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The young talent heading for Washington! Banco Sabadell Foundation awards 3 scholarships for the Inter-American Development Bank.

Three young students from the University of Oviedo will be joining, from today, 6th March, different departments of the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB) which is headquartered in Washington, thanks to the internship programme convened by the University in collaboration with Banco Sabadell Foundation. With the incorporation of these 3 young people, a total of 57 people have been able to benefit from this internship programme.

The scholarships were awarded this Thursday, 2nd March, at the Edificio Histórico de la Universidad de Oviedo, by the Rector of the institution-Santiago García Granda, and the Managing Director of Sabadell Herrero-Pablo Junceda.

The call of these IDB Scholarships, which has now reached its fourteenth edition, is aimed at final year students or graduates who have graduated from the University of Oviedo during the last 3 years in speciality subjects required in each call-mainly the social-legal area. These scholarships are aimed at people who wish to gain experience in the administration and operations at the Inter-American Development Bank in Washington, D.C. as well as getting to know its policies, administrative rules and procedures.

De izquierda a derecha: Pablo Junceda, director general de Sabadell Gallego; Beatriz Prendes, becada; Santiago García, rector de la Universidad de Oviedo; Álvaro Muñiz y Hugo Menéndez, becados.

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The three interns who were awarded the scholarship 2016 have been working at IDB, two of them have joined the same department where they carried out their internship, and the third intern has joined the Treasury department.

Davinia Rodríguez spent time at the Independent Consultation and Investigation Mechansim department, and she assures us that “these six months have been very productive and enriching” and she highlights the importance of this scholarship: “institutions who grant scholarships like this one must continue implementing these programmes so that young graduates can have the opportunity to this truly interesting work experience abroad.”.

Sara Díaz carried out her internship in the financial department, and tell us that “it has been a very positive experience, it’s motivation to continue growing…without doubt, it is the best opportunity I’ve ever had in my life.

David Recuero worked in the Financial Management and Acquisitions department. He rates his experience as: “It has been an experience in which I have learnt a lot, and I have also been able to widen my network of contacts. “From day one I have felt completely part of the team”

Imagen de los tres becados en 2016: Sara Díaz, Davinia Rodríguez y David Recuero.