Would you like to intern at a prestigious, international financial institution? Are you completing a Master's, or within one or two years of completing your PhD in Economics or a related field? The International Monetary Fund’s - IMF - Internship Program - FIP- may be the right opportunity for you. Apply now!


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Organization/Company: The IMF - International Monetary Fund -  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. 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 to transact with each other.

The IMF oversees the international monetary system and monitors the economic and financial policies of its 189 member countries. As part of this process, which takes place both at the global level and in individual countries, the IMF highlights possible risks to stability and advises on needed policy adjustments.

A core responsibility of the IMF is to provide loans to member countries experiencing actual or potential balance of payments problems. This financial assistance enables countries to rebuild their international reserves, stabilize their currencies, continue paying for imports, and restore conditions for strong economic growth, while undertaking policies to correct underlying problems. Unlike development banks, the IMF does not lend for specific projects.

IMF capacity development—technical assistance and training—helps member countries design and implement economic policies that foster stability and growth by strengthening their institutional capacity and skills. The IMF seeks to build on synergies between technical assistance and training to maximize their effectiveness.

IMF’s employees come from all over the world; they are responsible to the IMF and not to the authorities of the countries of which they are citizens. The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.


Duty Station: Washington D.C.


Open To: Everyone who meets the requirements



- 2018 Fund Internship Program (FIP): from June to October 2018

- 2018 Fund Internship Program (Legal Department): from May to October 2018


Deadline: 21 January 2018


Job description:

2018 Fund Internship Program (FIP) 

Successful applicants will undertake a 10-12 week paid internship, in Washington D.C., between June and October 2018.

Under the guidance of an experienced IMF colleague, you will conduct research and analysis on a topic determined by the Found that will support their work program priorities. Your work will culminate in a research paper, which may be published internally.


2018 Fund Internship Program (Legal Department) 

The IMF’s Legal Department is seeking applications to an internship assignment, part of the 2018 Fund Internship Program (FIP). The duration of the internship will be 10-12 weeks, and will be undertaken between May and October 2018.

The selected candidate will work in one of the units of the Legal Department under the supervision and guidance of a senior member of the unit. Projects assigned (which differ from year to year) will be determined at a time closer to the start of the internship to ensure that they are directly aligned with the department’s work program and, to the extent possible, with the interests of the intern.

Past internship research projects have covered a broad spectrum of legal issues as examples below from previous years illustrate:

- Analysis of the legal framework for capital controls under the European Economic Area

- Research on the insolvency of non bank financial institutions

- Research on the legal mandate of the IMF in financial regulation

- Cross-country comparisons of effectiveness of AML/CFT efforts


2018 Fund Internship Program (FIP)

 To compete for the FIP, for which the IMF recruits globally, you must meet the following criteria:

PhD students - you must:

- Be within one to two years of completing your Ph.D. in macroeconomics or a related field and be in student status at the time of the internship (i.e. must be returning to university after the internship)

- 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 - you must;

- Be in student status at the commencement of the 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


2018 Fund Internship Program (Legal Department)

 To be eligible for this internship, you must:

- Be within one or two years of completing their L.L.M., J.D., or equivalent degree in law

- Be in student status, i.e., must be returning to university after their internship

- Should normally not exceed 32 years of age

- Have an excellent command of English (both written and oral)

- Possess strong quantitative and computer skills


Wage/Fees: Expected, not mentioned the amount


Application process:

For 2018 Fund Internship Program (FIP):

- All applications must be submitted through the applicant portal of this internship

- Applications must include a CV/Résumé (in English) and recent transcript for your current post-graduate program (showing your status and recent grades)

- When your application has been submitted, you will receive an system generated acknowledgement

- Only candidates who are identified for further consideration will be contacted by a FIP recruiter

- Incomplete applications will be rejected


For 2018 Fund Internship Program (Legal Department):

To be considered, applicants must attach the following to their job applications:

- CV or Résumé

- University transcript for current program of study

- Two academic reference letters


Useful information: If you are unable to attach 2 academic reference letters to your application at this time, it will not lead to disqualification. If you are long-listed for further consideration you will have a short timeframe in which to provide the references, at that time. You will receive a system-automated acknowledgement of your application. Only candidates who are short-listed for further consideration will be contacted by a FIP recruiter.

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 (got to Useful links). The Agency will provide the paperwork necessary to facilitate your G4 visa request with U.S. authorities.

The IMF does not provide housing, nor housing assistance. Interns are responsible for finding and securing their own accommodations.


Useful links:

Link to the offer

IMF website

Information about G4 visa

Examples of past FIP research projects


Contact information:

- Headquarters 1


International Monetary Fund,

700 19th Street, N.W.,

Washington, D.C. 20431

Headquarters 2

International Monetary Fund,

1900 Pennsylvania Ave NW,

Washington, DC, 20431

Telephone Operator: + 1 (202) 623-7000

Fax: + 1 (202) 623-4661

For more specific contacts, visit the page

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The International Careers Course is one of the four projects that students can choose in the International Careers Festival. All faculties students can apply with around 500 places available and 50 scholarships made available by the Association Giovani Nel Mondo. English will be the official working language during the four days of  the project and participants will live a truly international experience in a definitely multicultural environment.

