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We are seeking dedicated and ambitious students who want to spend the next semester working on challenging and rewarding projects within development finance in our Oslo office. Norfund’s investment areas are Renewable Energy, Green Infrastructure, Financial Inclusion, Scalable Enterprises and Funds. The internship is a paid, full-time opportunity.

As an Intern in Norfund you will get an extensive introduction to our operations, giving you a solid foundation in development finance. Additionally, you  will participate in the Norfund week, our week-long annual strategy meeting with all employees held in August. We are currently recruiting interns for various investment areas and departments working on environmental and social risk management, business support facility and climate risk mitigation:

Key information

 Application deadline: 08.03.2024
 Employer: Norfund
 Town/city: Oslo
 Title: Intern
 Positions: 1
 Full-time/part-time: Full-time
 Employment type: Temporary
 Percentage of full-time: 100
 Webcruiter ID: 4751517571

Tasks

As an intern in Norfund, you will have the opportunity to participate in projects throughout the investment cycle depending on your department:

  • As part of the investment teams, you will be part of the deal team, supporting with analysis of investments, companies, sectors, and countries.
  • As part of the Environmental & Social (E&S) team, you’ll support E&S due diligence of companies, help monitor the implementation of E&S action plans, as well as help improve our internal tools and routines.
  • As part of the Business Support team, your role will be focused on projects that support our portfolio companies in improving their overall performance in our ownership period, which could be for instance climate-related projects.
  • As part of the Climate and Impact team, you will support Norfund’s overall work on climate including areas such as implementing our Paris Alignment commitment, Net Zero strategy and how to handle climate risk.

In addition, the 7 interns will work on a joint strategic project throughout the internship.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Economics, Finance or other relevant studies.
  • Candidates who finish their bachelor’s degree spring 2024 are also welcome to apply.
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Work efficiently both in teams and independently
  • Proactive and with good interpersonal skills
  • Motivated to work with development finance
  • Fluent in English
  • Have the necessary permits to work full-time in Norway from the middle of August to December 2024.

We can offer

  • A unique opportunity to gain insight in development finance through private investments in developing countries
  • A highly competent and international working environment
  • A role in small and focused project teams in a flat management structure across regional offices
  • Great opportunities for professional development
  • Participating in Norfund’s network for young professionals, in addition to other social team events throughout the year
  • Office located in the middle of Oslo city centre
  • Competitive salary and benefits

Please follow Norfund on LinkedIn or visit our webpage for more information about Norfund and the internship program!

If you want to be part of an organisation that create jobs by investing in businesses that drive sustainable development, apply for the internship program in Norfund!

We know that diversity contributes to better results and encourage all qualified candidates to apply.

Please upload your CV, application letter, grade transcript and other relevant documents reflecting your motivation for this position and specify if your preference is investments or E&S, Business Support or Climate & Impact. Your application should be a maximum of 300 words and in English.
Please submit your application by 23:59 March 8, 2024.

Questions about the position may be directed to Massi Rostad, Astrid Huess Hedlund or Fredrik Oland Scheen.