• 2013 Internship Program at African Development Bank Group

  • Posted on: 29 August, 2012 Deadline: 30 September, 2012
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  • The African Development Bank is the Group's parent organization. The Bank began effective operations on July 1, 1966. Its major role is to contribute to the economic and social progress of its regional member countries - individually and collectively. One of their greatest assets is their diversity and they are bound by shared values, committed to the mission and proud to be a leading development finance institution on the continent. 

    The AfDB gives you the opportunity to pursue rewarding and challenging work with skilled and supportive colleagues, learning and development opportunities, benefits that have the flexibility to meet your needs and are fair. Their competitive compensation rewards you for your work. Working at the AfDB is about bringing out the best in people.

    Position title: 2013 Internship Program – Session I

    Reference: ADB/12/181


    The broad objectives of the program are to:
    1. Provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank.
    2. Provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.
    3. However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the AfDB.

    Duties and responsibilities
    1. The fields of study from which interns shall be selected must be within the job families of the Bank, particularly 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 of study that the Bank may deem relevant to its operations.  
    2. Special consideration shall be given to students who are working on projects that have a direct bearing on the mission of the Bank.
    3. Internships shall be performed either at the Bank’s headquarters in Abidjan, at the Temporary Relocation Agency in Tunis (Tunisia) or in any one of the Bank’s field offices.
    4. The program is annually run for two sessions as follows: 
        1. Winter - Session I: January through March.
        2. Summer - Session II: June through August.
    5. Interns shall be responsible for their air travel (where applicable) to and from the Bank’s location as well as their upkeep.  
    6. Interns shall be responsible for their medical and accident insurance coverage, and for obtaining entry and residence visas in the host country of the Bank.
    7. The internship will be authorized only once for any candidate.
    8. Interns will be provided with a monthly stipend, depending on the budget availability.

    Selection Criteria

    Including desirable skills, knowledge and experience

    To be eligible for internship, applicants must meet the following criteria: 
    Applicants must be:
    1. 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.
    2. The candidate can apply for an internship within one year of having obtained such a degree.
    3. Provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment.
    4. Citizens of one of the Bank’s member countries.
    5. Applicants must be fluent in; at least, one of the Banks’s working languages (English or French).

    Application Procedure:

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


    Only applicants who fully meet the Bank's requirements and are being considered for interview will be contacted. Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online application, and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV). The AfDB President reserves the right to appoint a candidate at a lower level. The African Development Bank is an equal opportunities employer and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply: www.afdb.org/jobs

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