Feb 28, 2019

IGF Youth Ambassadors Program

  • Crimson Education
  • Switzerland
Volunteering/Community Service/Social Entreprenuership Club or Organization Skill Building Other

Description

The Internet Society, in collaboration with CGI.brwant to bring young people to the centre of internet policy making. 

Together with our partners, NIC.MX, the Government of Mexico, Microsoft and Verizon, the Internet Society have brought more than 160 youth to the Internet Governance Forum under the Youth@IGF program.

This is part of the Internet Society and partners’ commitment to ensure that the next generation of Internet leaders are primed to advance an Internet of opportunity for all. As a result of these efforts, many young people are now contributing to the Youth Special Interest Group and to regional meetings, such as the African Internet Summit, EuroDIG, and others. Also, some of the Youth@IGF Fellows have created Civil Society Organizations, such as Digital Grassroots.

The best candidates for the online course.

The course will take 4 weeks to complete and include the following topics:

  • Introduction to Internet Governance
  • Internet Actors and Stakeholder Groups
  • Internet Infrastructure, Standards, and Protocols
  • Internet Policy Principles

Top participants in the online course will be selected for the travel fellowship to the Internet Governance Forum

To be a top participant, you must show leadership, commitment and dedication, and have minimum of 90% participation rate on the online courses.

The fellowship includes:

  • Airfare costs
  • Hotel accommodation during the event.

Type of Opportunity

Extracurricular Activity

Age Range

N/A

Application Deadline

Applications opening in 2020. Dates are TBA

Application Process Includes

The first phase of the selection process is based on Online Applications.

All applicants must be:

  • Internet Society Members
  • Between 18-30 at the date of the IGF
  • Able to present a strong motivation for Internet Governance
  • Able to demonstrate interest and expertise in issues on the IGF agenda
  • Comfortable with public speaking and communicating positions
  • Able to demonstrate interest and experience in key Internet governance related issues
  • Capable of appropriately representing the Internet Society and its views and policies as an Ambassador during the IGF
  • Capable of continuing to work with the Internet Society locally after the IGF
  • Fluent in English
  • Able to spend a minimum of 8 hours each week during the eLearning Phase
  • Ready to take part in the meetings and webinars
  • Not been selected as Youth@IGF Fellow or IGF Ambassador before

The selection committee also attempts to achieve professional, geographical, and gender diversity in the overall selections.