The World Bank Legal Internship Program offers a valuable opportunity for law students to engage with the organization’s mission and operations through its Legal Internship Program.

World Bank Legal Internship Program 2024
World Bank Legal Internship Program 2024

This program enables individuals to bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and the latest research experiences to the daily operations of the World Bank while enhancing their legal skills within a multicultural environment.

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The primary objective of the World Bank Legal Internship Program is to provide participants with hands-on exposure to the organization’s activities by closely collaborating with Legal Vice Presidency staff.

As integral members of the World Bank team, interns will have the chance to contribute to the legal services offered by the Legal Vice Presidency and participate in significant events and conferences organized during their internship.

Internship duties include a wide range of legal assignments under the guidance of supervising lawyers.

These tasks may involve:

– Researching assigned issues using various sources
– Analyzing information and presenting findings
– Undertaking comparative legal analyses
– Identifying legal and policy issues, researching relevant precedents, and proposing viable solutions
– Participating in task/project teams
– Assisting in conference and meeting organization


  • To be eligible for the program, applicants must be enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program during the internship period.
  • Proficiency in the English language is also essential.

Application Requirements

Application requirements include a

  • résumé,
  • statement of interest,
  • proof of enrollment in a qualifying legal degree program, academic transcript(s),
  • short essay addressing a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the current application cycle.

Deadline: April 30, 2024

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