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African Development Bank (AfDB) Internship 2020 for African Students

The African Development Bank Group is offering internship opportunity to young Africans currently undertaking their masters’ programme. 

Application Deadline: 8th December 2019

Reference: ADB/19/227

Eligible African Countries: Member countries of the African Development Bank

To be taken at (country): Headquarters (Abidjan, Côte d’Ivoire)

Subject Areas: The specific disciplines and specialist professional areas are aligned to the Bank’s Ten-Year Strategy (TYS) and the gender strategy.  In addition to the fields that are in the job families of the Bank, focus will be on the following areas:

  • 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: IT, Language Services, General Services & Procurement, HR Management
  • Audit, Anti-Corruption
  • Evaluation
  • Communication & External Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Gender

About Program: African Development Bank offers internship programme to students from its member African countries currently undertaking their masters’ programme at a recognized public or private institution.

The broad objectives of the program are to:

  • Provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
  • Provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.

However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the AfDB.

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

  • Students, aged between eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years, and currently enrolled in a Master’s level degree program or its equivalent in a recognized public or private institution of higher learning.
  • The candidate can apply for an internship within one (1) year of having obtained such a degree.
  • Provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment or a copy of the above mentioned Degree.
  • Citizens of one of the Bank’s member countries.
  • Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the Banks’s two working languages (English or French).

Selection Criteria: 

  • In addition to above, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience.
  • Participants in the Program are selected on a competitive basis, based on business needs of the Bank.

Number of Internship Positions: Not Specified

Award Benefits: 

  • Interns will be provided with a monthly stipend.
  • Interns shall be responsible for their air travel (where applicable) to and from the Bank’s location as well as their upkeep.
  • Interns shall be responsible for their medical insurance coverage and for obtaining entry and residence visas in the host country of the Bank.

Duration of Program:

  • The Session 1 of the 2020 Internship Program will run from February 2020 through June 2020.
  • Internships shall be granted to each candidate for a period not less than three (3) months and not more than six (6) months. The internship is authorized only once for any candidate.

How can I Apply? Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online complete application and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV).

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