Programme and objectives
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 minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Programme:
- Be born on or after the 1st October 1990
- Have a master’s or doctoral degree
- Specialize in a field relevant to YPP Business Areas
- Demonstrate relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level
- Be fluent in English
Deadline: Applications for the inaugural WBG YPP cohort are open from 15th June to 15th July for all profiles and will reopen from 15th August to 30th September for IFC and MIGA profiles only.
Destination Country: United States