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The application period for the 2024 Summer Internship is closed.

All completed applications are reviewed by staff, and all applicants were notified of the result by December. We will open the 2025 Summer Internship application sometime in August or September.

Ready to make an impact?

Are you the equivalent of a rising senior in college working towards a career on the trading floor of a major bank, investment or private equity firm or one of the departments supporting that function? Get a strong boost down that path with a Treasury Summer Internship. With us, you will not just work in financial markets: you will help create new ones.

The Treasury Summer Internship Program is a junior professional training program designed to develop the skills necessary to have an exciting and rewarding career in the financial industry. The Program aims to bring exceptional college students with a demonstrated interest in a financial career to support the World Bank’s development mandate. The internship lays the foundation to become a Junior Analyst, a two-year position on one Treasury team, immediately after the intern graduates from their degree program. Interns are expected to be in their second to final year in the equivalent of a four-year college degree program.

 

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An Experience Like No Other

Summer interns sit at the nexus of finance, development and impact.

The Internship

Treasury Summer Interns will work full-time for ten weeks from May 28 through August 5, 2024, in Washington, DC. Interns receive a custom onboarding program in the first week before beginning three three-week rotations across Treasury teams. Throughout the summer, interns participate in weekly discussions with the program director and attend a career perspectives speaker series to hear from various Treasury officers, managers, and directors. Interns have access to the nearly 300-employee Treasury, including meetings with the Vice President & Treasurer. Interns complete each rotation with a presentation to their respective team and complete the internship by presenting their work in a capstone project to the management team.

Internship Calendar

Onboarding Week: May 28 – 31
Rotation 1: June 3 – June 21
Rotation 2: June 24 – July 12
Rotation 3: July 15 – August 2
Capstone Presentation: August 5

Observed Holidays: June 19, July 4

Interns join on a short-term temporary contract and are paid between $20.40 (net – for non-US Citizens) and $24.60 (gross – for US Citizens) per hour for a total of 400 hours. All interns are expected to be in person, full-time, in Washington, DC, for the entire internship (May 28 – August 5). HR policies may change, but interns are expected to work at least four days in the office per week. Each intern will receive a World Bank laptop at the start of the internship. If required, the World Bank sponsors the appropriate visa for an incoming intern to work in the United States.

The Work & Teams

The program will hire up to 16 interns across Treasury’s 16 teams this summer, and each intern will have a different rotation schedule to create a diverse and unique experience. Treasury comprises four main departments: Asset Management & Advisory, Capital Markets & Investments, Treasury Operations, and Pension & Endowments, in addition to the Treasury Risk, Compliance, and Controls team. Throughout their internship, each participant will be paired with a mentor and coordinator for each rotation, to provide guidance and support. Interns will engage in specific projects or tasks as directed by their team at the outset of each rotation. We highly encourage to explore more about our organization and each department; a summary of every team is provided below:


The World Bank

The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. 

 

The Treasury

Capital markets are key to transforming society. Since its inaugural bond nearly 75 years ago, the World Bank has pioneered many ‘firsts’. Our goal is not only to raise funds at the most reasonable cost for our client countries, but also to develop innovative solutions for the world's most difficult development challenges. Our history shows that when used innovatively and effectively, capital markets are a powerful force for good. We manage the institution's finances to enable all World Bank operations and lending. Each year, we issue over $50 billion in bonds, prudently manage nearly $200 billion in assets, and process over $7 trillion in transactions.

 


Perspectives

Hear from former interns and junior analysts on their experience at the World Bank Treasury.


The Application

Only complete applications will be accepted. Please read the following before submitting your application. Although not required, we encourage applicants to use the suggested cover letter template and resume template and submit as a PDF.

Eligibility

We ask that all applicants meet the following core eligibility requirements to be consistent with the program’s goals. Applicants must have these core requirements to be considered.

  1. Must be enrolled in the second-to-last year of the equivalent of a four-year college degree program with a demonstrated interest in finance, business, economics, or a related field;
  2. Must be prepared to graduate with a college degree between January and September 2025;
  3. Must be in good academic standing at their college or university;
  4. Must be available full-time through the duration of the internship;
  5. Must not have a concurrent employment contract or internship.

Any candidate who is found to have misrepresented their application may be disqualified or terminated.

Requirements

We ask all applicants to submit a:

One-page PDF cover letter

One-page PDF resume


Optional

Half-page PDF diversity statement

The World Bank Treasury is proud of its strong community of colleagues from incredibly diverse backgrounds. Although entirely optional, applicants are encouraged to submit a maximum half-page to describe their background and how they believe this would contribute to our workplace.

Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

We believe poverty has no borders, and neither does excellence. With employees based in Chennai, Paris, Sofia, Singapore, Tokyo, and Washington, the World Bank Treasury represents over 60 nationalities, and our leadership team hails from all regions of the world. We are proud to be an equal-opportunity and inclusive employer. We do not discriminate based on gender, race, ethnicity, religion, disability, sexual orientation, or gender identity. Treasury also has a dedicated Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Team that advises on hiring protocols, career growth, and outreach. Learn more about Treasury’s greatest strength: its diverse and dedicated staff.

Evaluation Process

All complete applications submitted on time through the application portal will be reviewed by a committee. Successful applicants will be asked to complete a remote test. A select few will be invited to interivew with the committee. All applicants will be notified of the result by December.


Frequently Asked Questions

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    1. In addtion to the core eligibility requirements, successful applicants typically have some or all of the following:
      • Demonstrated paid work experience, previous internship, or leadership in a financial organization or club is strongly encouraged;
      • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written;
      • Strong interpersonal skills and ability to collaborate and develop productive relationships to achieve the team’s objectives;
      • Proactive, resourceful, and flexible to work on a range of assignments and adapt to rapidly changing business requirements and priorities;
      • Experienced with programming languages, such as Python, or specialized software for managing and visualizing economic and financial data;
      • Strong research, analytical, and quantitative skills in data management;
      • Demonstrated ability to research, extract, and process financial and economic data from various source systems and repositories, especially Bloomberg, World Bank Group or International Monetary Fund databases, and online sources;
      • Highest ethical standards;
      • Fluency in a second language is a plus.
















    The application period for the 2024 Summer Internship is closed.

    All completed applications are reviewed by staff, and all applicants will be notified of the result by December.