Program Assistant

Job Type

Full Time


Details: Salary will be commensurate with experience.




1023 15th St, NW
10th Floor
District of Columbia
United States


The Bank Information Center (BIC) partners with civil society in developing and transition countries to influence the World Bank and other international financial institutions (IFIs) to promote social justice and ecological sustainability.

We are looking for a smart, proactive individual who has excellent research and writing skills, and a good grasp of international development and public policy issues. S/he will primarily be responsible for supporting BIC’s policy and social inclusion work, which includes advocacy with US government and IFI staff, and working in diverse coalitions of non-profit, nongovernmental organizations and social movements. S/he will be based in our headquarters in Washington, DC.

This entry-level position is ideal for individuals with experience and interest in issues relating to multilateral institutions, international development, and public policy. Our informal, dynamic structure enables staff members to gain extensive practical experience in different programs and areas of work, which currently include disability rights, child rights, gender, and inclusive education, among others.


  • Organize, participate and take notes in meetings and events with U.S. government officials, IFI staff, and other stakeholders.
  • Provide support for BIC’s advocacy and campaigns, including by conducting research into the policies and programs of the World Bank and other IFIs, and preparing short briefing memos.
  • Update BIC’s website on BIC’s policy and social inclusion work.


  • Undergraduate degree in a relevant discipline such as (but not limited to) Political Science, Law, Social Science, International Development, Regional Studies, Economics, or Environmental Studies
  • Experience with, or ability to learn, basic website management skills
  • Ability to work without supervision and as part of a team
  • Outstanding writing skills
  • Strong research skills
  • Commitment to economic, environmental and social justice
  • Familiarity with, or interest in learning about, the World Bank Group
  • Proficiency in another language preferred, French or Portuguese strongly preferred.


BIC offers outstanding benefits, including generous annual leave with pay, employer sponsored health insurance, and a friendly work atmosphere in an international team.

Level of Language Proficiency

Proficiency in another language preferred.

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

Please send a resume/CV, a cover letter explaining your interest in this position, and a writing sample to by December 1, 2018. Write “Program Assistant” in the subject line. No phone calls please. Due to capacity constraints, BIC will only reply to short-listed candidates.

BIC is an equal opportunity employer, and encourages all qualified candidates to apply, regardless of race, gender, age, national origin, or sexual orientation. To learn more about BIC, visit our website at