The World Bank Junior Professional Associates Program (JAP) provides young people with access to entry-level career opportunities to empower them.
This program aims to expose young professionals to modern world issues related to development through working with experienced senior team members. The JAP program offers a two-year compensated overseas opportunity for entry-level professionals, which serves as a building block for future employment prospects in various fields.
While there is no guarantee of a lifelong position with the World Bank, this program can open up new hiring opportunities. Applicants from all nations and regions of the world are eligible to apply for this global-based program if they possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent, are over 28 years old, and have proficiency in English, with an advantage if proficient in one of the World Bank’s official languages. Required documents include a CV, educational certificates and credentials, experience and language proficiency certificates, a cover letter, and reference letters.
The application process involves filling in all necessary information carefully through an online application available on the World Bank’s career website, agreeing to all policies, and submitting the application. The JAP program does not discriminate against gender, race, ethnicity, religion, or color, and people with disabilities receive additional advantages. The World Bank’s JAP program is not available to staff currently on ETC. For more information about this program, including the application link, please visit the World Bank’s website.