What is the Young Associate Programme?
This programme is for you if:
you plan to pursue an advanced academic degree in the near future
you aspire to gain professional experience within an international network of policy makers
Are you an ideal candidate for this Programme?
What does it mean if I am selected?
You will work closely with a supervisor tackling some of the most challenging social and economic issues of today
Your supervisor will guide your professional development throughout the Programme
What are the salary and benefits?
What are the steps in the selection process?
Which departments will host Young Associates?
Frequently asked questions
Yes. However, given that the target audience of this programme is undergraduate students, you must be able to
demonstrate strong motivation to pursue another Master’s degree or doctoral (PhD) studies immediately following the YAP
explain how two years’ work experience at the OECD would be an essential requirement for your future studies
Yes. But as outlined above, your motivation for future Master’s or PhD studies should be clearly explained.
No. As the earliest date to take up duty at the OECD is 1 May 2017, you would only be eligible to apply for the YAP if you completed your undergraduate studies after 1 November 2015.
You should use the date on which your undergraduate diploma was awarded to you. Please note that we will verify this date at the final stages of the selection process.
No. If you meet the eligibility requirements for the YPP – Master’s degree and two years’ professional experience or a PhD – you cannot apply to the YAP.
Likewise, if you are eligible for the YAP this will normally mean you do not meet the requirements to participate in the YPP.
Please browse the equivalency table that will allow you to align your result with the GPA system.
Do not worry if you feel that the result is not a fair comparison: you can upload your transcript of records for the last available year at the final stage of the online application process. We will take this into account.
No. As long as you are available to begin work at the OECD in Paris from May-July 2017, with reasonable expectation of meeting the target GPA in your final exams, you may still apply.
No. However, we expect that the majority of applicants to the YAP will have studied or majored in