Apply now for the US Embassy Youth Council 2019!

U.S. Embassy Youth Council. Photo credit: U.S. Department of State.

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Application Deadline: Friday, April 29th, 2019.

Program Description:  

The U.S. Embassy in New Zealand is very pleased to announce the 2019 Youth Council Program. This is an opportunity for students and young professionals in Dunedin, Christchurch and Wellington to engage with the U.S. experts, dignitaries, and officials from a variety of fields throughout 2019.

The Youth Council will discuss and address topics of importance to New Zealand and United States. Topics may include, but are not limited to, international relations, political processes, business connections, security, climate change, unemployment, crime prevention, and education. This is an opportunity for students to learn more about International Relations and the U.S. in general.

Participation Expectations:

Participants are expected to attend regularly scheduled meetings throughout the year.

Participants are expected to actively contribute to group discussions, including online forums, in order to obtain tangible benefits.

Participants are expected to take part in a community and volunteer programs to promote civil society.

Applicants must be:

  • New Zealand citizens; and
  • Between 18-25 years old: and
  • Have an interest in learning about and strengthening the relationship between New Zealand and the United States

Participants will be eligible to remain on the Youth Council for a maximum of 2 years.

Instructions for completing this application:  

Please fill out the application as completely as possible. The information you provide on this application will provide the basis for selecting participants for this program.  Answer the questions carefully and completely. If necessary, you may use additional pages or make additional spaces in between questions for your responses.

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