Now Seeking: Peer Mentor

Join the AMP Global Youth team as a peer mentor for our popular Global Scholar program, which prepares youth to be visionary leaders and bold changemakers around urgent global challenges. Global Scholar is an 11-day program that welcomes high school-aged students from across the US. This year the program will be virtual. 

The Peer Mentor supports the learning journey of program participants during sessions and small-group conversations. The Peer Mentor also guides a cohort of students through completing daily challenges and a final assignment. This is a great position for someone interested in public and international affairs, youth leadership development, and social change. Successful candidates are alumni of the Global Scholar program, or a similar experience. 

The Peer Mentor will work part-time throughout the month of July, and receive training in facilitation, leadership, and social change. They will work on a team including the Program Director, Trainers, Facilitators and interns. This position is equivalent to a fellowship, and mentors will receive training and a small stipend at the conclusion of the program. 

Responsibilities include:

  • Supporting small-group discussions and activities with a group of 5-8 students. 
  • Supporting the group as they complete daily challenges and a final group project. This might include helping them brainstorm ideas, develop a workplan, execute activities, and more. 
  • Helping program staff foster relationships and fun throughout the program. 
  • Supporting overall running of the program, including helping with logistics and technology as needed. 

Skills and Qualifications Needed:

  • Experience working with student groups, clubs, conferences or equivalent.
  • Experience having participated in Global Scholar or a similar program. 
  • Excellent ability to build teams. Excellent personal and communications skills. 
  • Enough experience with international / public affairs to lead group discussions on these topics.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Fun and willing to serve as a mentor to excited young leaders.

Details: This is part-time fellowship in late June and early July. The Mentor will receive several days of training, and a stipend at the conclusion of the program. 

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to opportunities@aidemocracy.org. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled.

Americans for Informed Democracy / AMP Global Youth is a national student organization that amplifies the story, voice and power of global youth. Find out more at www.ampglobalyouth.org and/or www.globalscholar.org

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