WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2025 (Fully Funded)

WTO launches call for candidates for 2025 Young Professionals Programme. The WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) is a technical assistance program designed for young graduates to gain valuable hands-on experience related to international trade. It is a oneyear program in the WTO Secretariat in Geneva, Switzerland. The selected professionals will be given a salary of CHF 3,500, medical cover, and travel costs. The program will start in January 2025.

A total of 109 professionals have taken part in the Programme since it was launched in 2016. It is an opportunity to spend a year in Switzerland. Young Professionals from developing and least-developed countries that are members of the WTO can apply. Through this program, professionals will Enhance their knowledge of the WTO and its functions and will develop skills relevant to a career in international trade. More details are given below.

About WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2025

  • Country: Switzerland
  • Location: WTO office, Geneva
  • Duration: One year
  • Benefits: Fully Funded
  • Deadline: 2nd April 2024

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Benefits of the WTO YPP

The benefits of Joining a World Trade Organization as a Young Professional:

  • A salary of CHF 3,500.
  • Medical cover
  • Travel Cost to Switzerland and from Switzerland to your home country.

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Areas of Work

The areas of work may include

  • Accessions
  • Agriculture
  • Dispute settlement
  • Intellectual property rights
  • Government procurement (GPA)
  • Competition policy
  • Market access
  • Rules, Trade, and Development
  • Trade and environment
  • Trade in services and investment, Trade facilitation, Trade policy analysis, and trade-related technical assistance.

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Eligibility Criteria

  • Be a national of a WTO member state. The list of members is available here.
  • Have an advanced university degree in law, economics, and other international trade-related subjects relevant to WTO work.
  • have a minimum of two years’ relevant experience.
  • be fluent in English.
  • The age should not be more than 32 years.
  • Applicants must submit a letter of motivation along with the completed online application.

Also Check: World Trade Organization Internship 2024 (Switzerland)

How to Apply for the WTO Young Professionals Program (YPP) 2025?

You need to apply online through the WTO external jobs platform. The system provides instructions for online application procedures. The link to the official website is given below.


Muhammad Saim Rasheed
As Opportunities Corners founder, my name is Muhammad Saim Rasheed. I completed my higher education from University of Engineering and Technology, Peshawar. I have been to Egypt for the AIESEC internship in 2016. In addition, I am an alumnus of the U.S. Department of State's (SUSI 2017) Exchange Program. I participated in the Young Leaders Fellowship in the Maldives in 2021, and I went to the International Youth Leadership Summit in Turkiye in 2022. Since 2017, I have participated in numerous fully funded educational and leadership programs. I therefore created this blog based on my own personal experiences, and I mentor students who are eager and enthusiastic about pursuing fully funded opportunities. You can visit the official sources for additional information by clicking on the links provided at the end of each post. Read more about me and our partners here. I am also Featured by Pakistan-U.S. Alumni Network