Internships - Washington, D.C.
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This is an opportunity to get to know the inner workings of the leading source of financing for development in Latin America and the Caribbean. During two months of hands-on experience, you will be part of teams who provide operating and corporate solutions to clients from both the public and the private sectors.
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What are the basic requirements?
Being a citizen of any of our 48 member countries for internships with the IDB and IDB Lab's teams in Washington, D.C. *Positions at IDB Invest do not have citizenship restrictions.
Being an active undergraduate student (minimum on the third year of college) or graduate-level student (minimum of 50% of coursework completed).
Be between 21 and 27 years old for undergraduate students, and up to 33 for graduate students.
To work full-time (40 hours per week) within predefined dates
Not having relatives at IDB, IDB Invest or IDB Lab
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Stay tuned for our 2024 Winter Internship Program applications in October!
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HOW TO APPLY?
- Create an account in our system, entering a username and password linked to an email account. If you are already a registered user, please sign in.
- Review all the internship vacancies and requirements.
- Complete your application by selecting up to three internship vacancies that match your profile (academic background and experience). Please be mindful that candidates using more than one profile will be disqualified.
- Attach the following documents in pdf format:
- Resume including telephone number, email, and current address
- Cover Letter
- Bio-page of your passport (at this step of the process, it is optional to submit it, but it is required if you are selected)
- Proof of enrollment in an undergraduate or graduate degree that clearly shows the total credits required for graduation and the credits completed so far.
- Official Academic Transcripts issued by the academic institution. Must include a list of all the courses taken and grades. Please do not send copies of other types of certificates and courses (e.g. digital marketing certificate).
4. All these documents (except the passport) must have been issued within the last 3 months.
5. Keep in mind that you won’t be able to make any changes once the application period is over.
6. Check that you have received a confirmation email, where you will be able to see the internship name and identification number.
At the IDB Group, we review all the resumes received and only contact pre-selected candidates who will move on to the next steps. Please check the Summer/Winter Internship Program timeline for more details.
WHEN ARE INTERNSHIPS WITH TEAMS IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AVAILABLE?
The Internship Programs are awarded for a period of two months: January 16th to March 15th (Winter) and June 16th to August 15th (Summer). Each competitive process begins approximately 3 months in advance. Please check our timeline for updates.
DO YOU MAKE ANY EXCEPTIONS AS TO AGE AND NATIONALITY?
Those who do not meet the age requirement for a given internship at the IDB are eligible for other job opportunities posted periodically in our career section.
In terms of nationality, the IDB does not make any exception. However, Internships at the IDB Invest have no nationality restrictions.
IS THIS A PAID INTERNSHIP?
Yes, interns in our Summer and Winter programs get paid.
WHAT IS THE TIME COMMITMENT FOR THE WINTER/SUMMER INTERNSHIPS?
You must be able to work full-time, meaning 40 hours per week.
If you are an international student in the U.S., please consult with your school before applying. We are aware several students may be limited to part-time opportunities depending on their academic standing.
IS IT NECESSARY TO HAVE A WORK PERMIT FOR THE INTERNSHIP PROGRAM?
Non-US candidates need a valid visa to work at the IDB Group's Headquarters. If you are selected for the internship, the Human Resources Department will guide you through the process.
If you are an international student in the U.S. and get selected to participate in the program, you will need to present a valid work authorization - Curriculum Practitioner Training (CPT) - for the duration of the internship. Please consult your school before applying.