World Bank Young Professionals Program: What you need to know

Youth ask questions during a roundtable discussion with World Bank Group President Jim Yong Kim in Hanoi, Vietnam. Photo by: Dominic Chavez / World Bank / CC BY-NC-ND

For more than half a century, the World Bank has been recruiting and training its future leaders through its Young Professionals Program. The program did take a hiatus in 2014 due to an organizational shakeup but started back up again in 2015.

Recently, the program has taken some steps aimed at improving transparency in the selection process. It has updated its website with more guidance to candidates on how they can improve their chances of bagging one of the coveted spots, including tips for interviewing.

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