The Grameen Bank & Trust NGO Student Internship Program, hosted by the George Washington University Elliott School of International Affairs, offers internship opportunities to undergraduate and graduate students interested in working on development projects with the Grameen Bank & Trust. The internship provides valuable hands-on experience in microfinance, poverty reduction, and international development in Bangladesh. This program is made possible through a partnership between the Grameen Bank & Trust and the George Washington University, Elliott School of International Affairs. Both undergraduate
and graduate students are encouraged to apply. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis for the summer, fall, winter, and spring periods.
In the past, interns have accomplished critical tasks, including: Adapting the microfinance model to address the poorest sectors of society; Restructuring the lending products used to improve cash flow for struggling individuals; An assessment of how the current financial crisis affects microfinancing opportunities; Improving the operations and accounting manuals used to train partner organizations in the work of microfinance; A financial audit of the Grameen Bank; and a feasibility study of producing solar panels in Bangladesh.
Apply online at https://blogs.gwu.edu/gw-grameen/.
In addition to completing the online application form, interested candidates will need to submit the following:
A cover letter
A copy of your Curriculum Vitae
A current scanned copy of a passport size picture
A scanned copy of your valid and not expired passport
An official endorsement/referral letter from your supervisor, professor, or the department head of your university
A 250-500 word essay describing your expectations, objectives, and interest in the Grameen Bank & Trust NGO Student Internship Program in Bangladesh
A copy of your full academic transcript from your current university or learning institution or (if no academic record is available from your current university or learning institution) other universities or institutions which you graduated from earlier