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Young Professionals Program

World Trade Organization Young Professionals Program 2023

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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The Secretariat of the WTO is seeking candidates for the World Trade Organization Young Professionals Program for 2023.

The WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a unique opportunity for qualified young professionals to enhance their knowledge and skills on WTO and international trade issues. The Programme aims to widen the pool of professionals from these WTO Members, who can later be more competitive with respect to recruitment in the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations.


Monthly Salary: CHF 4,000

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The areas of work may include, inter alia, the following (in alphabetical order):

  • Accessions
  • Agriculture
  • Climate change
  • Communications
  • Council and Trade Negotiations
  • Digital Trade
  • Dispute Settlement
  • Also, Economic Research and Statistics
  • External relations
  • Government Procurement
  • Intellectual Property Rights
  • Investment Facilitation for Development
  • Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)
  • Market Access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers)
  • Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures
  • Technical Barriers to Trade
  • Trade and Development
  • In addition, Trade and Environment
  • Trade Facilitation
  • Trade Finance
  • Also, Trade and Gender
  • Trade-in Services and Investment
  • Trade Policy Analysis
  • Trade-Related Technical Assistance
  • Moreover, Trade Remedies (anti-dumping and countervailing duties)

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  • Advanced university degree in economics, econometrics, international relations, law, environmental studies, or other trade-related subjects relevant to the work of the WTO and/or ongoing discussions in the WTO
  • Applicants must have obtained their advanced university degree by the time they submit their application.
  • General knowledge of the work of the WTO.
  • Technical knowledge in one or more of the areas of work indicated above.
  • Good drafting skills in English. The ability to draft in French and/or Spanish would be an advantage.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, in a multicultural environment.
  • Demonstrated strong interest in international trade and the multilateral trading system.
  • Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work.
  • Minimum two (2) years of professional experience relevant to the work of the WTO.
  • Fluency in English. Good working knowledge of either French or Spanish would be an advantage.

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Preference shall be given to nationals from WTO Members without any representation as well as from developing and least developed countries (LDCs) Members with low representation at the professional level in the Secretariat. Particular attention will be given to developing and LDCs WTO Members that have not participated in previous cohorts of the YPP.

Only applications from nationals of WTO Members will be accepted. Female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply to this Programme.

The WTO may use various communication technologies such as video or teleconference for the assessment and evaluation of candidates. The recruitment process may also involve the use of various forms of testing, assessment centers, interviews, and reference checks.



Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline11 May,2022
Open toYoung Professionals
OrganizerWorld Trade Organization



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