ICA - International Consulting Alliance

Young Professionals in Development (YPD)
ICA World the International Consulting Alliance, in cooperation with the IBF Foundation, aims to connect highly qualified and strongly motivated students and young graduates with top development cooperation organisations through the initiative
Young Professionals in Development (YPD)
What is it?
The Young Professionals in Development (YPD) is a joint high-level traineeship programme of ICA World and IBF Foundation.

The programme aims to give selected university students and recent graduates a practical, field experience on donor-funded projects in beneficiary countries in the Global South, implemented by one or more member organisations of ICA World.
As of February 2024, we are planning to offer a 6-month traineeship programme with two editions on a yearly basis to a group of 5 to 10 outstanding young professionals.

The programme aims to cover all costs of the traineeship (travel, accommodation, other living expenses) and will be financed through different funding schemes.
Are you a university student or a young graduate?
Obtain a unique experience in a project run by one or more of top implementing organisations in the field!
Apply now!

The Call for Applications is open.
Please submit your application not later than 31 May 2024.

Send your CV and the application form to
Do you want to know more?

You can find all the necessary information about this initiative, including the eligibility criteria and the timeline, in the following document
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