The International Monetary Fund (IMF) Youth Fellowship Program for 2021 gives young people the chance to be a part of the global effort to move forward and join the IMF at the forefront of the crisis response. Participants will get a firsthand look at the IMF’s virtual Annual Meetings and take part in virtual training sessions delivered by IMF specialists. Selected fellows will have the chance to interact with IMF management and senior staff for a two-day virtual workshop to explore contemporary global economic concerns such as inclusive growth, inequality, the digital economy, and climate change.
About International Monetary Fund (IMF)
The Worldwide Monetary Fund, or IMF, supports international monetary cooperation and financial stability. It also contributes to the eradication of global poverty by facilitating international trade, increasing employment, and fostering long-term economic growth. The 189 member countries of the International Monetary Fund (IMF) administer the organisation and hold it accountable.
At the United Nations Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire in July 1944. The 44 countries in attendance aimed to create a framework for international economic cooperation in order to avoid a repeat of the competitive currency devaluations that contributed to the Great Depression in the 1930s. The IMF’s principal goal is to maintain the international monetary system’s stability, which includes the exchange rate and international payment systems that allow countries and their inhabitants to transact with one another.
The IMF Youth Fellowship Program’s Goals and Benefits
- Engage in serious discussion and networking with researchers, leaders, and IMF specialists on global topics such as climate change, inequality, inclusive growth, and the digital economy.
- Take part in a virtual capacity-building programme that includes courses on ‘presenting with impact’ and storytelling.’
- Have access to seminars and events during the Annual Meetings
- Join the IMF Youth Network to stay up to date on upcoming opportunities, events, and publications, as well as to interact with previous IMF Youth Fellows.
- Receive a certificate confirming that you have completed the IMF Youth Fellowship Program
- You must be between the ages of 20 and 32.
- Have a track record of success in one or more of the following areas:
- Participating in social activism or collaborating with a civil society organisation
- Participating in a start-up or being an entrepreneur
- Contributors to independent media organisations and/or content providers (bloggers/vloggers).
- Journalist (either employed by a news organisation or operating as an independent journalist)
- Have a strong background in international studies, basic economics, and development, including climate change, inequality, and the digital economy.
- Applicants should have a background in international relations, development, communications, journalism, economics, or a related field.
- Have a basic understanding of the English language (for the training programme and Annual Meetings coverage).
IMF Youth Fellowship Program Interview Dates, Process, and Location
The participants who have been shortlisted will be announced on October 4th.
Virtual Workshop on contemporary global economic concerns, including inclusive growth, inequality, the digital economy, and climate change, from October 11 to 17; Seminars and events at the Annual Meetings are covered.
On October 12th, groups will present on the topic of inequity.
Changes in the Climate
FinTech and the Digital Economy
How to Apply IMF Youth Fellowship Program