Eligibility Requirements

The Bank is planning to recruit 60 interns in 2019

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

The following are the minimum requirements:

  • Aged between eighteen (18) and thirty (30) years of age 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 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, Risk Management and Anti-corruption;
  • Evaluation;
  • Communications & External Relations;
  • Public Relations;
  • Gender;
  • Medical & Occupational Health Services
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