Junior Professionals Program for Afro-Descendants (JPPAD) & US Minorities (Internships at World Bank)

Business Rationale
The Junior Professionals Program for Black individuals of Sub-Saharan African ancestry and US Minorities is an internship program managed by the WBG Office of Diversity Programs. The purpose of the Program is two-fold: providing young and motivated individuals from these groups who possess outstanding potential with a unique opportunity to gain experience in a global development environment while allowing the WBG the opportunity to benefit from the talent, knowledge and diversity that these professionals bring.The Program is also designed for participants to contribute to capacity development efforts in developing countries and minority communities around the world. It enables young women and men from these demographic groups to spend two intensive years acquiring global knowledge and practical, on-the-job skills in the World Bank Group.
Eligibility Criteria
  • 35 years of age or younger, with a minimum of three years of relevant work experience, and excellent academic qualifications.
  • Afro-descendant, i.e. Black of Sub-Saharan African descent, and/or US citizen from minority groups.
  • A minimum of a Master’s degree in economics, finance, public health, environment, engineering, public or private sector management, anthropology, sociology, education, human resources management or other disciplines relevant to international development.
  • Proficiency in English and in at least one other working language of the World Bank Group (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish).
  • Demonstrated commitment to global development.
  • Demonstrated ability to conduct analytical work; exercise good judgment; operate in a team-environment; and work successfully with diverse clients and staff.

Note: Candidates who previously have had a staff position (fixed-term or open-ended, in Washington or in a country office) in the World Bank Group are not eligible to apply.

Additional Note: Through June 30, 2012, preference will be given to US Minorities.

The Application Candidates are not applying for existing positions. They are providing their information into a database which hiring managers may consult if and when a position becomes available. Only those applicants who have been identified for an assignment will be contacted.
Duration Non-renewable two year staff appointment. Upon completion of the 2-year term, candidates may compete for other appointments.
Duty Station




How to apply?

Washington or Country Office.





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