World Bank Internships in Washington, D.C.

Deadline: 31 October (for winter internship) and 31 January (for summer internship)
Open to: candidates with an undergraduate degree and enrolled in a full-time graduate study program in economics, finance, human development, social science, agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields.
Remuneration: paid by the hour


The World Bank offers internships to young people interested to learn more about the economic and social issues that affect people’s lives around the world. The programme offers opportunities for study and work that provide hands-on experience. The Bank Internship Programme offers graduate students an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the experience of working in an international environment.

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. Most positions are located in Washington, DC, with a minimum duration of four weeks.

The World Bank recognizes that poverty has no borders. Neither does excellence. So they are continually in search of the brightest, most talented individuals from around the globe. And they are proud to employ a dedicated and committed workforce that is diverse in gender, nationality and ethnic background. Bank staff work with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others in developing countries around the world, assisting people in all areas of development, from policy and strategic advice to the identification, preparation, appraisal and supervision of development projects.


To be eligible for the Internship, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity. Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their PhD programs.

This Internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields. 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.


The World Bank Group Internship is offered during two seasons, and applications are accepted during the following periods:

For Winter (December-March), the application deadline is 31 October each year. For Summer (June-September), the application deadline is 31 January each year.

To apply register online HERE and complete the online application form. All applications MUST be submitted on-line.

For further details, please see the official website HERE.

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