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Applications are invited for the African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program 2022. 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.
Established in 1964, the African Development Bank (AfDB) is the premier pan-African development institution, promoting economic growth and social progress across the continent. There are 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries). The Bank’s development agenda is delivering the financial and technical support for transformative projects that will significantly reduce poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth. In order to sharply focus the objectives of the Ten-Year Strategy (2013 – 2022) and ensure greater developmental impact, five major areas (High 5s), all of which will accelerate our delivery for Africa, have been identified for scaling up, namely: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa.
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
Governance and Knowledge Management
Human Resources and Corporate Services: IT, Language Services, General Services & Procurement, HR Management
Communication & External Relations
Environmental and Social Assessment
Eligibility for AfDB Virtual Internship
Applicant 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 programme.
Be currently enrolled in a master’s level degree programme 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.
Terms and Conditions of AfDB Virtual Internship
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.
Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, interns shall not be required to travel to the duty station. The internship shall be done remotely from the interns’ respective locations. As such, 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.
In a few cases, and especially where the duties and responsibilities to be assigned to interns cannot be performed remotely, the Bank may approve on-site internships on an exceptional basis. In such instances:
interns shall be responsible for their air travel (in case of) to and from the Bank’s location as well as their upkeep.
only interns who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shall be authorised to access Bank’s office premises.
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.
Application of AfDB Virtual Internship
Session 2 of the 2022 Internship Program will run from August 2022 through December 2022.
If you are currently working at the African Development Bank as a regular staff, click here to apply.
If you are not currently working at the African Development Bank, or if you are a Short Term Staff (STS), a Technical Assistant or a Consultant at the Bank, click here to apply.