The 2017 Annual Meetings of the African Development Bank (AfDB) Group will be held on May 22-26, 2017 in Ahmedabad, India. The Annual Meetings are the Bank’s largest annual event and serve to raise the profile of the institution on the global stage. Find out more

Eligibility Requirements

The following are the minimum requirements:

  • Aged between eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years maximum
  • 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;
  • Economy, Statistics;
  • Governance and knowledge Management
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Human Resources and Corporate Services: IT, Language Services, General Service & Procurement, HR Management
  • Audit, Anti-corruption
  • Evaluation;
  • Communication & External Relations
  • Public Relations
  • Gender.