2023-25 Young Associate Program by OECD

Opportunity Detail

  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Level Non-Degree /Short program
  • Eligible Region/Countries

    OECD Member Countries

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  • Medium of Instruction EnglishFrench
  • Field of study Policy Making
  • Opportunity ID 69043
  • Funding Type Fully Funded
  • Duration 2 Years

Opportunity Description

Young Associate Program (YAP) 2023-25 applications at the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) is now open to international candidates. The YAP is a two years exciting program offering professional experience at the cutting edge of public policy development and analysis. The program intends to expose fresh undergraduates to many research and analytical work on major policy areas.

The YAP’s primary goal is to prepare excellent undergraduates for future postgraduate studies. So, successful candidates should clearly express how they are motivated to use their experience at the OECD to pursue a Master’s degree or Ph.D. after completing the YAP.

The YAP’s main component is professional mentorship during their two-year work at the OECD. The managers of the Young Associates will closely mentor them during their working days.

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Important Recruitment Dates

Application Start: 25 January 2023

Application Deadline: 19 February 2023 at 11:59 pm CET

Applications Screening and Contacts: First half of March 2023

Test and Video/Phone Interviews:  March-April 2023

Final Interview and Written Test: April-May 2023

Offers Sent: May 2023

Duty Start: September 2023

Note: This timeline for recruiting Young Associates may be subject to change; in such a case, applicants will receive notifications.

Brief Details

Host Organization: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)

Location: Paris, France

Degree Level: None

Gender: Male/Female

Medium of Instruction: English

Number of Opportunity: N/A

Duration: 2-years

Funding Type: Fully-funded

Eligible Country: OECD Member Countries


Benefits of the Young Associate Program

The Young Associate Program (YAP) at the OECD will cover the following expenses:

  • Approximately 3,900 EUR monthly salary exempt from French income tax;
  • Approximately 19,000 EUR leaving allowance based on a 24-month assignment;
  • Comprehensive medical insurance;
  • Home leave and expatriation allowance;
  • Installation allowance, which is equal to one month’s salary for single candidates;
  • Airline tickets to Paris and back to applicants’ home country;
  • Removal expenses compensation.

Requirements of the Young Associate Program

Below is the set of eligibility criteria or requirements that all applicants should meet to apply for the Young Associate Program:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent between January 2022 and September 2023 in a relevant academic field to the position(s);
  • Applicants who already hold or have enrolled in a Master’s, Ph.D., or equivalent degree are not eligible to apply;
  • Hold a nationality of an OECD Member country; other country nationals are not eligible;
  • Prove overall academic achievement with a minimum GPA of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale (please see the GPA conversion tool);
  • Be able to work in a team constructively;
  • Be fluent in English or French
  • Commit to reaching a good working command of the following language after joining the OECD;
  • Ability to work as a Young Associate in the area of work and have the motivation to pursue a graduate degree in a relevant field after YAP completion

Furthermore, it is an asset if candidates:

  • Have done written reports, thesis, or research related to the work area;
  • Have work or extracurricular experience relevant to the position;
  • Demonstrate the required skills and competencies

 Young Associate Program Work Areas

  • Sustainable infrastructure investment in regions and cities
  • Chief Economist’s office
  • Director’s office
  • Future of Work and Skills
  • Public Administrative Reform and Strategic Decision-Making at the Centre of Government
  • Global Relations and Co-operation
  • World Energy Outlook
  • Developing the capacity to track energy transitions
  • Analysis of Skills Policies
  • Member and Partnership Development
  • Agro-food Trade and Policies
  • Policies to promote well-being

How to Apply for Young Associate Program?

To apply for the Young Associate Program, please prepare and submit a complete online application by entering the link below:


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For further information about the Young Associate Program, please visit OECD’s official website or address any questions at [email protected].

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