2024 Internship Program At The African Development Bank. The African Development Bank, established in 1964, is the leading pan-African development institution. It promotes economic growth and social progress across the continent with 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda delivers financial and technical support for transformative projects that significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth.
The Internship Program at the African Development Bank
The Internship program is part of a broader Talent Management Framework that enables the Bank to deliver on its Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) and the High 5s. Interns are selected competitively based on the Bank’s business needs.
Objectives of the Program
The program aims to provide students with professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank and create a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment. However, it should be noted that an internship does not guarantee immediate employment with the Bank.
Fields of Study
Interns are selected from fields of study that align with the Bank’s job families, such as 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 etc. Special consideration is given to students working on projects directly related to the Bank’s mission.
Timeline for Session 1 of the 2024 Internship Program
Session 1 of the 2024 Internship Program will commence in January 2024.
Terms and Conditions
Internships are granted 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. Interns may 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 (if applicable) to and from the Bank’s location as well as their upkeep. The Bank will use reasonable efforts to assist interns in obtaining their entry and residence visas. Eligible Interns will benefit from a medical insurance coverage paid by the Bank during their internship period. Eligible interns will also receive a monthly stipend.
To be eligible for an internship, applicants must meet certain criteria. They 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. They must 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. They must also be nationals of member Countries of the African Development Bank.