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The World Bank is inviting applications from graduate students from World Bank member countries for the Winter Internship Program, which will take place from November 2018 to March 2019.

The World Bank Internship Program offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. The Internship 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). Most positions are located in Washington, DC (some positions are offered in country offices) and are usually of 4 weeks in duration. The bank typically hires 150-200 interns per year.


The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations.


The Internship is open to citizens of any country which is a member of the World Bank Group (see Official Website for member countries). Applicants must possess an undergraduate degree and are enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Masters degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity). There is no age limit.

Fluency in English is required. Prior relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous.

Women are particularly encouraged to apply. The World Bank values diversity in the workplace, and aims to attract and recruit the best talent in the World.


The World Bank Internship is offered twice a year: Summer (May to September) and Winter (November to March). The application period for Winter 2018 is 1 October to 31 October 2018 whilst the application period for Summer 2019 is 1 January to 31 January 2019. All applications must be submitted online.

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