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Internet Society 2021 IGF Youth Ambassador Program

The Internet Society is a global community is made up of thousands of energetic, enthusiastic, and committed individuals, organizations, and volunteers.

Do you want to:

  1. make a big impact on Internet governance in your community?
  2. receive training and connect with a network of key influencers in the Internet governance sphere?
  3. gain access to a platform where you can raise your voice on Internet issues that matter to you?

Each year, the Internet Society selects thirty young, passionate people to participate in our IGF Youth Ambassador Program, equipping the next generation of Internet leaders to collaborate and innovate for a better world.

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Internet Society Youth Ambassador Program


Aim and Benefits of Internet Society Youth Ambassador Program

In becoming an IGF Youth Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to take part in the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), an annual meeting that brings various stakeholders together from around the world to share good policies and practices relating to the Internet. During the program, you will:

  1. Receive training and mentoring on key Internet governance issues
  2. Represent your community, increase your visibility and bring your voice to the table
  3. Engage with key Internet stakeholders from around the world
  4. Work as a team and become part of the broader Internet governance community
  5. Develop the skills and connections needed to make more of an impact in your local community (and beyond!)

Requirements for Internet Society Youth Ambassador Program Qualification

In order to be eligible to apply for the scholarship, applicants must:

All applicants must be:

  1. If you are an Internet Society member and aged 18-30, you can apply. The selection process is conducted in three phases.
  2. Able to present a strong interest in Internet governance
  3. Able to demonstrate interest and expertise on issues on the IGF agenda
  4. Comfortable with public speaking and communicating your stance
  5. Capable of representing the Internet Society, its views and policies 
  6. Can continue to work with the Internet Society locally after the IGF
  7. Fluent in English
  8. Able to commit 6+ hours per week during the eLearning phase
  9. Available to take part in meetings and webinars
  10. Not have been selected as an Internet Society IGF Ambassador, [email protected] Fellow, or IGF Youth Ambassador before

What’s required of me if chosen?

  1. Webinar series: The individuals who are selected as IGF Youth Ambassadors participate in a webinar series led by a global Internet governance expert to deepen their knowledge, present their projects/ideas, and be prepared for the IGF. There will also be webinars on Internet Society 2021 Projects, and specific sessions led by our partners and sponsors. Additionally, in collaboration with the Youth Coalition on Internet Governance, the IGF Youth Ambassadors will be mentored by Internet Governance Experts.
  2. Attend the IGF: IGF Youth Ambassadors will attend the Internet Governance Forum in 2021 remotely due to COVID-19.
  3. Collaborative Leadership Exchange: IGF Youth Ambassadors will attend a virtual dynamic leadership session with Internet Society community members, youth representatives from other programs, Internet Society staff, and other IGF attendees. This session takes the form of an “unconference”, with the agenda being crowdsourced by attendees, and breakout groups facilitated to create pockets of common interest and interaction. The goal is to build/deepen relationships and foster community around youth engagement.

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Application Deadline

June 23, 2021


How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Internet Society on admin.internetsociety.org to apply

For more details, visit internet society website



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