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World Bank 2022 Legal Internship Program

Applications are open for the World Bank Legal Internship Program – Spring 2022. 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.

This is an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain professional experiences at the World Bank in the form of externships during the academic year while enrolled in a full-time law program or for those enrolled in part-time and/or evening law programs. According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules, students authorized to participate in pre-completion OPT may work part-time (20 hours or less per week) while school is in session.

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World Bank Legal Internship Program

  • Type Undergraduate
  • OrganisationWorld Bank
  • Country to study -
  • School to study -
  • Course to study Not specified
  • State of Origin
  • Gender Men and Women
  • Application Deadline September 30, 2021

Aim and Benefits of World Bank Legal Internship Program

  • 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).

Requirements for World Bank Legal Internship Program Qualification

  • Applicant should hold citizenship of any IBRD member state;
  • Be currently enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent program;
  • Have an excellent command of the English language;
  • Applications from eligible international as well as U.S.-based students are equally encouraged.

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Documents Required for Application

  • 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


Application Deadline

September 30, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to World Bank on accounts.google.com to apply

For more details,visit World Bank website



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