World Bank Internship

This is a unique internship at the World Bank headquarters in Washington, DC every Spring Term.  The intern will be based with the Bank’s Social Development unit for West Africa.

Part of the World Bank’s Urban, Rural and Social Development Global Practice, social development focuses on the need to “put people first” in the development process.  Recognizing that poverty is about more than the lack of income, but also about vulnerability, exclusion, unaccountable institutions, powerlessness, and exposure to fragility/conflict/violence, the Bank’s Social Development Group promotes social inclusion of the poor and vulnerable by empowering people, building cohesive and resilient societies, and making institutions accessible and accountable to citizens.

Reporting to the Social Development Practice Manager for West Africa, the intern will gain exposure to how the Bank, working with governments, communities, civil society, the private sector and the marginalizes, translates the complex relationship between societies and states into operations.

Funding up to $5000 is available to cover costs for a Spring Term in Washington, D.C.; there will not be international travel associated with this internship.  Internships are open to rising Sophomores, Juniors and Seniors.


To apply for this internship applicants must submit the online application by October 15. In addition to submitting the online application, students must also submit the following materials online.

  • Transcript
  • Resume
  • Letter(s) of Recommendation
    • Submit one letter of recommendation from a Dartmouth faculty member. A second letter of recommendation is suggested, but not required.  Secondary letters of recommendation can come from previous employers, advisors, staff or an additional faculty member. Requests for letters of recommendation are made directly through the application link.  

Contact: for more information.

Thursday, October 15, 2020 - 4:00pm
Fund type: 
The John Sloan Dickey Center