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.
Eligibility: 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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