The World 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. The 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.
About World Bank Internship Program
The World Bank (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 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.
All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period.
J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the WB.
Eligibility Criteria for World Bank Internship Program
To be eligible for an Internship, 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.
Other requirements are:
- 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.
World Bank values diversity in the workplace, and encourages all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds to apply. The aim is to attract and recruit the best talent in the world.
As part of the application process, you need to upload the following documents:
- Curriculum Vitae (CV)
- Statement of Interest
- Proof of Enrolment in a graduate degree
To submit your application, visit the application page.
For more information on the program, visit the official webpage of the World Bank Group Winter Internship Program 2022.
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