The World Bank Internships 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.
Host Institution(s): World Bank in Washington DC, USA
Field of study: This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields.
Target group: Students currently enrolled in a full-time graduate study program
Internship Benefits: The Bank Group pays an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations.
To be eligible for the internship, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or Ph.D. with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity). Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their Ph.D. programs.
Fluency in English is required. Prior relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous.
All applications MUST be submitted online. Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered. The Bank Group’s Internship is offered during two seasons, and applications are accepted during the following periods:
Summer Internship (June–September)
The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1–January 31 each year.
Winter Internship (December–March)
The application period for the Winter Internship is October 1–31 each year.
It is important to visit the official website (link found below) to access the application form and for detailed information on how to apply for this internship.
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