The Internship is open to students who are nationals of the Bank’s member countries and attracts a large number of highly qualified
candidates. The goal of this Internship is to offer successful
candidates an opportunity to improve their skills as well as the
experience of working in an international environment. Interns generally
find the experience to be rewarding and interesting.
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
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
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 (some positions are offered in country offices) and are a
minimum of four weeks in duration.
The World Bank Group Internship is offered during two seasons:
The application period for the Summer is December 1 – January 31 each year.
The application period for the Winter is September 1 – October 31 each year.
All applications MUST be submitted on-line (using the “Apply Now” button on the top of this page – available during the application period only).
Applications submitted after the deadline are not considered.