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Posting Date: 11 Aug 2023

Location: London, GB

Company: EBRD

Requisition ID 33828
Office Country United Kingdom
Office City London
Division Banking Sectors
Contract Type Intern
Contract Length 06 months
Posting End Date 25/08/2023


This internship will be based in London and will commence in October 2023 for duration of 6 months.


To provide support / participate in the development and administration of the programme under direct and continuous supervision of more senior bankers with a special focus of support to assist in the documentary business of the programme. The Intern will gain knowledge of EBRD’s trade finance activities, working with Financial Institutions in a number of EBRD’s Countries of Operation.

An internship would give the candidate an insight into the EBRD and its activities, and allow the candidate to apply the learning from their studies in a practical working environment.  The EBRD encourages applicants who have an understanding and interest in the mission of the Bank.


  • Check, negotiate and approve requests from participating issuing banks and confirming banks to finance specific trade transactions within established limits and approved procedures
  • Assist in the drafting, negotiating and signing of new agreements, checking of conditions precedents and dealing with general enquiries.

Support more senior bankers in the TFP Team in:

  • marketing the programme to confirming banks, their clients, risk participants and donors worldwide
  • compiling reports to donors and co-financing partners
  • implementation of new trade finance projects
  • Attend meetings with clients with more senior bankers
  • write client call reports
  • Draft specific assigned portions of Bank documents and correspondence
  • Research, analyse and provide background information on developments on the international trade finance market, market trends, legal developments, etc.

Key Requirements

  • Good knowledge of trade finance instruments
  • High customer orientation and strong communication, negotiation and marketing skills
  • Capable of working under time pressure and meet tight deadlines

 Essential Skills, Experience & Qualifications

  • Good relevant degree from a leading university in the country of education
  • Proven analytical skills demonstrated in previous employment or in degree course work
  • Excellent written (report writing, correspondence) and verbal communication skills in English and a second language (preferably French, Russian or Arabic).
  • Computer literate with MS skills

Competencies & Personal Attributes

  • The individual should be an excellent team player with strong communication, interpersonal and diplomatic skills, as an important component of the job will be to participate in the work of the Team
  • Ability to meet deadlines while working on a number of projects in parallel
  • Ability to operate sensitively in multicultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues

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.

What is it like to work at the EBRD?

Our agile and innovative approach is what makes life at the EBRD a unique experience! You will be part of a pioneering and diverse international organisation, and use your talents to make a real difference to people’s lives and help shape the future of the regions we invest in.

The EBRD environment provides you with:

  • Varied, stimulating and engaging work that gives you an opportunity to interact with a wide range of experts in the financial, political, public and private sectors across the regions we invest in;
  • A working culture that embraces inclusion and celebrates diversity;
  • An environment that places sustainability, equality and digital  transformation at the heart of what we do.

Diversity is one of the Bank’s core values which are at the heart of everything it does.  A diverse workforce with the right knowledge and skills enables connection with our clients, brings pioneering ideas, energy and innovation. The EBRD staff is characterised by its rich diversity of nationalities, cultures and opinions and we aim to sustain and build on this strength. As such, the EBRD seeks to ensure that everyone is treated with respect and given equal opportunities and works in an inclusive environment. The EBRD encourages all qualified candidates who are nationals of the EBRD member countries to apply regardless of their racial, ethnic, religious and cultural background, gender, sexual orientation or disabilities.  As an inclusive employer, we promote flexible working and expecting our employee to attend the office 50% of their working time.

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About EBRD

We build sustainable and open market economies wherever we work.

In 2021 we became a ‘majority green’ Bank for the first time, with more than half our business volume invested in climate finance.

We also promote equality of opportunity through access to skills and employment, finance and entrepreneurship for women and young people.

And we help unleash the power of digital technology to bring about change for the better.

We continue to do all this through our tried and tested business model of investment and technical advice, mainly for the private sector, and help with policy reform.