MasterCard Foundation Graduate Internship Program 2022

Mastercard Foundation seeks a world where everyone has the opportunity to learn and prosper. Through its Young Africa Works strategy and Canadian EleV program, the Foundation works with partners to ensure that millions of young people, especially young women, access quality education, financial services, and dignified work. Mastercard Foundation was established in 2006 through the generosity of Mastercard when it became a public company. The Foundation is independent with its own Board of Directors and CEO.

Mastercard Foundation is offering ambitious, career-driven, and hardworking graduates and alumni who do not have work experience an opportunity to improve their skills as they prepare for the world of work. Come and join a team of driven, and passionate people who are guided by a deep sense of belief in our purpose and values.

This is a 6 to 12 months of meaningful work experience, professional development, participation in mentoring and professional networking opportunities that comes with a monthly stipend. If you have bold ideas, passionate, values driven and ready to build something new while serving, read on!

Position: Graduate Internship Programs


  • BA Commerce, Finance & Accounting and related.
  • Social Sciences: Social Works, Psychology, Sociology, Gender-related field.
  • Human Resource Management or related field.
  • Business Administration, Finance, Business, Economics, Mathematics, Statistics.
  • Communications, Project Management or other related fields.
  • Project Management or related field.
  • Journalism, Communication or related field.


A recent graduate with a relevant bachelors’ degree and eligible to work in Ethiopia. This opportunity is open to both MasterCard Foundation Alumni and other graduates.

Excellent problem-solver, observant, agile and able to work both independently and as part of a team Excellent communication skills (verbal & written) and basic appreciation of Microsoft Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.

Possess excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills with the ability to articulate information to a variety of constituents across cultures.

Possess professional maturity, sensitivity with different cultures, and impeccable integrity that exemplify the Foundation’s values.

Demonstrate a commitment to MasterCard Foundation’s values and vision. 

You will get to work with teams from specific functions within the Foundation namely: Programs, People and Culture, Operations, Public Affairs and Communications.  Below are the teams per each function that will take on graduate interns.

1. Programs

  • Digital Economy.
  • Agriculture.
  • MSME.
  • Gender & Youth Engagement.
  • Education and Skills.

2. People & Culture

  • Analytics & Reporting.

3. Public Affairs and Communication

  •   Program Communications.
  • Saving Lives and Livelihoods and Health Communications.

4. Operations

  • Finance and Accounting.

Deadline: Aug 23, 2022

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