IMF Youth Fellowship

The 2021 IMF Youth Fellowship Program for Young People Worldwide

Deadline: 24th September, 2021

Are you a youth who wants to be a global leader? Are you looking for a platform or opportunity to achieve your aim? If yes, the IMF youth Fellowship Program is here for you.

About the IMF Youth Fellowship Program

The 2021 IMF Youth Fellowship Program offers the global youth of all nationalism the opportunity to be part of a global effort to build and join the IMF at the forefront in responding to crises globally.

As a participant in this program, you will privilege to experience the IMF virtual Annual Meetings directly and participate in virtual training led by IMF professionals and experts.

After which, some participants will be selected to participate in a 2-day virtual workshop to connect with IMF management and executives to discuss current global economic issues, including economic inequality, digital economy, intensive development, inclusive growth and also climate change.

This program is solely sponsored by the International Monetary Fund (IMF). It is open for youth of all study levels, whether, B.Ed., M.Sc. or PhD and also, it is not restricted to any nationalist.

What is the Duration of the IMF Youth Program?

 The duration of the program is not specified. You have to start first.

How Much are IMF interns Paid?

The IMF youth Program is different from the IMF internship. As a participant, it may be a privilege to get an internship opportunity in IMF after the program.

Basically, Interns in IMF receive a monthly stipend of $5,000.00.

What is the IMF Eligibility or Criteria?

To be eligible for the International Monetary Fund Youth Fellowship, you must ensure fulfil the following requirements:

  • You must be between 20 and 30 years of age at the time of application.
  • You must have also demonstrated experience in either:
    • 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)
  • You must have basic knowledge of English (for all the training programs and Annual Meetings are all carried out in the English language)
  • Must also have knowledge and expertise in basic economics, international studies, economic development, digital economy and global crisis, including climate change and global meltdown and inequality.
  • You must be a student or graduate in international relations, development, economics, communications, journalism, or related disciplines.

What are the Benefits of the IMF Youth Program?

As a participant, you will have the privilege to enjoy the below benefits:

  • You will experience deep engagement and networking opportunities with scholars, leaders and IMF experts on issues of global importance such as climate change, inequality, inclusive growth, and the digital economy.
  • You will also participate in a virtual capacity building program, including sessions on ‘presenting with impact’ and storytelling.
  • Become part of the IMF Youth Network to connect with previous IMF Youth Fellows and stay informed of future opportunities, events and publications.
  • You will receive a certificate of completion of the IMF Youth Fellowship Program.

How can I Apply for the IMF Youth Program 2021?

Interested and eligible applicants for the International Monetary Fund Youth Fellowship 2021/22 are now applying online using this link.

What is IMF Youth Program Application Deadline?

Submit all applications before the stated deadline, “September 24, 2021.

What are the Phases involved in the IMF Youth Program?

The different phases involved in the program are:

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

  • September 9 – Announcement
  • September 24 – Deadline for applications

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

  • October 4 – Shortlisted participants announced
  • October 11 – 17 – Virtual Workshop on current global economic issues including inclusive growth, inequality, digital economy and climate change; Coverage of the Annual Meetings seminars and events
  • October 12 – Group presentations on:
  • Inequality
  • Climate Change
  • Digital Economy and FinTech

For Further enquiry, you can also visit the official website of the IMF Youth Program by clicking on this link.


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