World Bank LEGVPU Internship Program for Law Students 2021

Applications are welcome for the World Bank LEGVPU Internship Program for law students 2021.

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 the 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 law students with first-hand experiences of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by closely collaborating with staff in LEGVPU.


World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C., and selected country offices for currently enrolled law school students.

Duration: 3 months
Duties and Responsibilities

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

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

Applicants to the internship program must at the time of application meet one of the following requirements:

  • Hold citizenship of any IBRD member state
  • Be currently enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent program
  • Have an excellent command of the English language
  • Preference shall be given to candidates who possess a decent command of a second language such as (Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, or Spanish).
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Application Process

All applications should be submitted using the link below, with the following documents attached:

  • Résumé
  • Statement of Interest
  • Short essay providing a response to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the prevailing application period
  • Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent) and academic transcript(s).

To apply, click here

Deadline: September 30, 2020

For more information, visit the official site.

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