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OPEC Fund International Development Internship Program 2024

The OPEC Fund offers an Internship Program enabling students from diverse academic backgrounds to experience work with an international organization.

Interns are assigned to different departments/units depending on their interests and qualifications, and according to departmental needs.

The Internship Program offers opportunities to focus on one or more of the following: public sector operations; private sector and trade finance operations; financial operations; risk management; strategic planning and economic services; internal audit; human resources; administration; communication; legal services; and information technology.

The OPEC Fund for International Development Internship Program runs for between three and six months and is designed to:

  • Provide a framework to support students assigned to any OPEC Fund department so that the focus remains on enriching the student’s experience;
  • Provide an immersive experience so that students gain practical experience of working for an international organization; and
  • Provide the opportunity for students to understand the OPEC Fund’s vision, mission and related values.

Eligibility Requirements

To be considered for the OPEC Fund Internship Program, applicants must be:

  • Applicants must be between 19 to 25 years of age and enrolled in an undergraduate program (having completed at least two years) or graduate program.
  • Alternatively, applicants may be recent graduates, having graduated a maximum of one year before the application deadline.
  • Fluent in English. Good working knowledge of Arabic, French, German or Spanish is an added advantage.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office suite, including Word, Excel and PowerPoint.
  • Keenly interested in the work of the OPEC Fund.
  • Ability to work in an international multi-cultural environment, with sensitivity and respect for diversity.
  • Ability to demonstrate the OPEC Fund’s core values (Integrity, Empowerment, Excellence, Innovation, Community).

Benefits 

  • Conducting research;
  • Writing documents;
  • Organizing information; and
  • Assisting employees with their day-to-day work.

Required Documents 

To apply for the OPEC Fund internship program, the following documents must be submitted:

  • An Online Application Form;
  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV);
  • A copy of their university diploma or equivalent, or an original letter of confirmation from a university/school certifying the applicant is/was an undergraduate student;
  • A copy of their most recent university transcripts, showing the cumulative GPA or equivalent; and
  • A short statement in English (about 150-250 words) outlining their motivation for applying.

How to Apply

Interested and qualified applicants should use the “CLICK HERE TO APPLY” button to proceed to the application page.

Due to a large volume of applications, the OPEC Fund will only enter into further correspondence with shortlisted candidates. Please keep in mind:

  • All applications must be in English;
  • Please upload the statement and transcripts under the ‘Additional documents’ section of the application form; and
  • Please answer all the questions on the application form.

Deadline: March 31, 2024

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