OPEC Fund Internship Program

The OPEC Fund offers an Internship Program enabling students from diverse academic backgrounds to experience work with an international organization. These paid internships run for between two and six months. The deadline is on 1 October 2020.

Apply for the OPEC Fund Program

The OPEC Fund for International Development is the intergovernmental development finance institution established in 1976 by the Member States of the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC). The OPEC Fund’s objective is to reinforce financial cooperation between OPEC Member Countries and other developing countries, by providing financial support to the latter for their socioeconomic development. OPEC Fund’s headquarters are located in Vienna, Austria.

The Internship Program is designed to provide an immersive experience for the students to gain practical experience of working for and understanding core values of the OPEC Fund. The Internship Program offers opportunities to focus on one or more of the following: public sector operations; private sector and trade finance operations; grants; financial management; risk management; strategic planning and economic services; internal audit; human resources; administration; communication; legal services; and information technology. Work assignments will include conducting research, writing documents, and assisting employees with their day-to-day work.

The deadline is on 1 October 2020.

Main 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
  • Applicants must be proficient in English, knowledge of an additional language is an asset
  • As part of their application candidates should submit a CV, a copy of their university diploma or equivalent, most recent university transcripts, and a short letter of motivation

Find out more about OPEC Fund Internship Program.

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