The course is  dedicated to teaching the dynamics, mechanics and the procedures which are the foundation of the structured, complex, and competitive world of careers within international organizations and institutions, such as, the United Nations, the European Union, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation, NGOs, Multinational Companies, and Investment Banks. The world of "international careers" requires a high level of preparation, academic merits and experience, and this is the reason why this course helps to be well informed about which path(s) to take, to have the right preparation, and the requirements and skills necessary to work in such a context. Therefore, the objectives of the Course are: to steer students towards the right path for an international career, to inform them about real opportunities offered to young people, to guide participants through the identification of an ad hoc path to follow in order to have a competitive CV, to optimize their job searching approach and capacity and to provide them with soft skills - invaluable competencies required by the labour market.

The Course is articulated in different areas of interest:

- Competitive Exams Area that will offer the participants a comprehensive overview about the world of International careers. Some important competitive exams, such as EPSO contest for the European Union and the Diplomatic/Foreign Service Exams, will be introduced by our experts,

- Working Abroad and Focus On Institutions, in which Countries, UN agencies and NGOs will be explored and participants will get in touch with Ambassadors, UN Officers, Delegates and will learn the opportunities to work and study abroad,

- Languages Area, that will focus on  the importance of language certifications and unusual languages skills in a successful CV

- Soft Skills Area that it is fully dedicated to the soft skills learning, such as decision making process & problem solving, communication skills (speech and public speaking), technical skills, team working, etc.

The course will consist of information sessions with experts of the field providing the students with their experiences and advices about the main opportunities for educational paths and stage in Italy and abroad, seminars, and meetings with HR managers of international institutions, NGOs and multinational companies. In addition, the course will be structured around workshops and sessions to improve CV and cover letter writing abilities with simulations of interviews, simulation of competitive exams, simulation of language certificate exams. Workshops will be held by some important international bodies officers that will enrich the Course. Some organizations of  the first edition are Amnesty International, UNIDO, Telefono Azzurro, Doctors without borders, ONE, ISPI and others. There will be also the opportunity to participate to in-depth roundtable discussions of individual sectors and Role-playing games to acquire and hone skills.

Participants will also have access to the International Careers Fair, the perfect chance for interaction and possible recruitment opportunities with companies, NGOs, and international institutions.

At the end of the Course, all participants will receive a certificate of participation, with this certificate they can also start preparing their Europass passport of competencies. The passport attests to the skills and competencies they will have acquired throughout the Course and is especially valuable for one's CV.

There are a limited number of places. Applications are open here!

For more information: 



Giovani nel Mondo Association
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The Rome Press Game is one of the four project of the International Careers Festival! The project is the only simulation in the world totally dedicated to the world of journalism, international communication, and interpretation and translation. The Rome Press Game, given its multicultural approach to the world of information, is also the perfect practice for all aspiring translators interested in working as part of an international news team, reproducing materials in multiple languages. All participants will have the chance to prove themselves and become a reporter for few days from the 23th to 27th of March 2018 during the International Careers Festival in Rome. Apply here!  

The project allows participants to take part in a truly multicultural environment and interact with students from over 100 different countries. It is a great opportunity for all high school students, university students and/or graduated students in communication, literature, media, international relations and journalism.  

The Rome Press Game  gives participants the opportunity to experience four days as real journalists as they interview ambassadors, UN officials, and other special guests. They will also be tutored and guided by industry experts, technicians, cameramen, and journalists in order to create professional media.
Journalists will carry out their interviews with the contribution of thousands of young Festival participants and our many prestigious personalities and special guests taking part in the event. Participants of the Rome Press Game will be divided into teams and will follow a set schedule of activities. The team that stands out the most, and is thus chosen by our judges, will be awarded various prizes such as interview and internship opportunities with our partners.

The simulation uses the "learn by doing" approach so that participants can acquire a full spectrum of theoretical and practical knowledge in the field of journalism and media, such as learning the tools for proper sociopolitical and economic analysis; journalistic writing skills within the environment of new media; the necessary skills to utilize new means of multimedia and online journalism; refined writing ability and capacity to relate within a structured news/editorial team; designing and developing informative products, whether traditional or innovative; team working skills; ability to interact with the public and heads of media as part of a press office; the preparation of manuscripts.

Therefore, this simulation is most suited for students of journalism, communication, translation/interpretation, languages, literature, and philosophy. It gives students first-hand, practical experience to put on their CV because, although only a simulation, it replicates all aspects of the media, allowing students to fully comprehend the dynamics of the industry and the behind the scenes work of what we read in newspapers or see on TV.


Applications are open here.


Read the welcome message of the new Program Director of the Rome Press Game!


