Apply now for a paid internship with IFAD!

This is a unique offer of a learning experience of six months to recent university graduates or students who are currently specializing in areas of work relevant to IFAD's mission. Don’t miss the chance!


For more opportunities go to: International Organization


Organization: the International Fund for Agricultural Development (IFAD), a specialized agency of the United Nations, was established as an international financial institution in 1977 as one of the major outcomes of the 1974 World Food Conference. One of the most important insights emerging from the conference was that the causes of food insecurity and famine were not so many failures in food production but structural problems relating to poverty, and to the fact that the majority of the developing world's poor populations were concentrated in rural areas. IFAD is thus dedicated to eradicating rural poverty in developing countries. Seventy-five percent of the world's poorest people - 1.4 billion women, children and men - live in rural areas and depend on agriculture and related activities for their livelihoods


Duty Station:  not given


Open to: graduate and undergraduate students 


Timeframe: maximum cumulative period of six months


Deadline: the online recruitment system is open throughout the year


Job description: the Internship Programme is a learning assignment of a professional nature that aims at promoting amongst the participants a better understanding of the United Nations and IFAD's work. Interns are fully involved in the work of the Division that has selected them to carry out assignments relevant to their studies under the supervision of a professional IFAD staff member. The Enhanced Internship Programme, in particular, is designed to enhance the geographic distribution of staff at IFAD and is open to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and who are not residing in Rome


Qualifications: 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 locations, fluency in the main country language may be required;

- be 30 years of age or younger. The EIP, 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.



Wage: in addition to a monthly allowance, EIP interns receive a housing and travel allowance


Application process: applications must be submitted through IFAD's online recruitment system.


Useful links:

Internship Programme

IFAD website


Contact information:

Via Paolo di Dono, 44
00142 Roma, ITALY

Tel: + 39-0654591

Fax: +39-065043463

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Edited by Lorenza Paolella Ridolfi

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