World Bank 2019 Summer Internship Program

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December 14, 2018
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December 14, 2018

Deadline – January 31, 2019

Applications are open for the World Bank Summer Internship Program 2019. 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. In addition, it is a way to enhance their CVs with practical work experience.

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. In addition, it is a way to enhance their CVs with practical work experience.

The World Bank Group (WBG) is one of the world’s leading organizations in support to international development. It has 189 member countries and a diverse staff with professionals from over 170 nations. Its main goal is to create integrated development solutions to fight poverty and promote shared prosperity among nations. The organization comprises five agencies, of which the two main ones are the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development and the International Development Association, which provides funding and technical support for development projects in middle- and lower-income countries.

 

World Bank’s main focus: To foster international development and fight poverty, especially in developing nations.

Themes addressed by the World Bank:

  • Climate change
  • Disaster management
  • Education
  • Financial crisis
  • Food crisis
  • Fragile and conflict states
  • Growth and renewable energy
  • Health systems
  • Land reform
  • Public-private partnerships
  • Public sector
  • Water resources

Benefits

  • The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns.
  • Provides an allowance toward travel expenses if applicable.

Eligibilities

  • 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.
  • J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the Bank Group.
  • 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).

Eligible Regions: Open for All

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