Call For Applications: World Economic Forum Early Careers Program – Fall 2024 Cohort

The Early Careers Programme provides an exciting opportunity for participants to get a feel for working at the Forum, bringing in fresh ideas and gaining valuable real-world experience.

As a participant in the Early Careers Program, you will have the opportunity to work within specific functional areas, gain hands-on experience, and contribute to impactful projects.

Throughout the program, you’ll collaborate with experienced professionals and develop a diverse skill set that can accelerate your career.

Below are the different functional areas where you can work and develop your expertise:

  • Community and stakeholder management – Engage and maintain relationships with strategic partners and stakeholders, utilizing various communication platforms and activities to ensure effective collaboration
  • Project, content, and policy management – responsible for research, project management, and content development to support various strategic initiatives, partnerships, or regional and industry contexts
  • Marketing and communications – dedicated to strategically promoting Forum and Centre initiatives and engaging global audiences through high-impact content
  • Data and analytics – responsible for collecting, analyzing, and interpreting data to support informed decision-making and strategic planning around Forum and Centre initiatives, or to support the development of research and flagship reports
  • Technology innovation and digital success – Drive the development and adoption of technologies and digital strategies to enhance the Forum’s initiatives and maximize the impact of global collaboration
  • Events programming and management – Design, organize, and execute global Forum events, ensuring the facilitate and advance effective dialogue, collaboration, and agendas

Additionally, you will be able to apply and develop these functional skills within one of the thematic areas including:

  • Forum Centres (Manufacturing and Supply Chain, Cybersecurity, Energy and Materials, Financial and Monetary Systems, Health and Healthcare, Nature and Climate, Regions Trade and Geopolitics, Fourth Industrial Revolution, New Economy and Society, Urban Transformation)
  • Industry and private sector engagement – responsible for fostering collaboration among industry partners, facilitating the exchange of insights and strategies to shape global, regional, and industry agendas
  • Business development and account management – managing partner relationships and driving portfolio and account growth by aligning the Forum’s objectives with partner capabilities and interests
  • Organizational enablement (Finance, IT, People & Culture, Public Affairs, etc)


  • Monthly gross compensation of CHF 4,500 (salary and medical allowance) / INR 91,600 (salary) / CNY 12,500 (salary)


  • Applicants should be motivated by the organization’s mission and a commitment to improving the state of the world
  • Have the ability to critically evaluate information, identify patterns, and develop insights to support decision-making processes.
  • Strong verbal and written communication abilities to effectively convey ideas and collaborate with team members and stakeholders.
  • Willingness to embrace change and quickly adjust to new environments, technologies, and methodologies.
  • Demonstrated ability to work cooperatively in diverse teams, contributing to group goals and supporting colleagues.
  • Strong organizational skills and solutions-driven approach to plan, execute, and oversee projects, ensuring they remain on track.

Deadline: July 14, 2024

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