World Bank Junior Professional Associate Programme

Recent graduates wishing to take up a two-year entry-level work experience are invited to apply for the World Bank’s Junior Professional Associates programme. ​Associates will be remunerated. A bachelor’s degree and fluency in English plus one other language are required. Application process is ongoing.

The Junior Professional Associate (JPA) program is a unique opportunity to gain entry-level professional experience and first-hand exposure to the challenges of international development.

In your JPA assignment, you’ll use your strong quantitative and qualitative analytical skills, working with more senior colleagues and project teams. Your experience as a JPA may be used as a steppingstone to a career in government, consulting, the private sector, academia or other development agencies. ​

Application process is ongoing. 


Main Criteria

Candidates’ analytical and research skills 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, as well as other related fields, including corporate and administrative functions (IT, legal, accounting, communications, etc). ​

Fluency in English and one other World Bank language (French, Spanish, Russian, Arabic, Portuguese, or Chinese) is required. A Bachelor’s degree is required. Applicants should be 28 years of age or younger.

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