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IFC Young Professionals Program

  • Strong Multicultural Cohort

    You will be part of a cohort of diverse world’s top talents

  • Emerging Markets Coverage

    You will be working on some of the most exciting and fastest growing markets throughout the world

  • We Recruit From Premier Universities

    We Interact With More than 50 Universities and Business Schools Across the World

  • Solid Development Curriculum

    Philippe Le Houerou, IFC CEO and WB Young Professionals 1987

  • Material Development Impact

    Your Work Will Positively Impact People’s Lives Around the World


IFC’s Young Professionals Program is a unique opportunity to launch your career as a global investment professional helping to build the private sector in developing countries. You will join as an Associate in the Investment, Advisory or Treasury streams and will be based in Washington DC for at least one year. You will build your expertise through engagements in different countries, close to IFC’s clients. The program is open to final year students working toward an advanced degree such as an MBA, JD, other relevant Masters degrees or recent graduates.

Program Features:

  • 3-year program with 2 to 3 rotational assignments either in a regional hub or a different industry department or in another World Bank Group institution
  • Participating units include Financial Institutions Group; Infrastructure and Natural Resources; Manufacturing, Agribusiness and Services; TMT, Venture Capital & Funds; Public Private Partnership; and Treasury and Syndications
  • Leadership exposure and development that provides strong opportunities for growth
  • Active coaching throughout the program

For more information, download our program brochure. The application process is closed and may re-open in August 2018.  Candidates may assess their eligibility based on the aforementioned program description/requirements noting we do not have an age restriction.


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