The World Bank Legal Internship Program is a valuable opportunity for law students to gain insights into the World Bank’s mission and legal operations.

World Bank Summer 2024 Legal Internship
World Bank Summer 2024 Legal Internship

The program aims to enhance participants’ legal skills within a diverse, multicultural environment.

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During the internship, individuals collaborate closely with the Legal Vice Presidency team, contributing new perspectives, innovative ideas, and the latest research experiences to the World Bank’s daily functions.

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The objective is to provide firsthand experiences of the World Bank’s day-to-day operations by actively working with Legal Vice Presidency staff.

Interns work directly with development professionals and senior management, playing a key role in contributing to the legal services provided by the Legal Vice Presidency. This involvement extends to participation in high-profile events and conferences organized during the internship term.

Responsibilities of interns encompass a variety of tasks, such as conducting legal assignments under the supervision of lawyers, researching assigned issues, conducting comparative legal analyses, and participating in task/project teams. Interns also assist in organizing conferences and meetings, performing ad hoc assignments as requested by supervising lawyers.


Eligibility criteria include holding citizenship of any IBRD member state, enrollment in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program, and proficiency in the English language. If applying for the Summer Cycle, applicants must be enrolled in an eligible legal academic program between June and August.


The application period runs from December 1 to December 31. The internship spans 10-12 weeks, typically between June and August, based on current needs. This is an outstanding opportunity for students in law programs to gain full-time professional experience at the World Bank during the summer.

Please submit the following documents by December 31, 2023:

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 responding to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the current application period.