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.
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.
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.
--April 1, 2013 Deadline for applications. Please email application materials to Elodie Turchi at firstname.lastname@example.org. Students may send any questions in advance to the same email.
1, 2013 Student will be notified. Once they confirm their
participation, the OECD will assist with travel planning and
--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.
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.
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