What is the education requirement of the WB Internship Program?

  • Be enrolled in a graduate study program (Master’s or Ph.D.).

Having completed the first year of a Master’s degree or being a Ph.D. student may be advantageous in the selection process.

 What is the language requirement of the WB Internship Program?

Fluency in English is required. Knowledge of French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese and Chinese may be advantageous in the selection process.

What is the age requirement of the WB Internship Program?

Applicants must be at least 18 years old at the time of enrollment.

What is the Nationality requirement of the World Bank Internship Program?

Applicants must be citizens of a WBG member country. Every year the World Bank Internship Program receives applications from different regions and countries worldwide, such as Chennai in India, Ghana (Africa), Australia (Oceania), Malaysia (Asia), Brussels (Europe), Bangladesh (South Asia), Azerbaijan, Bangkok (Thailand), Beijing (China), Dhaka, New Delhi (India), Canada (North America) and much more.

What are the competencies required for the World Bank Internship Program?

The main competencies required are: communicative and group work skills, good computing and language skills, knowledge of the institution’s performance and keeping abreast of its goals and projects.

Other requirements of the World Bank Internship Program:

Although IFC (WBG private sector-oriented agency) shares the same recruiting system with WBG, some specific skills are required:

  • For investment positions, work experience (3-6 years) in international finance, which could include corporate finance, investment banking, financial consulting, private equity, credit analysis, or commercial banking;
  • Knowledge of sectors relevant to IFC and emerging markets experience preferred;
  • Strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills;
  • Business development and client relationship skills;
  • Enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders;
  • Commitment to sustainable private sector development.

What are the Restrictions of the World Bank Internship Program?

An applicant may not be a child or sibling of a World Bank staff member.