Monday, September 29, 2008

The Individual Project with the World Bank

The Individual Project (IP) is the final deliverable for the MBA. It can take the form of a research paper or an internship report. It runs from late June until the end of August so it suited for summer internships.
Sourcing the IP is not easy, especially if you have particular interests. The process is the same as the GCP. If you really want something in particular, you really have to go for it and try sourcing your own project. The list provided by the University is decent but doesn’t cover some areas of interest.

I was torn between doing something in the financial services (asset management) or digging deeper into the renewable energy industry, following my GCP. Fortunately, I was offered summer internships in different industries such as asset management, consulting and even not for profit.

After an eventful month of June, I ended up taking an internship with one of my dream institutions: The World Bank. I’m an economist so I always had the World Bank in high regard and the prospect of working in its headquarters in Washington D.C. for the summer was really exciting.

The internship was a really good experience. I worked with the Energy Unit and the internship allowed me to see how people work in the World Bank and how their work impacts thousands of lives throughout the world. It was a great opportunity to meet fantastic and interesting people and to travel in the United States and Canada.

I don’t think it could have gotten any better than this!

2 comments:

kai said...

I am also intending to apply for an internship at the Bank. Would you mind sharing some information with me about your experience at the World Bank, what jobs you had to do and some more detail on your internship in general.

my email: kfa22@cam.ac.uk

lisard said...

Hi there,

I will be matriculating at Cambridge for my MBA this September. Your blog has been a source of great motivation during my applications! I'm hoping if it's possible for us to connect so that you could share a bit on your internship with the World Bank?

Many thanks!

email: lisajeng@gmail.com