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.

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for internship, applicants must:

  • Be students, aged between eighteen (18) to thirty (30) years, and currently enrolled in a master’s level degree program 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.
  • Be citizens of one of the Bank’s member countries.
  • Be fluent in, at least, one of the Bank’s working languages (English or French).

Application Procedure

Applicants are required to apply on line.  Please note that only complete applications will be processed (all information requested on line should be provided).
Applicants are also requested to attach:

  • A comprehensive CV and a cover letter.
  • Copy of the latest Degree or equivalent

Duration / Timing / Location of Internship

Internships will initially be for a period of three months, renewable for up to six months (maximum).
The timing for the 2014 program is as follows:

  • Winter - Session I: February through April 2014. Application period was from 1st July 2013 to 15th September 2013.  This Session will be run mainly for the Bank’s Regional Centers and Field Offices:
    • Regional Centers in: Kenya (Nairobi) and South Africa (Pretoria)
    • Asia External Representation Office (Tokyo)
    • Field Offices in: Burkina Faso, Ghana, Togo, Guinea Bissau, Senegal, Mali, Liberia, Sierra Leone, Uganda, Tanzania, Rwanda, Burundi, Ethiopia, Sudan, South Sudan, Central Africa Republic, Gabon, Cameroun, Chad, Democratic Republic of Congo, Madagascar, Egypt, Morocco, Algeria, Zimbabwe, Mozambique, Zambia, Malawi, Angola, Sao Tome & Principe.
  • Summer - Session II: June through August 2014.  The Internship Program is being revamped.  More information on the dates for new applications will be communicated in due course.

Terms and Conditions

Interns will be provided with a monthly stipend of 550 UA (Units of Accounts - AfDB moving average exchange rate applicable in March 2013 is 1 UA= $1.53070 = 1.18404 Euro = 2.40833 TND).

Interns are responsible for their travel fare to and from the location of their internship, for their visa if applicable.  They are required to have international medical insurance coverage for the duration of their internship.

All enquiries regarding the internship program should be addressed to:

Human Resources Management Department

African Development Bank
P.O. Box 323-1002 Tunis-Belvedere, Tunisia
FAX: (+216) 71 83 14 72 or E-mail:

Moussa MAZOU SOULEY - Senegal 24/10/2014 00:55
Je suis un étudiant qui vient de finir son MASTER 2 en Finance et Comptabilité au CESAG-Dakar
je souhaiterai faire un stage au sein de votre prestigieuse Banque
MOHAMED DIALLO - Burkina Faso 19/10/2014 19:36
Mesdames, messieurs
Je poursuis actuellement mes études en Master 2 Monnaie Institution Finance option Recherche à Paris (France) et je souhaite vivement effectuer un stage d'une durée de trois (03) mois à compter du mois de Mars 2015 au sein de votre structure en vue de compléter mes recherches en vue de la rédaction de mon mémoire de recherche.

Je vous prie de me notifier les dates de candidatures ainsi que toute information utile au bon déroulement de ma candidature.

Willem BITAKUYA - Uganda 19/10/2014 17:11
I am willem Bitakuya from DRCongo, i am an MBA student at Uganda Martyrs University, please, can you update the internship program for 2015,
Amine HAMMADI - Algeria 15/10/2014 02:44
I am Amine HAMMADI from Algeria, phd student at shanghai university of finance and economics and looking forward to apply for the internship.
Best regards
Mariani Bahamboula - United States 14/10/2014 18:44
I am currently a student in the USA and I am pursuing a MBA. I am highly interested in this internship program.
Could you please update the dates and the application deadlines please.
Deng Daniel Khot - Sudan 12/10/2014 13:34
I am master student from Pan African University looking for internship in your organization.
thank you

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