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Internships

Winter Internship Program 2015/2016

Applications will be open from September 16 to October 15, 2015

Objective:

The purpose of the Internship program is to provide an opportunity for around 40 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 vacation before returning to their studies. All internships take place at the Inter-American Development Bank’s Headquarters in Washington DC, USA.

Requirements:

 

Junior Summer Intern

Summer Intern

  • A citizen of one of the Bank's member countries.
  • A current third year student working towards a Bachelor's degree, or equivalent in an accredited university (graduation date cannot be prior to the end of the internship).
  • Proficient in 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 is 27 [1].

 

  • A citizen of one of the Bank's member countries.
  • A current student working towards a Master's, "Licenciatura" (5 years-full time) or equivalent in an accredited university (graduation date cannot be prior to the end of the internship).
  • Proficient in 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 is 33 [1].

[1]Diversity Initiative Objective: To promote a greater participation of candidates from our two biggest communities of the region (indigenous people and afro-descendants ONLY) 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 select the most qualified candidates and send to HRD their final selection.
  • Due to the high volume of applications received, HRD will contact ONLY the selected candidates.
  • Candidates can only apply to a maximum of 5 internships opportunities, candidates applying to more than 6 will be disqualified.
  • Candidates must be available full time during the entire duration of the internship.

 

Timetable 2015/2016 Winter Internship (approximate dates)

 

  • Summer Internship Program opening

September 16

  • Deadline for candidates to submit applications

October 15

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

October 23

  • Screening of shortlisted candidates

October 28 - November 6

  • Internship offers

November 11-13

  • Starting date for Summer interns

January 16  or February 1 2016

 

Benefits and Responsibilities:

  • Interns receive a stipend that enables to cover housing and living expenses in Washington DC.
  • 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 non US citizen, the Bank provides support in the process of obtaining a G-IV visa. It will be the responsibility of the student to obtain such visa.

 

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

 

 

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