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Great Opportunity: World Bank Taking Legal Interns For International Law Students

Applications are currently invited for the World Bank Legal Internship Program 2024. The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency offers highly-motivated law students an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and that of the Legal Vice Presidency.

The program’s objective which includes providing the intern with first-hand experiences on the day-to-day operations of the World Bank will allow the students the opportunity to work closely with members of staff in the Legal Vice Presidency who are outstanding and inspiring development professionals.

Company/Organisation(s): World Bank Group

Program Type: Student Internship

Program Location: Washington DC/Other locations

Program Duration: 2 – 6 months

Available Slot: Several

Basic Qualifications: Law Students

Nationality: All Nationalities

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Details of the World Bank Legal Internship Program 2024

The World Bank Legal Internship Program is offered thrice a year for a period of maximum three months at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in certain selected country offices for currently enrolled law school students.

  • Spring Internship Program: Application period will commence on September 1 and end on September 30 (Proposed internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between March and May, depending on prevailing needs).
  • Summer Internship Program: Application period will commence on December 1 and end on December 31 (Internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between June and August, depending on prevailing needs).
  • Fall Internship Program: Application period will commence on April 1 and end on April 30 (Proposed internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between September and November, depending on prevailing needs).

Eligibility Criteria

You can apply to become an intern in the Legal Vice Presidency if;

  • You hold citizenship of any IBRD member state
  • You are enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program while you would be undertaking your internship with us?  (e.g. if you apply for the Summer Cycle of LIP, you must be enrolled in an eligible legal academic program between June and August)
  • You have an excellent command of the English language

How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to submit their application consisting of the below documents through the link provided [application link].

Application Documents:

  1. Résumé
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent) and academic transcript(s).
  4. Short essay providing a response to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the prevailing application period.

Application Deadline: Varies per round

Visit the Official Website for Further Details

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