Join our Internship Program in Headquarters.

Boost your career through our Internship Program

The 2024 Summer Internship Program is an opportunity to work with teams at the IDB, IDB Invest, and IDB Lab.   


Interns will work on a hybrid model, incorporating in-person and remote working while in Washington D.C.  


Join our Summer Internship Program in Washington, D.C! Internships

Applications will be open from March 6th to March 22nd ! 


Make sure you fulfill the following requirements before submitting your application: 


      • Citizenship: For internships with the IDB and IDB Lab, candidates must be  citizens of any of our 48 member countries  Positions at IDB Invest do not have citizenship restrictions.  

      • Active Student: Be an active undergraduate (bachelor’s) or graduate (master’s or Ph.D.) student as of the starting date of the internship program. The graduation date should be after the internship period.  

      • Academic Work: For undergraduate students, the second year of school must be completed at the time of applying. For graduate students, a minimum of 50% of coursework completed at the time of applying. 

      • Availability: Must be able to work full-time (40 hours per week)   from June 16th to August 15th, 2024) . Dates are predetermined and fixed, interns cannot start or finish before or after the indicated dates. 

      • Consanguinity: Applicants cannot have family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouses) working at the IDB, IDB Lab or IDB Invest.  

      • First job at the IDB Group: The Internship Program must be your first job at the IDB, IDB Invest, or IDB Lab.   


Upload the following documents  when you submit your application:  


      • Resume  

      • Cover letter 

      • University letter certifying your enrollment status.  

      • Academic Transcripts (official or unofficial) 

          • If you submit an unofficial academic transcript at the time of applying, you will be requested to present an official academic transcript if moving forward in the process. 


Must include a list of all the courses taken and grades.*Academic transcripts and university letters must be issued within the last three months. 


Important considerations for a successful application:  


      • Select up to three (3) internship options in the application.  
      • Applications without the requested documentation will be disqualified.   

      • Save each file in a PDF format with your name and the name of the document (e.g., resume, diploma, academic transcripts, etc.)   

      • Please DO NOT send copies of your degree certificates or other courses.  

      • You must be able to work 40 hours weekly from June 16th to August 15th, 2024. Dates are predetermined and fixed, interns cannot start or finish before or after the indicated dates. 

      • If you are an international student in the U.S., your work authorization is obtained through CPT or OPT. Consult your school advisor before applying.   


Any questions? Check out our FAQshere.


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