ICSID Internships for US Applicants in Washington, D.C., 2016-2017

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Applications are invited for ICSID Internships in Washington, D.C. for 2016-2017 academic year. Interns must have obtained academic credit for at least one term/semester in a course of study; or will be provided with a stipend by their university for the duration of the internship. U.S. citizens or residents are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Field of Internship: The main objective of the internships is to allow students with an interest in international investment dispute settlement and international investment law to gain a better understanding of ICSID’s work, enhance their academic and career goals and contribute to ICSID’s mission. 
Course Level:
Internship
Internship Provider: International Centre for Settlement of Investment Disputes
Internship can be taken in USA (Washington, D.C.)

Eligibility: Eligible candidates must be enrolled in a graduate program. They must also be able to provide written confirmation stating that they will either: (i) obtain academic credit for at least one term/semester in a course of study; or (ii) will be provided with a stipend by their university for the duration of the internship.

In addition, candidates must:

  • have or be able to obtain an F1 or G4 visa, or be U.S. citizens or residents (Greencard holders),
  • provide proof of medical insurance coverage in Washington, D.C. for the duration of the internship; and
  • be able to cover the costs of travel, accommodation and living expenses in Washington, D.C.

Finally, candidates must satisfy the requirements of their university for an internship (as these may vary, students are encouraged to seek confirmation from the university that they are eligible for a particular internship period prior to applying).

Internship Open for International Students: U.S. citizens or residents are eligible to apply for this internship programme.

Is this paid internship? Interns will not be remunerated but will instead receive academic credit for their work upon successful completion of the internship or be sponsored by the university in which s/he is enrolled. The deliverables will be directly related to the scope of work detailed in the terms of reference agreed at the beginning of the internship. Academic credit will be awarded at the end of the semester upon approval by the ICSID supervisor.

Internship Description: ICSID offers unpaid internship opportunities to students enrolled in a graduate degree program who are eligible and qualified for an internship (sometimes referred to as an externship) under their University rules and Bank Group requirements (see below). The main objective of the internships is to allow students with an interest in international investment dispute settlement and international investment law to gain a better understanding of ICSID’s work, enhance their academic and career goals and contribute to ICSID’s mission.  To this end, the Centre is looking for enthusiastic and energetic candidates who can work effectively in a team-based environment.

Number of awards offered: Up to four internships are offered every four months.

Internship Duration: Up to four internships are offered every four months, for a minimum period of 12 weeks and a minimum of 10 hours of work per week. The internship periods are September-December, January-April and May-August.

How to Apply: Individuals who meet all of the above requirements and qualifications may apply by completing the attached form and append their CVs. Applications should be sent by e-mail to icsidinternship-at-worldbank.org.

Internship Application Deadline: The deadlines for applications are:

  • December 15 for the January-April Internship period (spring semester); and
  • April 15 for the May-August Internship period (summer semester).

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