APPLY for the United States Delegation to the Y8

YADL is proud to announce the beginning of the recruitment process to select the team that will represent the United States at the Y8.

The Y8 is a civil society summit that convenes students and young professionals from the G8 countries for one week each year to develop policy solutions to current global challenges. Delegates assume roles while representing their countries and adopt the consensus-based methods of negotiation used by the G8. The Y8 will take place June 24-28, 2013 in London, United Kingdom.

YADL is seeking young people between the ages of 18 and 30 with strong communication skills and a passion for global issues. Students and young professionals interested in international affairs and diplomacy, as well as a broad range of policy areas, are encouraged to apply for the delegation.

The following positions are available: President, Secretary of State, Secretary of Defense, Attorney General, USAID Administrator, EPA Administrator, Chief of Staff, and Press Secretary.

Applicants must be US citizens and possess a current US passport.

The delegate fee for this year’s Y8 is $800. This includes delegate materials, accommodations, breakfast and lunch daily, and transportation within London. This does NOT include airfare. YADL expects to have scholarships available.

The application is available here. The deadline to apply is Friday, January 25, 2013 at 11:59pm EST.

To learn more about the Y8, please visit the overview, history, and FAQs pages. For information about the positions, please visit the delegation page. Further questions or concerns should be directed to Mr. Abhi Goyal, Director of Engagement, at