Deadline: April 9, 2018

Dates of event: June 24-August 2, 2018

The Young Ambassadors Program is a national college preparatory and leadership program for graduating high school seniors in the U.S., which fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences and humanities. The program includes a week-long training seminar at the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C. and a four-week internship in one of 17 cities in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.The program covers stipend, expenses for the training seminar, including meals, accommodations and round-trip travel to and from Washington, D.C.; however, participants are responsible for their own expenses for the duration of the internship. Internship placements are available in Los Angeles and Long Beach. Link here for more info: http://www.latino.si.edu/education

Eligibility Requirements:

  • High school senior graduating in 2018
  • U.S. citizen or legal permanent resident with valid social security number at the time of application
  • Weighted cumulative GPA of 3.25 or higher
  • Be fluent in English
  • Commit to participate in the one-week training seminar at Smithsonian Institute and complete the four week paid internship.
  • Enrolled full-time in a degree-seeking program at an accredited college or university for the Fall of 2018

APPLY:   Go to website latino.si.edu/Education/YAP to apply.  Applicants are evaluated based on the following criteria: (1) Excellence in the arts, sciences or humanities; (2) Academic record; (3) Leadership experience; (4) Commitment to education; and (5) Service learning and engagement with the Latino community. Application includes transcript, letter of recommendation, two 500-word essays and a short video.

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