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International Monetary Fund (IMF) Youth Fellowship Program 2021

International Monetary Fund (IMF) Youth Fellowship Program 2021

Deadline: 24 September 2021
Open to:
international applicants, between 20 and 32 years of age
networking, mentoring, certificate


Applications are open for the International Monetary Fund (IMF) Youth Fellowship Program 2021. The IMF Youth Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for young participants to become part of the global effort to build forward better and join the IMF at the forefront of the response to the crisis.

Participants in the program will experience firsthand the IMF virtual Annual Meetings and participate in virtual training led by IMF experts. Selected fellows will get the opportunity to participate in a 2-day virtual workshop to meet with IMF management and senior staff and discuss current global economic issues including inclusive growth, inequality, digital economy and climate change.


Applicant should:

  • Be between 20 and 32 years of age;
  • Have 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 creators (bloggers/ vloggers) and/or contributors to independent media organizations
    • Journalist (affiliated with a news/media outlet or working as an independent journalist)
  • Have knowledge and expertise in international studies, basic economics and development including climate change, inequality and the digital economy;
  • Be students or graduates in the fields of international relations, development, communications, journalism, economics, or related disciplines;
  • Have basic knowledge of English (for the training program and Annual Meetings coverage).


As a successful applicant, you can expect to:

How to apply?

Phase I: Fellowship program accepts applications via the application form.

Phase II: Selected participants will join an intensive capacity building program during the Annual Meetings

Apply here.

For more information, please visit the official website.