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

Office Support
2100001139 Requisition #

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



The Innovation in Citizen Services Division – Transparency and Integrity Cluster is looking for an active undergraduate student with economics or political science background to be hired as a Winter Intern under the Consultant modality.

The team’s mission:

The Transparency and Integrity Cluster as part of the Innovation in Citizen Services Division supports (i) transparency, integrity, control of corruption, and governance reforms in accordance with international standards; (ii) open government and transparency innovations enabled by new technologies and big data; (iii) emphasizing clarity and integrity in sector operations and public–private partnerships; and (iv) strengthening internal coordination between the operational and fiduciary arms of the IDB Group. The cluster actively seeks to deepen policy research to close knowledge gaps and to provide better policy advice to all member countries.  

What you’ll do:

Provide quality research assistantship for the area Specialists currently working in knowledge products. The main tasks you will do include:

  • Update literature review linking transparency and integrity with other economic outcomes, including but not limited to investment multipliers, financial flows, remittances, contraband, fiscal losses, inefficiencies on public spending
  • Update of the Dashboard on Cross-Country Indicators related to transparency and integrity
  • Compile macroeconomic and fiscal dataset together with transparency indicators for easy access
  • Produce an automated template with relevant correlations between transparency indicators and other macro-fiscal variables
  • Contribute to econometric estimations and graphical representation of results
  • Produce an easy access visual document that summarizes the programs and policy actions (including reforms, technology improvements, processes, among others) that the IDB has implemented in each of the member countries since the Transparency Fund was established.

What you’ll need: To be part of our Program you need all the following requirements:

Citizenship: Being a national of an IDB member country.

Education: An active third year or above undergraduate student working towards a bachelor’s degree in areas related to general economic, political economy, public policy in an accredited University. The graduation date cannot be prior to March 15, 2022.

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

Age: Be between 21 and 27 years of age as of the starting date of the internship.

Technical Skills: Advanced courses macroeconomics, microeconomics, and public finance with strong skills in econometrics and 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-oriented, 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 applicants 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 to be enrolled minimum in the third year and has been issued within the last 3 months (valid for undergraduate 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: Sector Senior Specialist


Our culture: Our people are committed and passionate about improving lives in Latin-America and the Caribbean (LAC), and they get to do what they love in a diverse, collaborative and stimulating work environment. We are the first Latin American and Caribbean 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 devoted 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 brand-new research about relevant development issues, policy advice to communicate 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 HQ Summer/Winter 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 vital visa or work permits required by the authorities. If an applicant cannot obtain 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 candidates 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.

Previous Job Searches

My Profile

Create and manage profiles for future opportunities.

Go to Profile

My Submissions

Track your opportunities.

My Submissions

Similar Listings

Washington DC, United States - Headquarters

📁 Office Support

Washington DC, United States - Headquarters

📁 Office Support