Paid Internships - World Bank Group Summer Internship Program for Young Professionals

Paid Internships - World Bank Group Summer Internship Program for Young Professionals


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.

Eligibility Criteria

  • 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.
  • 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).

    Benefits:

  • The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses.
  • Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations.
  • 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.

    Timing

    The World Bank Group Internship is offered twice a year:

  • Summer Internship (May–September): The application period is December 1–January 31 each year.
  • Winter Internship (November–March): The application period is October 1-31 each year.
  • All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)
  • J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the Bank Group.

    Application Process

    Application Form: Take time to prepare your application and enter your personal information accurately.

    You will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree

    Application Checklist:

    the following application checklist is meant to facilitate your application experience.

  • Ensure that you use either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher as your browser version.
  • Please make sure that
    you are connected with a reasonable bandwidth of internet connection without any network/firewall restriction.
  • You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address.
  • You must complete your application in a single session and you will only be able to submit it if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions (all questions marked with an asterisk-*- are required).
  • Please complete the application within 45 minutes to avoid a system timeout.
  • Provide the most current contact information. Ensure that you have correctly spelled out your email address, since this will be our main channel of communication with you regarding your candidacy
  • Ensure that you have correctly spelled out your email address, since this will be our main channel of communication with you regarding your candidacy.
  • Remember to enter your complete phone number (country code + city code + number).
  • Please do not enter any special characters (â-<>&#â, etc.) in any of the application fields. Try not to copy and paste any characters/text from Microsoft Word.
  • Please upload the following documents (mandatory) before submitting your application:
  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree

    Note:

    Each file should not exceed 5 MB, and should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf

  • Please make sure that the filenames of the documents that you are attaching do not contain any special characters, such as â-<>&#â, etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.
  • Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.
  • Upon submission of your application you will receive an email confirmation providing you with your application number.

    How to Apply

  • For more information and internship application details, see; application details, see; Paid Internships - World Bank Group Summer Internship Program for Young Professionals

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