If you dream a career in international development and leadership, the Young Professional Programme of The World Bank is the right starting point!

The World Bank Group offers a unique opportunity for younger talent who have passion for international development and the leadership potential to grow in fascinating top technical and managerial roles. The program is designed for highly qualified and motivated individuals skilled in areas such as economics, finance, education, public health, social sciences, engineering, urban planning, agriculture, natural resources and others.

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Organization: Established in 1944, the World Bank Group is headquartered in Washington, D.C. It comprises more than 10,000 employees in more than 120 offices worldwide.The World Bank is a vital source of financial and technical assistance to developing countries around the world. The pursue the goal to reduce poverty and support development.


Duty Station: Washington, USA

Open To: Graduates and Phd


Timeframe:  Two years Program Starting from September 2020

Deadline: Application is open from 1st June to 30th June 2019


Job description: As part of their two-year program and in line with their units’ business needs and Young Professionals' interests, they are expected to undertake a business driven “stretch/exposure assignment” where they will gain valuable on-the-job experience.

Young Professionals in the Operations stream are likely to join colleagues on field business trips, also called ‘missions,’ in developing countries. Furthermore, the programme includes deep training and coaching and mentoring, to ensure they build all the competencies required at an officer’s level.


Qualifications: minimum requirements:

  • Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank Group
  • Be born on or after October 1, 1986
  • A PhD or Master’s degree and relevant work experience
  • 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

Wage/Fees: As an entry-level professional in the WBG, Young Professionals are offered an internationally competitive salary, based on their education and professional experience. A medical/dental plan is offered, plus life and accident insurance. Pension plan, relocations benefits for Washington non-residents and one-way travel for non-residents are also provided.

Application process: The application for the 2020 Selection Process for the Young Professionals Program at the World Bank is open from June 1 - June 30, 2019.

Useful links: Organization official page

Young Professional Program  



Contact Information: 1818 H Street, NW Washington, DC 20433 USA

Tel : (202) 473-1000

General enquiries


edited by Giulia Ibba

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