Projects Officer, ICDSE (Internship) (Open)

  • Salary:
    negotiable / YEAR
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  • Posted:
    2 weeks ago
  • Category:
    Administration, Project Management
  • Deadline:


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IMF Internship – Institute for Capacity Development

Would you like to acquire cutting-edge work experience in [the capacity building space] in a prestigious, international financial institution?

Are you enrolled in a graduate-level degree in public policy?

The Institute for Capacity Development (ICD) of the International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) offers an internship opportunity that may be the right fit for you!

About Department: Institute for Capacity Development (ICD)

The IMF works with countries to strengthen their economic institutions by providing technical assistance and training (collectively referred to as Capacity Development (CD)) on critical economic issues. Amongst its other mandates, the Institute for Capacity Development is responsible for coordinating the overall governance and strategy of the Fund’s CD program, which is managed through the Strategy & Evaluation division (ICDSE). ICDSE also oversees the framework for assessing CD performance through evaluation and results-based management.


We are looking for an intern with some academic graduate-level public-policy experience. The summer work project will involve looking at country case studies to discern common trends around the political economy of fiscal/market reforms with reference to the institutional capacity of the country, the political cycle, design of interventions amongst other factors.

Internships will be in-person located at the IMF headquarters in Washington DC. Interns work under the supervision of an experienced staff member in ICD.


To compete for an ICD internship, at a minimum you must:

• Be enrolled in a graduate-level degree program in public policy

• Be in student status at the time of the internship.

• Be in good academic standing.

• Have an excellent command of English (both written and oral).

• Show an interest in, and aptitude for working in a multicultural environment.

Duration of internship

  • Internship assignments are up to 3 months

Compensation and Benefits

• competitive salary.

• round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their duty station (university).

• short-term visa is provided for non-US and non-resident eligible candidates.

• short-term medical insurance coverage per eligibility guidelines

To be considered, your application must be submitted via Workday and include:

• Fully completed application form.

• Responses to all questions.

• A personal CV/Resume, as an attachment.

• A recent transcript for the university program in which you are currently

registered (or letter from university confirming your student status and recent grades).

Selection Process:

After submitting your application, you will receive a system-generated acknowledgement. Only candidates who are identified for further consideration will be contacted for next steps. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Interns are selected on a competitive basis. Candidates are short-listed based on their qualifications, their field of specialization, their academic performance record, and their interest.

The selection decision, based on how well the candidate’s studies align with the department’s work, is made by the hiring managers.

IMF Internship does not guarantee further employment with the IMF upon completion of the internship or graduation.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background. Qualified candidates across Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and East and Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


ICDSE Institute for Capacity Development Strategy and Evaluation

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The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including age, creed, culture, disability, educational background, ethnicity, gender, gender expression, nationality, race, religion and beliefs, and sexual orientation. We welcome requests for reasonable accommodations for disabilities during the selection process.