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Internet Society’s IGF 2023 Youth Ambassador Program

Do you want to:

  • Make a big impact on Internet governance in your community?
  • Receive training and connect with a network of key influencers in the Internet governance sphere?
  • Attend a key Internet event?
  • Gain access to a platform where you can raise your voice on Internet issues that matter to you?
  • Influence policies that defend the Internet?

Become an Internet Society’s Youth Ambassador!

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


Internet Society’s IGF Youth Ambassador Program

Application DeadlineOctober 20, 2023
TypeEntrepreneurs
SponsorInternet Society Foundation
GenderMen and Women
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Benefits of Internet Society’s IGF Youth Ambassador Program

This program brings the opportunity to:

  • Attend a significant Internet event especially selected for you according to your preferences, profile, and location.
  • Deepen your subject expertise through specific Internet governance online training.
  • Broaden your advocacy, communications, project management, and leadership skills.
  • Engage and collaborate with key Internet stakeholders from around the world.
  • Be mentored by key Internet leaders and experts.
  • Develop the skills and connections needed to make more of an impact in your local community (and beyond!)

Requirements for Internet Society’s IGF Youth Ambassador Program

All applicants must:

  • Be between the ages of 18-30 at the date of the submitted application
  • Have a high level of reading, speaking and writing skills in English
  • Be comfortable with public speaking and communicating positions
  • Have continuous access to the Internet during all the phases of the program as well as the appropriate equipment
  • Be able to dedicate a minimum of 4 hours per week during the full program duration
  • Have the availability to take part in weekly meetings and webinars, usually between 11h and 16h UTC
  • Be able to travel and hold a valid passport
  • Not have been previously selected as an Internet Society’s IGF Ambassador, IGF Youth Ambassador, Youth@IGF Fellow, or Youth Ambassador

Selection Process

There is an annual selection process, with applications for the each intake opening in October. There are two phases to the selection process.

Online Application: A selection committee evaluates the best submissions to select the Youth Ambassadors. The selection committee, composed of Internet Society staff, alumni and Chapter/Special Interest Group/Standing Group leaders, attempts to achieve professional, geographical, and gender diversity in the overall selections.

Online Internet Governance Course: The highest scoring applicants take an online course on Internet Governance. All participants will be divided into three classes, each with a dedicated tutor to facilitate the learning process.

The 15 top-rated students are chosen for this program.

The Program

As a Youth Ambassador, you are equipped with knowledge and skills to influence policies that defend the Internet while innovating for a better world.

You will also have the opportunity to attend an event especially selected for you according to your preferences, profile, and location.

Timeline: 

  • 2 October 2023 Online application submissions open

  • 20 October 2023: Application submissions close
  • Mid-January 2024 Final selection and program kick-off

Application Deadline

October 20, 2023

How to Apply

Interested and qualified? Go to Internet Society Foundation on app.smartsheet.com to apply

For more details, visit Internet Society website


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