Internship with World Bank


The World Bank Internship Program 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 Program 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 Program, candidates must possess a Bachelor’s degree and already be enrolled in a full-time Master’s study program (pursuing a Master’s degree or Ph.D. with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity. Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of Master’s studies or are already into their Ph.D. programs.

This Program 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 are advantageous.

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 for a minimum of four weeks in duration.

Criteria for Applying for an Internship
Currently enrolled full time in a Master’s degree program (first year or higher) and returning to the program upon completion of internship
Age 29 or younger
Qualifications (application, references, interviews) suitable for intern employment in South Asia country office, sector unit, etc. as specified by selecting managers.
Self supported housing and subsistence.

How To Apply

Below is a list of units that offer internships at the World Bank in Delhi. Please select the area you are interested in and apply to that particular sector directly. Currently internships are available only for the teams which have a Terms Of Reference. The closing date varies for each unit.

Poverty Reduction & Economic Management Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/S0KI6T7EM0

Social Development Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/VBUQRVQ4U0

Education Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/38U84EWTJ0

Infrastructure (Water & Urban) Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/VO64UV3S80

Infrastructure (Transport) Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/JKIIGMRH60

Finance and Private Sector Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/9657H6F710

Rural Development Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/XI56LWR980

Legal Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/CNGNKQQ4U0

Information Solutions Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/0DCEXHF5C0

Water and Sanitation Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/KPRF6J3T90

Energy Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/BBV6FQRHR0

India External Affairs Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/PIZBP2RZC0

Procurement Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/06AW2ARIE0

Health, Nutrition and Population Internships in India with World Bank
http://go.worldbank.org/ZDW50MR6D0

Generally speaking, once the application has been received, the next steps are shortlisting then interviewing. Typically, applicants who are not shortlisted are not contacted. The duration of the selection process varies widely, and can be quite long, especially if parallel external recruitment is undertaken.

Reference: http://go.worldbank.org/MR0BKBF600



2 Responses to “Internship with World Bank”

  1. nitika says:

    I want to do internship in hr as a trainee, i am pursuing MBA (first year)

  2. Himani kalia says:

    Hi
    I am a student at Delhi university, perusing B.Sc Maths hons from shaheed bhagat Singh college. I am also doing actuarial sciences and have cleared one CT exam (CT1).
    Could you please tell me whether i am eligible for the internship or not.
    Also if i am eligible then for which unit?

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