OECD Young Professionals Programme

logo-oecd-jobs-internshipsThe OECD Young Professional Programme 2015 is now open for applications until 25 November 2014. Selected candidates will start work in summer 2015.

The OECD Young Professionals Programme (YPP) brings talented entry-level professionals from diverse backgrounds into the OECD. The YPs are at the centre of an international network, involved in some of the most innovative, high-profile research and policy discussions taking place.

OECD’re looking for candidates who are passionate about the objectives of the OECD and promoting international policy co-operation. YPs understand the issues involved in international work, and have the analytical and drafting skills to contribute to policy-related studies.

Are you eligible?

  • Born on or after 1 January 1982
  • OECD member country nationality

The ideal candidate has:

  • An advanced academic degree in a subject of relevance to the OECD’s work
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills demonstrated by academic achievement
  • Knowledge of country policies and institutions and an understanding of political and reform processes
  • An excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • Good alignment with OECD Core Competencies: level 3 indicators
  • Additionally, candidates with Master’s degree(s) should have a minimum of two years’ full time professional experience in related fields.

Programme description

The YPs work with experienced and enthusiastic people, representative of a rich diversity of cultures, languages and professional backgrounds.

They collaborate ‌with many of the more than 60 000 senior national policy makers who participate in the OECD’s technical and policy meetings each year.

Under the supervision of experienced professionals, YPs research and analyse current policy issues.

The OECD uses this research to prepare policy documents, committee reports, intergovernmental discussion and publications. YPs contribute to the monitoring, analysis, forecasting and reporting of economic and social developments.

YP assignments are based on organisational requirements and matched to academic background, professional experience, and personal preference.

Assignments for YPs have been selected for their alignment with the Secretary-General’s Strategic Objectives and frequently involve horizontal projects connecting different policy areas in the organisation.

Practical information

YPs at the OECD are recruited for a fixed-term appointment of two years. At the end of the programme, based on performance and organisational needs, YPs may wish to continue their careers at the OECD by applying for available vacancies.

YP assignments take place at the OECD’s headquarters in Paris, France, one of the most attractive cities in the world.

Travel may be required for a variety of reasons including collecting information, working with specialists, experts and policy makers from all over the world and communicating the OECD’s work to a broad range of audiences. The amount of travel varies depending on the area of work and role.

Salary and benefits at the OECD

OECD offers competitive tax-free salaries plus an attractive benefits package, which may include expatriation and family allowances depending on your individual situation.

Webinar: All about the OECD Young Professionals Programme

You are invited to join a webinar to present the OECD Young Professionals Programme (YPP). This is an opportunity to learn more about the Programme, the candidate profiles we seek to recruit, the selection process for this round of recruitment and to raise any questions you may have with an OECD HR Professional and one of the current YPs.


Thursday 13 November 2014:     13:00 Europe Time (Paris, GMT+02:00)
09:00 Eastern Standard Time (New York, GMT-04:00)

Read more and apply for the YPP here.

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