The program will run from July to December 2023 (around 6 months). The successful applicant is required to defer their ANU studies for a semester in order to undertake the internship.
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.
The recipient could be eligible for course credit if enrolled in the Law internship course (LAWS 4230 / 6230). To receive course credit, the recipient must meet the eligibility requirements for a law internship and apply for a self-arranged internship. For more information, please visit our Law internship course website.