The Bank Internship Program (BIP) 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.
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).
Driven by business needs, most Intern positions are based in Washington, DC with a few others in the WB country offices.
We do not have a pre-identified number of positions for interns per season. For each season, hiring is solely based on business needs.
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To be eligible for an Internship, candidates must:
1. have an undergraduate degree and
2. be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school full-time), and
3. have fluency in English.
Knowledge of languages such as: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable.
Other skills such as computing skills are advantageous.
There is no age limit.
Usually, internship opportunities are for a minimum of four weeks.
J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the WB.
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.
• Take time to prepare your application and enter your personal information accurately.
• All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)
• Only selected candidates will be contacted.
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.
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