UN Young Professionals Program: What you need to know

Youth in Montenegro. The United Nations is seeking applications for its Young Professionals Program. Photo by: UNDP / CC BY-NC-SA 

For many young professionals, working at one of the world’s most prestigious development organizations might feel like a pipe dream. But the United Nations Young Professionals Program, which is now accepting applications, might just be the launch pad they need for an exciting and rewarding career in international development.

Known until 2010 as the National Competitive Recruitment Examination, YPP gives new talent the chance to join the U.N. system as international civil servants working across a variety of exciting fields and specializations or job families.

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