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Paid Young Professional Programme in World Trade Organization

Paid Young Professional Programme in World Trade Organization

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Paid Young Professional Programme is available in the Secretariat of the WTO (World Trade Organization). The WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a unique opportunity for qualified young professionals up to the age of 32 years, as at 1 January 2020, from eligible developing and least-developed country (LDC) WTO Members, to enhance their knowledge and skills on WTO and international trade issues. The Programme aims to widen the pool of professionals from these countries who can later be more competitive with respect to recruitment in the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations.

The selected Young Professional will be placed in a specific Division of the WTO Secretariat in accordance with the needs and priorities of the Organization and based on the identified areas of interest of the Young Professional. Each Young Professional may express interest in not more than three areas of WTO work and in order of preference.


The professionals will receive a CHF 3,500 monthly salary.


  • Advanced university degree either in law economics, or other international trade-related subjects relevant to the work of the WTO.
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional experience relevant to the work of the WTO.
  • Fluency in English. A good working knowledge either French or Spanish would be an advantage.
  • General knowledge of the work of the WTO.
  • Good drafting skills in English.
  • In addition, an ability to work independently and in a team.
  • Furthermore, demonstrated strong interest in international trade and the multilateral trading system.
  • Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work.
  • However, preference will be for nationals from WTO Members without any representation at the professional level in the Secretariat and those who have not participated in previous cohorts of the YPP.


Applicants must submit their applications, through the e-recruitment site of WTO, as well as their cover letter of motivation in order to recieve considerations.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline15 April,2019
OrganizerWorld Trade Organization (WTO)
Contact the organizer[email protected]



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