World Bank Young Professionals Program

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The Young Professionals Program is a starting point for an exciting career in the World Bank.

The Program is designed to attract outstanding young and motivated individuals from around the world, who have demonstrated a commitment to development, supported by academic success, professional achievement and potential for leadership.

The Program recruits through a highly selective and competitive process and then facilitates their rapid integration into the World Bank's business and culture.


  • Be 32 years of age or younger when entering the YP Program

  • Have obtained a Master's degree or equivalent at the time of submitting your application

  • Be fluent in English

  • Specialize in a field relevant to the World Bank's operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management

  • Have significant relevant professional experience or continued academic study at the doctoral level

    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

  • Possess outstanding academic credentials

  • Have solid professional expertise and experience

  • Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills suitable for working in an international organization

  • Have international development country experience

  • Have working knowledge of additional languages relevant to the World Bank's work

  • Be flexible and have the ability to work in different areas of the institution

  • Be willing to better understand poverty issues by having your work focus on the lowest income countries

  • Be motivated to relocate and undertake country assignments

    Applicants are asked to submit their applications for the Young Professionals Program on-line.

    For more information and application materials, contact: Young Professionals Program at the World Bank (Accepting application now)

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