The Global Internship Program (GIP) offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of IFC and the broader World Bank Group and become part of the largest private sector development institution in the world. The program encourages individuals to bring new perspectives and innovative ideas to IFC’s work, while improving skills in a diverse and highly stimulating environment. Moreover, the Global Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with international professionals dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity in the developing world.
Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Masters’ degree level program, with at least three years of relevant professional experience.
IFC hires Global Interns for a minimum period of four weeks between May and September to work on discrete projects in Washington, D.C. or in one of IFC's country or regional offices. Many of the posted opportunities are also open for virtual participation.
Operational assignments cover various areas of work, such as participation in sector-specific market mapping, investment proposal reviews, financial modeling and analysis, portfolio management, upstream work and advisory services activities. Other assignments can cover a range of activities in corporate and support departments.
Global Interns also get access to corporate orientation, skills training, and regular learning events/activities for the GIP cohort.
Following a thorough evaluation process at the conclusion of the internship, successful GIP 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.
The GIP Receives 3,000+ applications each year for approximately 40+ positions located in headquarters in Washington, DC and around the world.
For the year 2023, the application period will be from Monday, February 6th to Monday, March 6th 11:59pm UTC.
|GIP01 - Global Manufacturing Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP02 - LAC Business Mapping and Strategy Development Internship||Bogota||English, Spanish||Apply here|
|GIP03 - Madagascar Country Team Internship||Antananarivo||English, French||Apply here|
|GIP04 - Business Development Prospect Analysis Internship||Singapore||English, Bahasa Melayu||Apply here|
|GIP05 - CAF Portfolio & Market Analysis Internship||Dar Es Salam||English||Apply here|
|GIP06 - ESG Innovation Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP07 - ESG Data Science Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP08 - Financial Institutions Group Internship||Washington DC||English, French, Spanish||Apply here|
|GIP09 - BD Sodium-ion Battery Supply Chain Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP10 - Integrated ESG Advisory Projects in Africa Internship||Johannesburg or virtual||French||Apply here|
|GIP11 - Morrocco Country Office Internship||Rabat||English, French||Apply here|
|GIP12 - Brazil Country Office Operations Internship||São Paulo||English, Portuguese||Apply here|
|GIP13 - Economic Impact and Research Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP14 - India Impact Internship||New Delhi||English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi||Apply here|
|GIP15 - South-South Cooperation Internship||New Delhi||English, Hindi, Tamil, Marathi||Apply here|
|GIP16 – MAS Central Africa Transaction Internship||Accra, Douala||English, French||Apply here|
|GIP17 - Senegal Business Analysis Internship||Dakar||English, French||Apply here|
|GIP18 - Food Safety and Food Loss Event Coordination Internship||Virtual||English, Bengali, French, Spanish, Portuguese||Apply here|
|GIP19 - Digital Financial Services and MCT Strategy||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP20 - Germany Business Development Internship||Frankfurt||German||Apply here|
|GIP21 - PE/VC Funds Impact Measurement Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP22 - Data Science, Impact Investment Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP23 - Tourism Retail and Property Internship||Virtual||English||Apply here|
|GIP24 - Blended Finance Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP25 - SME Finance Forum Databases and Visualizations Internship||Washington DC or virtual||English||Apply here|
|GIP26 – Azerbaijan Operational Program Internship||Baku||English, Azerbaijani, Russian||Apply here|
|GIP27 – Cloud Development Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP28 – Compliance & Accountability Research Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP29 – Graphic Design MCT & Europe Internship||Virtual||English, Arabic||Apply here|
|GIP30 – IT Business Architecture Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP31 – Health Sector Economics Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP32 – Asia Multimedia, Digital Communications and Branding Internship||New Delhi, Singapore, Jakarta||English, Bahasa, Hindi, Bangla, Chinese||Apply here|
|GIP33 – Senegal Upstream Projects in Agribusiness Internship||Dakar||English, French, Portuguese||Apply here|
|GIP34 – Kenya Upstream Projects in Housing Internship||Nairobi||English, French, Portuguese||Apply here|
|GIP35 – Hong Kong Communications Internship||Hong Kong||English, Cantonese, Mandarin||Apply here|
|GIP36 – Africa and Middle East Portfolio Supervision Internship||Cairo or virtual||English||Apply here|
|GIP37 – Africa Environmental and Social Policy Internship||Cairo, Dakar, Nairobi, Lagos, Johannesburg||English, French, Arabic||Apply here|
|GIP38 – Eastern Africa Agribusiness Investments Internship||Lilongwe, Lusaka||English||Apply here|
|GIP39 – Development Impact Assessment Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP40 – Climate Finance Gap Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP41 – Digital Inclusion Internship||Washington DC||English, French||Apply here|
|GIP42 – MAS Portfolio and Investment Internship||Virtual||English, French||Apply here|
|GIP43 – Recruitment and Talent Outreach Internship||Washington DC or virtual||English||Apply here|
|GIP44 – Profitability Data Analysis Internship||Washington DC or virtual||English||Apply here|
|GIP45 – Agribusiness Development Impact Internship||Washington DC or virtual||English, French, Spanish, Portuguese||Apply here|
|GIP46 – Data Models and Integrations Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP47 – User Experience Architecture Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
|GIP48 – Economic Resilience Action (ERA) for Ukraine Internship||Vienna||English, Russian||Apply here|
|GIP49 – Application Architecture and Design Internship||Virtual||English||Apply here|
|GIP50 – Trade Finance Internship||Washington DC, Singapore, Mumbai, Istanbul, Cairo, or virtual||English, Arabic, Spanish||Apply here|
|GIP51 - Trust Fund Management Internship||Washington DC||English||Apply here|
Interested candidates are expected to submit their CV and Cover Letter stating their motivation to apply and how their skills and expertise related to the internship requirements.
Please refrain from applying to more than three available internship opportunities listed, otherwise your candidacy may be disqualified and rescinded.
Selected candidates will be contacted directly by departments for interviews.
Selected interns will be offered a competitive salary and limited medical insurance coverage for the duration of the internship.
To learn more about the types of projects our interns undertake and their professional backgrounds, we invite you to read some of their stories:
Meet IFC's Global Interns
Interview with three former interns.