The World Bank has invited interested applicants to its Internship Program, it offers highly motivated personnel the opportunity to be grounded in the mission and work of the World Bank Group in international development. The internship develops the mindset of the individuals to create new perceptions, produce innovative ideas and latest research experience into the Bank’s work and improve their skills while working in diverse fields.

This internship workshop at the World Bank is an opening to learn, while gaining practical experience. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting. In addition, it is a way to enhance their CVs with practical work experience.

Job Information

Job Type:         Full Time

Qualificatio:”  BA/BSc/HND   MBA/MSc/MA   PhD/Fellowship

Location:         Lagos

Job Field:        General   Graduate Jobs   Internships / Volunteering

Eligibility Process

  • To be eligible for this Internship, candidates must have an undergraduate degree and be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master’s or Ph.D.’s degrees with plans to return to school full-time).
  • No age limit.
  • Must be Fluent in English. Other languages such as: French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese is desirable.
  • Computer literacy is also an improvement.
  • We value diversity in our workplace, and encourage all qualified individuals, particularly women, with diverse professional and academic backgrounds to apply. Our aim is to attract and recruit the best talent in the World.

Additional Information

  • The WB Internship Program typically seeks candidates for: Operations (Front Line) in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, engineering, urban planning, natural resources management, private sector development, and other related fields; or Corporate support (Accounting, Communications, Human Resources Management, Information Technology, Treasury, and other corporate services).
  • The Bank pays an hourly salary to all Interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance toward travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are in Washington, DC; few others are in World Bank Country offices. This is business driven and varies. Usually, internship opportunities are for a minimum of four weeks.
  • The World Bank Group Internship is offered twice a year:
  • Summer Internship (May – September): The application period is December 1 – January 31 each year.
  • Winter Internship (November – March): The application period is October 1-31 each year.
  • All applications must be submitted online and during the respective application period. (We do not accept applications by email.)
  • J1 visa holders need to obtain a G4 visa abroad prior to starting employment or unpaid internship at the Bank Group.

Method of Application

Application Process
Application Form: Take time to prepare your application and enter your personal information accurately. You will be asked to upload the following documents:

  • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree

Application Checklist: the following application checklist is meant to facilitate your application experience:

  • Ensure that you use either Google Chrome, Mozilla Firefox, Apple Safari, or Internet Explorer 10 or higher as your browser version.
  • Please make sure that you are connected with a reasonable bandwidth of internet connection without any network/firewall restriction.
  • You will be asked to register for an account and provide an email address.
  • You must complete your application in a single session and you will only be able to submit it if you have uploaded all the required documents and answered all the questions (all questions marked with an asterisk-*- are required).
  • Please complete the application within 45 minutes to avoid a system timeout.
  • Provide the most current contact information. Ensure that you have correctly spelled out your email address, since this will be our main channel of communication with you regarding your candidacy
  • Ensure that you have correctly spelled out your email address, since this will be our main channel of communication with you regarding your candidacy.
  • Remember to enter your complete phone number (country code + city code + number).
  • Please do not enter any special characters (â-<>&#â, etc.) in any of the application fields. Try not to copy and paste any characters/text from Microsoft Word.
  • Please upload the following documents (mandatory) before submitting your application:
    • Curriculum Vitae (CV)
    • Statement of Interest
    • Proof of Enrollment in a graduate degree
  • Note: 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 â-<>&#â, etc. PDF files are the best files to upload.
  • Once you submit your application, you will not be able to make any further changes/updates.
  • Upon submission of your application you will receive an email confirmation providing you with your application number.

Selection Process

  • All applications are stored in a database which is consulted by hiring Managers based on business needs.
  • Please note that candidates will not hear from us unless they are shortlisted by a hiring Manager that is looking to hire an intern. Managers have access to the Internship database from February – July (Summer Internship) and from November – January (Winter Internship).
  • We do not have a pre-identified number of positions for interns per season. For each season, hiring is solely based on business needs.

Interested and qualified should visit: World Bank career website on wbcba.worldbank.org to apply

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