The Paid World Bank Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the WB in international development. The paid internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience into the WB’s work and improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. An internship at the WB 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 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.
To be eligible for a paid Internship at the World Bank, 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.
Moreover, the candidates will require to have fluent English. Knowledge of languages such as: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable. Other skills such as computing skills are advantageous.
All applications are stored in a database that is consulted by hiring Managers based on business needs. Please note that candidates will not hear from us unless they are shortlisted by a hiring Manager that is looking to hire an intern. Managers have access to the Internship database from February – July (Summer Internship) and from November – January (Winter Internship). We do not have a pre-identified number of positions for interns per season. For each season, hiring is solely based on business needs.
Candidates may take their time to prepare the application before applying for the paid internship position at World Bank. In order to apply, the candidates must provide the following three documents:
In order to apply, the candidates must, firstly, register for an account and provide an email address. Candidates must note that they should provide their email address accurately, since, this will be the main channel of communication.
Moreover, the applicants must complete their application in a single session within 45 minutes to avoid the system timeout. Moreover, candidates may only submit a complete application. The application is complete if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions.
The World Bank accepts the application for the paid 2019/2020 Winter Internship until 31 October 2019. Applications arriving after the deadline are not eligible for the internship consideration.
|Type of Opportunity||Internships|
|Open to||All Nationalities|