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2017/2018 Chevening Scholarships and Fellowships Appl. Aug 8 - Nov 8 2016

Chevening Scholarships are awarded to individuals with demonstrable leadership potential who also have strong academic backgrounds. The scholarship offers financial support to study for a master’s degree at any UK university and the opportunity to become part of an influential global network of 46,000 alumni.

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World Bank Recruitment drive for African Nationals Appl. by 10 Aug 2016

In 2015, the World Bank Group launched a recruitment mission to attract Sub Saharan African professionals to its work force. The initiative was the first of its kind for the institution and resulted in numerous hires into business areas such as Education, Health, Development Economics, Information Technology Systems, Social Urban/Rural & Resilience and Governance. The World Bank Group continues its commitment to hiring Sub-Saharan African professionals and announces its latest recruitment mission to again attract highly qualified Sub-Saharan African professionals who are looking for an exciting career, where their effort will contribute to the institution's goal of ending extreme poverty and promoting shared prosperity. 

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World Bank Open Learning Campus 

The World Bank Group’s Open Learning Campus (OLC) accelerates development solutions by transforming global knowledge into actionable learning. The OLC is a destination for development learning that will build the leadership and technical capabilities of all development stakeholders—partners, practitioners, policy makers, staff, and the public.

Talks (WBx): Explore nuggets of knowledge through talks, podcasts, videos, briefs and games that provide a just-in-time overview of materials targeted to learner-specific interests.

Academy (WBa): Unpack learning related to development challenges and solutions through virtually facilitated or self-directed e-courses, Massive Open Online Courses and materials from face-to-face courses.

Connect (WBc): Engage with others through peer and expert learning. Find crowd-sourced solutions to development challenges. Participate in knowledge exchanges with World Bank Group staff, clients and partners.

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World Bank Summer/Winter Internships!

The World Bank Group Internship offers highly motivated successful individuals an opportunity to improve their skills while working in a diverse environment. Interns generally find the experience to be rewarding and interesting.

To be eligible for the internship, candidates must possess an undergraduate degree and already be enrolled in a full-time graduate study program (pursuing a Master's degree or PhD with plans to return to school in a full-time capacity). Generally, successful candidates have completed their first year of graduate studies or are already into their PhD programs.

This internship typically seeks candidates in the following fields: economics, finance, human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social science (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment, private sector development, as well as other related fields. Fluency in English is required. Prior relevant work experience, computing skills, as well as knowledge of languages such as French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, and Chinese are advantageous. 

The Bank Group pays an hourly salary to all interns and, where applicable, provides an allowance towards travel expenses. Interns are responsible for their own living accommodations. Most positions are located in Washington, D.C. (some positions are offered in country offices) and are a minimum of four weeks in duration.

The Bank Group's Internship is offered during two seasons, and applications are accepted during the following periods:

Summer Internship (June–September)

The application period for the Summer Internship is December 1–January 31 each year.

Winter Internship (December–March)

The application period for the Winter Internship is October 1–31. All applications MUST be submitted online.

Applications submitted after the deadline will not be considered.

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Other Programs and Internships at The World Bank Group

Young Professional's program

World Bank Group Analyst Program


Donor Funded Staffing Program

Global Secondment Program

Voice Secondment Program

Young African Leadership Initiative

The Young African Leaders Initiative (YALI) is a signature effort to invest in the next generation of African leaders. Nearly 1 in 3 Africans are between the ages of 10 and 24, and approximately 60 percent of Africa’s total population is below the age of 35. President Obama launched YALI in 2010 to support young African leaders as they spur growth and prosperity, strengthen democratic governance, and enhance peace and security across Africa. 

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