oil fund


Internship Program

The State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan supports sustainable development by actively participating in the financing of major education, energy, transport and investment projects. In doing so, we are executing the strategy of transforming hydrocarbon capital into human capital. With more focus on capacity building, SOFAZ creates new opportunities for talented young people.

In this sense, our priority is to attract talents, train professionals of international level and build a corporate culture in which employees work together based on mutual trust and common vision. SOFAZ actively participates in career fairs and other platforms organized by educational institutions, as well as implements internship programs for graduates. Taking into account our successful experience in organizing internship programs, SOFAZ announces Summer Internship Program.

The internship program is designed for the last year students, graduates, master or MBA students. The internship program organized by SOFAZ will play an essential role in the career development and future plans of the students and graduates.

The Internship program is organized in the following departments of SOFAZ:

Investment Department

Education: Business Administration (Finance Orientation), Finance or Economics

Risk management Department

Education: Finance, statistics mathematics or related fields

Department of Budget Forecasting and Projects

Education: Mathematics or economics

Department of Oil Contracts

Education: Business administration, management, finance or economics

Internal Audit Department

Education: Finance, audit or related fields

Department of Information Technology

Education: IT management or engineering, finance, economics, business administration, mathematics, statistics, etc.

Public Relations Department

Education: Business administration, management, marketing, journalism or related fields

Human Resources Department

Education: Human resources, statistics, business administration, public administration or related fields

  • Being a fresh graduate or last year student as well as master or MBA students;
  • Ability to read, write and speak in Azerbaijani and English fluently (knowledge of additional language would be considered as a an advantage);
  • Communication and organizational skills and continuous learning skills;
  • Proficient user of MS Office software
  • Internship experience at one of the most renowned sovereign wealth funds (SWFs) in the world;
  • Educational and training experience covering capital markets and investments management, development of field knowledge, analytical approach, and fundamental analysis skills in solving advanced problems in asset management
  • Gaining valuable experience in the relevant field by working on practical tasks;
  • Gaining practical knowledge in corporate governance principles by being a part of a larger management structure, while following the principles of teamwork approach, corporate culture, and governance standards;
  • Opportunities to demonstrate your abilities and get a chance to be considered for a full-time job position at SOFAZ.

Duration and format of the program:

The duration of the internship program is 2 months and is organized in a blended format (distant and office-based). The internship program is non-paid.

Selection process

The selection process consists of 2 stages.

In the first stage, candidates are expected to send their CVs to the following e-mail address, indicating the department’s name in the subject line and filling out the required form through the link below.


Email: GraduateProgram@oilfund.az

The deadline for applications is June 11, 2021.

In the second stage, shortlisted candidates will be invited to a group interview session. The topic for the group interview will be sent to the selected candidates in advance. Participants will be divided into teams of 4-6 people.

Firstly, participants are expected to introduce themselves and continue with a team-based discussion. The discussion will take 60 minutes.

Afterwards, the session participants will be invited to a short interview with the mentor of the relevant department.


Human Resources Department, The State Oil Fund of the Republic of Azerbaijan

Heydar Aliyev av. 165, AZ 1029

(+994 12) 498 77 53 (ext. 8005/8006/8007)