Internship ADE’s Public Finance and Blending Departement

Interested in Public Policy
and Development Finance?
We are looking for 1 TRAINEE for ADE’s Public Finance & Blending Department
to start asap for 5 to 6 months.

ADE is one of Europe’s leading public policy evaluation consultancies, based in Louvain-la-Neuve.  ADE supports decision-makers in formulating, monitoring, implementing, and evaluating public policies and strategies.

Our areas of specialisation include notably:

  • Macro-Economic Reforms and Public finance
  • Development Finance and Private Sector Development
  • Strategic and Impact Evaluations, and Monitoring
  • Rural Development, Agriculture, Environment and Regional Development
  • Humanitarian aid
  • Conflict Resolution, Security and Fragility


The Public Finance and Blending Team manages the acquisition and implementation of projects in the area of public finance, macroeconomics, budget support, and innovative finance.


We offer
  • A challenging internship, as part of your studies
  • An opportunity to gain experience in working with major international organisations, such as European institutions, cooperation agencies and developments banks
  • An opportunity to work in an international environment with highly qualified colleagues
  • The possibility of developing your skills as a professional consultant and of applying them to a range of different sectors, both in Europe and/or worldwide


Main responsibilities
  • Support the preparation of calls for tender
  • Support the preparation of the call for tender Service for EU’s external action 2023
  • Updating the CVDB database and the case files.
  • Carrying out administrative tasks related to the activities requested: drafting of notes and reports, feeding of monitoring tables
  • Participate in other business development activities


  • Interested in development finance, public finance management and/or macroeconomics.
  • Studying for a bachelor/master’s degree in management, economics, public finance management, public administration, international relations or related fields in development cooperation
  • With an excellent level of written and spoken English; knowledge of French and/or Spanish is a strong asset
  • With good command of the main computer programs (Word, PowerPoint, Excel)
  • With good writing and synthesis skills
  • With strong interpersonal skills and team spirit
  • With good organizational and planning skills


Skills you will develop during this intership 
  • Become familiar with the company’s business development policy and strategy
  • Understand the operation and regulatory framework of public procurement
  • Become familiar with development cooperation practices of internal donors
  • Become technically acquainted with topics such as public finance management and development finance
  • Identify and exploit relevant sources of information
  • Know the technical and methodological tools for drafting calls for tender
  • Mastering office tools, particularly Excel, and database management programmes
  • To carry out administrative tasks in relation to the activities requested: drafting of notes and reports, feeding of follow-up tables
  • Fast forward thinking
  • Commercial skills
  • Ability to summarise and analyse


How to apply?

Please send a CV and 1-page cover letter in English to ideally by 14th December 2022. The sooner the better as we may process applications directly.

Please indicate in your cover letter a possible starting date, the expected duration of your internship (the longer the better), and the channel through which you learned about this opportunity.

Only short-listed candidates will be contacted.