Sunday, July 23, 2017

UN Young Professionals Program: The Deadline Approaches

Many of our readers have students who want to launch a human rights career.  Take note:  the application deadline for the UN Young Professionals Program (YPP) is 11:59 p.m., EST, August 22, 2017.  The YPP is a recruitment initiative for talented, highly qualified professionals to start a career as an international civil servant with the United Nations Secretariat.  It consists of an entrance examination and professional development programs once successful candidates start their career with the UN.

YPP applications are limited to nations that are underrepresented at the UN Secretariat.  The United States is among the countries listed this year, so US citizens are eligible apply for the program.   To be eligible to apply:

  • You must have the nationality of a participating country.
  • You must hold at least a first-level university degree relevant for the exam subject you are applying for.
  • You must be 32 or younger in the year of the examination.
  • You must be fluent in either English or French.

More information is available here.

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