6 Months Internship program (paid and lodging)
The International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD) is an international financial institution and a specialized United Nations agency dedicated to eradicating rural poverty and hunger. It does so by investing in rural people. IFAD finances programmes and projects that increase agricultural productivity and raise rural incomes, and advocates at the local, national and international level for policies that contribute to rural transformation.
The regular Internship Programme (IP) and Enhanced Internship Programme (EIP) offer a unique learning experience of six months to recent university graduates or students who are currently specializing in areas of work relevant to IFAD’s mission. Candidates for the Internship Programme must be 30 years old or less and must be enrolled in an accredited university or graduate school, have attended courses in the last 12 months, and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies when joining the programme.
Candidates must meet the following criteria:
- be enrolled in a university or graduate school, have attended courses in the last 12 months, and have completed at least two years of undergraduate studies when joining IFAD through the programme or;
- have recently completed university studies at the undergraduate or postgraduate level;
- be fluent in English; fluency in other IFAD official languages is an asset. In the case of interns recruited in IFAD country office, multi country office or regional office locations, fluency in the main country language may be required;
- be 30 years of age or younger. The Enhanced Internship Programme, in particular, is designed to enhance geographic distribution of staff at IFAD and is open to candidates who meet the above eligibility criteria and who are not based in Rome.
In addition to a monthly allowance, Enhanced Internship Programme interns receive a housing and travel allowance.
To apply, please register and create a profile using the Apply button above.