The IMF Youth Fellowship Program 2022 for young people worldwide.

The 2022 IMF Youth Fellowship Program provides an opportunity for young participants to become part of the global efforts to build forward better and join the IMF at the forefront of the response to the global economic challenges. Participants will have virtual access to the IMF Annual Meetings and participate in virtual training led by IMF experts and development professionals to boost their knowledge and communications skills and share their views on the current economic environment, focusing on addressing inclusive growth, food insecurity, inflation, and climate change while building a better future for youth.

Eligibility Requirements

• Ages between 20-35

• 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 creation and/or contributing to independent platforms 

• Knowledge and expertise in international studies, basic economics and development issues particularly on inclusive economic growth, food security, inflation, and climate change

• Students or graduates in the field of international relations, development, communications, journalism, economics, or related fields

• Basic knowledge of English (for the training program and Annual Meetings coverage)


The workshop and engagements will be virtual.


  • Unique and rewarding opportunity for young professionals to meet scholars, activists, leaders and experts while creating lasting connections with other youth fellows from around the world
  • Participation in workshops and discussions with senior IMF staff on current global economic issues including inclusive growth, food insecurity, and climate change
  • Virtual access to the Annual Meetings seminars and events
  • Becoming part of the IMF Youth Network to connect with previous IMF Youth Fellows and stay informed of future opportunities, events and publications


Phase I: Fellowship program will open to all via application form on the contest website.

• August 20 (11:59 PM ET) – Deadline for applications

• August 22 – Committee’s selection process begins

• Week of September 12 – Shortlisted participants announcement

Phase II: Selected participants will join a capacity building program during the Annual Meetings.  

• October 10 & 11 – Workshops on current global economic issues focusing on inclusive growth, food insecurity and climate change and sessions on communications skills

• Attending the Annual Meetings seminars and events is encouraged to gain broader understanding and knowledge of current economic issues facing the world

• October 13 – Group presentations on selected topics

Application Deadline: August 20, 2022

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the IMF Youth Fellowship Program 2022

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