The following are the minimum requirements to be eligible for the Young Professionals Program.
Citizenship of a member country of the World Bank
32 years of age or younger (i.e. born on or after October 1, 1983)
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. Note: No positions will be offered in WBG Corporate areas in the 2016 YPP Selection Process.
At least 3 years of relevant professional experience related to development or continued academic study at the doctoral level.