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Learn more below about the Finance Internship and Junior Analyst programs for college students and recent graduates, respectively.


Are you a rising senior in college or a recent college graduate 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 one of the World Bank Treasury's junior professional programs.

The Junior Analyst program has announced five positions for the 2021 cohort, which have been posted to the World Bank careers portal until November 27, 2020. You can apply to the positions here. 

  • The Finance Internship and Junior Analyst programs are professional training programs that provide an opportunity to develop the analytical, quantitative and interpersonal skills necessary to develop an exciting and rewarding career in finance. Treasury has three departments and a compliance and controls team.

    Two Programs: One Treasury

    Working together with full-time World Bank Treasury staff, student and graduate staff are given the opportunity to explore and assist in Treasury’s business functions. The lessons learned at Treasury will lay the foundation for a financial career at the world’s leading investment banks, fund managers or corporate treasuries.

    The Internship Program is designed in part to attract the best talent to return to the World Bank Treasury upon graduating where they can begin a full-time two-year professional position as a Junior Analyst—preparing the next generation of finance professionals for the world’s top business schools and follow-on careers. 

    About the World Bank Treasury

    Treasury has been a large and significant player in the international financial markets for more than 70 years and has achieved a global reputation as a prudent and innovative borrower, investor and risk manager. Treasury is responsible for: (i) managing more than $184 billion in assets for the World Bank and other official sector investors; (ii) leading the World Bank's financing program in international and domestic bond and derivatives markets; (iii) conducting asset and liability management for the World Bank's balance sheet; (iv) overseeing the development and outreach related to the financing and hedging products the World Bank provides for its developing-country clients; and (v) collaborating with official sector institutions of member countries to help build their capacity in asset and public debt management.

    Over 70 Years of Innovation in the Global Capital Markets

    Capital markets are key to transforming society. Since its inaugural bond over 70 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.

    Poverty has no borders. Neither does the effort to rid the world of it.

    The World Bank’s twin goals are ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. The World Bank’s Treasury financially enables the operational departments to work toward these goals. We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.

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    World Bank Group President David Malpass and IMF Managing Director Kristalina Georgieva hold a press conference to address the economic challenges posed by the COVID-19 virus. Photo: © World Bank

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  • Finance Internship Program

    Finance Interns, rising seniors in college, work for the summer full-time with Treasury senior staff. Interns begin with a training program, where they are introduced to the working culture and business lines of Treasury. The training includes a tour of Treasury, presentations by Treasury Specialists on its structure, governance, and services. The training program includes networking opportunities and learning events from professionals across the World Bank Group.

    Work Program

    Finance interns will be exposed to Treasury’s partners and clients, including leading central banks, ministries of finance, pension funds, sovereign wealth funds, and other multilateral development banks. Interns will work within two or more of Treasury’s departments, and, depending on interest and skills, will perform some or all the following:

    • Funding: Develop structuring, cash flow financial models, primarily for bond transactions.
    • Financial Infrastructure & Operations: Shadow full-time employees as they communicate complex ideas and solutions with potential and existing clients.
    • Investment Advisory: Develop securities analysis and understand asset management best practices through RAMP, Reserve Advisory & Management Partnership (AUM $25 billion).
    • Investor Relations & Client Services: Draft presentation materials, memos, and responses to serve existing clients and generate new business.
    • Quantitative Modeling: Apply statistical analysis, mathematics and computational finance to support our trading and structured finance, market-making operations, and asset management teams.

    Who is Eligible?

    • Current undergraduate students with a graduation date between December 2021 and August 2022
    • Students with superior academic performance and a compelling interest in and knowledge of the financial markets
    • Applicants who can thrive in an institution that strives for innovation and to be a global, market leader
    • Applicants who have a strong work ethic and a willingness to multi-task, and consistently collaborate, adapt, and remain versatile
    • Students with a firm understanding of Microsoft Excel and strong analytical, oral and written communication skills
    • Students with interest or experience in international affairs and development is a plus, but not required

    When and How to Apply

    The positions will be posted on Indeed.com and Handshake starting in early 2021. Please check back for updates.

    Comparing the Two Programs

     

    Finance Intern

    Junior Analyst

    Duration & Start

    10 Weeks, Summer

    One or Two Years, Summer

    Type of Staff

    Paid Temporary Staff (STT2)

    Paid Term Staff (ETC1)

    Eligible Group

    Rising Seniors in College

    College Graduate (0-1 year)

    Rotations

    Three Departmental Rotations

    Assigned to one Department

    Exposure

    All Departments Participate

    All Departments Participate

    Training

    Introductory Training Program

    Deep Dive into Daily Work

    Evaluation

    Intern Program Manager

    Staff Performance Evaluations

  • Junior Analyst Program

    The Junior Analyst Program aims to bring exceptional recent college graduates, who possess a demonstrated interest in a future financial career, to support the World Bank’s development mandate. Junior Analysts are matched to one of the various departments and teams across Treasury. Junior Analysts are expected to have graduated from a four-year university within the last two years. Junior Analysts receive a two-year term contract and are encouraged to attend graduate school at the end of their term.

    Who makes a great Junior Analyst? 

    Candidates who have the following are encouraged to apply:

    • Graduated with a Bachelor’s degree in economics, finance or related field within the last year (no earlier than April 2020) is required;
    • Demonstrated paid work experience in financial setting is required;
    • Strong research, analytical, and quantitative skills for data management;
    • Excellent communication and presentation skills, both verbal and written;
    • Experience in using programming languages or specialized software for managing and visualizing economic and financial data;
    • Demonstrated ability to research, extract, and process economic and financial data from various source systems and repositories, especially Bloomberg, World Bank Group or International Monetary Fund databases, and online sources;
    • 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;
    • Highest ethical standards.

    Comparing the Two Programs

     

    Finance Intern

    Junior Analyst

    Duration & Start

    10 Weeks, Summer

    One or Two Years, Summer

    Type of Staff

    Paid Temporary Staff (STT2)

    Paid Term Staff (ETC1)

    Eligible Group

    Rising Seniors in College

    College Graduate (0-1 year)

    Rotations

    Three Departmental Rotations

    Assigned to one Department

    Exposure

    All Departments Participate

    All Departments Participate

    Training

    Introductory Training Program

    Deep Dive into Daily Work

    Evaluation

    Intern Program Manager

    Staff Performance Evaluations

    1. No, only rising college seniors are eligible for the summer finance internship program. Recent college graduates within the last year are eligible for the junior analyst program. 










  • The World Bank Treasury welcomes collaboration with university career centers and staff. As we approach the summer 2021 cycle of our programs, we are still determining our outreach program to universities, and we welcome university partners with access to exceptional finance talent from across the world.

    We post finance internships on Indeed.com and Handshake in the United States. If you would like to learn more about our program, please contact us.