What is the Young Associates Programme?
Are you an ideal candidate for this Programme?
What happens after I am selected?
What are the salary and benefits?
What are the steps in the selection process?
Which departments will host Young Associates?
Frequently asked questions
No. The target audience for the YAP is final-year undergraduate students.
Yes. However, you must be able to demonstrate clear motivation to pursue postgraduate studies.
Yes, as long as you obtained your Bachelor’s degree no more than 18 months prior to the date you would take up duty.
The YAP is targeted at undergraduates and aims to prepare candidates for future postgraduate studies. The YPP is aimed at a different demographic as it normally requires a Master’s degree plus two years of experience, or a PhD.
No. If you are eligible for selection as a Young Associate you will not meet the education and professional experience criteria to be a Young Professional. But you can certainly apply in a few years once you have met those criteria.
In 2017 six candidates were selected from over 1,000 applicants.
Please browse the equivalency table which will allow you to align your result with the GPA system.
Do not worry if you feel that the result is not an accurate comparison: you can upload your transcript of records for the last available year at the final stage of the online application process. We will take this into account.
No. As long as you are able to take up duty at the OECD in Paris in September 2019, with reasonable expectation of meeting the target GPA in your final exams, you may still apply.
No. However, we expect that the majority of applicants to the YAP will have studied or majored in economics, public policy, international relations, political science, development studies, law, environment studies, business and engineering.
Yes. However, please take care to read the requirements for each position carefully to make sure that you are a suitable candidate.
We only recruit nationals of OECD member countries for the YAP.
Nationals of Colombia are welcome to apply for the YAP, but could only be appointed in case Colombia finalises its accession to the Organisation by September 2019.
No. To be eligible, you need to have graduated in or after March 2018; or be enrolled in an undergraduate programme and graduating by September 2019.