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World Bank Legal Internship Program 2023

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Deadline:  September 30 2022

Apply now for the World Bank Legal Internship Program 2023! This program 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.

World Bank Legal Internship Program 2023 will provide you first-hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by closely collaborating with staff in the Legal Vice Presidency. As part of their team, working directly with outstanding and inspiring development professionals and senior management, you will 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 your internship.

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.

Eligibility

  • Able to be an intern in the Legal Vice Presidency
  • Hold citizenship of any IBRD member state
  • Enroll in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program while undertaking your internship with them  (e.g. if you apply for the Summer Cycle of LIP, you must enroll in an eligible legal academic program between June and August)
  • Have an excellent command of the English language
  • Preference given to candidates who possess a decent command of a second language, especially if that is one of the working languages of IBRD (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
  • Applications from eligible international as well as U.S.-based students equally encouraged.

What would be your role?

During intern,you will likely involve in a plethora of tasks, as they arise during the term of the Internship Program, such as:

  • Conducting a variety of legal assignments under the direction of the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Conducting research on assigned issues, using existing law files and alternative sources (e.g., computer-assisted searches using the internet, intranet and/or other databases), analyzing information, and summarizing findings.
  • Conducting comparative legal analyses on a range of issues in a given area, identifying legal and policy issues, researching relevant precedents, and proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Participating in task/project teams with the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Assisting in the preparation and organization of conferences and meetings.
  • Performing ad hoc assignments as requested by the supervising lawyer(s).
Cost

The World Bank shall not remunerate participants of the World Bank Legal Internship Program in the form of monetary fees/compensation.  Each World Bank Legal Intern must however be remunerated in accordance with World Bank Group policies and standards in the form of

  • Monetary fees/compensation paid by the university or other sponsoring organization and acceptable to the Bank; or
  • Academic credit equivalent to the Bank’s fee schedule.  Hence, students partaking in the World Bank Legal Internship Program must secure appropriate funding sources for the duration of their internships.
Application

Please submit the below documents through this link:

  • Résumé
  • 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.

World Bank Legal Interns shall be selected through a competitive selection process.  The World Bank Group is an equal opportunity employer.

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