Young Professionals Programme of the World Trade Organization: The World Trade Organization Young Professionals Programme is a competitive internship program for recent college graduates that pays an approximate monthly salary of CHF 3,550. To fill positions in the WTO’s 2024 Young Professionals Programme, the organization is seeking qualified candidates with initiative and creativity.
Eligible young professionals up to the age of 32 from developing and least-developed countries (LDC) WTO Members can take advantage of the WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) to expand their expertise in WTO and international trade issues.
Company/Organisation: World Trade Organization (WTO)
Program Type: Young Professional Program (YPP)
Program Location: WTO Secretariat (various divisions)
Program Duration: One year
Available Slots: Not specified
Basic Qualifications: University Graduates
Nationality: developing and least-developed countries (LDC) WTO Members
Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development Young Professionals Programme 2023 | Core Duties
The selected Young Professional will work in a particular Division of the WTO Secretariat, depending on the needs and priorities of the Organization and the Young Professional’s areas of interest. There is a limit of three areas of WTO work that each Young Professional can express interest in, and these areas must be listed in order of preference.
Work may be done in a variety of areas, including (in alphabetical order) the following:
- Commerce and Governmental Discussions
- Conflict Resolution
- Statistics and Research in Economics
- Buying By The State
- Protection of Creative Work
- Achieving Entry into the Market (tariffs and non-tariff barriers)
- Communication with the Outside World
- Phytosanitary and hygienic practices
- Commerce-Impeding Technical Barriers
- Exchange and Progress
- Environment and Commerce
- easing of trade
- Sex and Business
- Capital Flows and Service Exchange
- Assessment of Trade Policies
- Technical Support for International Trade.
- Commercial Redress (anti-dumping and countervailing duties)
- Qualifications: Post-graduate degree in law, economics, or another discipline directly applicable to the work of the WTO in the field of international trade.
- Abilities Acquire a broad understanding of the World Trade Organization’s operations; Ability to write well in English; Possess bilingual drafting skills in French and/or Spanish; Capacity to work both autonomously and collaboratively in a multiethnic setting;
proven dedication to learning about and participating in the multilateral trading system; Love of international trade and/or work in the World Trade Organization.
- Experience Working for the WTO: Two (2) years of relevant professional experience minimum.
- Knowledge of French or Spanish is a plus, but fluency in English is required.
- Only citizens of countries that are members of the World Trade Organization (WTO) will have their applications considered. These countries include: Angola, Barbados, Botswana, Brunei Darussalam, Burkina Faso, Cabo Verde, Djibouti, Gabon, Gambia, Ghana, Grenada, Jordan, Kenya, Kuwait, Kyrgyz Republic, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Moldova, Myanmar, Niger, Qatar, Rwanda, Saint Kitt
How to Apply for a Position
The application process now requires all candidates to upload their resumes and cover letters to an electronic recruitment system. Here are the cover letter instructions:
- Applicants can view their submitted Young Professionals Programme application under the “My Applications” section of the website.
- To apply for a specific opening, candidates should scroll down to the “Covering letter” column and click the “Add” button.
- Cover letters are uploaded to the “Additional Information” or “Additional Documents” sections of the applicant profile.
Applying to this Programme is highly recommended for women.
Submissions must be received by April 13, 2023.