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  The World Bank Legal Vice Presidency extends a valuable opportunity for law students to immerse themselves in the organization’s mission and operations through its Legal Internship Program. The World Bank Legal Internship Program empowers individuals to infuse fresh perspectives, innovative ideas, and the latest research experiences into the daily workings of the World Bank while enhancing their legal skills within a multicultural environment.
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The World Bank Legal Internship Program aims to offer participants hands-on exposure to the World Bank’s day-to-day activities by closely collaborating with Legal Vice Presidency staff. As integral members of the World Bank team, interns will have the opportunity to contribute to the legal services provided by the Legal Vice Presidency and engage in significant events and conferences organized during their internship tenure.


Internship duties encompass a diverse range of legal assignments under the guidance of supervising lawyers, including:
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  • Researching assigned issues using various sources
  • Analyzing information, and presenting findings
  • Undertaking comparative legal analyses
  • Identifying legal and policy issues, researching relevant precedents, and proposing viable solutions.
  • Participate in task/project teams
  • Assist in conference and meeting organization


  • Enrollment in an LLB, JD, LLM, SJD, PhD, or equivalent legal academic program during the internship period.
  • Proficiency in the English language is also essential.

Application Documents

Application requirements include:
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  • A résumé
  • Statement of Interest
  • Proof of enrollment in a qualifying legal degree program, academic transcript(s)
  • A short essay addressing a research question posed by the Legal Vice Presidency for the current application cycle.
Applications for the program remain open until April 30, 2024. To apply for this opportunity, click HERE.
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This article was first published on 15th April 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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