Publisert: 09.02.23

Off-cycle Internship

We are looking for dedicated and ambitious students who want to spend the next semester working on challenging and rewarding projects within development finance in our Oslo office. Our investment areas are Renewable Energy, Green Infrastructure, Financial Inclusion, Scalable Enterprises and Funds.

As an intern you will work full time in one of these investment areas or with the Strategy & Communication Department.

All interns will get an extensive introduction to Norfund’s operations and participate in the Norfund week in August, our week-long annual strategy meeting with all employees. We are now recruiting interns for these five departments:  

  • Agriculture & Manufacturing
  • Green Infrastructure 
  • Financial Inclusion  
  • Renewable Energy
  • Strategy & Communication         


As an intern in Norfund, you will have the opportunity to participate in projects throughout the investment cycle and contribute with analyses on companies, sectors and countries.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher in Business, Economics, Finance or other relevant studies for their preferred department. Candidates who finish their bachelor’s degree spring 2023 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 early August to December 2023

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

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 organization 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 and application letter reflecting your motivation for this position and specify which department you wish to apply for.

Your application should be a maximum of 300 words and in English. Please attach your grade transcript and other relevant documents by 23:59 on 26 March 2023.

Questions about the position may be directed to Morten Burkeland or Reza Mardanghom.

Om Norfund

Norfund - the Norwegian Investment Fund for Developing Countries

Norfund invests in profitable and sustainable companies in some of the world’s poorest countries and most challenging markets. Our aim is to contribute to economic growth and poverty reduction, and we have the largest specialized team in Norway for investments in developing countries.

Norfund focus on four sectors in which our investments have the largest impact: clean energy, financial institutions, green infrastructure and scalable enterprises in agribusiness and manufacturing. We also invest in Private Equity and Venture Capital Funds that target small and medium sized enterprises in need of early phase or growth capital.

The main region for investment is Sub-Saharan Africa with regional offices in Nairobi, Ghana and Cape Town. Further, Norfund invests in selected countries in Asia and Central America with regional office in Bangkok and in San José.

The current portfolio of Norfund is NOK 26.9 billion and we are 130 employees.

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