Scholarship for a Fellowship with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice-Presidency


The ANU Law School, in conjunction with the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice-Presidency (INT), has developed a scholarship program to support a current student of the ANU Law School Bachelor of Laws (LLB), or Juris Doctor (JD) programs, to spend two months undertaking a Fellowship with INT's Special Litigation Unit. The scholarship will go towards covering expenses while the student works as a Fellow with the Special Litigation Unit at the World Bank's headquarters in Washington DC.

Field of study



To be eligible a student needs to be enrolled in a program of study leading to the award of either the Bachelor of Laws (Honours) or the Juris Doctor degree and who will have completed at least 90 units of LAWS coded courses at the time of taking up the scholarship. Students must be a national of one of the World Bank Group member countries. Applicants should also have a strong academic record and demonstrated capacity to successfully undertake a fellowship with an international organisation.


An opportunity to work under the guidance and supervision of the Head of the Special Litigation Unit at the World Bank's headquarters in Washington, DC. Gain experience in drafting Statements of Accusations & Evidence; reviewing investigative reports for evidentiary support and adherence to the World Bank's legal framework; assisting Special Litigation Unit lawyers in addressing specific legal issues and partnering with investigative teams on specific cases.

How to apply

Complete the application form and submit with required supporting documentation.

Further information

The Scholarship is for two to three months. Start and finish dates are flexible, but the program must be completed between December and February.

There will be an information session about the World Bank Scholarship on Tuesday, 27 April at 9am in the Phillipa Weeks Staff Library. Matthew Harvey, Special Litigation Unit at the World Bank Group's Integrity Vice-Presidency and Rebecca Lucas, the 2017 scholarship recipient will speak at the information session and answer your questions about the World Bank Scholarship.

The World Bank is an international organisation with 187 member countries, 10,000 employees, and 100 offices around the world. The World Bank's mission is to fight poverty by promoting inclusive and sustainable global economic development.  The World Bank finances projects on a wide range of issues, such as building roads in Afghanistan; treating malaria in India, preserving rainforests in Brazil, enhancing agriculture in Ethiopia, supporting education in Indonesia, and assisting in the reform of the Ukrainian banking system.   The INT shares in the World Bank's mission of poverty reduction by detecting, investigating, sanctioning, and  preventing fraud and corruption in the use of the bank's financial resources. INT's staff members are drawn from over two dozen  countries, with backgrounds in law enforcement, intelligence, accounting, legal, IT, and other fields  INT's Special Litigation Unit follows an innovative approach that transforms Common and Civil Law prosecutorial functions into an administrative and  public international law setting. Special Litigation Unit lawyers represent the bank in sanctions proceedings through written submissions and Sanctions Board hearings; review INT reports for evidentiary sufficiency and legal compliance; serve as INT's primary point of dialogue with the World Bank's Legal Department; and advise INT investigators on their work.   INT is a diverse environment. Staff members represent the major legal systems of the world. The successful applicant is expected to participate in open debates between the representatives of different legal systems and contribute to solutions that take the World Bank's international legal framework into account.