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WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 | How To Apply

The World Trade Organization is inviting applications for its WTO Young Trade Leaders Program, an initiative aimed at fostering a better understanding of the WTO’s work and international trade.

Selected Young Trade Leaders will have the opportunity to gain a greater understanding of the workings of the WTO and international trade and attend an in-person one-day training programme at the WTO in Geneva.

In this post we will tell you all you need to know to successfully apply for the program.

WTO Young Trade Leaders Program Summary

  • Host Country: Switzerland
  • Category: Internships | Training 
  • Eligible Countries: All Countries
  • Reward: Training | Networking | Support from WTO
  • No IELTS Required 
  • Deadline: July 5, 2024
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WTO Young Trade Leaders Program Details:

The Young Trade Leaders Program aims to foster a better understanding of the WTO’s work and international trade among young people by creating a network of “Young Trade Leaders” around the world.

Young Trade Leaders will be exceptional young people who have a clear understanding of how trade can be of benefit to people and planet.

They will bring new perspectives and ideas about the role of trade and the WTO while also having the opportunity to learn about the organization’s work and play a role in advancing its mission.

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Eligibility Requirements for WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024

To be considered for the WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024, you must be:

  • between the ages of 18 and 30 on the closing date for applications with a strong interest in international trade.
  • a citizen of a WTO member.
  • neither currently affiliated with the WTO, nor have a relative who is currently WTO-affiliated.
  • able to demonstrate a good level of written and spoken English – knowledge of a second WTO working language (French or Spanish) is an asset.
  • attuned to the need for diplomacy, show a willingness to respect diverse perspectives, willing to foster understanding of trade issues, and promote constructive dialogue.
  • committed to participate fully throughout the one-year programme (July 2024-June 2025).

Benefits of WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024

Selected Young Trade Leaders will have the opportunity to:

  • gain a greater understanding of the workings of the WTO and international trade
  • publish articles, blogs, podcasts and social media content on trade-related topics
  • attend an in-person one-day training programme at the WTO in Geneva
  • contribute to and/or coordinate a session at the Public Forum 2024
  • benefit from existing WTO training programmes
  • benefit from WTO Secretariat advice and mentoring
  • receive support when organizing WTO-related activities in their home countries.

Required Documents for WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024

To apply, candidates must be ready to submit the following documents;

  • CV (no more than two pages)
  • 2-3 minute video in which they briefly introduce themselves, express their interest in the programme and explain the impact they hope to have as a Young Trade Leader
  • a written contribution (max. 300 words) answering the following question: What does trade mean for you?

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How to Apply for WTO Young Trade Leaders Program 2024 (Step by Step)

To apply for the WTO Young Trade Leaders Program, interested applicants should follow the procedures below;

  • Click on the button below to visit the program’s application page.
  • The application period is open until 5 July 2024 (23.59 CET). Applications received after the closing date will not be accepted.
  • The WTO Secretariat will review all applications. Short-listed applicants will be invited to take part in an interview in July 2024.

Deadline: July 5, 2024

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