The IMF Youth Fellowship Program 2022 gives young participants the chance to join the IMF at the forefront of the response to the world’s economic difficulties and become a part of the global efforts to build forward better. In order to improve their knowledge and communication skills and to share their opinions on the current economic environment, participants will have virtual access to the IMF Annual Meetings and take part in virtual training led by IMF experts and development professionals. The training will center on addressing inclusive growth, food insecurity, inflation, and climate change while constructing a better future for youth.
- Ages between 20-35
- Demonstrated experience in one or more of the following:
- Social activism and/or engaging with a civil society organization
- Entrepreneurship and/or participating in a start-up
- Content creation and/or contributing to independent platforms
- Knowledge and proficiency in basic economics, international studies, and development issues, especially those relating to inclusive economic growth, food security, inflation, and climate change
- International relations, development, communications, media, economics, or similar subjects students or recent graduates
- Basic familiarity with English (for the training program and Annual Meetings coverage)
- Young professionals have a rare and rewarding opportunity to engage with youth fellows from around the world while networking with scholars, activists, leaders, and experts.
- Participation in seminars and discussions on contemporary topics in global economics, such as inclusive growth, food hunger, and climate change, with senior IMF personnel
- Access to the Annual Meetings seminars and events over the internet
- Joining the IMF Youth Network to remain updated on upcoming opportunities, events, and publications and to connect with former IMF Youth Fellows.
Phase I: Fellowship program will open to all via application form on the contest website.
- August 20 (11:59 PM ET) – Deadline for applications
- August 22 – Committee’s selection process begins
- Week of September 12 – Shortlisted participants announcement
Phase II: Selected participants will join a capacity building program during the Annual Meetings.
October 10 & 11 – Lessons on communication skills as well as workshops on current global economic challenges with an emphasis on inclusive growth, food insecurity, and climate change
It is recommended that attendees of the Annual Meetings attend the seminars and activities to obtain a deeper understanding of the current global economic concerns.
October 13 – Group presentations on selected topics
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