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World Bank Group

Short Term Consultant

November 2019 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Overall I greatly liked the wide range of projects and professionals I was interacting with, extensive training on survey materials, diverse community, and access to the bank-wide events as presentations and workshops.

What I wish was different

Advice

Try to interact and talk with people, everyone here is happy to share their experience working at the World Bank Group.
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Analyst

January - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

The staff was very kind and diverse. I got to make friends from all over the world. It was nice to be immersed in an industry I knew nothing about.

What I wish was different

I wish I had known that the job would be very repetitive after a while. I also wish my workspace was not so enclosed inside the building with absolutely no natural light.

Advice

be aware that it involves a lot of repetitive tasks related to the research goals.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2018 • Dhaka, Dhaka Division

What I liked

Everything

What I wish was different

Nothing

Advice

It is an amazing learning environment
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Civil Society Intern

May - July 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Flexible hours, great people and fascinating work

What I wish was different

If I had more projects with other people, most of the work was on my own and I'd rather work and learn with people who work there

Advice

Make a plan and be organized and don't try to run out the clock, always ask how you can be helpful
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Information Technology Solutions Project Management and Finance Intern

May - August 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

Everything. The company was amazing, the people were so understanding, kind, helpful and genuine. I felt like the work I was doing had an impact and actually meant something. The company was also very diverse and had so many opportunities to learn new skills and information, and enhance the skills you already have.

What I wish was different

Nothing.

Advice

Go in with an open mind, ask questions, try anything and everything, and really get to know the people you're working with and the other interns. I have such fond memories from throwing myself out there and getting to know everyone at the bank.
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Research Assistant

June - August 2018 • Tokyo, Tokyo Prefecture

What I liked

Being able to work at the very renowned international organizations. (Specialized agency at United Nation).

What I wish was different

I wish I talked and networked with the professionals (going lunch, etc) at different offices of the World Bank

Advice

I recommend having an internship at consulting services prior to working at the government agencies or international organizations, such as the UN or World Bank. Also, make sure to know the difference between the HQ and local offices internship of UN. It certainly has a difference in terms of values on the resume.
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Business Analyst Intern

May 2018 • Washington, DC

What I liked

What I wish was different

Advice

Never be afraid to reach out- every company is looking for young minds to be involved, but they don't often know to reach out.
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Communications Consultant

July - December 2017 • Washington, DC

What I liked

A very diverse group of people to work with, all hailing from different countries. I had the opportunity to complete real projects rather than simply busy work. In addition, I had great exposure to international project finance.

What I wish was different

I felt very much as "just an intern". I never had a set place to work and was visibly met with far fewer resources. More senior level people did not make an effort to engage with me and I felt a bit excluded.

Advice

Forcefully integrate yourself!
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