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Apply for Internships at the Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development

Internship Opportunities with OPAD

Introduction: The Organization for Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) is a leading nonprofit working towards eradicating poverty and fostering sustainable development in impoverished communities. We are pleased to announce the availability of internship opportunities, providing aspiring individuals with invaluable experience in the field of poverty alleviation. If you are passionate about making a difference and eager to contribute to sustainable development initiatives, apply to join our team as an intern today.

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

Location:  Remotely

 Our internship is open to talented and motivated individuals, allowing you to advance your career as well as contribute to the mission of OPAD. All qualified candidates are encouraged to apply as we are committed to diversity. 


As an intern for the Organizational Poverty Alleviation and Development (OPAD) program, you must meet the following criteria in order for your application to be considered:

1. You are currently enrolled in, or a recent graduate of, a Bachelor’s or Master’s program in International Development, Social Sciences, Economics, or a related field.

2. You possess strong research and analytical skills, as well as excellent written and verbal communication skills.

3. You have a comprehensive understanding of poverty alleviation strategies and sustainable development practices.

4. You have the capacity to work independently and as part of a team.

5. You have a proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, PowerPoint).

6. You are fluent in English; knowledge of other languages is a plus.

7. You have not previously participated in an internship at OPAD.

8. You are not related to an OPAD employee.

We look forward to receiving your application and wish you the best of luck in your efforts to join us in our mission to fight poverty and promote development!

We are committed to providing you with a quality learning experience. At the same time, interns from diverse fields will contribute their expertise to our mission. During your internship with OPAD, your responsibilities will include:

Gain a deeper understanding of OPAD’s mission, its global strategy, and its day-to-day operations;

Expand your work experience through meaningful assignments and projects;

Learn new skills that will be valuable for your career and improve your existing ones;

Build a professional network in a dynamic and multicultural environment.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

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?

As an internationally recognized organization, we have the capability to issue work permits to candidates from any location worldwide. This allows candidates to participate in our programs either in person or remotely. In Africa, both local and international university students have the opportunity to participate in our programs, with the option to attend in person or remotely.

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.

Internship Roles and Responsibilities

Title: Poverty Alleviation and Development Intern
  1. Research and Analysis: Conduct comprehensive research on poverty alleviation strategies and sustainable development practices. Analyze data and trends related to poverty and development.
  2. Project Development: Assist in the formulation of poverty alleviation and development projects. This includes drafting project proposals, designing intervention strategies, and preparing project reports.
  3. Community Engagement: Participate in community outreach programs to understand the needs and challenges of the community. Assist in organizing workshops, trainings, and seminars to educate the community about poverty alleviation and sustainable development.
  4. Partnership Building: Communicate and coordinate with partners, stakeholders, and other organizations working in the field of poverty alleviation and development. This includes attending meetings, discussions, and networking events.
  5. Advocacy: Advocate for poverty alleviation and sustainable development in various platforms. This includes preparing presentations, writing articles, and participating in debates and discussions.
  6. Administrative Support: Provide administrative support to the team as needed. This includes preparing meeting minutes, managing schedules, and maintaining project files.
  7. Monitoring and Evaluation: Assist in the monitoring and evaluation of ongoing projects. Collect and analyze data to assess the impact and effectiveness of the projects.
  8. Resource mobilization (fundraising) 

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