Treasury Summer Internship for College Students
The Treasury Summer Internship is the only program within the World Bank exclusively designed for college students. The program gathers a cohort of up to 16 outstanding undergraduates from around the world each year who demonstrate a strong interest in finance. It aims to equip them with the necessary skills and knowledge for an exciting and rewarding career in the industry.
The Internship Experience
Interns join the World Bank on a paid 10-week short-term temporary contract, during which they are expected to work full-time in person in Washington, DC. Interns are issued laptops. And, if required, the World Bank sponsors the appropriate visa for incoming interns to work in the United States.
Each intern follows a unique rotation schedule across the Treasury’s 16 teams, designed to cater to their individual skills and interests. They receive custom onboarding training in the first week before beginning three successive three-week rotations across treasury teams. Interns end each rotation by delivering a presentation to their respective teams and ultimately conclude their internship by presenting their collective work in a capstone project to the management team.
Moreover, throughout the summer, interns participate in weekly discussions with the program director and attend a career perspectives speaker series to hear from various Treasury officers, managers, and directors. Interns have access to the nearly 300-employee Treasury, including meetings with the Vice President and Treasurer.
The internship lays the foundation for an intern to progress into the role of a Junior Analyst, a two-year position within one specific Treasury team, beginning immediately after the intern's graduation from their degree program.
The Application Process
Internship applications become available during the fall preceding the summer in which the internship is scheduled.
To qualify, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Currently enrolled in the penultimate year of a four-year college degree program or its equivalent.
- Demonstrated strong interest in finance, business, economics, or a related field.
- Prepared to obtain a college degree between January and September of the year following the internship.
- Maintaining good academic standing at their respective college or university.
- Available full-time, without other commitments, throughout the 10-week internship.
To apply, candidates must submit the following documents:
- Cover letter
- Optional diversity statement.
Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion
The World Bank Treasury is dedicated to fostering diversity within the workplace. With employees based in Chennai, Paris, Sofia, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, the World Bank Treasury represents over 60 nationalities, and our leadership team hails from all regions of the world. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity and inclusive employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Treasury also has a dedicated Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team that advises on hiring protocols, career growth, and outreach. Learn more about Treasury’s greatest strength: its diverse and dedicated staff.
A committee individually reviews completed applications submitted through the application portal by the assigned deadline. Successful applicants will be invited to complete a remote test, and a select few will be invited to interview with the committee. Decisions are typically made two months after the application period closes.
Learn more at treasury.worldbank.org/studentcareers.