UN Youth Delegates Internship
Apply to take part in the UN Youth Delegates program!
The project aims to support, guide, and dispatch a new generation of UN Youth Delegates from Sudan, Ethiopia, Tanzania, Uganda, Kenya, and South Sudan. Further, we aim to build up UN Associations in all participating countries and give you the chance to become a UN Youth Fellow and engage with the work of the United Nations on the ground.
If you are one of the 20 selected candidates, you have already secured the opportunity to be a Youth Fellow and access UN internships and outreach programs. You will also be invited to a National Assessment Workshop in Khartoum, together with 20 other UN Youth Fellows from all over the country. The workshop will introduce you to your tasks and opportunity and prepare you to address the pressing issues of the youth both nationally and internationally.
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At the National Assessment, 2 Fellows will be selected to become this year’s UN Youth Delegates and will get the chance to represent the youth interests at the United Nations in New York and regionally in East Africa. Further, the 2 delegates will be invited to 3 regional workshops.
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Both the fellows and delegates will be required to attend and travel to events and workshops throughout the year, so please confirm your availability on the given dates before applying.
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We particularly encourage applications from women, disabled, and minority youths to ensure a true and diverse representation of the youth of your country!
Who can apply?
Young, highly motivated people between the age of 18 and 32, with a sufﬁcient command of the English language. Further, applicants need to be available to travel and attend workshops throughout 2023 (exact dates are indicated in the application form).
What does the program offer?
The chance to become part of a national UN Fellowship with opportunities at UN internships, formulating a mandate that represents the demands of the youth, outreach activities, and the possibility to be part in joining a UN Association. Moreover, two fellows are selected as UN youth delegates and get to represent the youth interests of your country at the UN General Assembly in New York.
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(Please make sure you are available to travel and be away from your work or study place during these times. Moreover, there will be further optional opportunities that might require your availability.)
National Educational Assessment (Sudan)
01.03.2023 – 05.03.2023
Regional Training 1 (Uganda)
24.04.2023 – 28.04.2023
Regional Training 2 (Tanzania)
24.05.2023 – 28.04.2023
Regional Training 3 (Ethiopia)
28.06.2023 – 08.07.2023
New York UN General Assembly
One Week in September or October
Final Event (Sudan)04.12.2023 – 08.12.2023
Please upload a (maximum) 2-minute video of yourself.
In the video, explain your motivation to become a part of the program. Please refer to the issues you consider to be most important for the youth of your country and explain how you would try to make a change as part of the program. Feel free to be creative!
– Videos over 2 minutes in length are disqualified from selection, so make sure you stay within the time limit.
– Record yourself in a quiet space.
– If you use a phone, please hold the phone horizontally (sideways) while filming.