Young Professionals in Development (YPD)
The IBF Foundation, in cooperation with ICA World – the International Consulting Alliance, 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 IBF Foundation and ICA World.

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 on a yearly basis to a group of 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 24 September 2023.

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

YPD infopack for applicants

In cooperation with

University Partners

We are the trusted international internship partner to top colleges and universities

to our newsletter SUBMIT