World Bank Legal Vice Presidency (LEG VPU) Internship Program 2023 for Highly Motivated Law Students

Application deadline: September 30, 2022

The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency offers highly motivated law students the opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of the World Bank and those of the Legal Vice Presidency. The World Bank Legal Internship Program enables individuals to bring fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and the latest research experiences into the day-to-day operations of the World Bank and enhance their legal skills while working in a multicultural environment. .

The objective of the program is to provide you with first-hand experience of the day-to-day operations of the World Bank by working closely with the staff of the Legal Vice Presidency. As a member of our team, working directly with exceptional and inspiring development professionals and senior executives, you will have the chance to contribute to the legal services offered by the legal vice-presidency as well as participate in high-level events and conferences. level organized during the mandate. of your internship.


The World Bank Legal Internship Program is offered three times a year for up to three months at World Bank Headquarters in Washington, D.C. and select country offices for currently enrolled law students.

Medical insurance: World Bank legal interns are responsible for their own medical insurance and any costs resulting from accidents and/or illnesses incurred during the internship period and must show proof of valid major global medical insurance coverage.

Selection process: World Bank legal interns will be selected through a competitive selection process. The World Bank Group is an equal opportunity employer.

Integration: The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency will host a brief onboarding session at the start of the Summer, Fall, and Spring Internship Program for the incoming cohort.

Performance reviews: The World Bank will not provide performance evaluations of participants in the World Bank Legal Internship Program.

Please note that applying for or participating in the World Bank Legal Internship Program does not constitute a promise or guarantee of employment with the World Bank upon completion of the program.


  • Are you a citizen of an IBRD Member State?
  • Are you enrolled in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or equivalent legal university program while undertaking your internship with us? (for example, if you are applying for the LIP summer cycle, you must be enrolled in an eligible legal university program between June and August)
  • Do you have an excellent command of the English language?

If you answered yes to all of these questions, you are eligible to be a Legal Vice President intern. Preference will be given to applicants who possess a decent command of a second language, particularly if it is one of IBRD’s working languages ​​(Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian or Spanish).

Applications from eligible international and US students are also encouraged.

How to register

Please submit the documents below via this link:

  1. resume
  2. Expression of interest
  3. Proof of enrollment in a law degree (LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD or equivalent) and transcript.
  4. Short essay providing an answer to a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the current application period.

For more information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the World Bank Legal Vice Presidency (LEG VPU) Fall 2023 Internship Program

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