Swiss Youth at the UN & World Bank

Talent programme "Swiss Youth at the World Bank"

Dive into the work of the Word Bank for a year.

For Swiss graduates only: The Swiss government, through the State Secretariat for Economic Affairs (SECO), funds a one-year talent programme at the World Bank. With your master's degree in hand and having had some initial work experience, you are eligible for this unique international opportunity.

Why work with the World Bank?

It is not a bank in the ordinary sense

You will not be working with a profit-driven institution, but a purpose-driven partnership.

The Sustainable Development Goals are at the core of their work

You will contribute to fight poverty in all its’ dimensions and promote shared prosperity.

The Bank is operating all over the world

You will work in a developing country, with a truly diverse team.

The Bank works with a vast array of partners

You will have the opportunity to interact with governments, civil society groups, the private sector and others.

The Bank has unique assets in knowledge and financing, contributing to address global challenges

As part of the institution’s action, your work can make a real impact.

Next call for application: March 2024

All "Swiss Youth at the WB" positions are published on our job portal cinfoPoste. Stay informed by creating your profile now and turning on the relevant "job agent".

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Minimum requirements

  • Swiss national
  • Master's degree in a relevant field
  • Ideally 12 months' relevant professional experience (min. 3 months - max. 24 months)
  • Max. 28 years old at the date of application
  • Excellent command of English and knowledge of two official Swiss languages (active knowledge of at least one of them)
  • Demonstrated thematic interest in economics, finance, international cooperation, human development, environment, etc.

Learn more about the programme:
Swiss Youth at the United Nations / World Bank

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Frequently asked questions

What kind of work will you be doing? Will you be working for free? How can you submit your application? etc. Find answers to your questions here:
FAQ Swiss Youth at the  United Nations and the World Bank

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