Friday, November 5, 2021

Full-time Opening: Young Associates Programme, Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD)


BSOS MAJORS, Check out the program below. Two recent alumni have participated in the program and have reached out to share it with other Terps! Attend the information session below to gain application tips and ask questions.  

Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) Information Session

Monday, November 15, 2021, 10am-11am EDT      

Virtual: Registration Required

Join this session to learn about the OECD and The Young Associates Programme (YAP). This two-year programme is for recent undergraduates who wish to gain a significant first professional experience in the world of multilateral policymaking, research and analysis. It is designed to act as a springboard to target future postgraduate study at top-ranked universities. Note that U.S. and non-U.S. citizens (who are nationals of OECD member countries) are eligible to apply.

To be eligible, you must:

  • Hold a Bachelor’s or equivalent degree in the academic field related to the position(s) of interest (graduation date from January 2021 through September 2022 for individuals applying to the YAP 2022-24 round). Applications from candidates who already hold or are enrolled in a Master’s, PhD, or equivalent degree will not be considered;
  • Hold a nationality of an OECD Member country. Applications from candidates who are not OECD Member country nationals will not be considered;
  • Demonstrate overall academic achievement with a minimum Grade Point Average (GPA) of 3.0 out of a 4.0 scale. Shortlisted candidates will be requested to provide their final or latest cumulative GPA (please see the GPA conversion tool);
  • Show evidence of being able to work constructively in a team;
  • Have fluency in one of the two OECD official languages (English and French) and a commitment to reach a good working level of the other;
  • Demonstrate how you will be able to contribute as a YA in your area of work, as well as your motivation to pursue a graduate degree in a relevant field after completing the Programme, including how the YAP will help achieve this;
  • Be able to start the Programme in September 2022 for the two-year assignment. 
Recruitment for the YAP 2022-2024 round:
  • November 2021: YA positions are posted and applications (CVs and cover letters) are accepted through the OECD career website. Candidates may apply to more than one relevant YA position.
  • December 2021: Applications are screened, and retained candidates are contacted regarding the next steps.
  • December 2021 – February 2022: Candidates are assessed, which may take the form of an online aptitude test and video/phone interviews.
  • March - April 2022: Successful candidates in these assessments are invited for final interview and/or written assessment.
  • April 2022: Final selections are made and employment offers are sent to successful candidates. 
  • September 2022: Young Associates take up duty in Paris, France

About OECD:

Our work promotes policies to improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. The OECD brings together governments, members of parliament, businesses, community leaders, civil organisations and academics to seek solutions to common problems, develop global standards, share experiences and identify best practices in a collaborative effort towards -- better policies for better lives. Through the provision of high-quality policy advice drawing on multi-disciplinary perspectives and peer-learning approaches, the OECD is a unique International Organisation that sets standards and defines best practices in almost every field of economic and social policy. A hub for the discussion of global policy issues, the OECD interacts with governments, international organisations, parliamentarians, the business sector, trade unions, academics, media and NGOs, and in doing so leverages its position to build an unprecedented network of knowledge, based on a deep-rooted conviction about the benefits of multilateral co-operation.