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Internship Program Information

BACKGROUND

“I met the most wonderful & talented people during my internship”

Interns will apply their operational, research, writing, interpersonal and language skills to one of the 12 indicators covered in the Doing Business report: Starting a Business, Dealing with Construction Permits, Getting Electricity, Registering Property, Getting Credit, Protecting Minority Investors, Paying Taxes, Trading across Borders, Enforcing Contracts, Labor Market Regulations, Resolving Insolvency and Selling to the Government. Results of data collection, research and analysis are presented in the Doing Business report and on the website as well as in academic papers and country reports that inform advisory work and operations for client countries.

Meet the Doing Business team - http://www.doingbusiness.org/about-us/meet-the-team

Imane Fahli (Former Intern, Summer 2016, current Consultant)

“Interning with the Doing Business team was an enriching work and personal experience. I was able to get a deeper understanding of how data is collected at the World Bank, how indicators are formed and their purpose in encouraging business reforms. I also had the chance to learn about other policy topics by attending several conferences featuring accomplished scholars and executives like Esther Duflo or Salman Khan.”

"I learned valuable skills and had an opportunity to use my Arabic"

INTERN RESPONSIBILITIES:

Duties of an intern will include, but not be limited to the following:

  • Assist with questionnaire generation and dissemination processes
  • Assist with data entry of respondent contact information
  • Assist with preparation of comparative analysis related to the set of indicators on a country by country and regional basis
  • Assist with preparation of presentations, country summaries and with updates to the law library
  • Assist with government meetings and video conferences
  • Assist with preparation of case studies
  • Assist with identifying new respondents
  • Assist with production of the report

Ahmad F. AlKhuzam (Former Intern, Summer & Spring 2016, current Consultant)

“The diverse and positive work environment makes the Doing Business team have a unique approach to monitoring the regulatory environment for small and medium-size enterprises. The skills I acquired during the internship were invaluable to my education and career in economic development. The team assigns to interns some of the impactful tasks that made my experience not only meaningful for my career development, but also valuable to the team.”

“I met with many foreign delegations, including my home country”

INTERN SELECTION CRITERIA:

  • Applicant must receive academic credit or monetary compensation from the university or a donor in order to be eligible for an internship
  • Applicant must be currently enrolled in an advanced degree in Public Policy, Economics, Law or equivalent
  • Demonstrated research and analytical skills and experience pertaining to private sector development issues
  • Excellent command of Microsoft Excel, MS Word and PowerPoint
  • Well-developed interpersonal and team-player skills; ability to operate independently and under supervision
  • High level of energy, initiative, persistence, positive attitude and drive for results within agreed objectives and deadlines
  • Proven ability to handle several tasks simultaneously and deal with rapidly shifting priorities under pressure
  • Ability to operate in multicultural environments and build effective working relations
  • Relevant professional/academic experience preferred
  • Excellent oral and written communication and presentation skills in English and one of the following languages: Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian or Spanish

Madwa-Nika Cadet (Former Intern, Summer 2016, current Consultant)

"During my time as an intern in the Doing Business unit, I rapidly became an active and valuable teammate. I performed my assignments in French, English and Spanish. Diversity and the approachability of every member of the Doing Business team truly make this internship experience unique."

For further information about the internship program please contact dbinterninfo@worldbank.org. Please note that due to high volume of interest not every inquiry will receive a response.