How to get a job at World Bank?


peggyw77
Hi,
I have a question for you....
I am very interested in getting a job in the World Bank. I noticed that WB generally looks for economists. However, I am not quite sure about the demand of legal professionals at World Bank.
Does anyone know what kind of credentials and abilities (either legal or not) will be more appealing to the World Bank? What kind of legal work will World Bank need to deal with?
A little bit about myself:
My specialty is international law, especially in relation to int'l trade and int'l environmental law issues. I am interested in promoting/improving basic infrastructures in developing countries, such as basic water supply systems, etc.

Any advice or insight will be truly appreciated.
Thanks a lot!
Hi,
I have a question for you....
I am very interested in getting a job in the World Bank. I noticed that WB generally looks for economists. However, I am not quite sure about the demand of legal professionals at World Bank.
Does anyone know what kind of credentials and abilities (either legal or not) will be more appealing to the World Bank? What kind of legal work will World Bank need to deal with?
A little bit about myself:
My specialty is international law, especially in relation to int'l trade and int'l environmental law issues. I am interested in promoting/improving basic infrastructures in developing countries, such as basic water supply systems, etc.

Any advice or insight will be truly appreciated.
Thanks a lot!
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lops
Hi Peggy - they do offer internships over the summer period (details available on their website) for legal professionals - especially in relation to their ICSID arbitration work. This can lead into a job in the long-run.
Hi Peggy - they do offer internships over the summer period (details available on their website) for legal professionals - especially in relation to their ICSID arbitration work. This can lead into a job in the long-run.
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Georgetown's LLM program offers the possibility of earning class credit for an internship at the World Bank. The World Bank website has information as well. Knowledge of project finance law and government regulatory/administrative law would also be useful. The World Bank lists attorney job openings on the website.
Georgetown's LLM program offers the possibility of earning class credit for an internship at the World Bank. The World Bank website has information as well. Knowledge of project finance law and government regulatory/administrative law would also be useful. The World Bank lists attorney job openings on the website.
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sage
Among other requirements, I suspect the following would be needed at the very least:
1. Excellent resume
2. Pertinent experience (2-3 years minimum)
3. A very good connection (the higher up the better)
4. Timing and luck
Among other requirements, I suspect the following would be needed at the very least:
1. Excellent resume
2. Pertinent experience (2-3 years minimum)
3. A very good connection (the higher up the better)
4. Timing and luck
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peggyw77
Thanks a lot for your reply and advice.
I have no real work experience before therefore I only aim at the Junior Professional Associates Program. I am not elegible to apply for the summer/winter internship because I am from a non-WB-member state. And I am not going to Georgetown....

At frist I thought with international law background will be very helpful, but obviously it is not enough. I guess no matter in which legal field, you just got to be good a finance/corporations law. I need to focus more on those when I do my LLM....
Thanks a lot for your reply and advice.
I have no real work experience before therefore I only aim at the Junior Professional Associates Program. I am not elegible to apply for the summer/winter internship because I am from a non-WB-member state. And I am not going to Georgetown....

At frist I thought with international law background will be very helpful, but obviously it is not enough. I guess no matter in which legal field, you just got to be good a finance/corporations law. I need to focus more on those when I do my LLM....
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Good luck! I have many of the same interests, and would love to work at the World Bank. I decided not to go to Georgetown, but it was a very hard decision given their links with and proximity to the Bank. Be persisitent and don't hesitate to contact individuals working there or professors with previous/current links to the bank. They will be your best advisors and will be good contacts later.
Good luck! I have many of the same interests, and would love to work at the World Bank. I decided not to go to Georgetown, but it was a very hard decision given their links with and proximity to the Bank. Be persisitent and don't hesitate to contact individuals working there or professors with previous/current links to the bank. They will be your best advisors and will be good contacts later.
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peggyw77
Hi ryan,
Thanks a lot.
Where are you going instead? Which field of law are you interested in? Are you domestic or int'l appllicant?
Hi ryan,
Thanks a lot.
Where are you going instead? Which field of law are you interested in? Are you domestic or int'l appllicant?
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Right now I plan to attend LSE and get my LLM in international business law. I am an American, admitted in NY, and currently working as a law clerk at a U.S. District Court. I desperately want to live overseas for a few years and am attracted to the city of London because I studied abroad there while in law school and absolutely loved it. My only foreign language is spanish, and while I would love to live in Spain or perhaps Buenos Aires, Argentina, I am not proficient enough to do further legal studies in spanish - plus all the best common law legal schools are in the US and UK! I wouldn't mind Australia, though. . . :)
I turned down Georgetown, have been waitlisted at NYU, and still have yet to hear from Columbia or Cambridge. Those are all the schools I applied to, as I felt they had the best curriculum/reputation in international law (finance, corporate, inter/intra governmental regulation).
Right now I plan to attend LSE and get my LLM in international business law. I am an American, admitted in NY, and currently working as a law clerk at a U.S. District Court. I desperately want to live overseas for a few years and am attracted to the city of London because I studied abroad there while in law school and absolutely loved it. My only foreign language is spanish, and while I would love to live in Spain or perhaps Buenos Aires, Argentina, I am not proficient enough to do further legal studies in spanish - plus all the best common law legal schools are in the US and UK! I wouldn't mind Australia, though. . . :)
I turned down Georgetown, have been waitlisted at NYU, and still have yet to hear from Columbia or Cambridge. Those are all the schools I applied to, as I felt they had the best curriculum/reputation in international law (finance, corporate, inter/intra governmental regulation).
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