EDB Internship Programme is an opportunity for students to gain practical work experience and exposure to the type of career they may be seeking. At the EDB, interns will have the opportunity to understand how the EDB operates and how it influences the economy of Bahrain through the attraction of foreign direct investments.
Interns can experience a diverse work culture. They will be working with professionals on real life projects, which will provide them with valuable skills and behaviors to use in their future careers. The internship also provides an insight to working in a prestigious professional semi-autonomous government entity.
The EDB Internship Programme will take place twice a year – January, and July/August – and will last approximately four to eight weeks.
This programme will focus on delivering on-the-job learning experience and development in order to provide interns with invaluable insights, as well as build their professional networks, in a high performance culture.
To be part of the selection process for the internship programme, candidates must complete the online application form below.
For further details relating to the EDB Internship Programme, please refer to the FAQ section below the application form.
Summer Internship Applications are open between 1-30 May
Winter Internship Applications are open between 15th November to 15th December
“My internship at the EDB allowed me to grow out of my comfort zone and enhance my social & communication skills, allowing me to develop both personally and professionally.”
“My experience at the EDB helped me learn different business techniques and communication skills and allowed me to develop both personally and professionally.
It was a perfect experience; the internship was exactly what I applied for, continuous work mixed with joy.”
“During my experience at the EDB, I was able to expand my network and am better equipped to handle a workforce environment.
EDB exceeded my expectations, it was perfect.”
The application window for the Winter Internships is now closed.
The application window for Summer Internships will open on 1 May 2020.
“I have developed my communication skills which will help me in my future with time management and habits changes.
My experience at the EDB has been very beneficial as a kickstart to my career, and I’m very grateful to have been part of it.”
“Some of the biggest takeaways from my internship at the EDB are:
Always ask if you don’t know something.
There’s always something to learn.
It’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.”
“The colleagues at the EDB were extremely giving and helpful in terms of sharing knowledge and their experiences.
This internship gave me the boost in confidence I needed to advance in my career.”
EDB INTERNSHIP PROGRAMME FAQ
The main aim of the internship programme is to invest in Bahraini youth and to provide them with exposure and experience in working in a professional environment. While this programme is not committed to offering permanent jobs, it is created for interns to have a high-caliber professional experience and personal growth.
The opportunity to gain work experience in a professional environment, while interns are still studying at university, will provide a variety of benefits. It will allow the interns to explore possible career paths, work experience, broaden and build their professional networks – all of which will strengthen their CV.
As part of the EDB Internship Programme, interns will:
- Acquire skills that are required to operate in the workplace
- Apply their knowledge/ skills in real life work situations
- Learn about the efforts invested towards attracting FDI into Bahrain and the impact made by the EDB towards the Bahraini economy
- Gain networking experience and build relationships with colleagues and external stakeholders
- Meet professionals from diverse backgrounds and cultures. This will help them see things from different perspectives, broaden their mindsets and develop greater cultural intelligence.
- Be exposed to different business processes and systems
- Gain experience working within a unique and dynamic organization, offering interns a competitive edge
- This programme is open to all Bahraini students enrolled in universities across the globe
- Applicant must be 18 years of age or older on the date of application
- Applicant must have a strong academic record (American system: GPA equivalent to 3.0 and above, British system: GPA equivalent to 2.2 and above)
- Graduates are not eligible to apply for this programme
To apply for the EDB Internship Programme, candidates are expected to complete an online application form and upload their:
- CPR copy
- University transcript (up to date)
- Submit a 200- 300 words paragraph answering the following question: “I am a good choice for an EDB internship because…”
- Submit an application video* answering the three following questions:
- 1) Why do you want to join the EDB?
- 2) What are your career goals?
- 3) What are you hoping to gain from this experience?
The application form will ask for personal information of the applicant as per the below:
- Date of Birth
- Email Address
- Mobile number
- University name
- School name
- Choice of Summer or winter internship
*Application videos should be uploaded to video hosting services like Youtube or Vimeo (which can be made private), or free file hosting services like WeTransfer or Dropbox. Videos should be no longer than 2 minutes long.
The deadline will be a month before the internship programme start date. This will allow adequate time for Talent Management department (TM) to finalise the selection process.
Only the candidates whom are selected for an interview will be contacted by Talent Management department (TM). All remaining candidate applications will remain in the recruitment database and a “Thank you” note will be displayed after submitting the online application.
Interviews will be set up verbally by a phone call, followed by a written email to confirm the date, time and location.
TM will shortlist candidates based on the above-mentioned criteria including videos submitted. once done, Shortlisted candidates videos will be sent to Department heads along with their CV’s for them to shortlist candidates for the final interview. If candidates are in Bahrain, they will be invited for a face-to-face interview and if they are abroad, TM will set up either a phone interview or a Skype interview.
The maximum number of interns taken in one batch is up to eight interns.
For the unsuccessful candidates, a regret email will be sent informing them of the status of their application and that their CVs will be kept in our database for future opportunities prior to the internship starting date.
The successful candidates will be given an internship offer and asked to sign an internship contract.
|Applications Window||1-30 May|
|Interviewing and selection process||1 – 14 June|
|Inform successful and unsuccessful candidates||3rd Week of June|
|Internship programme begins||1 July|
|Internship programme ends||31 August|
|Applications Window||15 November – 15 December|
|Interviewing and selection process||16 December – 2 January|
|Inform successful and unsuccessful candidates||2rd Week of January|
|Internship programme begins||15 January|
|Internship programme ends||15 February|