AfDB Internship Programme
The broad objectives of the program are to:
provide students with an opportunity to acquire professional and practical experience at the African Development Bank
provide the Bank with a pool of potential candidates for future recruitment purposes.
However applicants should not expect the internship to lead to immediate employment with the AfDB.
To be eligible for internship, applicants must meet the following criteria:
Applicants must be:
students, aged between eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years, and currently enrolled in a master’s level degree programme or its equivalent in a recognized public or private institution of higher learning. The candidate can apply for an internship within one year of having obtained such a degree.
provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment.
citizens of one of the Bank’s member countries
applicants must be fluent in, at least, one of the Bank’s working languages (English or French).
Applicants are required to send their application through this form and forward it, with the endorsement of their educational institutions.
Completed applications must reach the Bank:
duly completed AfDB internship application form, counter-signed by the applicant's educational institution or sponsoring agency
current CV and cover letter
copies of the latest certificates and transcripts or equivalent institutional records
a recommendation letter from the academic institution they are currently attending
a brief description of the program or the topic (thesis or dissertation) to be prepared during the internship (when applicable).
Please note that only complete applications will be processed.
Duration / Timing / Location of Internship
Internships will initially be for a period of three months, renewable for up to six months maximum.
The internship program for 2011 is closed. The timing for the 2012 program is as follows:
Winter - Session I: January through March 2012. Application period from 1st July 2011 to 30th September 2011
Summer - Session II: June through August 2012. Application period from 1st December 2011 to 28th February 2012
Terms and Conditions
Interns will be provided with a monthly stipend of 550 UA (AfDB moving average exchange rate applicable in February 2011 is 1 UA=1.52486 $ = 1.15781 Euro = 2.19509 TND).
Interns will be responsible for their airfare to and from the location of their internship, their visa if needed and will be required to have international medical and accident insurance coverage for the duration of their internship.