World Bank Internship Presentation

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This is an overview of the World Bank, the MDGs, and the work I did as an intern in 2007.

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  • hI..thank you for sharing this vital information. I have applied for this year's summer internship and want to know the selection process/criteria.
    Apart from the online application, were you required to make any further applications?
    Were you interviewed at any point before you got the job offer?
    Lastly, when did the bank first contact you about the application? february, march, etc?
    I will really appreciate your response!
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  • I am doing my MBA finance could u assit me in getting my summer internship in Banks
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  • Hey! Very informative presentation. I have applied to several world bank intern positions but I never seem to hear back. I majored in International Relations, and can speak Hindi and Urdu fluently. Could you tell me what the requirement is or how can i stand out from other resumes. It would also be great if you could provide us with some names/email of people who are in charge of interns at WB. Thank you so much for the hep.
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  • Im young lady i was impresed with all the information found on your site would you kindly assist me on how to join theinternship program i would be happy to experience brilliant ideas
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  • Hi Stefani & Omnes - To answer some of your questions:
    1. My internship was for June-July, so it did not conflict with my school schedule.
    2. Tips: It's hard to say... When I was there, there were 4 interns and we all did very different work, so we had different qualifications. For me, it was the language fluency and background in economics, I think.
    3. Finding accommodations in the DC area is not easy. I was fortunate to have a second cousin in Maryland that I stayed with for the summer, and commuted in on bus, metro, and foot (over an hour each way). If you get the internship, ask advice of people at the Bank.
    4. I worked 40 hours per week, but internships can vary.
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World Bank Internship Presentation

  1. 1. Summer Internship at the World Bank Washington D.C. Anna Guyton
  2. 2. The Internship • PAID! ($20/hr) • Expanding program – Want to increase interest in functions of the WBG – Give students outside D.C. area more opportunities to work with the WBG • Located in Washington D.C.
  3. 3. About the World Bank  “Working for a World Free of Poverty.”  Founded in 1944, the Bank is the world’s largest source of development assistance  Owned by 184 member countries  Operates in 100 country offices and counts approximately 10,600 staff
  4. 4. Millennium Development Goals  End Extreme Poverty and Hunger  Education for All  Equity for Women  Save Children’s Lives  Make Motherhood Safe  Stop HIV/AIDS, Malaria and other diseases  Provide the Environment  Build a Global Partnership for Development
  5. 5. What does the World Bank do?  Helps countries implement programs to raise quality of people’s lives  Works in partnership to design assistance strategies tailored to the needs of each country  Offers a mix of money and knowledge to implement these strategies
  6. 6. World Bank Composition  International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD)  International Development Association (IDA)  International Finance Corporation (IFC)  Multilateral Investment Guarantee Agency (M.I.G.A)  International Center for Settlement of Investment Disputes (ICSID)
  7. 7. Not Just About Lending  Knowledge is the cornerstone of World Bank assistance  Research underpins all World Bank projects  The World Bank provides analysis and expertise to help clients create lasting policy improvements  All World Bank projects include environmental and social safeguards
  8. 8. My Experience • Private Sector and Finance Division of the Africa Region • My Mentors: Shireen El-Wahab Ginger Turner
  9. 9. My Work • HIV/AIDS project: • ICA Overviews (research): – Review all active/pipeline FPD – Uganda HIV/AIDS overview projects – Tanzania HIV/AIDS overview – Assess extent to which HIV/AIDS – Uganda access to land overview is addressed in projects – Tanzania access to land overview – Create a summary report for each project mentioning HIV/AIDS • DB Indicator Reform Impact project: • ICA Summaries: – Interviewing TTLs – Tanzania sub-national – Writing report for AFTFP (show – Zanzibar what impact their projects had on – Mauritania (English) top reformers) – Mauritania (French) – Translation of Mauritania ICA Executive Summary – Botswana (English) – Botswana (French)
  10. 10. Personal Goals/Gains • Goals: Learn more about WB and AFTPS work Contribute to AFTPS projects Assist in other interdepartmental projects if needed Learn about economic issues facing African countries Improve French professional writing skills • Unanticipated Gains: – Met amazing people – Learned the magnitude of WB work – Opportunity to explore Washington DC – Future career options
  11. 11. Want to know more?  Contact information  Watch for application  Reading material  Talk to me!

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