Y8 Russia 2014 Recruitment Process

WHAT IS THE Y8?
The Y8 is a leadership summit that convenes young professionals from G8 countries for one week each year to develop policy solutions to current global challenges. Learn more here.

WHEN AND WHERE IS THE Y8?
The Y8 will be taking place from May 14 to 17, 2014 in Moscow, Russia.

WHAT HAPPENS AT THE Y8?
Delegates will participate in online discussion groups (pre-Y8) and negotiating working groups (at the Y8) focused on four main issues:

  1. International security
  2. International development cooperation
  3. Energy security and climate change
  4. Information security and availability

At the end of the process, a communiqué outlining specific policy proposals is drafted and approved. These recommendations are then circulated to public and private sector leaders.

The Y8 will also consist of workshops with high profile government, business, and civil society speakers; sightseeing and cultural immersion; and networking opportunities with young professionals from around the world.

WHO CAN PARTICIPATE IN THE YADL DELEGATION TO THE Y8?
YADL seeks 5 young professionals (US citizens under 35 years of age) with demonstrated leadership experience, intellectual curiosity, international policy capacity, proven communication skills, and multicultural competence. YADL aspires to assemble a team that is creative, diverse, and innovative.

HOW TO APPLY
Submit a single PDF document containing a cover letter and resume to carlos.reyes@yadlusa.org by 11:59PM EST on Friday, January 3, 2014. The cover letter should address the following questions:

  • Why are you applying for the delegation? What skills or expertise do you bring as a delegate?
  • What international issues interest you? How will you represent the United States?
  • What do you hope to gain from the experience? How will this experience advance your career?

OTHER DETAILS
Interviews will be granted to successful candidates after the selection committee reviews applications. YADL will arrange a delegation training weekend in late March 2014. Delegates are responsible for transportation to/from Moscow.

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