Deadline: 31 January 2019
Open to: candidates with an undergraduate degree and enrolled in a full-time graduate study program
Benefits: an hourly salary to all interns and where applicable an allowance toward travel expenses
The World Bank Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank Group in international development. The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience into the Bank’s work and improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. An internship at the World Bank is an opportunity to learn while gaining practical experience. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. In addition, it is a way to enhance their CVs with practical work experience.
The WB Internship Program typically seeks candidates for: Operations (Front Line) in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, engineering, urban planning, natural resources management, private sector development, and other related fields; or Corporate support (Accounting, Communications, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Treasury, and other corporate services). Most positions are in Washington, DC; few others are in World Bank Country Offices. This is business driven and varies. Usually, internship opportunities are for a minimum of four weeks.
- To be eligible for an Internship, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D.’s degrees with plans to return to school full-time);
- There is no age limit;
Fluency in English is required;
- Knowledge of languages such as: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable. Other skills such as computing skills are advantageous;
They value diversity in the workplace and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds to apply;
- The aim is to attract and recruit the best talent in the World.
The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns and provides an allowance toward travel expenses.
How to apply?
For the full application checklist, please visit the official website.