Are you a student searching for a distinctive opportunity to gain hands-on experience within one of Africa’s prominent development institutions? We are thrilled to introduce the 2024 Internship Program – Session I by the African Development Bank. This initiative offers students a valuable chance to develop professional skills, contribute to meaningful projects, and delve into the realm of international development. In this article, we will furnish you with all the vital details you need to know about this exciting prospect.
The African Development Bank, established in 1964, stands as the foremost pan-African development institution. It is committed to fostering economic growth and social advancement throughout the continent. With 81 member states, including 54 in Africa (Regional Member Countries), the Bank holds a pivotal role in providing financial and technical assistance for transformative projects aimed at alleviating poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic progress. The Bank's strategic objectives for the Ten-Year Strategy (2023 – 2032) are concentrated on vital sectors such as energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration, and enhancing the quality of life for Africa's populace. The Internship Program is a fundamental component of the Bank's Talent Management Framework, aligning with the Ten-Year Strategy and High 5s initiatives.
At AfDB, interns are not mere bystanders; they are active participants in shaping the future of Africa. The program stands out due to its focus on hands-on experience, mentorship, and professional development.
The Internship Program for 2024 has two primary objectives:
It is crucial to understand that although the internship offers valuable experience, participation in the program does not ensure immediate employment with the Bank.
To qualify for this program, candidates should be enrolled in academic disciplines related to the Bank’s job families. These disciplines encompass 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 considered pertinent to the Bank’s operations. Students actively engaged in projects directly aligned with the Bank’s mission will receive special consideration.
Eligible Countries: All African Countries
Period: 3-6 months
1- salary per month
2- Medical insurance
3- Assist to get the VISA
To qualify for the internship, applicants must meet these conditions:
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: