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2024 (Paid Internship) The World Bank Junior Professional Associate Program

(Paid Internship) Junior Professional Associate Program

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2024 (Paid Internship) The World Bank Junior Professional Associate Program

The Junior Professional Associate (JPA) program is a unique opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience and first-hand exposure to the challenges – and rewards – of international development.

Is the applicant a recent graduate? Do they have passion for and commitment to helping others? Are they looking for a solid, two-year entry-level work experience in a multicultural environment? If so, they may be interested in the World Bank’s JPA program. ​

In the JPA assignment, the applicant will use their strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, their knowledge of technology, and their research abilities – working with more senior colleagues and project teams in their work both in operations and in corporate functions. They will have an opportunity to hone their skills and acquire new ones while gaining first-hand exposure to the challenges of reducing poverty and boosting shared prosperity. The applicant’s experience as a JPA may be used as a stepping stone to a career in government, consulting, the private sector, academia, or other development agencies. ​

With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. Together, IBRD and IDA form the World Bank, which provides financing, policy advice, and technical assistance to governments of developing countries. IDA focuses on the world’s poorest countries, while IBRD assists middle-income and creditworthy poorer countries.  IFC, MIGA, and ICSID focus on strengthening the private sector in developing countries.  Through these institutions, the World Bank Group provides financing, technical assistance, political risk insurance, and settlement of disputes to private enterprises, including financial institutions.

While the World Bank’s five institutions have their country membership, governing boards, and articles of agreement, they work as one to serve their partner countries. Today’s development challenges can only be met if the private sector is part of the solution. But the public sector sets the groundwork to enable private investment and allow it to thrive. The complementary roles of their institutions give the World Bank Group a unique ability to connect global financial resources, knowledge, and innovative solutions to the needs of developing countries.

 Benefits of Junior Professional Associate Program

  • The opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience in a premier development institution.
  • Two-year, non-renewable Extended Term Consultant (ETC) contract with benefits. ​


  • The applicant’s academic achievements are superior and place them in the top portion of their graduating class.
  • The applicant’s analytical and research skills extend to areas of specialization such as economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment (climate, blue economy), infrastructure, private sector development, as well as other related fields, including corporate and administrative functions (IT, legal, accounting, communications, etc). ​
  • The applicant is fluent in English and, preferably, in at least one other Bank language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, or Chinese).
  • They love technology and integrate it into their work.​
  • The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the JPA program: ​
    • Be 28 years of age or younger on the first day of service​
    • Hold the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree
    • Be fluent in English​
    • One or more of the Bank’s working languages is a plus: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish. ​
  • The World Bank continually searches for qualified individuals with a diverse set of backgrounds from around the globe.
  • They are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, color, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability. ​
  • Individuals with disabilities may be provided reasonable accommodations to perform essential functions and support in receiving other workplace accommodations.

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Eligible Regions: Open for all.


Type of Opportunity Internships
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OrganizerThe world bank



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