2024 WBG Young Professionals Programme

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The World Bank Group (WBG) Young Professionals Program offers a springboard to an exciting career in the World Bank Group. Young Professionals are recruited from all around the world with a variety of academic and professional experiences relevant to the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA. We are searching for people who have a passion for international development, a graduate education, relevant professional experience, and the ability to advance into effective leadership roles across our institutions.

The World Bank and the IFC have combined their separate Young Professionals Programs to become the World Bank Group (WBG) Young Professionals Program.

The program now recruits on behalf of three organizations (the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA). Building on the rich tradition of its predecessor programs, the WBG YPP aspires to create future leaders who can successfully cooperate across our institutions on collaborative WBG solutions to development concerns.

Young Professionals are recruited from all around the world, with a preference for citizens of WBG member nations and operating countries. We encourage talented candidates from a variety of professional, academic, and cultural backgrounds to apply.

Eligibility Requirements

  • To be considered for the WBG YPP, applicants must:
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1991
  • Have a master’s or doctorate degree*
  • Specialize in a field related to YPP Business Areas.
  • Show appropriate professional experience or ongoing PhD studies*.*
  • English fluency is required.
  • The Group’s recruitment policy aims to hire people of the greatest caliber from as many nations as possible, with a preference for citizens of WBG member countries or countries of operations.

Program Details

The World Bank Young Professionals Program (WBG YPP) is a two-year leadership development program that begins at the commencement of a five-year work contract with the World Bank, IFC, or MIGA. Young Professionals (YPs) begin the program in Washington, DC, where they get extensive on-the-job and classroom training in the principles of leadership and development operations across institutions, as well as how to discover possibilities for shared impact.

Key Program Features

  • Professional Experience YPs are full-time workers who make major contributions to their individual unit’s work program while also creating networks and expertise across the Bank Group through the YPP. They frequently join field missions, where they work on the frontlines of WBG operations, learning crucial areas of our work and interacting directly with our customers.
  • Leadership Training The WBG YPP program equips YPs with the fundamental knowledge and leadership skills they need to contribute to our company. Workshops on leadership and professional development, networking, mentoring, and discussions with WBG leadership are just a few of the available activities.
  • WBG Policy, Product, and Operation Training YPs receive rigorous training on the World Bank, IFC, and MIGA policies, goods, and operations. This component of the WBG YPP curriculum guarantees that YPs understand how to operationalize collaborative WBG solutions to development difficulties, as well as how to retain and use this knowledge in the future.
  • Global Rotations during WBG YPs participate in at least one rotation within their home institution, with some participating in additional rotations to another institution to develop and apply skills across the company. Rotations are an essential component of the curriculum, exposing YPs to how our institution functions (and may work together) and how to connect their abilities to priority areas such as nations afflicted by fragility, conflict, and violence (FCV), and other tough contexts.
  • Mentoring and Coaching  YPs are allocated many mentors at the peer and departmental levels. Mentors can offer assistance on a variety of areas, from settling into Washington, DC to exploring professional prospects throughout the YP experience and beyond.
  • Networking Events In addition to program orientation and graduation ceremonies, the WBG YPP office hosts frequent events for YPs to connect with program alumni, stakeholders, and WBG employees.
  • Management-Supported Rotations and Job Placements YPs receive management-level assistance in their transitions to rotations and post-YPP job placements, ensuring that their abilities are appropriately distributed across the business.


As part of a 5-year term contract, the WBG YPP provides a competitive pay and benefits package. Benefits include health, life, and accident insurance, a pension plan, and, depending on WBG criteria, relocation, and mobility benefits.

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Application Deadline: July 31, 2023

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