Application deadline: Sunday, 15th of July, 2007

Young Professionals Program


The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank. The Program is designed for highly qualified and motivated young people who demonstrate a commitment to development, supported by academic success, professional achievement, and potential for leadership.

The following are minimum requirements to be eligible for the YPP:

  • Be 32 years of age or younger when entering the YP Program in September 2008 (born on or after September 30, 1975)
  • Have at least a masters degree (or equivalent)
  • Specialize in a field relevant to World Bank operations such as: economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management
  • Have a minimum of three years of relevant professional experience, or continued academic study at the doctoral level
  • Be fluent in English

In order for you to be competitive for the limited number of positions, a combination of the following credentials is highly desirable:

  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Posses outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills
  • Have international development country experience
  • Have working knowledge of additional languages relevant to the World Banks work

We value diversity in our work place.  We encourage qualified women and men, including those with disabilities, richly varied professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds, to apply.

Interested candidates may apply on-line until July 15, 2007:


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