OECD Young Professionals Programme 2019-2021 in Paris, France

OECD Young Professionals Programme 2019-2021 in Paris, France

Deadline: Varies

The OECD Young Professionals Programme 2019-2021 round are now open. The Young Professionals Programme (YPP) brings talented young professionals into the OECD to work and develop their career with the guidance of senior colleagues.

Since 1970, the Young Professionals Programme (YPP) has brought outstanding young economists and policy analysts to work on some of the most pressing challenges facing society. A pipeline of future leadership talent, the Programme is run over two years at OECD Headquarters in Paris, France.


Young Professionals are recruited for a fixed-term appointment of two years. At the end of the Programme, based on performance and organisational needs, YPs may wish to continue their careers at the OECD by applying for advertised vacancies.

YP assignments take place in Paris area, France, one of the most attractive cities in the world. Travel may be requireddepending on the area of work and role, for a variety of reasons including:

  • collecting information
  • working with specialists, experts and policy makers from all over the world
  • communicating the OECD’s work to a broad range of audiences


  • Selected candidates are appointed at A1 grade. The Programme lasts two years during which the Young Professionals (YPs) work with experienced and enthusiastic people, representative of a rich diversity of cultures, languages and professional backgrounds. They collaborate ‌with senior national policy makers who participate in the OECD’s technical and policy meetings each year.
  • YPs research and analyse key current policy issues. They are at the centre of an international network, involved in some of the most innovative, high-profile research and policy discussions taking place.
  • The Young Professionals contribute to the monitoring, analysis, forecasting and reporting of economic and social developments. The OECD uses this research to prepare policy documents, committee reports, intergovernmental discussion and publications.

YP assignments are based on organisational requirements and matched to:

  • academic background
  • professional experience
  • candidate’s personal preference


They offer:

  • competitive tax-free salaries
  • an attractive benefits package, which may include expatriation and family allowances depending on your individual situation


First, to be eligible, you must satisfy these 2 criteria:

  • be born on or after 30 September 1989 (exceptions will be made for nationals of OECD member countries which have madatory military service)
  • have an OECD member country nationality
    • Austria, Belgium, Canada, Denmark, Chile, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Iceland, Ireland, Israel, Slovak Republic, Italy, Japan, Korea, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Mexico, Poland, Netherlands, New Zealand, Norway, Portugal, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, United Kingdom, United States.
    • *Nationals of Columbia are welcome to apply to OECD official positions but may only be appointed after Columbia finalises its accession to the Organisation.

Then you should have:

  • an advanced academic degree in a subject of relevance to the OECD’s work
  • a minimum of two years’ full time professional experience in related fields for candidates with Master’s degree(s)
  • strong quantitative and analytical skills demonstrated by academic achievement
  • knowledge of country policies and institutions and an understanding of political and reform processes
  • an excellent written and oral command of one of the two official languages of the OECD (English and French) and working knowledge of, or willingness to learn, the other. Knowledge of other languages would be an asset
  • good alignment with OECD Core Competencies: level 3 indicators


Click here to apply.

For more information, visit OECD.