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Apply: United Nations Teen Advisors Program 2019 for Young Girls

 The United Nations Foundation is looking for passionate female change-makers from all around the world for the Girl Up Teen Advisor program.

Application Deadline: 18th February 2019 11:59 pm Eastern Time

Eligible Countries: All

About the Award: The Teen Advisor program is where Girl Up truly lives out its “by girls, for girls” mission. Composed of a widely diverse group of teenage girls, Teen Advisors are passionate change-makers who together spread and fuel Girl Up’s work. As Teen Advisors, they are central to all Girl Up decision-making including advocacy, fundraising and communications strategy. To support the Teen Advisors in this task, Girl Up provides skills-based trainings, professional development opportunities, hands-on learning, and most significantly, personal relationships with the staff.

Teen Advisor Responsibilities include:

  • Attend and actively participate in and prepare for monthly calls/webinars (scheduled for the second Sunday of every month)
  • Attend two mandatory in-person meetings — one preceding the annual Leadership Summit in Washington D.C. (mid-July), the other in January or February of the following year (for those U.S. applicants, the weekend generally follows either MLK….”
  • Start and/or lead a Girl Up Club in your school or surrounding community
  • Regularly contribute to the Girl Up Community, an online hub for Girl Up Clubs and Campuses
  • Represent Girl Up in the media and at events in their communities

Type: Training

Eligibility: Applications are open to self-identified girls from the U.S and outside the U.S.

Applicants:

  • Must be entering the U.S. equivalent of 9th-12th grades
  • Display a sense of maturity, cultural-sensitivity, and openness to learning about different cultures
  • Be committed to the empowerment of girls and women
  • Possess strong leadership skills and have proven desire to become a globally-minded citizen through meaningful discussion, learning and action in their community and school
  • Have knowledge of and passion for Girl Up’s mission and vision for adolescent girls around the world
  • Be able to complete all Teen Advisor responsibilities as outlined below

Number of Awards: Not specified

Value of Award: 

  • Access to United Nations speakers, agencies and initiatives
  • Access and financial support to attend speaking and blogging opportunities for special events and conferences like the Social Good Summit and International Day of the Girl
  • Intensive skills-based trainings, professional development opportunities, hands-on learning
  • An insider’s view into Girl Up through constant communication with staff, and most significantly, personal relationships
  • Decision-making power in the work of the campaign

Duration of Program: Program starts June 1 2019. Runs for 1 year

How to Apply: 

  • The 2019-2020 Girl Up Teen Advisor application consists of an online application answering the below essay questions and a video submission.
  • In addition, a letter of recommendation with the subject line Teen Advisor Application Recommendation Letter_Last Name_First Name must also be submitted to Community@GirlUp.org for an application to be considered complete. Only complete applications submitted by 11:59pm EST on February 18, 2019 will be considered.

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