The Bank recognises that as part of its mandate to promote and finance trade in Africa, it needs to facilitate a broader understanding of the problems of African trade and trade finance as well as the principles of trade finance, and especially structured trade finance, which is its operating model. By offering good students a chance for an internship with the Bank, it is expected that they will leave with a better knowledge of the Bank’s mandate and operating model, which they will put to use as they develop their careers, no doubt with direct benefits to the Bank and generally, to trade in Africa. It is also expected that the interns will also contribute fresh and diverse ideas to the operations of the Bank. The Internship is open to students who are nationals of the Bank’s member countries a list of which is available on the Bank’s website. The programme attracts a lot of highly qualified candidates and entry into the programme is based on merit.
Once accepted, successful candidates will be given two weeks within which to accept a conditional offer from the Bank, or else it will expire. During this period, they will be expected to show evidence of the possession of medical insurance and group personal accident cover that is valid in Egypt (or their given internship location) during their period of internship. Failure to provide this before the start of the internship will lead to automatic withdrawal of the offer.
Interns will be expected to start their internship within the first month of each internship season.
On commencement, interns will be taken through the Bank’s normal induction process and then attached to a particular primary department, whose Head of Department will select a mentor for them during their internship period. However, through the period of their internship, they will be rotated around the various departments of the Bank as deemed fit by their mentor and Head of department.
At the end of the internship, candidates will be expected to write a report on what they have gained from the internship and how they intend to use this knowledge to promote intra and extra African trade.
The programme is open to students who are :