• Voluntarily

The IFC Young Professionals program (IFC YPP) is our flagship recruitment program, which offers a unique opportunity to launch a global career in finance. You can join as an Associate in the Investment, Advisory or Treasury streams. You will start in Washington DC and build your expertise through hands on assignments and transactions in different countries. IFC’s approach is to combine rigorous analysis, innovative deal structuring with a focus on financial sustainability and positive development impact.

The program is open to current students or recent graduates of MBA or similar programs with strong financial skills. You should be able to demonstrate a track record of success in your prior work experience and have a strong interest in working in Emerging Markets.

Participating Units

  • Manufacturing, Agribusiness, and Services
    –  Agribusiness and Forestry
    –  Health and Education
    – Manufacturing
    – Tourism, Retail, and Property
  • Financial Institutions
  • Infrastructure
  • Oil, Gas, and Mining
  • Public-Private Partnerships (Advisory)
  • Telecoms, Media, and Technology
  • Treasury and Syndication (Product)


  • You will participate in a 2-week onboarding program, where you will learn about the World Bank Group in general and specifically about IFC products and operations
  • You will also interact with Senior Management and other staff
  • In addition, you will be enrolled in a 4-week residential Investment & Credit training course, where you will be introduced to IFC’s investment and credit culture and investment process
  • The Investment & Credit training course is a series of training courses that form building blocks to support your career progression as investment professionals at IFC
  • You will also have an opportunity to interact with other World Bank Group (WBG) Young Professionals, which will enable you to forge career long networks across the WBG institutions and gain a greater understanding of each institution’s products and operations.


  • The AIO’s should have 3 to 6 years of prior relevant work experience (investment banking, project finance, private equity, corporate finance, portfolio management, management consulting or Treasury).

Other requirement:

  • Current students or recent graduates of MBA or similar program
  • Strong analytical and credit assessment skills, as well as solid understanding of accounting and financial statement analysis
  • Knowledge of relevant industry sector trends, sound business judgment and problem solving, negotiation and commercial skills
  • Enthusiasm for working in multi-cultural teams and across borders, preferably with experience working in developing countries
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English, fluency in other languages (Arabic, Chinese, French, Portuguese, Spanish or Russian) is a plus
  • Willingness to travel extensively and geographic flexibility
Eligible Regions: Open for all

Application Process

Apply online through the given link!

For further information please check their official website.

Application Deadline: October 10, 2017

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