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Internships

 

2014 Summer Internship Program

Applications will be open from March 5 to April 10th, 2014

 

More than an internship… a life experience !!!!

 

Every year, the Inter-American Development Bank hires, through the Summer and Winter Internship Program, around 100 university students for a period of two to three months (during school break).

 

Objective:

The purpose of the Program is to provide an opportunity for university students to learn about the operations of the IDB, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job training during their summer vacation before returning to their studies. All internships take place at the Inter-American Development Bank’s headquarters in Washington DC, USA.

 

Requirements:

 

 

 

Summer Junior Intern

 

Summer Intern

 

  • A citizen of one of the Bank's member countries.

  • A current student working towards a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent in an accredited university (graduation date cannot be prior to March 15 of the year of participation).

  • Proficient on at least one of the official languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French), preferably with a working knowledge of a second one.

  • Has not reached age 25 by January 1st, of the participating year.

  • Candidates hired in the past under any employment program of the IDB do not qualify.

  • Family members or close relatives of IDB employees are not eligible. This restriction applies to candidates within and including the 4th degree of consanguinity and the 2nd degree of affinity.

  • Age requirement under the diversity initiative [1]is 27.

 

 

  • A citizen of one of the Bank's member countries.

  • A current student working towards a Master's, Doctorate Degree, "Licenciatura" or equivalent in an accredited university (graduation date cannot be prior to March 15 of the year of participation).

  • Proficient on at least one of the official languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese, and French), preferably with a working knowledge of a second one.

  • Has not reached age 31 by January 1st, of the participating year.

  • Candidates hired in the past under any employment program of the IDB do not qualify.

  • Family members or close relatives of IDB employees are not eligible. This restriction applies to candidates within and including the 4th degree of consanguinity and the 2nd degree of affinity.

  • Age requirement under the diversity initiative [1]33.

 

 

[1]Diversity Initiative Objective:

To promote a greater participation of candidates from our two biggest communities of the region (indigenous people and afro-descendantsONLY) in the business of the Bank.

 

Selection Process:

  • The preliminary selection of candidates is made within the Human Resources Department (HRD), based on specific needs of the departments or units of the Bank that have requested interns.

  • The departments or units of the Bank will conduct phone interviews with the most qualified candidates and send to HRD their final selection.

  • Due to the high volume of applications received, HRD will contactONLYthe selected candidates.

 

Timetable 2014 Summer Internship (approximate dates)

 

Summer Internship Program opening

March 5

Deadline for candidates to submit applications

April 10

Initial selection of candidates based on program requirements and selection criteria indicated in postings

April 25

Technical screening phone interviews of shortlisted candidates

April 15 - May 5

Internship offers

May 1 - 15

Starting date for Summer interns

June 16

 

Benefits and Responsibilities:

  • Interns receive a stipend of an amount that is determined on a yearly basis.

  • Selected candidates are responsible for the costs associated with their relocation to/from headquarters of the Bank in Washington, DC, as well as for providing proof of medical coverage for the duration of the internship.

  • For the selected students who are not citizens or residents of the United States, the Bank will provide a written offer of internship letter to facilitate their request for the work permit. It will be the responsibility of the student to obtain such permit.

  • For foreign interns, the Bank provides support in the process of obtaining the GIV visa, needed to work in a multilateral organization like the IDB.

 

In order to apply to an internship, please click here.

 

 

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