2024 Paid Internship Program – Session 2 with the African Development Bank Group: Apply Now!!

Are you a student passionate about sustainable development in Africa and beyond? Here’s your chance to be part of the African Development Bank Group’s Internship Program! Applications are now open for the 2024 Internship Program – Session 2, offering a unique opportunity for students from our 81 member countries to gain practical experience in international cooperation and Multilateral Development Banks (MDB).

Full vacancy title: 2024 Internship Program – Session 2

Location: Selected candidates will be deployed in various Departments at Headquarters (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire), Bank’s Regional and Country Offices. However, selected interns will perform their internship either remotely or on-site depending on the needs of their respective hiring units.

Closing Date: 07-May-2024

About the African Development Bank:

Established in 1964, the African Development Bank is the leading pan-African development institution dedicated to promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. With 81 member states, including 54 in Africa, the Bank’s mission is to deliver financial and technical support for transformative projects that significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. The Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) focuses on key areas such as energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration, and improving the quality of life for Africans.

Objectives of the Internship Program:

The internship program aims to provide students with professional experience at the African Development Bank and create a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment. However, it’s essential to note that internships do not guarantee immediate employment with the Bank.

Fields of Study Required:

Interns are selected from various fields relevant to the Bank’s operations, including Economics, Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Human Capital Development, Environment, Finance, Infrastructure Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Communications, Law, and more. Special consideration is given to projects directly related to the Bank’s mission.

Timeline and Terms:

Session 2 of the 2024 Internship Program will commence in July 2024. Internships last from three to six months and can be conducted remotely or on-site, depending on the hiring unit’s needs. Selected interns receive a monthly stipend and medical insurance coverage during their internship period.

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Eligibility Criteria:

To be eligible, applicants must:

  • Be aged 30 or younger at the start of the internship.
  • Be enrolled in a master’s level degree program at a recognized educational institution.
  • Hold nationality from one of the African Development Bank’s member countries, including:

Regional member countries: Algeria, Egypt, Libya, Mauritania, Morocco, Tunisia, Benin, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Côte d’Ivoire, Gambia, Ghana, Guinea, Guinea-Bissau, Liberia, Mali, Niger, Nigeria, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Togo, Burundi, Comoros, Djibouti, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Kenya, Rwanda, Seychelles, Somalia, Sudan, South Sudan, Tanzania, Uganda, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Chad, Congo, Democratic Republic of Congo, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Madagascar, Malawi, Mauritius, Mozambique, Namibia, São Tomé and Príncipe, South Africa, eSwatini, Zambia, Zimbabwe.

Non-regional member countries: Argentina, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Denmark, Finland, France, Germany, India, Italy, Ireland, Japan, Korea, Kuwait, Luxembourg, Netherlands, Norway, Portugal, Saudi Arabia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States of America, United Arab Emirates (ADF only).

  • Be fluent in English or French, the Bank’s working languages.
  • Have proficiency in standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access), with knowledge of SAP preferred.

Application Procedure:

Applicants must submit a complete online application and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The Bank holds two internship sessions per year, and the selection process for Session 1 of 2024 has already concluded. Session 2 applications are now open.

How to Apply:

If you meet the criteria, you can apply as a regular staff member or an external candidate through the Bank’s official website. Ensure to provide all required documents, including proof of enrollment or degree, and submit your application before the closing date.

Should you encounter technical difficulties in submitting your application, please send an email with a precise description of the issue and/or a screenshot showing the problem to: HR Direct [email protected](link sends e-mail)

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To apply for this position, you need to be national of one of AfDB member countries.

Applicants who fully meet the Bank’s requirements and are considered for further assessment will be contacted. Applicants should submit a concise Curriculum Vitae (CV) and any additional documents that may be stated as required. The President of the African Development Bank reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level.  The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

The African Development Bank Group (AfDB) does not ask for payments of any kind from applicants throughout the recruitment process (job application, CV review, interview meeting, and final processing of applications). In addition, the Bank does not request information on applicants’ bank accounts. The African Development Bank Group declines all responsibility for the fraudulent publications of job offers in its name or, in general, for the fraudulent use of its name in any way whatsoever 

“Please note that the Bank does not accept dual nationality. Therefore, you are required to declare the nationality you would like to be considered by the Bank throughout your career, if hired. Please upload supporting Government issued IDs such as passport, National Identity Card or Certificate etc.”

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