United Nation Young Professionals Program (UN YPP)

Job/Internship in Different Fields

Opportunity Details

  • Opportunity ID 3201
  • Degree Non Degree Program/Certificate
  • Gender MaleFemale
  • Language of Instruction EnglishFrench
  • Application Fee Required No

Opportunity Description

Each year, the United Nations offers several recruitment programs. The first is the Young Professional Program (UN YPP), which allows young professionals from different countries to work in the UN secretariat. United Nations Young Professionals Program will provide job opportunities for young professionals with limited experience to work in the United Nations and obtain a skill and professional development program.

  • Organization: United Nations
  • Eligible Countries: All
  • Duration of program: 2-3 years
  • Location: UN offices in193 countries
  • Application period  for spring: June – July
  • Screening application: August – October
  • Assessment: November- March
  • Interview Result: April – June

Program recruitment opportunity: 

The YPP successful candidates will be placed in a three-year position that could lead to employment in the UN.

  • Fields Available:


Applicants who are eligible in the countries listed below and meet the following requirements are qualified to apply:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or at least a three-year equivalent degree related to the exam subject they apply for
  • Applicants should meet the language proficiency (English/French)
  • Be a national of participating countries
  • Check the specific requirements for each position.

How to apply?

Applicants must apply online and check the available job opportunities, qualifications, and requirements, then apply online.

To apply for the United Nations Young Professional Program, candidates should adhere to the following application process:

  • Carefully review the basic eligibility criteria to confirm that you qualify.
  • During the specified application period, review the job openings. Examine the exam areas and available positions that align with your interests, ensuring you meet the specific requirements.
  • Gather all necessary documents and information required for the application.
  • Apply via Inspira or the UN career website as directed in the job opening.
  • If your application is successful, you will be required to take an online written examination.
  • Candidates who pass the online examination will be invited to participate in an oral examination, which is a competency-based video conference interview.


Important Note:

– The YPP recruitment exam is not available in every subject area each year. Regularly check the UN website to see if the exam in your subject area is being offered.


This structured approach ensures that all candidates are fairly evaluated and that those who are most qualified are selected to move forward in the process.


Application evaluation:

Applications are first reviewed to check compliance with basic eligibility criteria such as nationality, age, educational qualifications, and language proficiency.

Suppose an exam area attracts more than 40 eligible applicants from the same country. In that case, these candidates are then evaluated and ranked based on their educational level, proficiency in official UN languages, and relevant professional experience.

For exams conducted in two stages, up to 60 candidates per country, per exam area, may be selected for the first stage. Of these, a maximum of 40 may advance to the second stage.

All candidates will be notified about the status of their applications.

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To learn more about UN YPP, please refer to the United Nations website.

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