The Young Associates Programme (YAP) is a two-year programme targeted at recent undergraduates who wish to gain a significant first professional experience in the world of multilateral policymaking, research and analysis. It is designed to act as a springboard for them to target future postgraduate study at top-ranked universities.
The following sections provide an overview of the Programme, including details on the eligibility criteria for candidates, salary and benefits package, and recruitment process.
The YAP is an exciting opportunity that offers professional experience at the cutting edge of public policy development and analysis. The YAP is a 24-month programme designed to expose recent undergraduates to a variety of research and analytical work on major policy areas.
The purpose of the Programme is to prepare outstanding undergraduates for their future postgraduate studies. As such, successful candidates must clearly articulate how they are motivated to use their experience at the OECD to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD following completion of the Programme.
A key component of the Programme is mentorship. During their two-year work at the OECD, the Young Associates will be closely mentored by their managers. Managers are therefore selected on the basis of their professional experience, policy expertise, and ability to work with, challenge, and develop young talented individuals.
In addition, it is an asset if candidates:
For more information on the OECD Young associates Programme please read the section on frequently asked questions.
In addition, YAs may be eligible for the following allowances as established by the Staff Regulations:
Recruitment for the YAP 2022-2024 round:
YAs selected for the 2022-2024 round will take up duty in September 2022 and will be based in Paris, France, unless determined otherwise, depending on the circumstances around Covid-19 and corporate guidelines.
As a Young Associate, you will work closely with a senior manager in tackling some of the most challenging social and economic issues of today. Your day-to-day work may involve background research, drafting, liaising with partners internally and externally, and helping organise events ranging from policy forums to Ministerial conferences. Throughout your work programme, the focus will be on developing the professional competences and research expertise to be able to succeed in highly competitive applications for graduate schools.
Vacancies for the upcoming YAP 2022-2024 round are now closed. The following Directorates and special bodies will host Young Associates in the 2022 - 2024 round:
|No.||Directorate/Special Body||Work stream|
|1||Centre for Entrepreneurship, SMEs, Regions and Cities (CFE)||Regions in Globalisation|
|2||Centre for Tax Policy and Administration (CTP)||Financing Social Protection in Developing Countries through Tax Reform|
|3||Directorate for Financial and Enterprise Affairs (DAF)||Financial Markets and Sustainable Finance|
|4||Development Centre (DEV)||Migration and Development|
|5||Directorate for Education and Skills (EDU)||Preparing Schools for the Digital Age|
|6||Directorate for Employment, Labour and Social Affairs (ELS)||Health System Resilience – Preventing Shortages of Essential Medicines and Medical Products|
|7||Statistics Directorate (SDD)||New Indicators of International Trade in Services|
|8||Centre for Well-being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE)||Discrimination and its Broad Impacts on Society and the Economy
|9||Trade and Agriculture Directorate (TAD)||Trade, Agriculture and Fisheries|
The OECD is an equal opportunity employer and welcomes the applications of all qualified candidates who are nationals of OECD member countries, irrespective of their racial or ethnic origin, opinions or beliefs, gender, sexual orientation, health or disabilities. The OECD prohibits any form of discrimination, gender or otherwise, with regard to equal pay for equivalent work and professional development and promotion.
For questions, contact us at YoungAssociate@oecd.org.