February 7, 2013

World Bank Social Media Internship Recruitment 2013

World Bank – To help us do more to reduce poverty and create opportunity for the people of Africa, the World Bank’s Africa team is looking for two social media interns who are creative, smart, and committed to excellence.

These paid interns will join the World Bank’s Africa Communications unit, a team of hardworking professionals, who love Africa and want to see it thrive and grow.

If you love Africa and are willing to work hard, come join our team! The World Bank Group is an international development bank that works for a world free of poverty, with opportunity for all.

We work in 48 nations on the continent, putting our expertise, know-how, and financing behind the development plans of African countries and the communities themselves. Modern strategic communications are vital to the World Bank?s development mission in Africa.


What You Will Be Doing

  • Conceptualizing new ways for the World Bank Africa to engage in social networks Adding a more “social layer” to the World Bank Africa’s corporate websites.
  • Helping manage blogs.
  • Writing social media press releases.
  • Tweeting from @WorldBankAfrica and @BM_Afrique.
  • Engaging with fans on the World Bank Africa Facebook pages and Livestream channel.
  • Sharing World Bank-produced multimedia, blogs, and other material on social networks


  • You are a student currently enrolled in a Bachelor’s or Master’s degree university program, or the equivalent.
  • You have a deep knowledge and understanding of social media tools, including bookmarking, tagging, tweeting, blogging, etc. and you use them regularly.
  • You are an excellent writer.
  • You speak English or French fluently.

What You Will Receive

An internship at World Bank headquarters in Washington DC with a monthly stipend

Application Closing Date

25th February, 2013

How To Apply

To Get Started
Follow @WorldBankAfrica or @BM_Afrique and tweet your response to this phrase: #iwant2work4africa because? Based on your response and if you make it to round 2, you will be sent a Direct Message with additional instructions.
For more information, contact africateam@worldbank.org.

1 Comment on this Article

  • Kuro briggs Feb 26TH, 2013

    #1want2work4africa because i am really interested in giving my quota in ensuring that poverty is reduced to as low as possible. I am also willing to work in any country in the spirit of service.

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