The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) invites young Tibetans in the United States to apply for weeklong leadership training scheduled for March 2002 in Washington, D.C.

ICT will provide travel expenses to and from Washington, D.C. as well as arrange for accommodation and food during the training period. The first such leadership program was held in March this year and both the organizers as well as participants found the program very educative and enriching.

This program aims to nurture youth leaders who will not only become the leaders of the Tibetan community in the future, but who will also act now to convert their energy and convictions about issues affecting Tibet into a powerful force for activism and change. Through workshops, discussions, and hands-on activities, participants will be taught the art of leadership. The training will be specifically geared to meet the need of the Tibetan community for a core group of young, articulate Tibetan leaders in the United States.

This is a great opportunity for eager young Tibetans interested in getting involved in the Tibet movement. The program will instill in its participants the knowledge and confidence required for leadership roles. Participants will learn the skills and tools required to become a successful youth organizer, including crucial media and communication skills. Participants will hear from several distinguished guest speakers who will deal with issues such as lobbying tactics in context of U.S. politics. They will also visit Congressional offices on Capitol Hill. Beyond individual leadership training, the program will provide enthusiastic young Tibetans the opportunity to establish relationships with, and learn from other young Tibetans.

The tentative date for the start of the program is set for March 5, 2001. The dates will be finalized after candidates are selected so that dates convenient to the finalists can be chosen.

To apply:

  • Send a writing sample (no more than 1 – 2 pages) on “What it takes to be a leader in the Tibetan community.”
  • All interested Tibetans aged 18 through 28 are encouraged to apply.
  • Applicants must be legal residents in the United States.
  • All applications should be faxed, emailed or postmarked latest by January 15, 2002. For any questions or concerns, please contact Tenzin Dhongthog at [email protected] or 202-785-1515.

Send application letters to:

Tibetan Youth Leadership Program
International Campaign for Tibet
1825 K Street, N.W., Suite 520
Washington, D.C. 20006
Fax: (202) 785-4343
Email: [email protected]