The World Bank Internship Program (BIP) 2024 presents a unique opportunity for highly motivated individuals to engage with the mission and activities of the World Bank. This internship not only exposes participants to the core work of the World Bank but also encourages them to contribute fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and research experience to enrich the organization’s endeavors.

World Bank Internship Program (BIP) 2024
World Bank Internship Program (BIP) 2024

Moreover, the program facilitates skill development within a diverse and dynamic environment.

World Bank Internship Program (BIP) 2024

One significant aspect is the chance to enhance one’s curriculum vitae (CV) by gaining practical work experience. Interns have the opportunity to contribute to the World Bank’s work in various capacities, spanning development operations and other business units like human resources, communications, and accounting, among others.

However, it’s crucial to note that the availability of internships during a specific term is contingent upon the organization’s current business needs.

The Internship Program not only serves as a platform for personal and professional growth but also allows you to play a meaningful role in the World Bank’s overarching mission.

Eligibility Criteria

  • To qualify for the internship, candidates must hold an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a master’s degree or PhD) with plans to return to school full-time.
  • There is no age limit.
  • Fluency in English is required, with knowledge of additional languages like French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese considered advantageous.
  • The World Bank values diversity and encourages applications from qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds.

Benefits of the Internship

  • Interns receive an hourly salary and, when applicable, a travel allowance of up to USD 3,000 at the discretion of the manager. The travel allowance covers transport expenses (airfare) to or from the duty station city, while interns are responsible for their accommodations. Most intern positions are based in Washington, DC, driven by business needs, with a few in World Bank country offices.

Application process

All applications must be submitted online during the designated application period. The deadline for submission is 11:59 PM UTC on the last day of the application period, and applications by email are not accepted.

The application process involves uploading essential documents, including:

  • A Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of enrollment in a graduate degree.

Application Checklist:

To enhance your application experience, make sure you follow the checklist below:

  • Use a supported browser: Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher.
  • Ensure a stable internet connection with reasonable bandwidth and no network or firewall restrictions.
  • During registration, provide a correctly spelled email address, as it will be the primary communication channel.
  • Complete the entire application in one session. You can only submit if all required documents are uploaded and all asterisk-marked (*) questions are answered.
  • Aim to complete the application within 90 minutes to avoid system timeouts.
  • Enter your complete phone number with country code + city code + number.
  • Avoid using special characters (â-<>&#â, etc.) in any application fields. Refrain from copying and pasting from Microsoft Word.
  • Ensure each document does not exceed 5 MB.
  • Acceptable formats:.doc,.docx,.docx, or.pdf.
  • Use PDF files for optimal upload quality.
  • Ensure filenames do not contain special characters (â-<>&#â, etc.).
  • Use clear, concise filenames for easy identification.

Kindly note that once your application is submitted, it is final. No further changes or updates can be made.

Upon submission, you will receive an email confirmation containing your application number. Keep this for reference.

Selection Process

Following the closure of the application period, qualified applicants’ profiles are shared with World Bank operations and business units interested in hiring interns.

After interviews by potential hiring units, selections are made, and the new BIP cohort commences in early May.

Application Portal

To apply, click here; for more information about the internship, click here.


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