The Internet Society Youth Ambassador Program for 2024, Sponsored by Google. Join the Internet Society’s Youth Ambassador Program for 2024!
Application Deadline: Friday, October 20, 2023
Are you a young advocate for the internet between the ages of 18-30? This program is designed to empower young individuals like you to lead, collaborate, and innovate for a brighter online world.
The Internet Society Youth Ambassador Program for 2024, Sponsored by Google
Do you aspire to:
- Drive positive change in Internet governance within your community?
- Receive training and connect with influential figures in the Internet governance sphere?
- Participate in a significant Internet event?
- Voice your concerns about Internet issues that matter to you on a global platform?
- Influence policies that protect the Internet’s integrity?
As a Youth Ambassador, you’ll be equipped with the knowledge and skills to shape policies that safeguard the Internet while contributing to a better world. You’ll also have the opportunity to attend a carefully chosen event tailored to your preferences, profile, and location.
Join the ranks of the Internet Society’s Youth Ambassadors! Each year, we select fifteen passionate young individuals to participate in our Youth Ambassador Program, nurturing the next generation of Internet leaders dedicated to collaboration and innovation for a better world.
This program offers you the chance to:
- Attend a significant Internet event customized to your preferences and location.
- Enhance your expertise in Internet governance through specialized online training.
- Expand your advocacy, communication, project management, and leadership skills.
- Engage and collaborate with key Internet stakeholders from across the globe.
- Be mentored by prominent Internet leaders and experts.
- Develop the skills and connections necessary to make a more profound impact in your local community and beyond.
All applicants must:
- Be between the ages of 18-30 at the time of application submission.
- Possess strong English reading, speaking, and writing skills.
- Feel comfortable with public speaking and expressing their viewpoints.
- Maintain consistent access to the Internet throughout the program, along with the necessary equipment.
- Dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week during the entire program duration.
- Be available to participate in weekly meetings and webinars, typically held between 11:00 and 16:00 UTC.
- Be prepared to travel and hold a valid passport.
- Not have previously been selected as an Internet Society’s IGF Ambassador, IGF Youth Ambassador, Youth@IGF Fellow, or Youth Ambassador.
The selection process is an annual event, with applications opening in October for each intake. It comprises two phases:
- Online Application A selection committee reviews all applications to choose the Youth Ambassadors. This committee, consisting of Internet Society staff, alumni, and Chapter/Special Interest Group/Standing Group leaders, strives to ensure diversity in terms of profession, geography, and gender among the selected candidates.
- Online Internet Governance Course The highest-scoring applicants will participate in an online course on Internet Governance. Participants will be divided into three classes, each led by a dedicated tutor to facilitate the learning process. The program will ultimately select the top 15 students.
HOW TO APPLY
If you are interested in supporting the program through sponsorship, please contact us at [email protected] to explore opportunities for collaboration.