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Latin America and the Caribbean Region Inclusive Internship Program

Inclusive Internship Program

Are you a graduate student in the Latin American/Caribbean region, aiming for a career in international development?

 Join the World Bank this fall for an Inclusive Internship Program!

The Latin America and Caribbean Rregion (LCR) Inclusive Internship Program is designed to introduce a diverse and inclusive group of qualified graduate students to the World Bank (WB) by offering hands-on opportunities to contribute to development work in the Latin American and Caribbean 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 LCR Inclusive Internship program is targeted to highly motivated and qualified individuals from the LAC region, with a special focus on Afro descendants, Indigenous People, persons with disabilities, LGBT+, and other minorities.  

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, agriculture, climate change, private sector development, environment, social development and inclusion, and other related fields. 

Selected candidates will be offered short-term temporary contracts with the WB 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 May 17th, 2022, and selection will be finalized by early August 2022.

 

Internship Inclusive Program

We are hiring:

Support for the Anti-racism, Anti-discrimination and Inclusion Committee – Bolivia

Social Sustainability and Inclusion - Brazil 

Support to Agriculture Team - Brazil 

Social Protection and Jobs Support - Brazil

Support to the Colombia Country Team - Colombia 

Support to the Education Team - Haiti

Support to the Country Team - Mexico 

Country Engagement Support for Central America Country Management Unit - Panama 

Support to analytical work on fiscal policy post-COVID 19 recovery, with focus on climate change - USA 

Support to analytical work in Energy sector (climate change analytical studies with an energy focus) - USA 

Supporting Regional Focal Point on Inclusion of Persons with Disabilities

Support to the Amazon Sustainable Landscapes Program

Support to LAC Gender Innovation Lab

Support to LAC Regional Gender Team

Support to LAC Team for Statistical Development

 


Internship Inclusive Program

 

General requirements:

  • Candidates must be a 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.
  • Should have a strong interest in and commitment to international development
  • At least 1-2 years of relevant work experience (may include previous job positions, paid or unpaid internships and volunteer work)
  • Enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders.
  • Fluent verbal and written communication skills in English; working knowledge in Spanish, Portuguese or French may be required as per the Terms of Reference.
  • Some positions may have nationality requirements for specific Latin American and Caribbean countries.

Successful candidates will be posted in Country Offices and Washington, D.C. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic and depending on local conditions, some positions may be filled on a work- from-home basis and may require working in different time zones. All positions will require adherence to all related visa laws.


Internship Inclusive Program

 

Application and Selection Process:

  • All Terms of Reference are availables here.

  • The World Bank will accept applications here from May 17th until June 17, 2022. Applications will be reviewed by the Human Resources team and recommended for longlisting. Individual hiring departments will review candidates to short-list based on their business needs. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted for interviews. Hiring decisions by the hiring department(s) expect to be concluded between late July and early August 2022.

  • Please refer to the FAQs for any additional questions on the program and application process.