Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP)
Online Recruitment Event
For over 50 years, the Young Professionals Program has attracted some of the brightest young minds to contribute to the World Bank Group’s top priorities, from poverty eradication, social development, and climate change to the current response to the COVID-19 crisis.
If you are a highly motivated individual with a passion for international development, graduate level education, relevant professional experience, and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across our institutions, register today for this virtual recruitment event.
Young Professionals are recruited from around the world, with various academic and professional backgrounds relevant to the World Bank, IFC and MIGA.
Developing Leaders of Tomorrow
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 leadership roles across the World Bank Group. It is a two-year leadership development program at the start of a five-year employment contract with the World Bank, IFC or MIGA. The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals with a graduate degree and skills relevant to public and private sector development operations. These areas include economics, finance, and political risk insurance in emerging markets, international education, global health, social sciences, infrastructure development, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resource management, and others.
The WBG YPP is a starting point for an exciting career at the World Bank Group. Young Professionals are recruited from around the world with various academic and professional backgrounds relevant to the World Bank, IFC and MIGA. We are looking for applicants who demonstrate a passion for international development, graduate level education, relevant professional experience, and the potential to grow into impactful leadership roles across our institutions.
Essential criteria to attend the event:
- Born on or after October 1, 1988
- Enrollment in or completion of a graduate degree (MA, MBA (or equivalent), MS, LLM, JD or PhD)*
- Specialization in a field relevant to World Bank, IFC or MIGA operations
- Relevant professional experience or continued study at the doctoral level*
- Fluency in English
*Graduate degree & professional experience requirements vary by institution.