Internship

Inclusive Internship Program for Graduate Students from Latin American/Caribbean Region

The LCR Inclusive Internship Program is designed to introduce a diverse and inclusive group of qualified graduate students to the World Bank by offering hands-on opportunities to contribute to development work in the Latin American and Caribbean (LAC) region. 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.

The program is targeted to highly motivated and qualified individuals from the LAC region, with a special focus on Afro descendants, Indigenous People, and other minorities. The program will partner with key stakeholders and academic institutions in the region to attract a talented pool of candidates and to help build the program.

The first cohort will consist of 16 internships starting mid-July – August 2021. The length of the internships will vary, between two and six months. Specific Terms of Reference for the assignments cover the fields of economics, finance, energy, climate change, private sector development, environment and the blue economy, social development, and other related fields. Interns will also collaborate on a joint project to contribute to the Region’s efforts on inclusion of underrepresented minorities in our current talent pool.

Selected candidates will be offered short-term temporary contracts with the World Bank for the period specified by each hiring unit. Interns will be hosted by the Country Offices and Practice Groups that have posted the task-based Terms of Reference. The call for internships will launch June 1, 2021, and selection will be finalized between July – August 2021.

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