World Bank Young Professionals Program

The Young Professionals Program offers an exciting career in the World Bank. The Program is designed to attract outstanding, highly qualified, experienced and motivated individuals from around the world.

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On-line Applications for the 2012 Selection Process will be received from May 1 to June 30, 2011 

he Young Professionals Program offers an exciting career in the World Bank. The Program is designed to attract outstanding, highly qualifiedexperienced 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.

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About the program:

The Young Professionals Program is designed for highly qualified, experienced and motivated individuals skilled in areas relevant to the World Bank's operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, and natural resource management.

In order to be competitive for this highly selective Program you must have:

  • minimum three (3) years of relevant professional and  policy-level experience or continued academic study at the doctoral level
  • demonstrated commitment to development, supported by academic success and professional achievements
  • potential for leadership.

We value diversity in our work place, and encourage qualified men and women, including those with disabilities, with diverse professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds, to apply to the Young Professionals Program.

If you are selected to join the World Bank as a Young Professional, your assignment will be enriched through on-the-job learning, specialized training, and mentoring. It is an opportunity to experience development and gain exposure to the World Bank's operations and policies like no other!

Please note that the Young Professionals Program does not recruitindividuals with degrees in disciplines such as: Computer Science, Accounting, Marketing, Law, and Linguistics unless they are combinedwith other relevant degrees that are listed above.

Eligibility:

The following are minimum qualifications you need to be considered for the Young Professionals Program, although candidates selected tend to exceed these requirements. Please note that no exceptionscan be made for these requirements.

  • Be 32 years of age or younger when entering the YP Program in September 2012 (born on or after September 30, 1979, for this selection year)
  • Have obtained a Master's degree or equivalent at the time of submitting your application (your degree must have been already awarded and you already obtained the Degree Certificate)
  • Have a minimum of three (3) years of relevant professional and policy-level experience, and/or continued academic study at the doctoral level
  • 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
  • Be fluent in English
  • Be fully proficient in one or more of the Bank working languages: Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian and/or Spanish

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