If you are a recent graduate eyeing a career with an international financial institution, an internship is one of your best ways to moving closer to your dream.
Now, if you’re from a country in the Mediterranean area, then consider yourself lucky as one of Europe’s main financial institutions, the European Investment Bank, has just launched the 2010 leg of its internship program designed especially for nationals in the region.
Getting into the FEMIP Internship Program, however, requires more skills than luck.
The program is open to nationals of Algeria, Egypt, the Palestinian territories, Israel, Jordan, Morocco, Lebanon, Syria, Turkey and Tunisia. Applicants are required to have a degree or be in the last year of their studies at an institute of higher learning. Other eligibility criteria include proficiency in either English or French and demonstrated ability to work in a team and conduct analytical work. Applicants should also have not more than two years of work experience.
What exactly does a FEMIP internship entails?
On top of the list is first-hand work experience in various agencies within EIB, including in private sector, project monitoring, investment, climate change and evaluation divisions. Successful applications will receive a monthly stipend and reimbursements for travel expenses incurred from the intern’s point of origin to the EIB headquarters in Luxembourg.
Details on how to apply for the internship are available in the EIB website. Applications will be received from July 20 to Sept. 15, 2010.