The World Bank Group Young Professionals Programme is a two-year leadership development program at the start of a five-year employment contract with the World Bank, IFC or MIGA. Young Professionals (YPs) start the programme in Washington, DC, where they engage in intensive training on-the-job and in the classroom, learning the fundamentals of leadership and development operations across institutions, and how to identify opportunities for joint impact.
The Programme is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank Group’s operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resource and others; as well as to WBG corporate areas such as communications, information technology, human resources and corporate finance.
The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Programme:
- Be born on or after the 1st October 1991
- Have a master’s or doctoral degree
- Specialize in a field relevant to YPP Priority Areas
- Demonstrate relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level
- Be fluent in English
Check here all the details about graduate degree requirements and professional experience requirements for WB placements and IFC & MIGA placements.
How to apply
- Academic Credentials*
- Answer 2 essay prompts
- Short Summary of Thesis or Dissertation (World Bank candidates, only if applicable)
- 3 Professional or Academic Recommendations
YPs receive a salary and benefits package, including health, life, and accident insurance, a pension plan, and possible relocation and mobility benefits.
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