WTO Young Professionals Program

WTO launches call for candidates for 2025 Young Professionals Programme. The WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a technical assistance program designed for young graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience related to international trade. It is a oneyear program in the WTO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected professionals will be given a salary of CHF 3,500, medical cover, and travel costs. The program will start in January 2025. A total of 109 professionals have taken part in the Programme since it was launched in 2016. It is an opportunity to spend a year in Switzerland. Young Professionals from developing and least-developed countries that are members of the WTO can apply. Through this program, professionals will Enhance their knowledge of the WTO and its functions and will develop skills relevant to a career in international trade. More details are given below.

About WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2025
Country: Switzerland
Location: WTO office, Geneva
Duration: One year
Benefits: Fully Funded
Deadline: 2nd April 2024

Benefits of the WTO YPP
The benefits of Joining a World Trade Organization as a Young Professional:
A salary of CHF 3,500.
Medical cover
Travel Cost to Switzerland and from Switzerland to your home country.

The areas of work may include
Dispute settlement
Intellectual property rights
Government procurement (GPA)
Competition policy
Market access
Rules, Trade, and Development
Trade and environment
Trade in services and investment, Trade facilitation, Trade policy analysis, and trade-related technical assistance.

Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a national of a WTO member state. The list of members is available here.
  • Have an advanced university degree in law, economics, and other international trade-related subjects relevant to WTO work.
  • have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience.
  • be fluent in English.
  • The age should not be more than 32 years.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of motivation along with the completed online application.

How to Apply for the WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2025?

You need to apply online through the WTO external jobs platform. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. The link to the official website is given below.


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