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.
IMF interns receive: A competitive salary; Round-trip economy class air travel to Washington, D.C. from their university; and Limited medical insurance coverage.
To be eligible for the FIP, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Master’s degree students:
For the Legal Department Internship:
Number of awards offered: Internships are offered to about 50 students each year and are undertaken during the summer between June and October.
Internship Duration: The minimum duration is 10 weeks and the maximum duration is 12 weeks
Note: When creating your Candidate Profile, you will have an opportunity to request e-mail notification of new positions at the fund that match your interests. Notifications are sent whenever matching positions are posted in the system.