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Internship Program


Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) offers internships that provide meaningful opportunities to gain valuable work experience while making a difference in the lives of those living in poverty. Interns gain hands-on experience in areas such as project management, community outreach, and research.

They also gain a deeper understanding of the global challenges related to poverty and development. By working closely with staff and communities, interns gain an appreciation of the complexities of poverty alleviation and development and the solutions needed to move forward. Internships last for three to six months and are based in OPAD’s offices in various countries.


We invite talented and motivated individuals to apply for our internship opportunity. This is a great chance to further your career while contributing to OPAD’s mission. We value diversity and encourage all qualified candidates to apply. Let’s get started!


During your internship with OPAD, you will gain a deeper understanding of its mission, global strategy, and day-to-day operations. You will also have the opportunity to expand your work experience with meaningful assignments and projects, as well as learn new skills that will be valuable to your career. Additionally, you will be able to build a professional network in a dynamic and multicultural environment. We are committed to providing you with a quality learning experience and making sure you get the most out of your time with us.


To be accepted into the OPAD internship program, applicants must be currently enrolled in an accredited educational program related to OPADs activities, have completed their qualification/degree within the past year, be fluent in English, not have previously interned with OPAD, and not be related to an OPAD employee.



If you’re interested in interning with us at OPAD, please apply.

We make the application process easy and fast, so it’ll only involve an application, interview and offer. We look forward to hearing from you!


What is the duration of the internship?

Our internships are offered for a minimum of 6 weeks and a maximum of 24 weeks.

Are internships available on a part-time basis?
Interns are expected to work full-time. The working hours are normally from 9:00 am to 6:00 pm in Europe and 8:30 am to 5:30 pm in Africa with 1-hour lunch break included.

Am I entitled to get paid holiday?
Interns are entitled to 1 paid day off per month.

Where can I find more information about OPAD operations?
Information on OPADs structure can be found on the website.

Do I need to speak English or any other language during my internship?
The official working language at OPAD is English and Swedish. However, additional languages can be particularly useful within some teams.

Does OPAD accept internship applications from international students?
In Sweden, our international organisation status allows us to provide work permits to candidates from anywhere in the world. In Africa, we are able to accept students who study in Africa and Nationals.

How do I obtain a visa and other travel-related documents to either Sweden ?
The visa processing to Sweden. vary from country to country. We encourage you to contact the nearest Swedish embassy or consulate in your country of residence for further information. Certain rules and restrictions may apply to obtain a non-immigrant visa. In Stockholm, OPAD will help you with your visa application by sending an invitation letter to the embassy. Each selected applicant is responsible for obtaining the necessary travel documents such as passport, visa and travel ticket(s) and making their own travel arrangements.

Is the internship paid?
Interns who are not sponsored by their university qualify for a fixed OPAD stipend intended to cover the cost of basic living expenses during the internship. Interns are responsible for finding their own accommodation and will need to cover the full cost of travel to Stockholm / Africa and related documents.

International interns in Sweden are required to have a social security number in order to receive a stipend. Unpaid internships (sponsored by the university or another entity) do not require a Swedish social security number.

Do I need medical insurance?
Our interns in Sweden are expected to provide proof of medical insurance coverage for illness and accident for the duration of their internship. OPAD will not be liable for any injury, disability or death suffered by an intern or for any medical or hospital expenses, which may be incurred in the course of the internship.

Can I apply any time of the year?
The need for interns by different teams arises all year long, therefore the best way to keep yourself updated is to regularly visit our vacancies page.

Does OPAD hire interns into full-time positions?
Interns are eligible to apply for advertised positions following the end of their internship.

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