International Monetary Fund’s Paid Internship Program 2024 is now open for applications

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The International Monetary Fund’s (IMF) Internship Program (FIP) 2024 is now open for applications! This may be the right opportunity for you! 

Closing date: 07 January 2024

Are you looking for an exciting and challenging internship at a prestigious, international financial institution?

Are you within a year or two of completing your PhD in economics or a related field or completing a Master’s degree in economics?


The International Monetary Fund (IMF) 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. 

The IMF has three critical missions: furthering international monetary cooperation, encouraging the expansion of trade and economic growth, and discouraging policies that would harm prosperity.

To fulfill these missions, IMF member countries work collaboratively with each other and with other international bodies.


Successful applicants will undertake a 10-12 week paid internship between June and September 2024. The precise dates of the internship will be agreed between the intern and IMF supervisor at time of offer. The internship will be in-person located at the IMF headquarters in Washington DC.

Under the guidance of an experienced IMF colleague, you will conduct research and analysis on a topic determined by the Fund. Your work may culminate in a research paper and may be published internally. 

To learn more about the FIP and hear from previous cohort interns, check out the FIP page on IMF Careers.


To compete for the FIP, at a minimum you must meet the following criteria:

PhD students

  • Be within one to two years of completing a PhD in macroeconomics or a related field.
  • Be in student status at the time of the internship (i.e. continuing PhD studies 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 students

  • Completing a Master’s degree in macroeconomics or a related field.
  • 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.


To be considered, your application must include: 

  • Fully completed application form and responses to all questions.
  • A personal CV/Resume, as an attachment.
  • A recent transcript for the university program in which you are currently registered (showing your current status and recent grades).

Only candidates who are identified for further consideration will be contacted by a FIP recruiter. Incomplete applications will be rejected.

Previous participants in the Fund Internship Program (FIP) need not re-apply.

The IMF is committed to achieving a diverse staff, including gender, nationality, culture and educational background.

Qualified candidates across Middle East and North Africa, Sub-Saharan Africa and East and Southeast Asia are encouraged to apply. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply.


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