World Bank Group Young Professionals Program

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Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP)

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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, a graduate degree, 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.

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The WBG YPP is a two-year leadership development program at the start of a five-year employment contract with the World Bank, IFC or MIGA. As part of the two-year curriculum, YPs undertake rotational assignments within their host organization, another WBG institution, and/or a field office, where they gain valuable hands-on experience in different areas of our business. WBG YPs make significant contributions to their host unit’s work program while building networks and knowledge of our policies and operations –on the job and in the classroom. More details about the WBG PP


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The WBG YPP is a unique opportunity for young professionals who have both a passion for international development/finance and the leadership potential to grow into managerial 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.

Essential criteria to attend the event:

  • Born on or after October 1, 1988
  • Graduate degree (MA, MBA (or equivalent), MS 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 requirements vary by institution

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