The Winter and Summer Internship programs offer the opportunity for students pursuing their advanced Master’s study to acquire practical experience during vacation time, be it during winter or summer, for a period of two or three months.
Each year, the Inter-American Development Bank hires in its headquarters in Washington, DC, around 100 university students enrolled in a Master’s program for a period of two to three months during Winter and Summer times.
Offer university students who are currently studying for the Master’s the opportunity to acquire practical experience on IDB operations during the vacation period, before they return to their studies.
In order to be eligible for the Winter/Summer Internship Program of IDB, the candidate must meet all the requirements listed below:
- Must be a citizen of one of the member countries of the Bank.
- Must be a university student enrolled in a Master’s program in an accredited university, and has not obtained the title or grade before the internship period.
- Must master at least one of the official languages of the Bank (English, Spanish, Portuguese, or French) and, preferably, have practical knowledge of a second.
- Must not have turned 31 years of age on the 1st of January of the year of participation in the program.
- Cannot have participated previously in a Winter or Summer internship program of IDB.
- Cannot have any family members or relatives currently working at the IDB. This restriction applies until the fourth degree of consanguinity and second of affinity.
- Once the interns are selected, they are responsible for the additional costs associated with their relocation to headquarters of the Bank in Washington, DC, as well as for providing constant medical coverage for the duration of the internship.
For the Summer internships, the process begins around February and concludes in April. The internships begin in mid-June and conclude in August or September.
For the Winter internships, the process begins in September and concludes in November. The internships begin in mid-January and conclude in March or April.
- The initial, 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.
- Due to the volume of applications that are received for the internship program, the departments or units of the Bank interview by phone solely those candidates that comply with the published profiles in the application system online, Careers@IDB.
- HRD contacts ONLY the selected candidates for each department or unit of the Bank and does the respective internship offers.
Timetable 2014 Winter Internship
The Winter Internship Program is reserved to students currently enrolled in a University from the following countries: Argentina, Bolivia, Brasil, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Ecuador, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Nicaragua, Panamá, Paraguay, Perú, Uruguay.
Winter Internship Program opening
Deadline for candidates to submit applications
Initial pre-screening of candidates based on program requirements and selection criteria indicated in postings
Technical screening phone interviews of shortlisted candidates
Starting date for Summer interns
- 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.
- Interns receive a stipend of an amount that is determined on a yearly basis.
The IDB is committed to promoting diversity and inclusion. As an institution,the Bank strives to motivate the participation in the internship program of candidates from indigenous communities or afro-descendants of the member countries.
In order to be considered as a Diversity candidate, the applicant cannot have turned 33 years of age as of January 1st of the year of participation in the program.
The selected candidates under the Diversity component must state the reasons why they auto-identify themselves as afro-descendent and/or member of an indigenous population.
Applications (will be open October 7 - October 31):
In order to apply to an internship, please click here.