Paid Internships - International Finance Corporation Summer Internship for Young Professionals

Paid Internships - International Finance Corporation Summer Internship for Young Professionals


IFC hires summer interns each year for a minimum period of four weeks between Mayand September to work on discrete projects in Washington, DC or in one of IFC’s country or regional offices.

IFC’s summer internships are paid positions. IFC receive about 1500 applications each year, from which 30-40 candidates are selected. Summer Interns are assigned to an industry, regional or service department within IFC.

Assignments cover various areas of work, such as sector-specific business development, investment proposal review, financial modeling and analysis, advisory services strategy, and ex-post investment project evaluation. The assignment depends on the needs of the department and the particular fit for the candidate.Departments hire directly by contacting short-listed candidates.

Following a thorough evaluation process at the conclusion of the internship, successful interns are encouraged to apply for the IFC Young Professionals Program to work as an Associate Investment Officer position, or any other full-time opportunity available after graduation.

Summer Interns are hired for a duration of four to ten weeks between May and September every year in Washington, DC or directly in one of IFC’s country or regional offices. On average, about 30-40 candidates are selected every year.

As a Summer Intern, you will be assigned to an industry, regional or service department within IFC. Assignments cover various areas of work throughout the value chain, including business development, investment proposal review, financial modeling and analysis, advisory services strategy, and portfolio management.

Requirements:

Candidates must be in the first or second-to-last year of an MBA or similar graduate program. Specific selection criteria include:

Candidates must be in the first or second-to-last year of an MBA or similar graduate program.

Specific selection criteria include:

  • For investment positions, work experience (3-6 years) in international finance, which could include corporate finance, investment banking, financial consulting, private equity, credit analysis, or commercial banking
  • Knowledge of sectors relevant to IFC and emerging markets experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Business development and client relationship skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in one or more of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Commitment to sustainable private sector development
  • Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, and female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.

    Selection Criteria

  • For investment positions, work experience (3-6 years) in international finance, which could include corporate finance, investment banking, financial consulting, private equity, credit analysis, or commercial banking
  • Knowledge of sectors relevant to IFC and emerging markets experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Business development and client relationship skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in one or more of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Commitment to sustainable private sector development

    Application and Selection Process

  • The short-list is created by the IFC HR Programs Team and shared IFC wide to hiring Managers by mid-to late February.
  • Managers are then free to hire from that list.
  • Those students hired from that list will be considered IFC Summer interns specifically for this program

    How to Apply

  • For more information and internship application details, see; application details, see; Paid Internships - International Finance Corporation Summer Internship for Young Professionals

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