Young Professional Programme 2020 by World Trade Organisation, Switzerland [Rs. 2.4Lacs/Month]: Apply by May 29


The WTO Young Professionals Programme was launched in 2016 as an opportunity for qualified young professionals from developing and least-developed countries that are members of the WTO to enhance their knowledge regarding WTO and international trade issues.

The program aims to attract professionals from under-represented countries who can consequently improve their chances of being recruited by the WTO and/or other regional and international organizations. The Programme is part of the Secretariat’s efforts to increase diversity and broaden the representation of the membership.


A candidate must:

  • be a national of a WTO member state
  • 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
  • demonstrate a high level of interest in international trade and commitment to WTO-related work
  • Be fluent in English.
  • Good working knowledge of one of the WTO’s other official languages, French or Spanish, would be an advantage
  • Be 32 years of age or younger at the expected start date of the YPP, if selected.


  • One year without the possibility of extension.

Remuneration and Benefits

  • Participants under the program receive a monthly salary of CHF 3,500 (Rs. 2,43,858) approximately.
  • The WTO also provides appropriate medical cover and travel costs.

Application Process

  • The request for applications for the Young Professionals Programme is published each year on the WTO e-Recruitment website.
  • The system provides instructions for online application procedures. Applicants must submit a letter of motivation along with the completed online application.

Application Deadline


  • For any queries, visit the FAQs here

For any further information, visit the page here.

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