The primary objective of the Internship Program

The primary objective of the Internship Program at the African Development Bank Group (AfDB) is to deepen the Bank’s efforts to advance development within its regional member countries (RMC) through capacity building activities.  APPLICATION DEADLINE IS 30TH OF SEPTEMBER 2015.

The Program aims at providing candidates with the opportunity to acquire and develop the ability to work in an international environment, provide the Bank a pool of potential candidates in the future and enhance the visibility of the Bank and its development activities.

To achieve its new strategic staffing that the Strategy for 2013-2022 envisages, the Human Resource Department (CHRM) needs to develop a new approach based on its overall vision and goals of decentralization.

The Program will therefore, mobilize additional intellectual resources for development by providing opportunities to nationals of Bank member countries who are students to gain professional and practical experience in focus areas of the Bank’s work.  Applicants for the ADB’s internship program must be aware of the Ten-Year Strategy for 2013-2022

Eligibility Requirements

In 2016, the Bank is planning to recruit 60 interns.

The following are the minimum requirements:

In addition to the above selection criteria, preference will be given to candidates who demonstrate the following:

The specific disciplines and specialist professional areas that are aligned to our Ten-Year Strategy and our gender strategy are the following:

The Program is open to all those meeting the eligibility conditions and the final list is reviewed by a Standing Internship Review Committee which is in charge of selecting candidates. The Director of the Human Resources Department has the responsibility for the implementation of the Program and shall develop necessary modalities for its application.

The Program is annually in two sessions as follows:

Terms and conditions

How to Apply?

Online application

Please note that application for admission to the AfDB Internship Program is an online process. If you are a first-time user of our online registration system, you will need to register before you can log in. You are advised to provide as much relevant information as possible.

Applicants with dual nationality are advised that the Bank recognizes only one nationality from a member country; as such, kindly indicate the nationality you wish to declare.

Application Deadline:

If you have special capability for creative and strategic thinking and believe you fulfil the eligibility criteria, kindly submit your online application by 30th September 2015 by midnight (GMT).