Whiteshield Partners - Young Policy Leaders Programme

The Whiteshield Partners Young Policy Leaders programme offers opportunities for students from leading universities, authorised seconded civil servants and corporate leaders to develop or further enhance their public policy skills-set. The programme ranges from 3 to 12 months. Selected participants work with Whiteshield Partners teams on client engagements or research and benefit from continuous in-depth public policy training. Alumni of the programme typically either join the firm or move to public policy positions.


  • Undergraduate or graduate degree in management, economics or development studies

  • Outstanding analytical and quantitative skills

  • Strong oral and written communication skills

  • Ability to work in teams

  • Fluency in English (Fluency in Arabic or Russian is an advantage)

  • Experience in tier 1 strategy consulting firm or international organisations a plus

  • Passion for economic development


As part of the Young Policy Leader Programme you will:

  • Work directly with clients to resolve complex policy, economic and strategy challenges faced by countries.

  • Design evidence-based policies to support economic development.

  • Support the strategy formulation process.

  • Develop presentations, models, and economic analysis that can be effectively used and implemented.

  • Participate in policy training sessions.

  • Receive a salary and a transportation allowance.

  • Receive accommodation allowance during tenure, if required