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IMF Internships Program (FIP) – Funded

Applications are open for the IMF Internships Program (FIP). Whether you see a future for yourself in international organizations or are simply curious about policy and operational work, here is your chance. Apply for the IMF Fund Internship Program (FIP today. This is an ideal opportunity to familiarize yourself with both while leveraging your cutting-edge skills and expanding your research experience

The International Monetary Fund (IMF) is a global organization that works to achieve sustainable growth and prosperity for all of its 190 member countries. It does so by supporting economic policies that promote financial stability and monetary cooperation, which are essential to increase productivity, job creation, and economic well-being. The IMF is governed by and accountable to its member countries.

About the IMF Internships Program (FIP)

Recruitment for the FIP is done on a global basis with approximately 50 students from around the world joining each year at IMF headquarters in Washington, D.C. These paid internships take place between June and October and run for 10 to 12 weeks.

As a summer intern, you will 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 the IMF explore questions of real importance to their member countries and to global economic stability

You will work closely with an experienced IMF colleague on a current issue or research question of importance to their members. 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 IMF’s Legal Department also offers internships under this program

Benefits of the IMF Internships Program

  • A competitive salary
  • Round-trip restricted economy class air travel from their university to Washington, D.C
  • Limited medical insurance coverage.
  • The results of your work may be presented to IMF staff at the end of your internship,

See: International opportunities in the US

Eligibility Requirements for the IMF Internships Program

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 Ph.D, you must be:

  • Registered as an active student (i.e. returning to university studies after completing the internship)
  • Below the age of 32 at the start of the internship

If you are currently completing a master’s degree, you must be:

  • Registered as an active student at the time of application (not yet graduated
  • )Below the age of 28 at the commencement of the internship

If you are applying to the Legal Department Internship you must be:

  • Within one to two years of completing an LLM, J.D, or equivalent advanced degree in law
  • Below the age of 32 at the commencement of the internship

How to Apply

Applications for the Fund Internship Program are typically open in early December. Interested candidates are welcome to apply for the program at that time by visiting the IMF’s vacancy postings on the IMF Career Site.

For further information, visit the Fund Internship Program (FIP) Website

FAQ on the IMF Internships

Can I apply from another country aside from the USA?

If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S. and do not have another work authorization that would allow you to work at the IMF, you will need a G4 visa. We will provide the paperwork necessary to facilitate your G4 visa request with U.S. authorities. For those studying in the US who have an F-1 visa, an acceptable work authorization would need to be obtained (e.g. CPT).

Does the IMF internships provide housing for non-local interns?

The IMF Internships does not provide housing or housing assistance. Interns are responsible for finding and securing their own accommodations.

Can an internship lead to a longer-term assignment?

An internship cannot be extended beyond 12 weeks. However, the internship enables you to develop first-hand knowledge of the IMF and provides the IMF hiring managers with first-hand knowledge of your skills and potential, which raises the chances that you will gain a longer-term position, such as with the IMF’s Economist Program.

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