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World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean Region Inclusive Internship Program (Fully Funded)

Application Deadline: July 22nd, 2024.

The Latin America and Caribbean Region (LCR) Inclusive Internship Program (IIP) is a key initiative for the LCR Vice-presidential Unit within the World Bank’s larger commitment to combat racism and provide career opportunities for people from all backgrounds and ethnicities. The IIP offers highly motivated individuals, with a special focus on Afro descendants, Indigenous Peoples, persons with disabilities, LGBT+ and other minorities from the region, an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and the broader World Bank Group. Selected candidates will be able to improve their own skills in a diverse environment dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity and will benefit from (i) opportunities for onboarding and training; (ii) networking, mentoring, and coaching from World Bank staff and (iii) being a part of one of the most reputable development banks in the world.

IIP Interns are hired for a minimum period of two months to work on sector projects/country programs in Washington, D.C. or in one of LCR’s country offices.  All interns are paid the same rate per hour by country requirements and are hired as a short-term temporary.

Following a thorough evaluation process at the conclusion of the internship, successful IIP 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.


Selection Criteria

• Graduate-level student at an accredited university or a recent graduate of a graduate-level program (Master’s or PhD; up to 2 years after graduation) and 30 years old or younger;

• At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience (may include previous job positions, paid or unpaid internships and volunteer work);

• Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English and Portuguese.

• Strong interest in international development and enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams;

• Skills in data science and digitalization in either the public or private sector will also be highly welcomed; OR

• Experience in whole-of-government functions of the public sector (HR, pensions, procurement, public investment and budgeting, and asset management) is desired.

Operational assignments cover various areas of work, such as participation in project preparation and implementation, support research and production of analytical and advisory work, portfolio management, among others. Various departments have expressed interest in hiring interns – for detailed job descriptions of the different positions, please go to the World Bank’s Latin American and Caribbean website here and clearly specify the position you are applying to.

Here are the links for all ToR’s:

Internship # 1 – Operations and Communication Support (Bogota, Colombia)

Internship # 2 – Diversity and Inclusion Strategy Officer (La Paz, Bolivia)

Internship # 3 – Country Engagement in Mexico (Mexico City, Mexico)

Internship # 4 – Economic Policy Knowledge Agenda in Brazil (Brasilia, Brazil)

Internship # 5 – Internship on Development Policy Operations (Brasilia, Brazil)

Internship # 6 – Trade and Firm Competitiveness in Brazil (Brasilia, Brazil)

Internship # 7 – Supporting the Sustainable Transition of Brazil Agrifood System (Brasilia, Brazil)

Internship # 8 – Brazil Country Office Operations Team (Brasilia, Brazil)

Internship # 9 – Brazil Public Sector/Governance (Brasilia, Brazil)

Internship # 10 – Support the Social Inclusion and Conservation Agenda in Countries of the Amazon Basin (DC, Brasilia, Lima, Bogota)

Application Procedure:

Please include:

Curriculum Vitae (CV)-maximum 4 pages
Statement of Interest- maximum 1 page
Application and Selection Process:

The World Bank will accept applications through the below link from June 18th until July 22nd, 2024. Hiring decisions by the hiring department(s) expect to be made in August – September 2024 when job offers will be made.

More Info: World Bank Latin America and the Caribbean Region Inclusive Internship Program

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