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City: Washington D.C.
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Young Professionals Program (YPP) is open for application at the World Bank for the term 2020.

The Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a recruitment opportunity that seeks high-achieving, motivate professionals at the start of their career. It is a unique opportunity for young talents who are passionate about international development and leadership. Moreover, the World Bank trains these professionals to rise above the ranks and aim for the top managerial/technical position at WBG.

Among several organizations offering the Young Professionals Program (YPP) like UN, ADB, etc. the World Bank also hires individuals skilled in areas like education, finance, engineering, social science, urban planning, agriculture and so on. Further, the world bank chooses between 45-50 young professionals through YPP, who later on grow to be leaders in their areas.

What are the benefits of the Young Professionals Program?

YPP offers several benefits. Moreover, the tenure of the YPP program is 5 years. In this duration, young professionals can earn a paramount experience and build the necessary skills. A competitive salary is just an additional benefit.

So what more will the participant of YPP get? Here are a few benefits that add value to the position:

  • A competitive salary
  • Health, Life, Accident, and Other Insurance Programs
  • Pension Plan
  • Relocation and Transportation Benefits
  • Mobility Premium
  • Financial Assistance

What do you need to apply for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank?

To become a part of the Young Professionals Program, the World Bank assesses the individuals in term of their academic and professional personality. Additionally, the candidates must be a citizen of the member country of the World Bank Group and born after October 1, 1987.

Further, the candidates must meet the minimum requirements, for the World Bank to consider them eligible for the YPP 2020.

  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • Likewise, fluency in English
  • Full proficiency in one or more of the WBG’s working languages — Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, and Spanish — is desired, but not required
  • Specialization in a field relevant to the WBG Technical/Operations such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources, and others
  • At least three years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level

Since the position is competitive, the following skills will give an advantage to the candidates:

  • Display a commitment and passion for international development
  • Likewise, possess outstanding academic credentials
  • Exhibit excellent client engagement and team leadership skills
  • Also, have an international development country experience

Further, the YPP applicants will also require to submit an essay while submitting the application. The theme of the essay for 2020 Young Professionals Program is  

“Your own contribution to the Bank’s mission (if you were to work for the World Bank Group) as well as the potential role of World Bank in resolving some of the financial challenges to meet the SDG.”

How to Apply for the Young Professionals Program 2020?

Application for the Young Professionals Program is an online process. Applicants can register an account and submit their application. Along with the application, the candidates must also submit the necessary documentation and other relevant documentation to complete the application process.

Here is a step-by-step guide on how you can apply for the Young Professionals Program 2020.

Step 1: Sign-in/Register your account at World Bank

Step 2: Complete the application for the Young Professionals Program 2020. Note that you must complete the application in a single session.

Step 3: Upload the relevant documentation. The mandatory documents to include are a CV, Education certificates/transcripts, PhD dissertation/Master’s thesis topic (if applicable), Application essay

Step 4: Check if the information you provided is all correct. After you submit the application, you can not make any changes.

Step 5: Once you are sure all the information is correct, submit the application. Upon successful submission of your application, you will receive an email confirmation along with a YPP ID number.


The deadline to apply for the World Bank Young Professionals Programs is 30 June 2019. The World Bank doesn’t entertain applications arriving after the deadline.


Type of Opportunity Internships
Deadline30 June,2019
CityWashington D.C.
Open toMember Countries of World Bank Group
OrganizerWorld Bank
Contact the organizer(202) 473-1000



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