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International Monetary Fund (IMF) 2020 Youth Fellowship Contest For Young People Worldwide

The 2020 IMF Youth Fellowship Contest gives opportunity to 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 crisis. Participants will have a firsthand experience of the IMF virtual Annual Meetings and  will be given access to attend virtual training led by IMF experts and media professionals from Politico and others to boost their skills as multimedia storytellers in the current economic environment focusing on building a better future for youth. At the end of the training participants will submit a final piece (blog/article or video) and 4 winners will be chosen to participate in an IMF youth panel discussion and their work will be featured on IMF channels.

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About International Monetary Fund (IMF)

The International Monetary Fund, or IMF, promotes international financial stability and monetary cooperation. It also facilitates international trade, promotes employment and sustainable economic growth, and helps to reduce global poverty. The IMF is governed by and accountable to its 189 member countries. The IMF was conceived in July 1944 at the United Nations Bretton Woods Conference in New Hampshire, United States. The 44 countries in attendance sought to build a framework for international economic cooperation and avoid repeating the competitive currency devaluations that con... read more


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IMF Youth Fellowship Contest


Aim and Benefits of IMF Youth Fellowship Contest

  1. Media and video storytelling training by media experts from Politico.
  2. Participation in IMF Youth Fellowship training focused on current global economic issues, including economic growth, inequality, Fintech and climate change.
  3. Access to the Annual Meetings seminars and events.
  4. Participation in a panel discussion with IMF senior management. 
  5. The winning articles and videos will be featured on IMF.org.

Requirements for IMF Youth Fellowship Contest Qualification

  1. Aged 20 – 32
  2. Journalists (affiliated to a news/media outlet or working as an independent journalist).
  3. Content Creators (bloggers/ vloggers with online platforms).
  4. Communications and development professionals.
  5. Students

Criteria

  1. Demonstrated knowledge, expertise and creativity in various communications platforms and/or journalism.
  2. Knowledge and expertise in international studies, basic economics and development is a plus.
  3. Degree in communications, journalism, economics, international relations, development or related field is desirable.
  4. Basic knowledge of English (for the training program and Annual Meetings coverage).

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Interview date, Process and Venue for IMF Youth Fellowship Contest

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

  1. October 5 – Shortlisted participants announcement
  2. October 12 – 17 – Training on media and video storytelling; Workshop on current global economic issues including inclusive growth, inequality, Fintech and climate change; Coverage of the Annual Meetings seminars and events.
  3. November 8 – Final products submission

The 4 winners will participate in a panel with IMF senior management and will have their entries highlighted on IMF.org.

  1. November 30 – Winners announcement
  2.  Panel discussion featuring winners of the fellowship contest and featuring their articles/ videos on IMF channels.

Application Deadline

September 24, 2020


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to International Monetary Fund (IMF) on www.cvent.com to apply

For more details, vist IMF website



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