World Bank Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program for Young Leaders

The World Bank Junior Professional Associates (JPA) is welcoming applications for its ‘World Bank Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program for Young Leaders.’


World Bank Junior Professional Associates (JPA) Program for Young Leaders is an internship and Fellowship program by the World Bank’s JPA that offers recent graduates the opportunity to participate in its “two-year entry-level professional experience and first-hand exposure to the challenges – and rewards – of international development.”

Deadline: Ongoing

Fellowship starts: 2021-2022

Number of Awards: Not specified

Duration of Award: 2 years

Type: Fellowship, Internship

Host: World Bank Junior Professional Associates (JPA)

Country of Fellowship: Any of the World Bank’s offices around the world

Target demographic: International

Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible to apply for this fellowship program, applicants must:

° hold the equivalent of a Bachelor’s degree

° be 28 years of age or younger on first day of service

° fluent in English and, preferably, in at least one other World Bank language

¶ French

¶ Spanish

¶ Russian, Arabic

¶ Portuguese

¶ or Chinese

° have analytical and research skills which should extend to areas of specialization such as:

¶ economics

¶ finance

¶ human development (public health, education, nutrition, population), social sciences (anthropology, sociology), agriculture, environment (climate, blue economy)

¶ infrastructure

¶ private sector development

¶ and other related fields, including corporate and administrative functions (IT, legal, accounting, communications, etc). ​

Fellowship Worth/Inclusions

The Fellowship provides eligible or qualified applicants with the opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience in a premier development institution.

How to Apply

To apply, applicants are advised to visit the Fellowship official website – link below – to access the online application form and more details on how to apply.

P.S: The slot is limited and so applicants are advised to ‘sell themselves’ as much as they can to stand a better chance. All the best.


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