Career & Scholarships
Build Your Career With Us
Whether you are a highly skilled professional or a graduate seeking internship experience, we are looking for talented and ambitious individuals to be a part of our team. If you are interested to explore career opportunities with IIB-DG, you may submit your CV.
Offering Opportunities For A Rewarding Career Path
The talent of our people is a key factor in enabling us to fulfill our role as a catalyst of economic growth for the nation. At IIB-DG, you will be part of a highly dedicated and motivated team driven by teamwork, mutual respect, diligence, integrity and professionalism.
At IIB-DG, you will be working with some of the best professionals with diverse experiences, knowledge and a highly driven work culture
IIB-DG invests in changing lives – a mission that couldn’t be achieved without its employees.
With staff coming from dozens of countries, our workforce is as diverse as our portfolio. IIB-DG recruits talented and driven individuals to work across the countries where we invest.
Locations And Job Types
IIB-DG is a unique international financial institution supporting projects across continents. Investing primarily in public and private sector, clients whose needs cannot be fully met by the market, we promote entrepreneurship and foster transition towards open and sustainable market economies.
We look to recruit people passionate about our mission, vision, values, and work. Whether you are a banker, analyst, economist, IT specialist or researcher, there are a number of opportunities to support IIB-DG in its operations.
Our employees come from a diverse range of educational and professional backgrounds and speak a number of languages, all helping to create a diversified, passionate, forward-thinking workforce.
At IIB-DG, we seek to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and is given equal opportunities.
Benefits & Rewards.
We believe that hard work deserves great rewards. We offer competitive base salaries and annual performance-based bonuses. Permanent staff can enjoy additional benefits such as medical insurance, generous and flexible annual leave options, retirement benefits, reduced gym membership rates, and staff discounts at a wide array of retailers.
We recognize the challenges of working far from home, so if you move from another country to take up a post with us, we’ll help by providing ongoing assistance and relocation allowance.
International Professionals Programme (IPP)
We offer high-performing, early career professionals with exceptional academic achievement an opportunity to join IIB-DG for two years, with two placements in our USA Headquarters plus an international assignment in one of our resident offices.
We have an exciting range of opportunities for those starting out in their career. From internships to our International Professionals Programme, we offer a number of ways to learn new skills in a very special environment. The countries where we invest and our projects ensure that anyone who works for us will gain a unique experience.
Our IPP represents a great chance for a limited number of individuals to join us on a two-year programme that offers experience in one of our Resident Offices and in a variety of teams at our Headquarters in Washington, DC
About the IPP
The IPP offers a life-changing experience for ambitious, adventurous postgraduates. It is an intensive 24 month programme that will prepare you for a potential career at IIB-DG. It is designed to both invest in your existing talents and expose you to some truly incredible projects.
Starting and finishing the program in our Washington, DC headquarters, you will rotate through three placements, including one that provides the opportunity to work with and learn from other cultures with an assignment in one of our 68 countries of operations.
Our aspirations for you are extremely high. You should expect to be pushed far outside your comfort zone culturally, geographically and intellectually.
Throughout, you will work on an individual training plan under the guidance of a line manager and mentor. But your development is not just about practical learning. Regular networking events will also help you build an invaluable base of contacts for your future career.
What our current IPs say
“My experience at the IIB-DG so far has been extraordinary and I can recommend the IPP without hesitation. I have the impression that my colleagues genuinely appreciate my work. I had the chance to work on new transactions from the first week and was able to get exposure to a wide range of different business areas, client sectors and geographical regions. Something that appealed to me in particular, is the openness to new ideas and how enthusiastically some of my suggestions have been taken on board.”
“Being an IP means working on all stages of the project cycle getting unique experience across the sectors and countries. Rotations give you a great chance to work with outstanding people and better understand the IIB-DG’s mission.”
“The programme would be a perfect fit for anyone who enjoys working in a truly multicultural environment and appreciates learning about new concepts on a daily basis. The variety of countries, sectors and innovative ideas is exhilarating and almost impossible to find anywhere else. Be ready for an adventure!”
What we look for
We expect IPP candidates to have exceptional business acumen and the potential to build a successful career within the IIB-DG . In addition to raw talent and a sense of adventure, we also look for the following:
- A Master’s degree or equivalent in a relevant field to the specific department (these are outlined in the respective requirements for each role advertised). Alternatively, a Bachelor’s degree in Finance, Banking, Business Administration, Accounting, Economics and similar coupled with a Master’s degree in a discipline relevant to IIB-DG’s fields of work.
- Fluency in written and spoken English. Another language is desirable
- A passion for international development, private sector development, and field-based practical work. You will be interested in the bigger picture and the ethical dimension of our work.
- An eagerness to work in any of our countries of operations and willingness to take a field-based role after completion of the IP Programme.
