2023 World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Programme for Developing Countries | How to Apply

2023 World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Programme for Developing Countries | How to Apply – Applications are invited from all interested persons wishing to be beneficiaries. See below for all you need to know; the requirements, application deadline, and how to apply.

World Trade Organization (WTO) Young Professionals Programme 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.

  • Host: World Trade Organization (WTO)
  • Category: Internships | Training | Fellowships
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: CHF 3,500 Monthly Salary | Medical bill | Travel Cost
  • Deadline: April 13, 2023
  • Scholarship Alerts: To receive Scholarship Alerts on WhatsApp, Click HERE

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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.


To be considered for the Program, you 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. A good working knowledge of one of the WTO’s other official languages, French or Spanish, would be an advantage.


  • Participants in the programme receive a monthly salary of CHF 3,500.
  • The WTO also provides appropriate medical cover and travel costs.

Required Documents

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  •  Letter of motivation
  • Completed online application

Method of Application

The request for applications for the Young Professionals Programme is published each year on the WTO external jobs platform.

The system provides instructions for online application procedures. Applicants must submit a letter of motivation along with the completed online application.

Deadline: April 13, 2023

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