World Bank Internships in Kenya

World Bank Internships in Kenya


The World Bank Internship Program is now accepting applications through October 31st for its Winter Term (November 2020 – March 2021)

  • The World Bank (WB) Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank.

  • The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and research experience into the Bank's work, while improving skills in a diverse environment.

  • In addition, it is a great way to enhance CVs with practical work experience. Internships are available in both development operations and other business units (such as Human Resources, Communications, Accounting, etc.) however, availability during a given internship term is based on business need.

  • To access the application, please click the apply button, noting that only selected candidates will be contacted.

    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 degree or PhD 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.

  • We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds to apply.

  • Our aim is to attract and recruit the best talent in the world.

    Additional Information

  • 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).

  • The WB pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses up to USD 3,000 at the discretion of the manager.

  • These travel expenses can only include transport expenses (airfare) to or from the duty station city.

  • Interns are responsible for their own accommodations. Driven by business needs, most Intern positions are based in Washington, DC with a few others in the WB country offices.

  • Usually, internship opportunities are for a minimum of four weeks.

    The WB 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 WB.

    How to Apply

    For more information and job application details, see; World Bank Internships in Kenya

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