World Bank (WB) is now accepting applications from students enrolled in a full-time graduate study program for its 2020/2021 Summer Internship Programme. The deadline for submission of applications for the World Bank Internship Program is 31st January 2021. See how to apply below.
The World Bank (WB) Internship Program offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank in international development.
The internship allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas and latest research experience into the World 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
World Bank Internship Program Eligibility.
- 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;
- 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;
- They value diversity in the workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds to apply. Their aim is to attract and recruit the best talent in the world.
The World Bank 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).
J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the World Bank.
World Bank Internship Program Benefits.
- The World Bank 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.
How to Apply for World Bank Internship Program.
Complete the Application Form. Take time to prepare your application and enter your personal information accurately. You will be asked to upload the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of Interest
- Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree