Internship at The International Monetary Fund’s Legal Department

Posted on April 17, 2014 by

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About: The IMF’s Legal Department is also seeking applications for a summer intern position as part of the 2014 Fund Internship Program. The duration of the internship will be 10-13 weeks, which will be undertaken sometime between May and October 2013 (the actual period of the internship will be agreed between the department and the successful candidate).

The selected candidate will work in one of the units of the Legal Department under the supervision and guidance of a senior member of the unit. Projects assigned (which differ from year to year) will be determined at a time closer to the start of the internship to ensure that they are directly aligned with the department’s work program and, to the extent possible, with the interests of the intern. Research covers a broad spectrum of legal issues as the examples below from previous years illustrate:

  • 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

Who Should Apply

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

PhD students

  • Must be within one or 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.
  • 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 commencement of internship (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

For the Legal Department Internship: candidates must be within one or two years of completing an LLM or equivalent advanced degree in law and below the age of 32. While the selection process is highly competitive, candidates with diverse academic or cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.

For more details on Internships: http://www.imf.org/external/np/adm/rec/job/summint.htm

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