YPF GA Recruitment FAQ

“YPF Governance Apprenticeship” provides young policy enthusiasts a unique opportunity to work under the mentorship of incumbent Members of Parliament, career politicians and civil servants- who are known as mentors under the program. As a Governance Apprentice, you will get to learn directly from these policymakers and politicians about policymaking and statecraft, and gain experience of working across different areas of public policy and governance.

Currently we have a total of 16 mentors – including politicians from major political parties of Bangladesh, civil servants and sector experts.

Being an apprentice of the “YPF Governance Apprenticeship” program can bring you bundled benefits in the long-term as the program is designed to help apprentices gain hands-on experience and knowledge.

Governance Apprentices gain the following “soft” benefits, to name a few:

  • Hands-on experience in research, communications with public & private sector entities, and a thorough understanding of the policymaking process
  • Opportunity to liaise and engage with experienced policymaking mentors
  • Prospects of actively contributing in the decision-making process by providing input

Completing the apprenticeship program from YPF would make your professional profile stronger, giving you an added advantage over your peers.

Upon successful completion of the apprenticeship, apprentices will receive the following valuable documents as their lifetime assets: 

  • Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion issued by Youth Policy Forum (YPF) with its official seal
  • Reference Letter from Youth Policy Forum (YPF)
  • Awards/Recognition– to encourage apprentices to perform with the best of their efforts & skills, we recognize outstanding apprentices and acknowledge their performance

To be eligible for YPF’s Governance Apprentice program, you must possess the following requirements:

  • Must be enrolled/passed in any stream of Higher Secondary/Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctoral Program from a recognized University/school situated anywhere in the world
  • Proficient in both Bangla and English
  • Strong critical/analytical reasoning skills
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Experienced in research – particularly with literature, reports, and government website/other sources
  • Microsoft Office (Word, Excel and PowerPoint) as well as Google Suite (Sheets, Docs and Forms)

YPF GA is a non-paid opportunity.

Mentors associated with YPF’s Governance Apprenticeship program work across different fields ranging from economic planning to foreign affairs, and represent a wide range of Bangladeshi political parties. Similarly, the type of work that Governance Apprenticeships are assigned is varied and based on mentors’ requirements

Possible examples of work are outlined below:

  • Conducting literature reviews and other secondary research
  • Collecting and analyzing primary or secondary data for mentors
  • Managing collected data (interviews/focused group discussions) for policymakers and submitting Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) data as and when required
  • Preparing talking points, briefs, interview questions and reports
  • Drafting blogs, articles and opinion-pieces based on research 
  • Attending regular meetings, corresponding and brainstorming regularly with other Governance Apprentices in the same team
  • Completing policy course curriculum and capacity-building sessions

YPF Governance Apprenticeship is a four-month long program. If recruited, you will be committing to work for the next four months with our team, starting from the day of commencement.

You are expected to commit at least 10-20 hours per week to the program.

You are expected to start working under this program from October 01, 2023. Further details will be provided during induction training.

We occasionally come up with opportunities for those who want to work with us. You can find available opportunities here.

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