Opportunities 2022/2023

APPLY || LATEST African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program (2022/23)

APPLY || LATEST African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program (2022/23)

APPLY || LATEST African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program (2022/23)

Do not miss out of the currently ongoing LATEST African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program (2022/23)

APPLY || LATEST African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program (2022/23)

Deadline: March 23, 2022

It is now possible to apply for the African Development Bank’s (AfDB) Virtual Internship Program for the year 2022. A larger Talent Management Framework, which includes the Internship program, allows the Bank to better deliver on the Ten-Year Strategy and the High 5s.

The African Development Bank (AfDB), which was established in 1964, is the leading pan-African development agency, fostering economic growth and social advancement throughout the continent. There are 81 member states, with 54 of them being from Africa (Regional Member Countries). Providing financial and technical assistance for transformative projects that will considerably decrease poverty through inclusive and sustainable economic growth is a key component of the Bank’s development mission. A total of five major areas (High 5s) have been identified for scaling up in order to sharpen focus the Ten-Year Strategy (2013-2022) objectives and ensure greater developmental impact. These areas are: energy, agro-business, industrialization, integration, and improving the quality of life for the people of Africa, all of which will accelerate their delivery for Africa.

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Program Objectives

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.


  • Interns will benefit from a medical insurance coverage paid by the Bank during the period of their internship.
  • Eligible interns will be provided with a monthly stipend.


  • Applicant must have attained the age of majority in their country of nationality or origin and be not more than Thirty (30) years old at the time of commencement of the internship program.
  • Be currently enrolled in a master’s level degree program in a recognized public or private educational institution of higher learning.
  • The candidate can apply for an internship within one (1) year of having obtained such a degree.
  • Be nationals of the member Countries of the African Development Bank.
  • Provide a letter from their school confirming their enrollment or a copy of the above-mentioned Degree.
  • Applicants must be fluent in at least one of the Banks’s two working languages (English or French).
  • Be able to use the Bank’s standard software packages (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Access); knowledge of SAP is desirable.

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Eligible Fields of Study

  • The fields of study from which interns are selected must be within the job families of the Bank, particularly Economics, Agriculture, Private Sector Development, Human Capital Development (Education and Health), Environment, Finance, Infrastructure Development, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Communications, Law, Internal Audit, Budget, Governance or any other field of study that the Bank may deem relevant to its operations.
  • Special consideration shall be given to students who are working on projects that have a direct bearing on the mission of the Bank.

Terms and Conditions

  • Internships shall be granted to each candidate for a period not less than three (3) months and not more than six (6) months. The internship is authorized only once for any candidate.
  • Due to the prevailing COVID-19 pandemic, interns shall not be required to travel to the duty station. The internship shall be done remotely from the interns’ respective locations. As such, interns are expected to have access to a personal computer, reliable internet connection and a conducive living environment that facilitates smooth and uninterrupted remote working.
  • In a few cases, and especially where the duties and responsibilities to be assigned to interns cannot be performed remotely, the Bank may approve on-site internships on an exceptional basis. In such instances:
    • interns shall be responsible for their air travel (in case of) to and from the Bank’s location as well as their upkeep.
    • only interns who are fully vaccinated against COVID-19 shall be authorised to access Bank’s office premises.
    • the Bank will use reasonable efforts to assist the concerned interns in obtaining their entry and residence visas


Applicants will only be considered if they submit an online complete application and attach a comprehensive Curriculum Vitae (CV).

  • If you are currently working at the African Development Bank as a regular staff, click here to apply.
  • If you are not currently working at the African Development Bank, or if you are a Short Term Staff (STS), a Technical Assistant or a Consultant at the Bank, click here to apply.

For more information, visit AfDB Virtual Internship.

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