What is the Young Associates Programme?
The Young Associates Programme (YAP) is an exciting opportunity for young undergraduates to gain professional experience at the cutting edge of public policy development and analysis. Targeted at undergraduates who do not already hold a Master’s degree or PhD, the YAP is a 24-month programme designed to expose young talent to a variety of research and analytical work on hot-topic policy areas.
The purpose of the programme is to prepare outstanding undergraduates for postgraduate studies. As such, successful candidates will display clear motivation to use their experience at the OECD to pursue a Master’s degree or PhD following completion of the programme.
A key aspect of the YAP is that YAs are assigned a mentor who works closely with them as their manager. YA mentors are selected on the basis of their professional experience, policy expertise, and ability to work with, challenge, and develop young talent.
Are you an ideal candidate for this Programme?
In addition, it would be an asset if you also have prior:
course work in OECD-related subjects
(e.g. economics, statistics, public policy, etc.)
work experience in an OECD-related field
(e.g. research projects)
What does it mean if I am selected?
As a Young Associate your duty station will be Paris, France. YAs selected for the 2018-2020 round will take up duty by Monday 10 September 2018.
You will work closely with a senior manager in tackling some of the most challenging social and economic issues of today. You can expect your day-to-day work to involve background research, drafting, liaising with partners internally and externally and helping organise events ranging from policy forums to Ministerial conferences. But above all, the focus of your work programme will be on developing the professional competences and research expertise to be able to succeed in highly-competitive applications for graduate school.
What are the salary and benefits?
What are the steps in the selection process?