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Legal Internship Program Program 2019 at World Bank Group

World Bank Group is currently seeking suitable and qualified candidates in the September 2019 Legal Internship program

Organization Description

The World Bank Group is one of the world’s largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. It uses financial resources and extensive experience to help our client countries to reduce poverty, increase economic growth, and improve quality of life. To ensure that countries can access the best global expertise and help generate cutting-edge knowledge, the World Bank Group is constantly seeking to improve the way it works.

Key priorities include delivering measurable results,
promoting openness and transparency in development, and improving access to
development information and data.

2019 Legal Internship Program

Job ID: LIP7893

Job Type: Full Time 

Qualification: BA/BSc/HND 

Location: Nigeria

Job Field: Internships / Volunteering   Law / Legal 


The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency (“LEGVPU”) offers
highly-motivated law students an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and
work of the World Bank and that of LEGVPU. The World Bank Legal Internship Program
allows individuals to bring new perspectives, innovative ideas, and latest
research experiences into the World Bank’s daily operations and improve their
legal skills while working in a multicultural environment.

The objective of both programs is to provide you first-hand
experiences of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by closely
collaborating with staff in LEGVPU. 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 LEGVPU as
well as participate in high-profile events and conferences organized during the
term of your internship.

Who Are We? And What
Do We Do?

In the context of the World Bank’s broad development agenda,
the Legal Vice Presidency provides legal services required by the World Bank
and plays an active role in all institutional activities. In addition, LEGVPU
helps to ensure that all World Bank’s activities comply with the institutions’
Articles of Agreement, policies and procedures.

Organizationally, LEGVPU includes geographically-based
regional Operational Practice Groups devoted to the legal and policy aspects of
World Bank lending operations, as well as Corporate Practice Groups, which
provide advice on corporate and development finance, administrative, and
institutional matters for the World Bank. For further details around the legal
services provided by LEGVPU as well as departmental units please click here.


World Bank Legal
Internship Program:

The World Bank Legal Internship Program is offered thrice a
year for a period of maximum three months at World Bank Headquarters in
Washington, D.C. and in certain selected country offices for currently enrolled
law school students.

What would Be your

Interns will likely be involved in a plethora of tasks, as
they arise during the term of the Internship Program, such as:

  • Conducting a variety of legal assignments under
    the direction of the supervising lawyer(s).
  • Conducting research on assigned issues, using
    existing law files and alternative sources (e.g., computer-assisted searches
    using the internet, intranet and/or other databases), analyzing information,
    and summarizing findings.
  • Conducting comparative legal analyses on a range
    of issues in a given area, identifying legal and policy issues, researching
    relevant precedents, and proposing appropriate solutions.
  • Participating in task/project teams with the
    supervising lawyer(s).
  • Assisting in the preparation and organization of
    conferences and meetings.
  • Performing ad hoc assignments as requested by
    the supervising lawyer(s).

Eligibility Criteria

Can you be a LEGVPU

  • Do you hold citizenship of any IBRD member
  • Are you currently enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM,
    SJD, PhD, or equivalent program?
  • Do you have an excellent command of the English
  • If you have answered yes to all these questions,
    you are eligible to be a LEGVPU intern. 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.


Spring Internship Program: Application period commenced on
September 1 and ends on September 30 (Proposed internship period is for 10-12
weeks, typically between March and May, depending on prevailing needs). This is
an excellent opportunity for students looking to gain professional experiences
at the World Bank in the form of externships during the academic year while
enrolled in a full-time law program or for those enrolled in part-time and/or
evening law programs. According to U.S. Department of Homeland Security rules,
students authorized to participate in pre-completion OPT may work part-time (20
hours or less per week) while school is in session.


Visa: Students partaking in the World Bank Legal Internship
Program must have valid student visa documents sponsored by their educational
institutions. The World Bank shall only assist attainment of visa documents for
participants of the World Bank Legal Internship Program in exceptional cases.

Cost: The World Bank shall not remunerate participants of
the World Bank Legal Internship Program in the form of monetary
fees/compensation.  Each World Bank Legal
Intern must however be remunerated in accordance with World Bank Group policies
and standards in the form of (i) monetary fees/compensation paid by the
university or other sponsoring organization and acceptable to the Bank; or (ii)
academic credit equivalent to the Bank’s fee schedule.  Hence, students partaking in the World Bank
Legal Internship Program must secure appropriate funding sources for the
duration of their internships.

Medical Insurance: 
World Bank Legal Interns are responsible for their own medical insurance
and any cost(s) arising from accidents and/or illness incurred during the
internship period and must show proof of a valid major global medical insurance

Selection Process: 
World Bank Legal Interns shall be selected through a competitive
selection process.  The World Bank Group
is an equal opportunity employer.

Onboarding:  The World
Bank Legal Vice Presidency shall organize a brief onboarding session at the
beginning of the Summer, Fall, and Spring Internship Program for the incoming

Evaluations on Performance: 
The World Bank shall not provide evaluation on the performance of
participants in the World Bank’s Legal Internship Program.

Internship at Country Offices: LEGVPU has limited its
internships in the field to offices where a LEGVPU lawyer is present.


Please note that applying or partaking in the World Bank Legal Internship Program does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment at the World Bank upon completion of the Program.

Method of Application

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Please use your Google Account to access the application form.

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