About the Internship
The World Bank Legal Internship Program is offered to highly motivated law students by the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency, to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and that of the Legal Vice Presidency.
The World Bank Legal Internship 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.
The objective of the program is to provide you with 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 the 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.
A period of a maximum of 3 months at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and in certain selected country offices for currently enrolled law school students.
(Proposed internship period is for 10-12 weeks, typically between March and May, depending on prevailing needs)
- 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 lawyers
- Must hold a citizenship of any IBRD member state
- Must be currently enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent program
- Must have an excellent command of the English language
How to Apply?
- 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.
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