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OECD Student Ambassador Program Application Deadline

Date:April 01, 2013, All Day Event
Location:Apply online - See event description
Contact:For further information regarding this event, please contact Elodie Turchi by sending email to elodie.turchi@oecd.org .

The Student Ambassadors engage with the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development and plan on-campus activities to raise awareness of the Organization and its work. Based on their performance, two Student Ambassadors will be selected to attend the OECD Forum in Paris in May 2014.

Program Requirements:
The time commitment will include: a mandatory training weekend from June 8-9, 2013 in Washington, DC. During the school year, the program will require approximately 40 hours per semester. Expenses for the training weekend, the trip to the OECD Forum and a budget for expenses related to promotional activities on campus, will be paid for by the OECD.

Each Ambassador will organize at least two on-campus OECD events or programs per semester. Events could include: hosting an OECD speaker on campus, arranging a video conference, a recruiting event, training on OECD data and publications, etc. Students may implement other promotional initiatives such as use of social networking sites, blogging, articles in the student newspaper, interviews with OECD officials working on specific projects. Ambassadors should be creative and coordinate with faculty and other student groups.

Application will comprise a letter describing your motivation to participate in the program along with some additional questions, a resumé and two letters of recommendation. The ideal candidate is a sophomore or junior at the time of application who has completed significant coursework in economics and has an interest in international relations. Please note that we will not accept students who plan to study abroad during the 2013-14 academic year. Participation in the training weekend from June 8-9, 2013 is also a requirement. Please do not submit an application if you will be unavailable to attend.

Timeline
--April 1, 2013 Deadline for applications. Please email application materials to Elodie Turchi at elodie.turchi@oecd.org. Students may send any questions in advance to the same email.
--May 1, 2013 Student will be notified. Once they confirm their participation, the OECD will assist with travel planning and reservations.
--June 8-9, 2013 Student Ambassadors visit the OECD Washington Center for a weekend meeting. Training on the OECD and the program, role of the ambassadors on campus, etc.
--Mid-August 2013 Student Ambassadors have submitted their intial plans to the Washington Center and scheduling of on-campus activities begins.
--April 2014 Student Ambassadors submit reports summarizing their on-campus activities, results, lessons learned.
--May/June 2014 Two Student Ambassadors are selected to attend the Forum in Paris and visit the OECD. All other SAs who have successfully completed the program will receive a certificate of participation and a letter of recommendation.

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