World Bank Vienna PAID Internship Program Summer 2024: Apply!

World Bank Vienna PAID Internship Program Summer 2024

Unlock Your Potential in Global Development

Are you a highly motivated graduate student enrolled at an Austrian university? Are you passionate about contributing to the global development agenda? If so, the World Bank Vienna Internship Program (VIEIP) is your gateway to hands-on experience and meaningful engagement in groundbreaking projects.

About the World Bank Group

The World Bank Group (WBG) is a vital global partnership committed to ending extreme poverty, fostering shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. Comprising five institutions, the WBG collaborates with 189 member countries, leveraging knowledge, funding, and technology to address urgent global challenges. With a presence in over 120 offices worldwide, the WBG works with public and private sector partners to drive positive change.

Vienna Office: A Hub of Development Excellence

Established in 2004, the World Bank’s Vienna office has grown significantly over the years. Currently housing around 250 staff from the International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (World Bank) and the International Finance Corporation (IFC), the Vienna office is a dynamic hub focusing on both the public and private sectors.

World Bank Vienna Internship Program (VIEIP)

The VIEIP is tailored for qualified graduate students from Austrian universities, providing them with a unique opportunity to contribute to the development initiatives supported by the World Bank Vienna Office. Interns will gain hands-on experience, improve their skills, and become part of a diverse environment dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity.

Selected candidates will enjoy the following benefits:

  1. Opportunities for onboarding and training.
  2. Networking, mentoring, and coaching from World Bank staff.
  3. Immersion in one of the most reputable development banks globally.

Vacant Positions

The VIEIP offers eight distinct positions, each focusing on critical areas such as macroeconomics, trade and investment, financial sector advisory, water programs, investment climate, energy and extractives, environment and climate, social sustainability, and digital development. Check the Annex for detailed descriptions of each position.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the internship, candidates must:

  • Hold an undergraduate degree.
  • Be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (master’s or PhD) at an Austrian university.
  • Have plans to return to school full-time.
  • Possess fluency in English.

The program has no nationality requirement and no age limit. Diversity is highly valued, and applications from individuals with diverse professional and academic backgrounds, particularly women, are encouraged.

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Application Process

Applications are accepted via email from December 11 to February 9, 2024. The individual hiring units will review applications based on their business needs, shortlisting candidates for interviews. Only short-listed candidates will be contacted. Hiring decisions are expected to be finalized by the end of March 2024.

To apply, send a resume (1 page max.), cover letter (1 page max.), and proof of enrollment in a graduate program to [email protected] with “World Bank Vienna Office Internship Program – VIEP# and applicant’s name” in the email subject line. Be sure to reference the specific position you are applying for.

Don’t miss the chance to be part of a global force driving positive change. Apply now and embark on a journey of impact and growth with the World Bank Vienna Internship Program!

Vacant Positions
1. VIEIP#1 – Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI)
2. VIEIP#2 – Financial Sector Advisory Centre (FinSAC)
3. VIEIP#3 – Danube Water Program
4. VIEIP#4 – Investment Climate Unit
5. VIEIP#5 – Energy and Extractives
6. VIEIP#6 – Environment and Climate
7. VIEIP#7 – Social Sustainability and Inclusion
8. VIEIP#8 – Digital Development

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