Apply for International Monetary Fund (IMF) Internship Program (FIP) 2022

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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’s (IMF) Internship Program (FIP) may be the right opportunity for you!


Successful applicants will undertake a 10-12 week paid internship between June and October 2022. The precise dates of the internship will be agreed between the intern and IMF supervisor at time of offer. While the 2020 and 2021 FIP cohorts completed their internship virtually given the COVID-19 work restrictions at IMF headquarters, we expect that for the 2022 FIP, 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 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 be submitted using this portal and include:
  • Fully completed application form.
  • 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).After submitting your application you will receive a system generated acknowledgement. Only candidates who are identified for further consideration will be contacted by a FIP recruiter. Incomplete applications will be rejected.____________________

    Frequently Asked Questions, about the Fund Internship Program (FIP)

    Is this a paid Internship?

    Yes, this internship is paid.

    What kind of visa would I need, and would the IMF facilitate this?

    If you are not a citizen or permanent resident of the U.S., and do not have another work authorization that would allow you to work at the IMF, you will need a G4 visa. We will provide the paperwork necessary to facilitate your G4 visa request with U.S. authorities.

    What are the minimum and maximum durations of the Internship?

    The minimum duration is 10 weeks and the maximum duration is 12 weeks.

    Will someone notify me when my internship application is received by your office?

    You will receive a system-automated acknowledgement of your application. Only candidates who are short-listed for further consideration will be contacted by a FIP recruiter.

    If I am selected for an internship, when would I start?

    Internships may commence on either one of the two assigned dates — June 6 and June 27, 2022. Which start date will apply to you will be confirmed at the time of the offer.

    Are there any exceptions to the age limit? 

    The only exception is for time spent in mandatory military service.

    Does the IMF provide housing for non-local interns?

    The IMF does not provide housing, nor housing assistance. Interns are responsible for finding and securing their own accommodations.

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


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How to Apply

Interested and qualified candidates should Click here to Apply

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