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World Trade Organization(WTO) Young Professionals Programme 2024 ( CHF4,000 monthly )

World Trade Organization(WTO) Young Professionals Programme 2024 ( CHF4,000 monthly )

Country: Switzerland
City: Geneva
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World Trade Organization(WTO) Young Professionals Programme 2024 ( CHF4,000 monthly )

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 2025, from WTO Members with low or no professional representation in the WTO Secretariat, to enhance their knowledge of WTO and skills in international trade issues.  The Programme aims to widen the pool of professionals from these WTO Members, with the ultimate goal of broadening their representation 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 no more than three areas of WTO work; and should state their order of preference.

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

  1. Accessions
  2. Agriculture
  3. Climate change
  4. Communications and External Relations
  5. Competition Policy
  6. Council and Trade Negotiations
  7. Digital Trade
  8. Dispute Settlement
  9. Economic Research and Statistics
  10. Government Procurement
  11. Intellectual Property Rights
  12. Investment Facilitation for Development
  13. Micro, Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (MSMEs)
  14. Market Access (tariffs and non-tariff barriers)
  15. Sanitary and Phytosanitary measures
  16. Technical Barriers to Trade
  17. Trade and Development
  18. Trade and Environment
  19. Trade Facilitation
  20. Trade Finance
  21. Trade and Gender
  22. Trade in Services and Investment
  23. Trade Policy Analysis
  24. Trade-Related Technical Assistance.
  25. Trade Remedies (anti-dumping and countervailing duties).

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Salary for Young Professionals Programme

  • Selected fellows will received a CHF4,000 salary monthly.

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Eligibility of Young Professionals Programme

  • Advanced university degree in economics, econometrics, international relations, law, environment studies, or other trade-related subjects relevant to the work of the WTO e.g. international investment law, trade and gender, etc.). 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. 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. A good working knowledge of either French or Spanish would be an advantage.


The application deadline is April 2nd, 2024. Note that applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline02 April,2024
OrganizerWorld Trade Organization(WTO)



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