The new program is now accepting applications on behalf of three institutions (the World Bank, IFC and MIGA).
Building on the rich legacy of its predecessor programs, the WBG YPP will recruit and develop future leaders to collaborate effectively across institutions on joint WBG solutions to development challenges.
The World Bank and IFC will merge their respective Young Professionals Programs into one World Bank Group Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP).
The WBG YPP is a unique opportunity for young professionals who have both a passion for international development/finance and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across the World Bank Group.
The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals who hold a graduate degree and are skilled in areas relevant to public and private sector development operations.
These areas include economics, finance and political risk insurance in emerging markets, education, health, social sciences, infrastructure development, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resource management and others.
They welcome all qualified individuals from diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.
Sub-Saharan African nationals, Caribbean nationals, women and persons with disabilities are strongly encouraged to apply.
WBG YPs make significant contributions to their host unit’s work program, while building networks and knowledge of policies and operations –on the job and in the classroom.
Activities range from leadership training and career development workshops to networking, mentorship and conversations with WBG leadership.
Coaching and Mentoring
Peer Buddy: Before joining the World Bank Group, Young Professionals are assigned a buddy from a previous cohort, based on common professional interests and/or cultural background.
Peer buddies help new YPs settle into the organization and the Washington, DC area, and provide guidance on expectations and challenges of the YP program.
Technical Buddy: YPs are also assigned to an experienced colleague in their unit, who acts as a “go-to person” for technical questions in their respective fields.
WBG Mentor: Once settled into their jobs, Young Professionals can be paired with a more senior colleague or expert, who can mentor them on topics such as career options, rotation opportunities, and the overall organizational culture.
The WBG YPP Office: WBG YPP staff are dedicated to recruiting and integrating Young Professionals into the World Bank Group.
The team coordinates learning activities, meetings and events designed to support YPs, such as mentorship assignments, networking events and career strategy meetings, among others.
The program office is a one-stop shop for Young Professionals looking for support and guidance.
Compensation and Benefits
Benefits include health, life and accident insurance, a pension plan and possible relocation and mobility benefits depending on WBG guidelines.
Graduate degree requirements vary by institution:
For WB placement: Complete a relevant graduate degree by June 30, 2020 or a PhD before September 2021.
For IFC & MIGA placement: Complete a relevant graduate degree (ex: Master of Business Administration, Economics, International Relations, Science, and Engineering) before September 2021.
Professional experience requirements vary by institution:
For WB placement: Demonstrate 3+ years of relevant experience, or the equivalent in continued study at the doctoral level.
To be competitive, applicants should additionally:
The following attributes are a plus:
To be considered for the WBG YPP, applicants must submit:
For more information and internship application see; Junior Professionals Program
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