YPF GA Recruitment FAQ

YPF GA provides you a unique chance to work with incumbent Members of Parliament and career politicians known as mentors under our GA program. If recruited, you will be placed under the mentorship of a politician/policymaker. Throughout this process you will get an opportunity to directly learn from a policymaker about policy making and statecraft.

At this point, we have 9 mentors. The list includes politicians from major political parties of Bangladesh. See a complete list of mentors from here.

Being an apprentice of the “YPF Governance Apprenticeship” program brings bundled benefits for the long term that would boost an apprentice’s career path with flair. Completing an apprenticeship program from YPF would make your career profile stronger, giving you an added advantage over fellow students. Governance apprenticeships gain the following “soft” benefits:

  • Gaining various skills such as research, communications with public & private sector entities, and understanding the policymaking process
  • Opportunity to liaise and engage with experienced policymaking mentors
  • Prospects of actively contributing in the decision-making process by providing input

At the same time, after completion of the apprenticeship, the candidate will receive the following valuable documents as their lifetime assets: 

  • Certificate of Apprenticeship Completion issued by Youth Policy Forum (YPF) with its official seal
  • Performance card signed by the mentor
  • Reference letter of Mentor with the letterhead of YPF
  • Awards/Recognition/Medal – to encourage apprentices to perform with the best of their efforts & skills, we will recognize outstanding apprentices and acknowledge their performance

In order to be a Governance Apprentice, it is necessary that you possess a certain educational qualification and series of skills, particularly the ones mentioned below:

  • A Candidate must be enrolled/passed in any stream of Higher Secondary/Bachelor’s/Master’s/Doctoral Program in a recognized University/school situated anywhere in the world
  • Competence in both Bangla and English
  • Critical/analytical reasoning skills
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Experience 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

No, you won’t get paid for working with GA.

Policymakers 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. Consequently, the type of work that Governance Apprenticeships receive is varied and based upon the mentor in question. Possible examples of work are mentioned below:

  • Conducting literature reviews and other secondary research
  • Collecting and analyzing primary or secondary data for the mentor
  • Preparing talking points, briefs, interview questions and reports
  • Managing collected data (interviews/focused group discussions) for the policymaker
  • Corresponding regularly via email and text with the policymaker and other partners
  • Attending regular meetings with other governance apprentices in the same team
  • Completion of the policy course curriculum meant to build capacity for apprentices
  • Submitting Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) data as required

It’s a four-month long commitment. You have to work for four months with our team.

You are expected to work 10-20 hours per week.

You are expected to start working under this program from September 01, 2022.

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

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