International Monetary Fund Internship Program 2019/2020

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Applications are open for the International Monetary Fund Internship Program 2019. The Fund Internship Program (FIP) provides an opportunity for Doctoral students to gain an insider experience of the integrated, member country focused, mandate and work of the IMF.

Interns are assigned cutting-edge research in macroeconomics or a related field (the exception being an internship in the IMF’s Legal Department), supervised by an IMF colleague. Internships are offered to about 50 students each year. Work is undertaken at IMF headquarters in Washington D.C., between June and October. Internships are a minimum of 10 weeks duration, and maximum of 12 weeks duration.

Fund interns work under the supervision of experienced colleagues to carry out a research project, and prepare a research paper. Papers may be presented to IMF staff at the end of the internship, and those of the highest standard may be published internally to the IMF.

Legal Department Internship

The IMF’s Legal Department is also offering an internship under this program. The successful applicant will be assigned research for the Legal Department and be supervised by a senior member of the department. In past years, the Legal Department’s FIP has had the opportunity to complete:

  • 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 of AML/CFT efforts

Remuneration

IMF interns receive:

  • A competitive salary;
  • Round-trip restricted economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their university; and
  • Limited medical insurance coverage.

International Monetary Fund Internship Program Eligibility

To be eligible for the internship, candidates must meet the following criteria:

  • PhD students
    • Must be within one to two years of completing a Ph.D in macroeconomics or a related field and be in student status (i.e. must be returning to university after the internship). Typically, internships are sought by those who are interested in the IMF’s Economist Program following graduation from the Ph.D
    • Be below the age of 32 at the commencement of the internship
    • Have an excellent command of English, written and oral
    • Possess strong analytical, quantitative and computer skills
  • Master’s degree students
    • Must be in student status at the time of application (not yet graduated)
    • Be below the age of 28 at the commencement of the internship
    • Have an excellent command of English, written and oral
    • Possess strong analytical, quantitative and computer skills

How to Apply for International Monetary Fund Internship Program

  • If you are a Ph.D or Master’s student in macroeconomics click here to enter the IMF’s job application system, then enter 1800920 into the field titled “Job Number”.
  • For the Legal Department Internship: candidates must be within one or two years of completing an LLM, J.D, or equivalent advanced degree in law and below the age of 32. To apply for this internship, click here to enter the IMF’s job application system, then enter 1800904 into the field titled “Job Number”.

For more information, visit IMF.

Application Deadline: January 6, 2019

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