Applications to the IGF Youth Ambassadors Program are open

The Internet Society is combining its two programs – IGF Ambassadors and Youth@IGF – into a single program called IGF Youth Ambassadors.

The goal of this program is to empower young adults aged 18 through 30 from all around the world by:

  • Building their capacity through training
  • Fostering a new cadre of young Internet leaders who are motivated to learn, engage, and act within their region and beyond
  • Partnering with organizations to broaden the depth and breadth of the program
  • Reinforcing the importance of multi-disciplinary leaders in fostering the sustainability, robustness, security, stability and development of the Internet
  • Promoting youth citizenship, diplomacy, volunteerism and community service as key aspects of next generation leadership
  • Broadening their experience and enabling their participation in public policy debates
  • Providing them with opportunities to participate in the global Internet ecosystem and to interact and engage with the broader Internet Governance community
  • Increasing their visibility and preparing them to deliver more meaningful impacts at the local, regional and global levels
  • Mobilizing youth beyond Internet Governance specific topics

Eligibility and RequirementsRequirements for this application opportunity

  • Be between the ages of 18-30 at the date of the event
  • Have access to the Internet
  • Have a high level of reading, speaking and writing skills in English
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and communicating positions
  • Be able to dedicate a minimum of 6 hours per week for the online course (Selection Phase 2)
  • Have never been selected as Youth@IGF Fellow or IGF Ambassador (and actually have attended the IGF)

IGF Youth Ambassador Program contact: Alejandra Prieto [prieto@isoc.org]