare the nationality they would like to be considered for throughout their career if hired and provide supporting government-issued IDs.

To stay updated and apply for the 2024 Internship Program – Session I, visit the official African Development Bank website.

Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to be part of the African Development Bank’s mission to drive positive change across the continent! Apply now and be a part of Africa’s transformation.

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