The internship is called the Bank Internship Program (BIP) and it offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank. It allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and research experience into the Bank’s work, while improving skills in a diverse environment. This opportunity is open to candidates in the field of Public Health, Nutrition, Education, and the Social Sciences.
To be eligible for this internship, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (master’s degree or Ph.D. with plans to return to school full-time). There is no age limit for this position. Fluency in English is required and knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable. Other skills such as computing skills are an added advantage.
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. This 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 are to be submitted online and during the respective application period. Applications are not accepted by email. For more information about this opportunity and the application process click here.