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The World Bank Internship Program (BIP)

Ana Isabel Paraguay
Posted October 8, 2021 from Brazil
Expires on October 30, 2022
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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.

Utilize This Offer

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.

Application Process:
• 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.

For more information please visit
https://www.worldbank.org/en/about/careers/programs-and-internships/inte...

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Ana Isabel Paraguay
Oct 08
Oct 08

Friendly reminders:
1. Find and analyze open and closed grants opportunities that interest you. Try to discover:
• what they have in common, and
• how you can think ahead / plan to apply = increase your chances of success!
2. Gather or update paperwork (certificates, attests, statements, resumes, etc.) and information usually required by calls such this one;
3. Write - baby steps... - and discuss a project draft, to validate within your group the priorities of the proposal(s) and to train your grant writing skills as well;
4. Do not wait to find a call and then start writing your proposal / project. Start NOW!
5. Do visit regularly the World Pulse website to make customized searches for grant opportunities. How?
a) Click on the Menu (left upper corner);
b) Type the name of your country in the search area (blank space); click enter;
c) Click on Filters;
d) Click on Resource;
e) Browse the results (opportunities) that will show up, by chronological order of posting;
6. Spread the word about your failures and achievements in grant requests. Yes, tell these stories too... They will enlighten and inspire your network;
7. Share the opportunities that do not apply to you but can interest others;
8. Instead of copying this posting in order to share it, please forward the link of this page. Hence more people will get to know World Pulse, this website and/or its Resource section.
Best regards,
Ana Isabel

Jill Langhus
Oct 11
Oct 11

Thanks, Ana.