World Bank Group Internship

World Bank Group Internship

The INSOL Academic Group is partnering with the World Bank Group to provide an unparalleled funded internship opportunity at the World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., for one LLM or postgraduate law student in 2024-25.

The Insolvency and Debt Resolution team within the World Bank's Finance, Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice (FCI) is seeking applications for an internship lasting between 8 to 12 weeks, starting in either the autumn of 2024, or spring 2025 at the intern’s option. The intern will be based at the Headquarters of the WBG in Washington D.C.,  and must spend at least 8 weeks in person.  It is expected that the intern will participate in a ‘Mission,’ traveling to an overseas country to support the work of the World Bank. 

INSOL International will provide a grant of up to £9500 to support the intern’s travel, accommodation, and living expenses in Washington D.C.

Selection Criteria

Applicants are required to be enrolled in a postgraduate law degree program (e.g., LLM, PhD, SJD, etc.), or a recent graduate of such a program with less than two years post-qualification experience. A background in finance, accounting, data management or policy development is an asset.

 The intern will be selected based on:

  • Demonstrated academic and research abilities (preferably in the field of commercial law, insolvency, secured lending and/or Alternative Dispute Resolution); 
  • Demonstrated interest in restructuring and insolvency law, or related area of the commercial law;
  • Demonstrated interest in international issues;
  • Demonstrated initiative, commitment and ability to handle multiple tasks in a business like manner, and;
  • Is proficient in the English Language*. The ability to speak more than one language is considered an asset. 

*  INSOL International retains the right to request an IELTS or TOEFL certificate of proficiency where it appears that an applicant’s English proficiency may be inadequate for the purpose of completing this internship. Please note that IELTS or TOEFL certificates need not be submitted unless specifically requested.

How to apply

  • Please email your CV and a one page covering letter (detailing responses to the selection criteria) to [email protected] by 6PM UTC on April 15, 2024.
  • Interviews of shortlisted candidates will take place in the week beginning April 29, 2024.

Click here to find out more about what the internship entails, and hear from last year's intern on their experiences.