- Tenacity in getting results and an open and flexible attitude – you’ll be prepared to roll-up your sleeves and get involved!
- One to two years of relevant experience
Rewards and benefits
As well as the opportunity to help deliver projects that shape the future of businesses, economies and livelihoods throughout our countries of operations, you can expect an attractive rewards package. So in addition to a competitive starting salary, some of your benefits will include:
- Medical insurance
- 25 days’ annual leave
- Relocation assistance (where eligible)
- Relevant additional benefits while on international assignment in one of our Resident Offices
Towards the end of the programme, exceptional individuals will be invited to apply for roles within the IIB-DG . There is an expectation that the participants will take a role in one of our Resident Offices after completion of the programme.
Stage 1: Applications
You will be required to answer a short set of questions and submit your CV. You can include a covering letter if you so wish.
Stage 2: Testing
If your application is successful, you will be asked to take some timed online reasoning tests.
Stage 3: Video Interview Assessment
If you complete the tests to the required standard, you will be emailed a very short online interview which you will need to complete and return to us.
Stage 4: Assessment Centre
If you are successful at the video interview stage, you will be asked to attend an assessment centre in Washington, DC.
Stage 5: Job Offer
Successful candidates will be invited to join the IPP.
Our internships attract the brightest and mostly highly driven individuals that can take on challenging assignments in a variety of business functions, whilst nurturing personal growth.
We advertise regularly for internship opportunities , rather than recruiting at a specific time of year. These roles provide a great insight into IIB-DG’s work and, in the right circumstances, can lead to a longer-term career at IIB-DG.
Why not take a look at the current list of vacancies and register for job alerts so that we can notify you when new internship roles become available?
If you are interested in coming to meet us directly and find out more about what it’s like to work for the IIB-DG, please check back here regularly to stay informed about the careers events we are attending.
We recruit interns on an ongoing basis, to fill a variety of junior roles across many IIB-DG departments. Whilst we do not operate a formal internship program as such, the numerous interns working at IIB-DG gain valuable experience and insight into the organization.
We do employ interns on a fully-paid basis for positions that arise on an ad-hoc basis. Internship opportunities may be advertised on our jobs website
IIB-DG internship opportunities may arise for students of economics, banking and finance, business administration, law, human resources, communications and the sciences.
Applicants should normally be studying at a post-graduate level, or have just completed their undergraduate programme. Studies should either be in progress or have been completed within the last 12 months.
We offer a limited number of internships to university students and recent graduates who wish to acquire an understanding of IIB-DG’s work or gain experience in their field of studies. Internships normally last between three and five months (six months if requested by universities), and cannot be extended beyond the maximum period. Most are based at our headquarters in Washington, DC, USA.
We offer opportunities for students in the form of short-term (two-four weeks) summer jobs and longer-term internships, which usually last between three and 12 months, depending on the programme.
You will gain:
- An overview of the EIB’s objectives and the challenges arising in achieving them
- A first professional and personal experience in a dynamic EU body through contacts established in the course of your everyday work
- Practical knowledge in your field of studies
There are two intakes each year, on 1 February and 1 September. We generally publish opportunities between three and four months prior to the start date.
Typical intern tasks include:
- Contributing to development projects
- Financial analysis
- Research for banking teams in sectors and companies
- Researching and preparing reports on economic developments in our countries of operations
- Developing and maintaining databases
Internships normally last between three and six months, depending on the requirements of a specific role, but may be extended for up to a maximum of 12 months.
IIB-DG internships provide an insight into the IIB-DG and its activities and allow you to apply the learning from your studies in a practical working environment. IIB-DG encourages applicants who have an understanding and interest in the mission of the IIB-DG as well as its region of operations.
In order to be eligible to apply for IIB-DG internships:
- You must be able to obtain the necessary visa to allow for Headquarters opportunities.
- You must have a degree or be in the final year of a course at an institute of higher education. Generally, successful candidates will have enrolled on a graduate study programme (be pursuing a master’s degree).
- In addition, you must meet the following criteria:
- Demonstrated ability to conduct analytical work, exercise good judgment and work as part of a team
- Proficiency in English; knowledge of other languages would be an advantage
We can provide support for visa applications to candidates who have been offered an internship.
What we offer
We pay a flat-rate monthly allowance to assist with living costs and provide reimbursement of travel expenses (one round trip from/to the point of origin/residence).
What you will contribute
You will be responsible for your accommodation costs. You will commit to spend a minimum of three and maximum of five months in the programme at our headquarters in Washington, DC, USA
How to apply
To apply for an internship position, please view our current vacancies and respond to one of the internship opportunities by submitting your application online. Due to the high number of applicants, we will only contact those identified as suitable for an assignment to discuss their application and availability. A panel makes the final selection of candidates, and competition is very high. Good luck!