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by Martina Di Giovanni

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The Rome Business Game is the simulation dedicated to the world of business, international markets, marketing, and business management. It engages students and graduate students interested in economic matters, excited to test themselves getting in touch with the most important business and economic realities, and it is one of the most important project of the International Careers Festival that will take place in Rome from the 24th to 27th of March 2018. Apply here!


With around 300 places and 30 scholarships available by the Giovani nel Mondo Association, participants will have the opportunity to meet business and marketing experts, acting as judges, as they propose innovative solutions/products to challenges presented by those same experts. They will also be developing and refining a set of soft skills which are often overlooked yet essential for career success: learning the techniques for proper business management, analysis and insight of business dynamics, team working, and practical problem solving.


The Business Game was born in the fifties with the dual purpose of, on the one hand, providing students interested in working within companies a practice-oriented alternative to a traditional, solely theoretical education and, on the other hand, to test the capacity of students and interns in an environment which is as realistic as possible.Therefore, it is both a game in which teams compete in order to achieve a common, economic objective, and, simultaneously, a model that simulates the realities of business and the market which it addresses.


Some companies made great contribution to the previous editions of the Rome Business Game such as Alitalia and Deloitte.


The Rome Business Game allows participants to take part in a truly multicultural environment, working in English and developing managerial and technical skills which are extremely important in today’s competitive international job market. Managers of our partner companies will present practical business cases to the participants who, divided into teams, have to propose a project, such as the launch of a new product, innovative marketing campaign or practical solution(s) to a company-wide problems, etc. The winning team has the possibility of an interview with a human resources manager of one of our partner companies or even an internship.
Participants are divided into two teams:
The “Junior” team is open to undergraduate/bachelor students and those in the first year of their Master’s while the “Expert” team is for those about to graduate or that have already graduated.


This year Lidl Italia and Vueling are the most important official partners of the project which will offer delegates some new exciting challenges and precious opportunities to start an internship in their agencies.


The Rome Business Game is strongly recommended for students of: economics, business administration, management engineering, computer engineering, marketing, polytechnic universities.

Applications are open here!

Luca Marco Giraldin Von Lahnstein is the Program Director of Rome Business Game for the third consecutive year.


In addition there is the opportunity to participate as tutor of the project. Tutors will be in charge of the preparation of the teaching materials to give to the participants, they will coordinate everything with the Director of Programs and the Executive Director, and assist work groups during the event. For more information, click here.


For more information: 



Giovani nel Mondo Association
Via Policarpo Petrocchi 10
00137 Roma – Italia
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Martina Di Giovanni


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Rome Model United Nations is the Europe’s largest diplomatic simulation of the United Nations and has reached its 9th edition with the patronage and support of major international institutions. There will be 1500 delegates from around the world, prestigious guests pursuing an innovative approach to foster greater involvement and debate from the youth on current international issues.  

The debate will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals of the UN pursuing the theme “Diversity is richness”.

Model UNs are programmes geared towards teaching students how it is the work of the United Nations. Participants act as delegates of the Member States as they replicate the debates and discussions held within actual UN committees.

The goal of this experience-based program is to find common and effective solutions on the agenda topics through the approval and signing of resolutions. The RomeMUN is a project which uses the "learn by doing" approach which means our participants acquire various practical skills such as public speaking, capacity to draft official international documents, such as position papers and UN resolutions, team building as they work in groups to find solutions and create resolutions, leadership abilities as they lead blocs of nations who share a common stance, research skills, because of the research done before and during the simulation, adapting and working in a multicultural environment given that there are participants from over 100 countries in the world.

For the 2018 edition, you will have the opportunity to directly select your country and committee! Apply now here

RomeMUN has become really famous in few years with more than 10.000 applications per year for 1500 available positions thanks to 150 scholarships available, thanks to the collaboration with the other MUNs in the world, and above all, thanks to the support of institutions and international organizations such as FAO, IFAD, World Food Programme, UNICEF, European Commission, Italian Foreign Affairs Minister, and of international associations, institutions and NGOs such as Wall Street English, Università degli Studi Internazionali di Rome (UNINT University), ONE, the “Unione Forense per i Diritti Umani” association and ITC-ILO. The partnership with different italian and foreign universities is essential for the promotion of the project, involving more than 300 volunteers all over the world.

The RomeMUN simulation is fundamental in order to understand the United Nations world, as claimed by a student who participated at the 2017 edition: “The MUN has been an educational experience, that has helped to clarify the most important aspects of the UN world and It has helped to understand the features of the international community”.


A model of United Nations goes beyond a simple political simulation since it is a way to show young people around the world that someone, somewhere, needs them”, these are the words of the new RomeMUN 2018 Secretary General, Jorge Alejandro Gonzales Galicia.


RomeMUN is a simulation addressed to students after uploading a English certificate or passing an English test and who have paid the quota.

Applications open here.

Since three years, RomeMun has been part of the International Careers Festival. This simulation is organised by Giovani Nel Mondo association, that it has established the website www.carriereintenazionali.com, helping young people to have access to the international careers.

For more information, see the website www.romemun.org



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