Young Professionals are chosen through an intensive and rigorous selection process.

Competition is keen. We receive about 10,000 applications each year for a limited number of positions. Most candidates exceed the minimum criteria. Please note that this is a 9-month process and it is expected that the selected candidates will join in September of the following year (i.e. Candidates applying on May 1 through June 30, 2011, if selected, will be expected to join in September 2012).

Candidates who are offered a position in the YPP have two (2) weeks to respond. Offers are only binding for the current recruitment year and do not extend to the following year.

Young Professionals Program

Selection Cycle

  • May1 – June 30

    Applications are received and reviewed against the selection criteria

  • July – November

    Candidates are selected on a rolling basis. Candidates selected are asked to submit additional documents

  • December – January

    Candidates are interviewed. Candidates are selected for interviews based on detailed application

  • February

    Successful candidates are submitted to the final Selection Committee by mid February.

  • March

    Candidates are selected for employment as Young Professionals. Candidates are notified of their selection in mid March.

  • September

    Selected Young Professionals join the World Bank.

Am I Eligible?

  • 32 years of age or younger
  • A Master’s degree and 3+ years relevant professional experience or continued academic study at doctoral level
  • Specialization in a field relevant to World Bank operations
  • Fluency in English and in another World Bank working language

Why YPP?

The YPP is a great way to join the institution…It’s a great time to figure out where you want to be in the longer-term”

Indhira,
Dominican Republic




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