Deadline: 31 January 2017
Open to: candidates possessing undergraduate degree and pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD
Remuneration: an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses
The World Bank offers internships to young people interested to learn more about the economic and social issues that affect people’s lives around the world. The programme offers opportunities for study and work that provide hands-on experience.
The Bank Internship Programme offers graduate students an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment.
Possess an undergraduate degree;
Enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity);
Generally, successful... Read More »
Deadline: 14 December 2016
Open to: PhD candidates from developing country
Scholarship: provides up to 25,000 USD for developing country nationals to conduct development related PhD research
The Robert S. McNamara Fellowships Program (RSMFP) provides support to developing country nationals who are PhD candidates from developing countries and working in academic and research institutions in a developing country who seek 6-10 months of funding to conduct PhD research in a World Bank member country other than their home country or country of residence.
RSMFP was established in 1982 with 2.8 million USD in funding from the World Bank and the governments of Bangladesh, China, India, Kuwait, Nigeria, Pakistan, Peru, and former Yugoslavia.
The aim of the bank is to reach the best and brightest researchers... Read More »
Deadline: 16 November 2015
Open to: everybody interested in the topic of financing for development
Venue: online/ Coursera platform
Participants will hear from prominent government and international organization officials and leaders from the private sector who have considerable first-hand experience in preparing and implementing development plans at the international and country level, and in forging public-private collaborations in development projects. They will hear directly about challenges and successes in mobilizing billions to generate the trillions and taking actions needed to meet the evolving global development agenda. The course includes video presentations, core reading materials and links to further videos, additional readings and, for those with the time and inclination to delve more deeply into the topic, quizzes, discussion boards, two Google... Read More »
Deadline: 3 October 2015
Open to: the competition is open to individuals and teams of up to 5 people. Participants must be between the ages of 18 to 35
Prize: prizes for the winning teams will be announced closer to the competition date, accommodation and traveling all fully covered
The World Bank Group Youth Summit 2015 invites young people from around the world to use their knowledge and creativity to crowd-source solutions for climate change that contribute to growth and development in developing and emerging countries. The Youth Summit will be held on 16-17 November 2015 in IFC Auditorium, Washington, DC.
Under the motto “If Not Us Then Who: Crowd-Sourcing Solutions for Climate Change”, the event will gather exceptional future leaders... Read More »
Deadline: 31 July, 2015
Open to: young professionals with at least 3 years of relevant professional experience
Remuneration: a 5-year term contract, spending 24 months in a structured development program, plus a variety of benefits and opportunities.
The World Bank’s Young Professionals Program offers an exciting career opportunity for young persons and the prospect to grow as leaders in the technical and management areas of the World Bank Group.
It is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the WBG technical/operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others; as well as to WBG corporate areas such as communications, information technology, human resources and corporate finance. To be... Read More »
Deadline: 30 June 2014
Open to: young professionals in the fields of Economics, Finance, Education, Public health, Social Sciences, Engineering, Urban Planning, and Natural Resource Management
Remuneration: competitive salary based on education and professional experience
For more than 50 years, the World Bank’s Young Professionals Program has been the preeminent program preparing global development leaders.
Young Professionals will be in a two-year program with a “stretch/learning assignment” built in, where they will gain valuable on-the-job experience. They are a member of a team, where they are expected to make significant contributions towards the unit’s work program while they gain a broad overview of the World Bank’s policies and work.
During their assignment, Young Professionals join their colleagues on field assignments... Read More »
Deadline: 27 March 2014
Open to: nationals of developing countries, holding Bachelor degree, who are currently employed
Scholarship: round-ticket, tuition, monthly subsistence allowance
The Joint Japan/World Bank Graduate Scholarship Program is quite unique among the hundreds of multilateral, bilateral and NGO funded scholarship programs offered to international students. Unlike most other well- known programs it does not focus on a specific region, group, hosting institution or country, or field of study. Except for a small funding window for Japanese citizens, the only major restrictions are: scholars from developing countries pursue abroad graduate studies in one of the partner or preferred university graduate programs, and upon graduation scholars return home to contribute to the development of their country.
There are two ways citizens of developing countries... Read More »
Deadline: 12 February 2014 (for small grants); 14 February 2014 (for continuation grants)
Open to: scientific researchers and conservationists working and established in either the UK, UK overseas territories or any country not classified by the World Bank as high-income
Grants: between £2,000 and £25,000
People’s Trust for Endangered Species is dedicated to funding scientific research into the conservation of endangered species and their habitats, and do so through three grant schemes. The organization supports projects all over the world, through the worldwide grants, and last year funded a range of projects including cheetah conservation in South Africa and tracking Hawksbill turtles in the Turks and Caicos islands.
In a constantly changing world where wildlife is under threat, many species are declining at an... Read More »
Deadline: 31 October (for winter internship) and 31 January (for summer internship)
Open to: candidates with an undergraduate degree and enrolled in a full-time graduate study program in economics, finance, human development, social science, agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields.
Remuneration: paid by the hour
The World Bank offers internships to young people interested to learn more about the economic and social issues that affect people’s lives around the world. The programme offers opportunities for study and work that provide hands-on experience. The Bank Internship Programme offers graduate students an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment.
The Bank pays an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards... Read More »
Deadline: 1 November 2013
Open to: scaleable projects in countries classified as low, lower-middle, and upper-middle income (see list HERE)
Grant: nearly $25,000,000 allocated across 50 projects
The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund (SIEF) is a trust fund established within the World Bank to carry out and support research evaluating the impact of programs on alleviating poverty and improving people’s lives. The knowledge generated provides evidence for designing more effective policies and programs. The multi-donor fund was created with the support of the British government’s Department for International Development with a commitment of nearly $40 million. The program, managed by the World Bank’s Human Development Network, was launched in 2012 and will run for five years.
The Strategic Impact Evaluation Fund builds on the knowledge and research generated by the Spanish Trust... Read More »