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OPEC Young Professional Development Internship

OPEC Young Professional Development Internship







Fully Funded



Mar 23, 2023

More details :

The OPEC Fund for International Development offers an internship program for undergraduate and graduate students who are interested in pursuing a career in international development. The program is designed to provide interns with hands-on experience in various aspects of the organization's operations, including project financing, public relations, and research.

The OPEC Fund's internship program is highly competitive, and candidates are selected based on their academic qualifications, work experience, and personal qualities. Interns are typically assigned to work in one of the organization's departments or units for a period of up to six months.

The program is open to students from all over the world, although preference is given to those from developing countries. Interns receive a monthly stipend to cover their living expenses during the internship period.

Overall, the OPEC Fund internship program is an excellent opportunity for students to gain valuable work experience and to develop their skills in the field of international development.

Eligibility :

To be eligible for the OPEC Fund Internship Program, applicants must fall under the following criteria:

  • Currently enrolled in an undergraduate (with a minimum of two years completed) or graduate program, or have graduated within the past year before the application deadline

  • Age between 19 to 25 years

  • Proficient in English, with knowledge of an additional language as an asset (e.g. French, Spanish, Arabic)

  • Competent in standard software applications (Microsoft Office)

  • Possess a keen interest in the OPEC Fund’s work

  • Demonstrate cultural awareness and uphold the organization's core values of Integrity, Empowerment, Excellence, Innovation, and Community.

Required documents :

To apply for the OPEC Fund Internship Program, candidates must submit the following documents:

  • The 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.

  • A short statement in English (about 150-250 words) outlining their motivation for applying.

  • Successful candidates must be able to present a valid health or medical insurance policy for Austria or a similar certificate proving that they will be fully covered from a medical perspective for the duration of the program.

Please note that due to a large volume of applicatio

How to apply :

To apply for the program, candidates are required to submit the following documents:

  1. The online application form

  2. A detailed Curriculum Vitae (CV)

  3. A copy of their university diploma or a confirmation letter from their university/school stating they are/were an undergraduate student

  4. Their most recent university transcripts, reflecting their cumulative GPA or equivalent

  5. A brief motivation statement in English (150-250 words) outlining the reason for their application.

The Scholarship Benefits:

The Internship covers travel expenses to and from Vienna, Austria, a monthly stipend, and health or medical insurance for the duration of the program. Additionally, interns are provided with an opportunity to gain valuable work experience, develop skills, and build a professional network within the development sector.

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