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 Paid Internship : Apply for the 2024 OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Internship Program for students and recent graduates

The 2024 OPEC Fund for International Development (OFID) Internship Programme is now accepting applications.

Students from a variety of academic fields can gain experience working with an international organisation through the internship programme offered by the OPEC Fund. Over the course of three to six months, the internship programme aims 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.

Depending on their qualifications, interests, and the needs of the department, interns are assigned to various departments or units. One or more of the following areas can be the focus of an internship programme: financial operations; risk management; strategic planning and economic services; internal audit; human resources; administration; communication; legal services; information technology; private sector and trade finance operations; financial operations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

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


  • Collaboration and Teamwork - The ability to effectively work with colleagues, stakeholders and partners to achieve shared goals.
  • Communication - The ability to relay ideas, information and messages effectively and succinctly to a variety of audiences.
  • Cross-Cultural Sensitivity - The ability to take into account the variety of the human experience and how it contributes to the workplace and to demonstrate  respect for diverse cultures and viewpoints.

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

Don't miss out on the application deadline which is   March 31, 2024 .

Additional Information

Program Type
Fully Funded
Eligibility Criteria
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).
Eligible Countries
All Countries
Application Procedure
In addition, the applicants are required to submit:

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.

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