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APPLY: 2024 OPEC Internship Programme

The OPEC Fund offers an Internship Programme enabling students from diverse academic backgrounds to experience work with an international organisation.
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The OPEC Fund offers an Internship Programme enabling students from diverse academic backgrounds to experience work with an international organisation.

The Internship Programme runs for between three and six months and is designed 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.

Interns are assigned to different departments/units depending on their interests and qualifications, and according to departmental needs.

The Internship Programmr offers opportunities to focus on one or more of the following: public sector operations; private sector and trade finance operations; financial operations; risk management; strategic planning and economic services; internal audit; human resources; administration; communication; legal services; and information technology.

Duties and Responsibilities

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

Qualification and Eligibility criteria

Applicants must be between 19 to 25 years of age and enrolled in an undergraduate programme (having completed at least two years) or graduate programme.

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).

Documents required

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.


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 programme.


Due to a large volume of applications, the OPEC Fund will only enter into further correspondence with shortlisted candidates.



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.

Application procedure and deadline

Applications can be completed through the online portal. Application deadline is March 31, 2024.

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