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Start Your Career with the UN: Apply for the UN Young Professionals Programme 2023

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    Scholarship Description:

    The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) 2023 welcomes applications from international students interested in pursuing an internship level program in the field of International Relations at the United Nations. The scholarship does not specify a deadline.

    The UN Young Professionals Programme (YPP) presents a valuable opportunity for talented and highly qualified young professionals aspiring to begin their career as international civil servants with the UN Secretariat. The program entails an entrance examination process and offers professional development opportunities to successful candidates who embark on their UN career. The YPP examination takes place once a year, focusing on different subject areas based on the UN’s requirements. Participation in the YPP is open to individuals from participating countries, which vary each year. The application period generally commences in June annually, and interested applicants can apply through Inspira.

    Degree Level:

    The UN Young Professionals Programme 2023 is designed for individuals seeking internship level programs at the United Nations.

    Available Subjects:

    The scholarship program offers the opportunity to study International Relations.

    Scholarship Benefits:

    Candidates who successfully pass the YPP examination will receive a two-year fixed-term contract when they commence their professional journey with the UN. After the initial two years, they may be eligible for a continuing contract, contingent upon satisfactory performance.

    Eligible Nationalities:

    Individuals from the following countries are eligible to participate:

    Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.

    Eligibility Criteria:

    To be eligible for this scholarship, applicants must:

    – Be a national of a participating country.
    – Possess a minimum of a first-level university degree that is relevant to the examination (at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year equivalent degree).
    – Be 32 years old or younger in the year of the examination.
    – Demonstrate fluency in either English or French.

    Application Procedure:

    1. Confirm Your Eligibility:
    Thoroughly review the basic application criteria on the YPP Home page.
    2. Review The Job Opening:
    Typically, the YPP application period commences in June. You can find the job openings specific to each exam area through Inspira or the UN Careers Portal. Carefully read the requirements to ascertain if you meet them.
    3. Prepare An Application:
    Prior to applying, watch the YPP Application Guide Video. You can find a general UN “Applicant Guide” in Inspira by logging in and clicking on the “Manuals” link at the top of the page.
    4. Application Evaluation:
    During the application process, submitted applications will undergo a thorough screening to assess their compliance with the essential eligibility requirements, including nationality, age, education, and language proficiency. In cases where more than 40 applicants from the same country qualify for a specific exam area, these candidates will be carefully evaluated and ranked based on their highest level of education attained, proficiency in official UN languages, and relevant work experience. If the examination consists of two stages, up to 60 applicants per country/per exam area may be invited to participate in the initial stage, with a maximum of 40 candidates per country/per exam area proceeding to the second stage. Rest assured, all applicants will be notified of the outcome of their application.

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