Internship With European Bank of Reconstruction and Development in Europe

An  Internship opportunity with the European Bank of Reconstruction and Development is now available for selected countries to study in Europe.

About EBRD

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) was established to help build a new, post-Cold War era in Central and Eastern Europe. It has since played a historic role and gained unique expertise in fostering change in the region – and beyond -, investing more than €130 billion in a total of over 5,200 projects.

Field of Internship:  Finance and Business 

No of Internships:  2 internships are available.


  • 9 May Applications open
  • 5 June Applications deadline
  • 17 June Interviews/ successful interns announced
  • June-July 6 week clearance process starts
  • July/August (dates tbc) Internship starts
  • December Internship ends (dependant on visa)
  • Location: London/Remote working possible.
Eligible Countries : Citizens from these countries can apply. View eligible countries here 

The format and timeline of the programme may change, depending on developments of the Covid-19 pandemic. EBRD will inform candidates and coordinate adaptations to the course when necessary.

Hours: Dependant on the working conditions of successful applicants and according to their visa and/or university conditions.

Role description:
  • Under the supervision of the Financial Products team within the SME Finance & Development Group, the intern may support joint advisory and finance programmes in:

  • In general your tasks will be to provide support to the team members working on a number of programmes critical to the bank’s current SME strategy, including a Star Venture programme covering early stage start-ups and the EBRD’s Women in Business programme for women entrepreneurs.
  • Data gathering, research and providing background information into thematic, donor or country priorities.
  • Organisation and support to the management of upcoming events or workshops in the EBRD region of operation.
  • Administrative and analytical support in specific areas of project monitoring.
  • Active coordination between different teams in the EBRD and with external consultants.
  • Preparation of short case studies about successful projects.
  • Preparation of outreach materials and ad-hoc briefings when needed.
  • Assistance with the management of joint programmes, including supporting the monitoring and reporting processes.
  • Ad hoc assignments as requested.
Key skills required:

  • Very good written (report writing, correspondence, communications material) and verbal communication skills in English
  • Strong interpersonal skills, including written and oral communication skills
  • High level proficiency with Microsoft Office applications especially good command over Microsoft Excel
  • Proven analytical and numerical skills
  • Ability to work well within a team
  • Ability to work independently
  • Passion to learn and grow in EBRD
Education/Experience required:

  • 1-3+ years of business finance, entrepreneurship, or relevant business experience
  • Master’s degree from a leading university preferably in Economics, Business, Development, International Relations or similar.
  • Computer literacy
  • Good understanding of and interest in financial inclusion issues of SMEs in emerging markets
  • Some relevant experience of the EBRD Countries of Operations an advantage.
  • This job description is not limited to the responsibilities listed and the incumbent may be requested to perform other relevant duties as required by business needs.

How to apply

The application process is by email 

Interested applicants are invited to send CVs to with the email title ‘EBRD internship, Chevening candidate – candidate name/nationality’.

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