Apply for 2018 Paid WTO Young Professionals Program

The WTO Secretariat is cuurently searching for candidates for THE WORLD TRADE ORGANIZATION YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME happening in 2018.

The WTO Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a unique once in a life time opportunity for qualified young professionals up to the age of 32 years as at 1 January 2018, from eligible developing and least-developed country (LDC) WTO Members, to enhance their knowledge and skills on WTO and international trade issues. The Programme will widen the pool of professionals from these countries who can later be more competitive with respect to recruitment in the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations.


Program will take place in Switzerland


Starting Salary:You will be remunerated upto CHF 3,500 as monthly salary (approximate)



Advanced university degree in law economics, or other international trade-related subjects relevant to WTO work.

Knowledge and skills:

Relevant expertise or continued academic study in a field of interest to the work of the WTO.

Ability to think strategically; work independently and in a team.

Demonstrated strong interest in international trade.

Commitment and passion for trade or WTO-related work.

Work Experience:

Minimum two (2) years of relevant experience.


Fluency in English. A good working knowledge of one other official WTO language, French or Spanish, would be an advantage.

Additional Information:

Preference shall be given to nationals from WTO Members without any representation at the professional level in the Secretariat.

Eligible Regions: WTO Member Countries


All applicants are duly encouraged to apply online as soon as possible after the vacancy has been posted and well before the  closing date – Central European Time (CET) – stated in the vacancy announcement.

Application Deadline: Submit applications on or before May 10, 2017

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