October 4, 2016

World Bank Paid Internship Programme for Young Graduates


Course(s) Offered: Several fields
Course Level: Paid Internship
Provider: World Bank Group
Country to Study in: USA, Other countries

Scholarship Description
The World Bank Group, in its effort to provide practical experience in global development to graduate students across the world, offers paid internships for Young Graduates during both the Winter and the Summer seasons.

The World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated and successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting.

The World Bank Internship is now accepting applications for the Winter internship season (i.e. December-March).

World Bank Paid Internship Programme for Young Graduates

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.

Selection Criteria:
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.

Eligible groups
Citizens of ALL countries

Participating Institutions
Most positions are located in Washington, D.C. (some positions are offered in country offices)

Fields of study
Typically sought-after fields include:
  • economics, 
  • finance, 
  • human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), 
  • social science (anthropology, sociology), 
  • agriculture, 
  • environment, 
  • private sector development, 
as well as other related fields.

Number of awards
Not specified - but many positions are awarded every year

Sponsorship duration
The Bank Group's Internship is offered during two seasons every year - the Summer (June–September) AND the Winter (December–March).

Most positions are a minimum of four weeks in duration.

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

Method of Application
You may apply for the Summer Internship (June–September) or the Winter Internship (December–March). All applications MUST be submitted online, and within that period's deadline. Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.

It is important to visit the official website (link to it is below) for complete information and also to go through the application checklist for this programme.

Applications are accepted from interested candidates for either the Summer Internship or the Winter Internship. The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1–January 31 each year. The application period for the Winter Internship is October 1–31.

The next application deadline is 31 October 2016 for internships starting in December 2016.

All applications MUST be submitted online.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

While uploading your files during your application, each file should not exceed 5 MB, and should be in one of the following formats: .doc, .docx, or .pdf. Please make sure that the filenames of the documents that you are attaching do not contain any special characters, such as “-<>&#” etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.

Application Deadline: 31 October 2016
Open to International Applicants: Yes

More Scholarship Information and Application

Related: Several Scholarships Lists for International Students


  1. Thank you World Bank for the opportunity like this internship, I am interested in education area but still waiting for the admission in my masteral scholarship program, hoping I could work with you in the near future. Again, a million thanks in advance. God bless!

  2. I really appreciate this opportunity of internship by the world bank group.I finished my masters in agriculture precisely animal science last year August and have applied for a Ph.D program Already to commence next year an will like to apply for this internship program.i just need to get more knowledge on how to use recent technologies in agriculture to improve agriculture in my own country Nigeria

  3. I am grateful to God for making me stumble on this opportunity. I will apply for it and by God grace I know I will get it.