INE/TSP - 2017 Summer Internship Program

Inter-American Development Bank
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
  • Posted
    Mar 13

Position description

At the Inter-American Development Bank, we’re devoted to improving lives. Since 1959, we’ve been a leading source of long-term financing for economic, social, and institutional development in Latin America and the Caribbean. We do more than lending though. We partner with our 48 member countries to provide Latin America and the Caribbean with cutting-edge research about relevant development issues, policy advice to inform their decisions, and technical assistance to improve on the planning and execution of projects. For this, we need people who not only have the right skills, but also are passionate about improving lives. 

Working with us you will be surrounded by a diverse group of people who have years of experience in all types of development fields, including transportation, health, gender and diversity, communications and much more.

The Transport Division (INE / TSP) technically supports IDB member countries in the design of operations in transportation (roads, ports, airports, railways, etc.), in order to contribute to a more inclusive world and improve conditions for mobility of people and cargo in rural and urban areas. In addition to this extensive operating experience, the division generates and disseminates knowledge particularly under specific sectorial areas as Sustainable Transport, Logistics, Road Safety, Mega Projects and intelligent transport systems and cross-cutting issues such as gender equality and Opportunities and Regional Integration. Within this Division, the group of post-production (were internship takes place) is in charge of gathering and structuring knowledge, as well as to mainstream innovative topics relevant for the sector. The team is composed by 4-5 members from different disciplines coordinated by a staff member. / transport specialist that reports to the Division Chief.

Internship Objective 

The purpose of the Internship program is to provide an opportunity for university students to learn about the operations of the IDB, and to acquire work experience at the professional level through on-the-job training during their summer vacation before returning to their studies.

Description of Activities 

  • Accelerate and improve the process of appropriation of the studies conducted by the division under the strategic areas, drawing conclusions and generating results to be incorporated into the various products delivered by the division.
  • Obtain historical data and research to contribute to projects preparation.
  • Prepare specific reports on topics of particular relevance to the sector such as the cross-cutting areas (gender and integration, technology).
  • Monitor economic, political, social aspects of the beneficiary countries and especially those who have loans.

Application instructions

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