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World Bank IFC Global Internship Program (GIP)

Closing Date:3/8/2021 (MM/DD/YYYY) at 11:59 pm UTC

The IFC Global Internship Program (GIP) offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of IFC and the broader World Bank Group, and be a part of the largest private sector development institution in the world. Selected interns will be offered short-term temporary contracts with IFC that can begin as early as May and end as late as October 31, 2021. The GIP encourages individuals to bring new perspectives and innovative ideas to IFC’s work while improving skills in a diverse and highly stimulating environment. In addition, it is a great way to enhance your CV and build an international network of professionals dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity in the developing world.

IFC hires Global Interns for a minimum period of four weeks between May and October to work on discrete projects in Washington, D.C. or in one of IFC's country or regional offices. The vast majority of posted opportunities are open for virtual participation. The list of openings will be clear where otherwise.

The GIP receives about 1500 applications each year, from which candidates are short-listed for departmental interviews. Successful short-listed GIP candidates are directly hired and paid by interested departments worldwide, based on their business need and the particular profile of the candidate. Operational assignments cover various areas of work, such as participation in sector-specific market mapping, investment proposal reviews, financial modelling and analysis, portfolio management, upstream work and advisory services activities. Other assignments can cover a range of activities that incorporate and support departments.

Following a thorough evaluation process at the conclusion of the internship, successful GIP interns are encouraged to apply to the WBG Young Professionals Program should they meet such application requirements, or to any other full-time opportunity available after graduation.


Candidates must be in the first or second-to-last year of a Masters’ level program, with at least three years of relevant experience.

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Selection Criteria

These include:

• Candidates must be in the first or second-to-last year of an MBA or other Master’s level program. • Strong interest in and commitment to impact investing and sustainable private sector solutions • At least three years of relevant work experience related to the advertised opportunities (previous job positions, paid or unpaid internships, and volunteer work count). • Emerging markets experience preferred • For investment-related opportunities, strong analytical, quantitative, communication, negotiation, business development and client relationship skills • For all opportunities, please see requirements specific to the advertised position • Enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English; proficiency in one or more languages - Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish and Malagasy - strongly preferred Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, and depending on local conditions, some positions may be filled on a work-from-home basis and may require working in different time zones. All positions will require adherence to all related visa laws.




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