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Launch Your Global Trade Career with the WTO Young Professionals Programme 2025

Are you passionate about international trade and eager to make a difference? The World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Programme (YPP) offers exceptional young professionals from underrepresented WTO member countries a chance to shape the future of global trade policy.

What is the WTO YPP?

  • One-year Program: Immerse yourself in the work of the WTO, gaining valuable hands-on experience.
  • Focus on Equity: Designed to increase representation from developing nations and those with minimal WTO staff presence.
  • Competitive Salary: Earn CHF4,000 per month while you develop your trade expertise.

 

Your Potential Impact

  • Contribute to Key Areas: Work in fields like Agriculture, Market Access, Dispute Settlement, Trade & Development, and many more.
  • Build Your Network: Interact with top policymakers and experts in international trade.
  • Launch Your Career: Gain a launchpad for future opportunities in global trade organizations.

 

Eligibility

To qualify, you must:

  • Be a national of a WTO member country with low or no representation at the WTO.
  • Hold an advanced degree in economics, law, international trade, or a related field.
  • Have at least two years of relevant professional experience.
  • Be fluent in English (French or Spanish proficiency is a plus).
  • Be under 32 years old as of January 1st, 2025.

 

Application Process

  1. Express Interest: In your cover letter, highlight your top three areas of interest within the WTO.
  2. Apply Online: Visit the WTO website for the official application form and instructions.

 

Important Deadline: Submit your application by April 2nd, 2024.

Are you from an eligible country? See the full list on the WTO YPP webpage and Apply

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