Call for Applications: African Development Bank Internship Program 2024

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Call for Applications: African Development Bank Internship Program 2024

African Development Bank Internship Program 2024

The African Development Bank, founded in 1964, is the continent’s principal development agency, fostering economic growth and social improvement. There are 81 member countries, 54 of which are in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The development agenda of the Bank provides financial and technical assistance for transformative projects that would considerably reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. To sharpen the focus of the Ten-Year Strategy (2023-2032) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas for scaling up, all of which will accelerate their delivery for Africa, have been identified: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration, and improving the quality of life for Africans. The Internship program is part of a wider Talent Management Framework which facilitates the Bank to deliver on the Ten-Year Strategy and the High 5s.

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.

African Development Bank Focus Area

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
  • Environmental and Social Assessment

African Development Bank Eligibility Criteria

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

  • Must have attained the age of majority in their country of nationality or origin and be not more than Thirty (30) years old at the time of commencement of the internship program.
  • Be currently enrolled in a master’s level degree program in a recognized public or private educational institution of higher learning.
  • The candidate can apply for an internship within one (1) year of having obtained such a degree.
  • Be nationals of the member Countries of the African Development Bank.
  • Provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment or a copy of the above-mentioned Degree. Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the Banks’s two working languages (English or French).
  • Be able to use the Bank’s standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

African Development Bank Benefits

  • 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.
  • Selected interns will perform their internship either remotely or on-site depending on the needs of their respective hiring units. Remote interns are expected to have access to a personal computer, reliable internet connection and a conducive living environment that facilitates smooth and uninterrupted remote working.
  • On-site interns shall be responsible for their air travel (in case of) to and from the Bank’s location as well as their upkeep.
  • The Bank will use reasonable efforts to assist the concerned interns in obtaining their entry and residence visas.
  • Eligible Interns will benefit from a medical insurance coverage paid by the Bank during the period of their internship.
  • Eligible interns will be provided with a monthly stipend.

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