World Youth Alliance North America Internship Program 2015 – New York, USA

World Youth Alliance North America Internship Program 2015 – New York, USA

Deadline: October 24, 2014

The World Youth Alliance is now accepting applications for the North America Internship Program 2015. The World Youth Alliance (WYA) Regional Internship Program is an opportunity for young people who are inspired by the ideas and work of WYA to contribute practically to its international and regional projects and to study more closely the ideas which have formed the organization.

The program focuses on three aspects: project management, training, and network building. Projects are designed to enhance each student’s specific academic background and interests. Interns receive mentorship and training from WYA staff members. Internships are voluntary and may be done on a part-time or full-time basis for a period of 12 weeks.

As an intern, you can:

  1. Learn about our mission to understand and articulate the dignity of the person.
  2. Gain practical and theoretical knowledge about international, regional, and national policy-making.
  3. Help your region grow socially and economically as you develop projects that uphold the value of each person.
  4. Have the opportunity to build your own network and community in line with World Youth Alliance programs.

Intern Responsibilities

  1. Interns will be assigned to plan and manage one or two projects during their internship period. The types of projects interns get to work on are diverse and vary according to specific interests and skills of each person. Each project will fall under one of the three main thrusts which are EducationAdvocacy and Culture.
  2. Administrative Work: Interns will also be assigned to do administrative work at the WYA North America office. They may be asked to do database management, writing business letters, filing documents, managing WYA North America’s online accounts, and creating marketing materials.

Eligibility

  • The Internship program is open to university students, recent graduates, and young professionals.
  • You have to be a WYA member to be accepted as an intern. You can become a member by signing the WYA Charter.
  • The North America Internship Program is open to all World Youth Alliance members in the North America region (Canada and the US) aged 18 to 30 years old.
  • Ideal candidates possess a strong passion for the defense of human dignity.
  • Committed members with strong communication abilities and organizational skills.
  • Interns must also be able to motivate and inspire others and love to bring people together.
  • Interns are required to undergo the Track A Training and are expected to finish it before the end of their internship. Interns need to be knowledgeable about WYA’s history and mission as they may represent the organization in various activities.

Application Requirements

  1. Completed application form
  2. Letter of intent
  3. Resumé
  4. Answer to essay questions listed on the application form
  5. Two letters of recommendations
  6. A signed copy of the WYA charter for new members.

You will receive a confirmation receipt via email within four weeks of the internship application deadline. Incomplete application forms will not be processed. Selected applicants will be asked to do an interview. Email [email protected] to receive a copy of the application form.

Scheduled Dates

Batch 1
Internship Period: January 15, 2015 to April 17, 2015
Application Deadline: October 24, 2014

Batch 2
Internship Period: May 27, 2015 to August 14, 2015
Application Deadline: March 13, 2015

Batch 3
Internship Period: September 16, 2015 to December 11, 2015
Application Deadline: July 3, 2015

NOTE: This is an unpaid internship. However, WYA does offer scholarships (subject for approval) to interns.

For more information, visit World Youth Alliance North America Internship Program.

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