The World Bank Legal Internship Program calls for applications from highly-motivated law students around the Globe for an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and that of the Legal Vice Presidency. The program provides the participants with first-hand experience of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank. Interested individuals are urged to apply before the deadline.
The World Bank Legal Internship Program is offered thrice a year for a maximum period of three months and allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest research experiences into the World Bank’s daily operations and improve their legal skills while working in a multicultural environment.
By collaborating with staff in the Legal Vice Presidency, the interns become part of the team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring development professionals and senior management, and thereby get the chance to contribute to the legal services offered by the Legal Vice Presidency as well as participate in high-profile events and conferences organized during the term of their internship.
- Improve your legal skills
- Interact with professionals
- Gain first-hand experience
- Participate in high-profile events and conferences
- Receive monetary compensation
- Join the multicultural network
Level and Area of Study
The internship opportunity is for currently enrolled law school students.
Place of Study
The program is offered at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in certain selected country offices.
To be eligible for the World Bank Legal Internship Program, the applicant must meet the following requirements:
- Must hold citizenship of any IBRD (International Bank for Reconstruction and Development) member state.
- Must be enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program.
- Must have an excellent command of the English language.
- Must exhibit great academic and leadership abilities.
Interested applicants applying for the World Bank Legal Internship Program should submit the following documents through the link:
- Statement of Interest
- Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent) and academic transcript(s).
- Short essay providing a response to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the prevailing application period.
The submission deadline for applications:
- April applications – for Fall Internships (September to November).
- September applications – for Spring Internships (March to May).
- December applications – for Summer Internships (June to August).