Support to the Water and Sanitation Division (WSA) of the IDB Representation in Panama – Internship Program of Country Offices/Offices 2023 – Intern (Consultant), Panama At Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB )

Closing date: Tuesday, July 18, 2023

Support to the Water and Sanitation Division ( WSA ) of the IDB Representation in Panama – Internship Program of the Country Offices / Offices 2023 – Intern ( Consultant )

Location: Panama

The IDB Group is a community of diverse, versatile, and passionate people, united to improve lives in Latin America and the Caribbean. Those who work with us find purpose and do what they love best in an inclusive, collaborative, agile and rewarding environment.

About this position:

The IDB Representation ( COF ) in Panama is looking for an active Undergraduate Student to be hired as a 2023 intern under the Consultant modality.

The COF / Offices Internship Program is a paid Competitive opportunity for university students from member countries to learn about work on development issues and the Bank’s corporate management, and gain professional work experience through learning at work.

What you will do:

  •  Carry out data collection and bibliographic research to support the formulation of new operations and technical cooperations of the Water and Sanitation Division in Panama.
  •  Prepare tables and tables with the information on physical, financial execution and performance indicators of the programs in Water and Sanitation currently underway.
  •  Prepare reports, minutes, presentations and meeting minutes related to water and sanitation projects.
  •  Systematize information and lessons learned for integration into technical notes, blogs or reports on the projects executed.
  •  Provide support in the coordination of logistical aspects of the organization of meetings, workshops, trainings and other events.
  •  Support the correct archive of official documentation such as Memory Aids, Consultant Products, among others.
  •  Support the Sector Specialist and work team in the corresponding activities.

What you will need:

  • Education: Active undergraduate student in Civil, Hydraulic, Sanitary Engineering or related careers of an accredited university, the student must be pursuing at least the second year of career. The graduation date must be after the last day of the internship.
  • Languages : Be competent in Spanish with practical knowledge of English.
  • Soft skills : Orientation to results, collaboration, innovation, customer orientation, good level of communication, motivation, eager to learn and excellent time management.
  • Technical skills: Management of Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint and Teams. Desirable management of Microsoft Project. It is important to have skills in database management, preparation of tables and data tables, methodologies for preparing reports.


  • Citizenship : Be a citizen of Panama.
  • Age : Be between 21 and 27 years old for undergraduate students, or up to 33 years old for graduate students from the start date of the internship.
  • Consanguinity : Not having relatives ( up to the fourth degree of consanguinity and second degree of affinity, including the spouse ) working at the IDB or IDB Invest.
  • First job in the IDB Group : To be a participant for the first time in a Internship Program organized by the Bank or the Inter-American Investment Corporation ( “Corporation” also known as “IDB Invest” ). In addition, having been a former staff member, Complementary Workforce ( “CW” ), contractor for the Bank or Corporation, or have previously provided services to the Bank or Corporation through a contractor or under any other contractual modality.

Mandatory documentation to be attached when applying:

one. Curriculum Vitae and cover letter

2. Academic certificate / file or credit transcript ( official or unofficial ) and University letter showing your student status when submitting the application. Both documents must have been issued within the last 3 months.

Applications without the requested documentation will be disqualified.

Send the files in PDF format by naming them with your first name, surname and subject.

Do not send copies of course certificates.

Type of contract and duration :

  • Type of contract : Consultant / Intern
  • Contract duration : 4. 5 months – Full time ( 40 hours a week )
  • Contract dates: August 16 to December 31, 2023
  • Location: Panama City, Panama
  • Responsible person: María Eugenia de la Peña, Specialist in Water and Sanitation in Panama.

Our culture:

At the IDB Group, we work to make everyone do their best and authentic to work, ready to try new approaches without fear, and where they are responsible and rewarded for their actions. Diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging ( DEIB ) are at the center of our organization. We celebrate all dimensions of diversity and encourage women, LGBTQ +, people with disabilities, people of African descent, and indigenous peoples to apply. We will ensure that people with disabilities receive reasonable accommodations to participate in the job interview process. If you are a qualified candidate with a disability, email us at diversity@iadb.orgto request a reasonable adaptation to complete this request.

Our Human Resources team carefully reviews each request.

About the IDB Group: The IDB Group, made up of the Inter-American Development Bank ( IDB ), IDB Invest and IDB Lab, offers flexible financing solutions to its member countries to finance economic and social development through loans and subsidies to public and private entities in Latin America and the Caribbean.

About the IDB: The Inter-American Development Bank’s mission is to improve lives. Founded in 1959, the IDB is one of the main sources of long-term financing for the economic, social, and institutional development of Latin America and the Caribbean. The IDB also conducts cutting-edge research projects and offers policy advice, technical assistance, and training to public and private clients throughout the region.

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Additional Information

  •  External Opening Date: Jul 12, 2023
  •  External Closing Date: Jul 18, 2023
  •  Job Field: Technical Support


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