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. Don’t miss the chance!
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 much 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 per cent 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: Rome, Italy
Open to: Graduate and undergraduate students not residing in Rome
Timeframe: Maximum cumulative period of six months
Deadline: The online recruitment system is open throughout the year
The Internship Programme is a learning assignment of a professional nature that 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 geographic distribution of staff at IFAD and is open to candidates who meet the eligibility criteria and who are not residing in Rome
- be 30 years old or less
- be a citizen of an IFAD Member State
- 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 IFAD through the Programme; or have completed their university studies at an accredited university at the undergraduate or postgraduate level within the last 12 months
Participants in the Internship Programme will be paid a monthly allowance based on a percentage of the January Daily Subsistence Allowance of the assigned duty station. Participants in the Enhanced Internship Programme that are not recruited in their country of permanent residence will receive a housing and travel allowance in addition to the monthly allowance. Interns must carry their own medical insurance coverage valid worldwide or in the duty station of assignment
Application process: Applications must be submitted through IFAD's online recruitment system. Interns will be selected for positions as and when needed by hiring managers at IFAD. Candidates will be contacted by interested IFAD divisions
Edited by Tatiana Camerota
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