IFC Global Internship Program

World Bank Group

Beijing, China

Experience: 3 to 5 Years

Skill Required: Media and Communication

IFC — a member of the World Bank Group — is the largest global development institution focused on the private sector in emerging markets. We work in more than 100 countries, using our capital, expertise, and influence to create markets and opportunities in developing countries. In fiscal year 2023, IFC committed a record US$43.7 billion to private companies and financial institutions in developing countries, leveraging the power of the private sector to end extreme poverty and boost shared prosperity as economies grapple with the impacts of global compounding crises. 
IFC’s FIG Upstream & Advisory – EAP is seeking an intern as part of our Global Internship Program (GIP).  The Global Internship Program (GIP) offers highly motivated individuals an opportunity to be exposed to the mission and work of IFC and the broader World Bank Group and become part of the largest private sector development institution in the world. The program encourages individuals to bring new perspectives and innovative ideas to IFC’s work, while improving skills in a diverse and highly stimulating environment. Moreover, the Global Internship Program provides a unique opportunity to exchange ideas and network with international professionals dedicated to ending extreme poverty and boosting prosperity in the developing world.
The internship is open for in-person or virtual participation. If virtual, please note the working hours are East Asia Pacific time zone.
Duties and Accountabilities:  
  • The Climate Finance intern is expected to specialized in market assessment, climate finance product innovations, and project management to support the business development and project implementation for Climate PG of with focuses on China, Vietnam, Thailand, and/or other developing countries in EAP Region. 
The key expected activities are: 
Market Research:  
  • Support Climate PG to conduct intensive market research and data analysis and develop innovative climate finance advisory products, toolkits and/or database.  
  • Support IFC team to track the external market information (including the evolving government policies and selected sectors), develop appropriate reports and contribute to related toolkits. 
Knowledge Management :
  • Support knowledge management of the Climate PG, both externally and internally, including capture, development and dissemination of information and knowledge, best practices, solutions and project delivery tools in areas of expertise.  
  • Act as the facial point in organizing and delivering workshops, conferences, publications and training modules for the key stakeholders for the Project. 
  • Knowledge products including knowledge bytes, case study, impact report, video, etc. 
PMO Coordination: 
  • Support the IFC Project Leader and team to manage and oversee the flagship projects via the Project Management Office (“PMO”). 
  • Coordinate regular communications/meetings and track activities with key stakeholders. 
  • Support to develop project management documents and toolkits, including regular PMO reports, impact reports, in good quality and a timely manner.  
  • The intern is also expected to attend regular calls with IFC project team to discuss, plan and update project progress and deliver other deliverables as required by IFC, as needed.  
Selection Criteria:
  • Candidates must be currently enrolled in a Master’s degree level program  
  • Preferred field of study: MBA  
  • 2-3 years of previous work experience in banking and/or consulting preferred. 
  • Clear understanding and good knowledge of green economy, its ecosystem and key stakeholders in China; and knowledge of international best practices and global trends in the industry – including policy and regulatory environment – would be a plus. 
  • Working/project experiences with developmental orgnization and/or government would be a plus. 
  • Demonstrates active listening skills by paying full attention and asking questions to clarify client and stakeholder needs and gather required information. 
  • Ability to interact effectively with clients and stakeholders by acting professionally, responding to their requests and inquiries, delivering what is promised, and meeting deadlines. 
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills and sound business judgment to identify issues and present creative and practical solutions. 
  • Understanding of data analytics and the tools, strong data processing and modeling capability. 
  • Excellent written, verbal communication and presentation skills in both Mandarin and English. 
  • Highly motivated, energetic, team player; and strong attention to detail and quality. 
  • Willingness and ability to travel (if applicable) and work across time zones. 
  • Capability of working under pressure to reach the tight deadline