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    INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES : THE UNITED NATIONS YOUNG PROFESSIONALS PROGRAMME (YPP) 2018

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    INTERNSHIP PROGRAM
    The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat. It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programmes once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

    Who can apply?

    The YPP examination is held once a year and is open to nationals of countries participating in the annual recruitment exercise. The list of participating countries is published annually and varies from year to year.

    Basic application criteria:


    • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
    • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject you are applying for.
    • You must be 32 or younger in the year of the examination.
    • You must be fluent in either English or French.

    Participating Countries

    Each year, countries that are un- or under-represented in the United Nations, are invited to take part in the Young Professionals Programme.

    Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belarus, Belize, Brazil, Brunei Darussalam, Cambodia, Cape Verde, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People's Republic of Korea, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Indonesia, Iran, Iraq, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Laos, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia, Monaco, Mozambique, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Papua New Guinea, Poland, Qatar, Russia, Saint Lucia, Samoa, Sao Tome and Principe, Saudi Arabia, Seychelles, Solomon Islands, South Sudan, St Vincent and the Grenadines, Suriname, Syria, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States, Vanuatu.
    United Nations Young Proffesional Program Application


    Application Process

    Step 1: Confirm your eligibility

    Carefully review basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.

    Step 2: Review the job opening

    Read the job opening for the exam subject you are interested in and make sure you fulfil the requirements. The list of job openings can be found on the YPP Home page.

    Step 3: Prepare an application

    Apply to the selected job opening through Inspira. Additional guidelines on creating applications are available by clicking on the “Manuals and Help’’ link found in the upper right-hand corner of the webpage when you log in to https://inspira.un.org.


    inspira Manual Application Guidance

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