The Black Sea Trade and Development Bank (BSTDB) was established by Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Bulgaria, Georgia, Greece, Moldova, Romania, Russia, Turkey, and Ukraine which are the 11 founding countries of the Black Sea Economic Cooperation (BSEC) as a financial pillar of BSEC. As of end 2017, BSTDB cumulative portfolio in its 11 member countries has reached 365 approved operations in the key sectors of infrastructure, energy, transport, manufacturing, telecommunications, financial sector and other important areas amounting to about EUR 5 billion.
The purpose of the Bank is to accelerate development and promote co-operation among its shareholder countries. BSTDB supports regional trade and investment, providing financing for commercial transactions and projects in order to help Member States to establish stronger economic linkages.
BSTDB’s internship program offers university-level students, nationals of the BSTDB member countries, the exposure to the work of an international financial institution, in a multi-cultural environment. It also provides the opportunity to students to put into practice their knowledge and skills acquired during their university studies. Learn about the current internship openings here.