IMF Fund Internship Program

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The IMF Fund Internship Program provides an opportunity for highly promising graduate students pursing an advanced degree/Ph.D. in macroeconomics or a related field to gain a better understanding of the IMF's work and contribute to the institution's mission.

The IMF Fund Internships are offered to about 50 graduate students each year.

Thirty-five (35) to 40 internships are undertaken during the summer between May and October, and another 10 to 15 are done during the winter from November to April.

Who Should Apply:

  • should be within one or two years of completing their Ph.D. in macroeconomics or relevant field;
  • must be in student status, i.e., must be returning to university after their internship;
  • typically are below the age of 30; have an excellent command of English (both written and oral); and
  • must possess strong quantitative and computer skills.

    Salary and Benefits

    IMF interns receive:

  • salary comparable to senior level support staff:
  • round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their university; and
  • limited medical insurance coverage.

    Online applications are initially screened to determine whether a candidate has the minimum qualifications to be considered for the program.

    Following this, the most promising candidates are identified and a table containing information on each candidate is prepared.

    This information, along with a copy of each candidate's application and/or CV, is forwarded to participating departments for consideration.

    Departments are asked to advise the Human Resources Department of their preferences among candidates, as well as the project to be undertaken.

    Applications Deadlines:

    Summer - October - December

    Winter - May - July

    For more information regarding the online application please see; IMF Fund Internship Program

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