The OPEC Fund For International Development (OFID) For Students And Young Graduates

The Organization Of Petroleum Exporting Countries OPEC is currently accepting applications for the OFID undergraduate Internship Program.

The Opec Fund For international Development (OFID) is offering a three months Internship program for students from diverse academic backgrounds to help develop their capacity by enriching their educational experience through realistic, day-to-day work at an international organisation.

The program is open to university students who are about to graduate or who have just graduated. Applicants must be between the ages of 20-30.

Preference will be given to citizens of the OPEC Fund’s Member Countries.
In-line with the particular activities of the departments and units within the OPEC Fund, the areas of focus will include;

  • Public sector operations;
  • Project financing;
  • Grants;
  • Financial management (investment/treasury and accounting/control);
  • Risk management;
  • Strategic planning & economic services;
  • Internal audit;
  • Human resources;
  • Administration and protocol;
  • Public relations and communications;
  • Legal; as well as information technology.

As the program is intended to be a learning experience, the interns will not receive any remuneration. This includes (although is not limited to) reimbursement of costs of visas, travel, accommodation and living expenses, as well as any transportation associated with commuting to and from the OPEC Fund’s headquarters.

Program duration will be a period of up to three months on a full time basis. The program will be opened twice a year:

Summer: from beginning of July until end of September, with an application deadline of April 1st

Spring: from beginning of January until end of March, with an application deadline of October 1st

Here is the link to the application portal;


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