International Monetary Fund Internship Program
The Fund Internship Program (FIP) is the main internship offered at the Fund. It provides an opportunity for highly promising graduate students pursuing Ph.D degrees in macroeconomics (or fields related to the IMF’s core work) to gain a better understanding of the IMF’s work and contribute to the IMF’s mission. Candidates undertaking Master’s degrees in macroeconomics or related fields may also be considered. Other opportunities for internships in other careers are available, but their frequency and availability is limited. These opportunities are advertised periodically online in Current Vacancies or through university career development offices. The Fund also offers an internship in its Legal Department.
Who Should Apply
To be eligible for the FIP, candidates must meet the following criteria:
- Must be within one or two years of completing a Ph.D. in Macroeconomics or a related field and be in student status (i.e. must be returning to university after the internship. Typically, internships are sought by those who are interested in the IMF's Economist Program following graduation.
- Be below the age of 32 at the commencement of the internship Have an excellent command of English, written and oral.
- Possess strong analytical, quantitative and computer skills.
Master’s degree students
- Must be in student status at the commencement of internship (not yet graduated).
- Be below the age of 28 at the commencement of the internship.
- Have an excellent command of English, written and oral.
- Possess strong analytical, quantitative and computer skills
For the Legal Department Internship: candidates must be within one or two years of completing an LLM, J.D, or equivalent advanced degree in law and below the age of 32. While the selection process is highly competitive, candidates with diverse academic or cultural backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
IMF interns receive:
- A competitive salary;
- Round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their university; and
- Limited medical insurance coverage.