Great opportunity to work or intern at the International Monetory Fund, For the interns, the internship is fully funded while employees of other job positions earn a highly competitive salary
The IMF summer interns gain an insider’s view of the member-country-focused mandate and critical international work of the IMF.
You will build professional networks while you apply your research and analytical skills to help us explore questions of real importance to our member countries and to global economic stability.
Whether you see a future for yourself in international organizations or are simply curious about policy and operational work, this is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with both while leveraging your cutting-edge skills and expanding your research experience.
The IMF recruit for the FIP on a global basis with approximately 50 students from around the world joining IMF each year at IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. These paid internships take place between June and October and run for 10 to 12 weeks.
What is expected of interns
You will work closely with an experienced IMF colleague on a current issue or research question of importance to our members. ( See below for information on internships in the IMF’s Legal Department).
The results of your work may be presented to IMF staff at the end of your internship, and many of our interns have had their work published by the IMF.
Previous FIP research topics have included:
A Bottom-Up Approach to Modeling Inflation Dynamics in LAC
Taking Stock of Digitalization and its implications for Inflation Dynamics and Monetary Policy
A Review of the Experience with Diversification, Poverty Reduction, and Inequality
The Role of Prudential Policies in Attenuating the Credit Cycle
Macro-Financial Performance, PFM, and Corruption Indicators
The Role of Intangible Assets and Innovation Policy in ASEAN
What is Behind High Interest Rate Spreads in Africa?
The IMF’s Legal Department also offers internships under this program. In past years, Legal Department projects have included:
Analysis of the Legal Framework for Capital Controls Under the European Economic Area
Research on the Insolvency of Non-Bank Financial Institutions
Research on the Legal Mandate of the IMF In Financial Regulation
Cross-Country Comparisons of Effectiveness in AML/CFT Efforts
For the Economic internship, you should have concentrated your studies on monetary and international economics, public finance, financial markets, economics, or a related field. In addition, you should possess strong analytical and quantitative skills and have an excellent command of written and oral English. If you are currently completing a PhD, you must be:
Registered as an active student (i.e. returning to university studies after completing the internship)
Below the age of 32 at the start of the internship
If you are currently completing a master’s degree, you must be:
Registered as an active student at the time of application (not yet graduated)
Below the age of 28 at the commencement of the internship
If you are applying to the Legal Department Internship you must be:
Within one to two years of completing an LLM, J.D, or equivalent advanced degree in law
Below the age of 32 at the commencement of the internship
How to Apply for the IMF internship programme
Applications for the Fund Internship Program is typically open in early December. Interested candidates are welcome to apply for the program at that time by visiting the IMF’s vacancy postings on the IMF Career Site.
Internships in other areas, such as IT, may be advertised periodically on Workday. Please see the job advertisement for details of the terms and requirements for these positions.
Benefits for Interns and employees
• A competitive salary
• Round-trip restricted economy class air travel from their university to Washington, D.C.
• Limited medical insurance coverage.
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