The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, promotes international financial stability and monetary cooperation. It also facilitates international trade, promotes employment and sustainable economic growth, and helps to reduce global poverty.
Our summer interns gain an insider’s view of the member-country-focused mandate and critical international work of the IMF. You will build professional networks while you apply your research and analytical skills to help us explore questions of real importance to our member countries and to global economic stability.
Whether you see a future for yourself in international organizations or are simply curious about policy and operational work, this is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with both while leveraging your cutting-edge skills and expanding your research experience.
You will work closely with an experienced IMF colleague on a current issue or research question of importance to our members. ( See below for information on internships in the IMF’s Legal Department).
The results of your work may be presented to IMF staff at the end of your internship, and many of our interns have had their work published by the IMF.
The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is an organization of 189 countries, working to foster global monetary cooperation, secure financial stability, facilitate international trade, promote high employment and sustainable economic growth, and reduce poverty around the world. Created in 1945, the IMF is governed by and accountable to the 189 countries that make up its near-global membership. The IMF's primary purpose is to ensure the stability of the international monetary system—the system of exchange rates and international payments that enables countries (and their ... read more
For the Economic internship, you should have concentrated your studies on monetary and international economics, public finance, financial markets, economics, or a related field. In addition, you should possess strong analytical and quantitative skills and have an excellent command of written and oral English. If you are currently completing a PhD, you must be:
If you are currently completing a master’s degree, you must be:
If you are applying to the Legal Department Internship you must be:
Students in macroeconomics or a related field should apply though JobLink and, after completing all fields in the form, be sure to enter 1800920 into the field titled, “Job Number.”
A Law student or a student in a related academic field should apply though JobLink, and, after completing all fields in the form, be sure to enter 1800904 into the field titled, “Job Number.”
For more details, visit IMF Career website