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Eligibility Requirements

The Bank is planning to recruit 60 interns in the year 2020. Thirty (30) interns will be recruited in Session I (to run from February 2020 through June 2020) and another thirty (30) in Session II (to run from June 2020 through December 2020). 

Participants in the program are selected on a competitive basis, based on business needs of the Bank.

The following are the minimum requirements:

  • Aged thirty (30) years and below by December 31,2019.
  • Possess a bachelor’s degree and be enrolled in a master’s degree program or its equivalent in a recognized public or private institution of higher learning.
  • Apply for an internship within one year of having obtained the master’s degree.
  • Provide proof of enrollment from the university / professional institution/ school.
  • Citizen of a member country of the African Development Bank.
  • Ability to communicate effectively (written and oral) in English or French, with a working knowledge of the other language.
  • Female candidates are encouraged to apply.


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

  • Ability to leverage knowledge.
  • Ability to share knowledge.
  • Adaptability to multicultural settings.
  • Good communication skills.
  • Working knowledge of a third language that is relevant to the Bank's operations.
  • Experience on projects that have a direct bearing on the mission of the Bank.


The Bank aims to select candidates with professional degrees in the following disciplines (based on the business needs):

  • Power, Energy, Climate and Green Growth;
  • Agriculture, Human and Social Development;
  • Private Sector, Infrastructure and Industrialization;
  • Economics, Statistics;
  • Governance and Knowledge Management;
  • Finance;
  • Legal;
  • Human Resources and Corporate Services: IT, Language Services, General Service & Procurement, HR Management;
  • Audit, Anti-corruption;
  • Evaluation;
  • Communications & External Relations;
  • Public Relations;
  • Gender;
  • Environmental and social assessment.