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International Finance Corporation - Investment Analyst Program

Industry Financial Services
Functional area Finance & Accounting
Duration 2 years
Language requirements English (Fluent)
Mentorship program No
Preferred study background Business Studies
Recruitment process
  • Online application
  • Telephone interview
  • Face-to-face interview
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Required skills

Leadership 7
Team working 7
Problem solving 7
Communication 6
Creativity 6
Commercial Awareness 6
Pressure Resistance 7
Flexibility 7
Networking 7


Investment analysts are an integral part of a project team and are given high levels of responsibility and broad exposure to the many aspects of international project and corporate finance.
IFC recruits investment analysts globally on two-year term contracts extendable to a maximum of four years. Upon completion of their contracts, investment analysts typically leave to pursue a graduate degree or additional work experience. Due to the high level of responsibility and the unique nature of their work, IFC’s investment analysts are accepted by leading graduate programs worldwide. In some cases, upon completion of their graduate degrees, analysts return to IFC as investment officers.


  • Creating financial models
  • Analyzing historical and projected financial statements
  • Conducting industry and market research
  • Reviewing company information
  • Preparing documentation for IFC internal processes
  • Participating in investment negotiations

Application and Selection Process

IFC recruits for the Investment Analyst Program globally. Applications are accepted online in April and October of each year. Typically, successful applicants have developed their skills through a combination of academic coursework and full-time work experience.
Candidates who are short-listed will be informed of the placement of their resumes in a database accessible by all IFC departments. If you are selected for interviews from this database, you will be contacted directly by the interested IFC department. IFC departments hire investment analysts on an as-needed basis throughout the year, so applicants may remain in the database for up to six months.


  • Bachelor's or equivalent degree
  • Strong analytical and conceptual skills including corporate/project finance
  • Ability to develop complex financial models
  • Keen interest in development finance and multicultural environments
  • Ability to communicate clearly and concisely both orally and in writing
  • Fluency in English and proficiency in one or more of Arabic, Chinese, French, Russian, and Spanish preferred