IDB | 2022 Winter Internship Program: Innovation in Citizen Services Division – Transparency and Integrity Cluster | Graduate Intern (Consultant)

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IDB | 2022 Winter Internship Program: Innovation in Citizen Services Division – Transparency and Integrity Cluster  | Graduate Intern (Consultant)



The Innovation in Citizen Services Division – Transparency and Integrity Cluster looking for an active graduate student (Master or Ph.D.) with background in Law, Political Science, International Affairs, Economics or Data Science applied to public policy to be hired as a Winter Intern under the Consultant modality.

The team’s mission:

The Transparency and Integrity Cluster promotes policies and governance reforms to foster transparency, integrity, and control of corruption. The cluster actively seeks to deepen policy research to close knowledge gaps and to provide better policy advice to all member countries.  The knowledge agenda will contribute to debates, evidence, and an understanding of alternative policies for structural reforms in Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC).

What you’ll do:

The key policy research interests for the knowledge agenda are:

  • Illicit Financial Flows (IFF) from the Transparency & Integrity Perspective.
  • Integrity of the Extractive Industries with focus in Latin America and the Caribbean.
  • Transparency and Public Resources.

The selected applicant will be expected to provide quality research to contribute to one of the above main policy research interests. The main tasks you will do include

  • Collaborate with a senior specialist in the team to work towards a publication by analyzing the relevant literature and policy work done by the IDB
  • Propose and implement a novel methodology to address key policy research interests
  • Prepare policy brief and/or presentations to the head of the cluster to address progress

​​​​​What you’ll need: To be part of our Internship Program you will need to follow with all the following requirements:

Citizenship: Being a national of an IDB member country.

Education: A master's degree or Ph.D. student, having 50% of the coursework approved in Law, Political Science, International Affairs, Economics or Data Science applied to public policy in an accredited University. The graduation date cannot be prior to March 15, 2022.

Languages: Be proficient in English and preferably with a practical knowledge of one of the Bank’s additional official languages (e.g., Spanish, Portuguese, or French).

Age: Be between 21 and 33 years of age as of the starting date of the internship.

Technical Skills: Regardless of the academic background the ideal candidate will have at least a general knowledge on transparency and integrity issues, macroeconomics, microeconomics, and public finance with strong skills in statistics. The applicant should also be able to work fluently with Excel, Word and Power Point, with sufficiently good programming skill to use STATA and/or R-Software.

Soft Skills: Great teammate, inclusive, innovative, creative, client-centered, results-centered, with strong communication skills.

Consanguinity: Not have family members (up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including spouse) working at the IDB Group.

The first contract at the IDB Group: Be a first-time participant in our Internship Program and do not have been a former staff member, Complementary Workforce (“CW”), contractor, or have previously provided services to the Bank or the Corporation through a contractor or under any other contractual modality.


In addition, be aware that a candidate will be disqualified if:

  • Apply to more than three (3) vacancies in the 2022 Winter Internship Program for IDB, IDB Lab, and IDB Invest.
  • Do not submit academic transcripts as an attachment to the application, demonstrating a minimum of 50% of coursework completion and has been issued within the last 3 months (valid for graduate students only).


Opportunity Summary: 

Type of contract: Consultant, Intern.

Length of contract: Two months. January 16 to March 15, 2022 (fixed dates)

Location: IDB Headquarters in Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (Remote)

Responsible Person: Head of the Transparency and Integrity Cluster within the Innovation in Citizen Services Division


Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in LAC, and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first LAC development institution to be awarded the EDGE certification, recognizing our strong commitment to gender equality. As an intern you can be part of internal resource groups that connect our diverse community around common interests.

Because we are committed to providing equal opportunities in employment, we embrace all diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ+, persons with disabilities, afro-descendants, and Indigenous people to apply.

We will ensure that individuals with disabilities are provided reasonable accommodation to participate in the job interview process and to perform the estimated tasks.

About us: At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re committed to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in LAC. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide LAC with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives.

About the Internship Program: It is a competitive paid opportunity, based in HQ. It provides practical experience for university students to learn about development work and corporate management of the Bank, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job learning.

Visa and Work Permit: The Bank, pursuant to applicable policies, may submit a visa request to the applicable immigration authorities; however, the granting of the visa is at the discretion of the immigration authorities. Notwithstanding, it is the responsibility of the applicant to get the correspondent visa or work permits required by the authorities. If an applicant cannot obtain a it, the internship offer will be rescinded.

Due to the current COVID-19 pandemic and its implications for our Region, the IDB Group is reviewing its hiring needs and re-prioritizing its areas of talent acquisition. We encourage applicants to continue to apply to the active postings, yet current job openings may be subject to further decisions in terms of timing of the processes, or other actions, in accordance with business needs. Final hiring decisions may also be conditioned to the candidate’s ability to timely relocate to the post of duty at the moment of starting service.

Our team in Human Resources carefully reviews all applications.

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