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Summer Internship Program

Summer Interns are hired for a duration of four to ten weeks between May and September every year in Washington, DC or directly in one of IFC’s country or regional offices. On average, about 30-40 candidates are selected every year.

As a Summer Intern, you will be assigned to an industry, regional or service department within IFC. Assignments cover various areas of work throughout the value chain, including business development, investment proposal review, financial modeling and analysis, advisory services strategy, and portfolio management.

Who can Apply?

Candidates must be in the first or second-to-last year of an MBA or similar graduate program. Specific selection criteria include:

Selection Criteria

For investment positions, work experience (3-6 years) in international finance, which could include corporate finance, investment banking, financial consulting, private equity, credit analysis, or commercial banking

  • Knowledge of sectors relevant to IFC and emerging markets experience preferred
  • Strong analytical, communication and negotiation skills
  • Business development and client relationship skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in multicultural teams and across borders
  • Fluency in English; proficiency in one or more of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian and Spanish strongly preferred
  • Commitment to sustainable private sector development
Application and Selection Process

IFC accepts online applications from December 1 to January 15 of each year. Applications of short-listed candidates will be posted in an Internship Program database accessible by all IFC departments globally. Individual departments contact candidates directly for interviews and usually conclude their hiring decisions between mid-March and the end of April. Please keep in mind that not all shortlisted candidates will be contacted for interviews. If you have not been contacted by the end of April then you have not been short-listed.