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World Bank GrowAfrica Internship Program 2024 | How To Apply

The World Bank is recruiting interested Africans for the 2024 GrowAfrica Internship Program to reduce the operational risks of the IFC investment projects.

The World Bank Internship is an opportunity for students to bridge their academic knowledge and professional practices. It will also offer them hands-on opportunities to contribute to agribusiness development in Africa with an opportunity for them to improve their own skills.

This post will take you through the step-by-step process of applying for the opportunity.

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World Bank GrowAfrica Internship Program Summary

  • Host Country: Nigeria | South Africa | Uganda | Senegal
  • Category: Internships | Training
  • Eligible Countries: African Countries
  • Reward: Monthly Stipend | Training | Networking
  • No IELTS Required 
  • Deadline: May 30, 2024
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World Bank GrowAfrica Internship Program Details:

The IFC MAS GrowAfrica Intern Program is designed to provide a platform for qualified graduate students to bridge their academic knowledge and professional practices, facilitating a smooth transition into careers.

GrowAfrica will also offer them hands-on opportunities to contribute to agribusiness development in Africa with an opportunity for them to improve their own skills in agribusiness project delivery and benefit from a dynamic learning experience with several  other expectations.

GrowAfrica is looking for six (6) interns to work on  Upstream and Advisory projects that aim to reduce the operational risks of the IFC investment projects through strengthening supply chains, addressing food security, increasing collaboration with the World Bank.

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Eligibility Requirements for World Bank Internship 2024

To be considered for the World Bank Internship, you would be required to meet the requirements below:

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  • Studying agricultural with a specialization on crop-science, agriculture economy, agriculture science, agronomy, soil management, social science, economy, or any such relevant fields.
  • Experience in specialized fields associated with the projects in Section B, Project Backgrounds, will be an added advantage.
  • Ability to use initiative, prioritize, multi-task, and work well under pressure to meet deadlines.
  • Effective communication skills in multicultural, multi-lingual (at least English for all projects, Hausa for projects in Nigeria, Portuguese for Angola/Mozambique and French for projects in Senegal).
  • Adequate knowledge of the African agribusiness challenges, and opportunities.
  • Clear and systematic thinking that demonstrates good judgement and problem-solving competencies.
  • Sound knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and social media. 
  • Ability to work independently or as a member of a team.
  • Results-oriented and team player. 
  • Good interpersonal skills. 

Benefits of World Bank GrowAfrica Internship Program 2024

The internship package will be structured as follows: 

  • Working hours will be no more than 40 hours per week, limited to a maximum of 160 hours a month.
  • The internship stipend will be negotiated depending on the experience and qualifications. 
  • Skill Development: Interns will be expected to enhance their technical, communication, teamwork, and problem-solving skills crucial for professional growth.
  • Industry Insights: Interns will gain an understanding of industry practices, trends, and challenges, broadening their perspectives.
  • Networking: Interns will interact with professionals, mentors, and peers, building valuable connections for future opportunities.
  • Feedback and Learning: Interns will receive constructive feedback to improve performance and develop a growth mindset.
  • Adaptability: Interns will cultivate adaptability by being exposed to diverse situations and work environments.
  • Project Involvement: Interns will participate in projects, contributing meaningfully to IFC’s goals and improving their knowledge in the dynamics of agricultural supply chain.
  • Resume Boost: Internship experience enhances their resumes, setting them apart in the competitive job market.

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How to Apply for World Bank GrowAfrica Internship Program (Step by Step)

To apply for the World Bank GrowAfrica Internship Program, interested and qualified applicants should follow the steps we have outlined below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the World Bank career page
  • Click on the blue APPLY NOW button
  • Fill in your details and upload your resume and cover letter.
  • Complete the application form and submit your application.

Deadline: May 30, 2024

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