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Young Professionals Program UN-2023

  • United Nations
  • Partial Funding
  • Internship
  • USA
  • International Students


The UN Young Professionals Programme 2023 is now accepting applications from international students. The grant enables internship-level programs in International Relations offered at the United Nations. The scholarship deadline is not given.

The United Nations Young Professionals Programme (YPP) is an outstanding opportunity for talented, highly qualified young professionals who desire to begin their careers as international civil servants with the United Nations Secretariat. It comprises an admission examination procedure and professional growth after successful candidates begin their careers with the UN. The YPP examination is held once a year in several subject areas based on the needs of the UN. The YPP examination is available to nationals of participating nations. Every year, the application season begins in June.


Candidates who pass the YPP test will be awarded a two-year fixed-term contract with the UN at the start of their professional careers. They will be given a continuous contract after two years if they perform well.

Eligible Subjects

  • International Relations

Selection procedure:

  • Be a citizen of one of the participating countries
  • Have a relevant first-level university degree (at least a relevant Bachelor’s degree or a 3-year equivalent degree)
  • Be 32 years old or younger in the test year
  • Either English or French fluency

Eligible Countries:

Afghanistan, Andorra, Angola, Antigua, and Barbuda, Bahrain, Belize, Brunei Darussalam, Cabo Verde, Cambodia, Central African Republic, China, Comoros, Cuba, Cyprus, Democratic People’s Republic of Korea, Djibouti, Dominica, Equatorial Guinea, Gabon, Grenada, Guinea-Bissau, Haiti, Hungary, Israel, Japan, Kiribati, Kuwait, Lao People’s Democratic Republic, Lesotho, Liberia, Libya, Liechtenstein, Luxembourg, Marshall Islands, Micronesia (Federated States of), Monaco, Mozambique, Namibia, Nauru, Norway, Oman, Palau, Panama, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Qatar, Republic of Korea, Saint Lucia, Saint Vincent and the Grenadines, Samoa, San Marino, São Tomé and Príncipe, Saudi Arabia, Solomon Islands, Somalia, South Sudan, Thailand, Timor-Leste, Turkmenistan, Tuvalu, United Arab Emirates, United States of America, Vanuatu, Viet Nam.


Examine the fundamental application criteria attentively and read carefully to see whether you fulfill the requirements.
Log in to Inspira and click on the “Manuals” link at the top of the page to access the “Applicant Guide.”
If more than 40 applicants from the same country are eligible for an exam area, those applicants will be screened and ranked based on the highest level of education completed, knowledge of official UN languages, and relevant work experience. If the exam occurs in two stages, then 60 applicants per country/per exam area may be invited to the second stage.

  • All candidates will be notified of the results of their applications.


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