World Bank Legal Internship Program – Fall 2024

This informs the public about the World Bank Legal Internship Program – Fall 2024. Details about the Program are given below. The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency offers highly motivated law students an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and that of the Legal Vice Presidency.

World Bank Legal Internship Program – Fall 2024

The World Bank Legal Internship Program allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and the latest research experiences into the World Bank’s daily operations and improve their legal skills while working in a multicultural environment.

Program Details

The objective of the program is to provide you 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 our 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.


  • Do you hold citizenship of any IBRD member state?
  • Are you enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program while you are undertaking your internship with us?  (e.g. if you apply for the Summer Cycle of LIP, you must be enrolled in an eligible legal academic program between June and August)
  • Do you have an excellent command of the English language?

If you have answered yes to all these questions, you are eligible to be an intern in the Legal Vice Presidency.  Preference shall be given to candidates who possess a decent command of a second language, especially if that is one of the working languages of IBRD (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).

Applications from eligible international as well as U.S.-based students are equally encouraged.

How to Apply

For those interested in the World Bank Legal Internship Program 2024.  Please submit the below documents through this link:
  1. Résumé
  2. Statement of Interest
  3. Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent) and academic transcript(s).
  4. Short essay providing a response to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the prevailing application period.

Application Deadline

  • The deadline for receipt of applications is 30 April 2024.

Open this link for more details about the World Bank Legal Internship Program 2024.

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