Tibetan Youth Leadership Program

The International Campaign for Tibet (ICT) invites Tibetan undergraduate and graduate students in the United States to apply for a unique weeklong leadership development program to be held in Washington, DC from June 3 to 7, 2013.

The 2013 Tibetan Youth Leadership Program (TYLP) in Washington, D.C. is designed to motivate and train young Tibetans to become effective leaders within the Tibetan community by providing meaningful exposure to the US political process and the discourse around foreign policy in the American capital. The TYLP aims to develop young leaders who will convert their convictions into activism even as they pursue academic and professional success. Through workshops, discussions and hands-on activities, participants will develop and sharpen their leadership skills. Although the Washington program is specifically geared to meet the need to carry the Tibet movement forward in the United States, the TYLP is a starting point for greater involvement as knowledgeable and responsible actors within the Tibetan community worldwide.

TYLP participants will have the opportunity to engage in discussions with distinguished professionals working on foreign policy issues in Washington, DC, including in the US Congress and the State Department. Participants will expand their understanding of the role of activists, lobbyists, think-tanks and the media in influencing foreign policy in Washington. Beyond this, the TYLP will provide each participant a rich environment for exchanging information and ideas and building a network of future leaders in the Tibetan community.

The 2013 TYLP is the fifth to be convened in Washington, DC Through the generosity of ICT supporters, the cost of travel, meals and accommodations during the training period will be covered by the International Campaign for Tibet.

The International Campaign for Tibet is a not-for-profit advocacy organization working internationally to promote human rights and democratic freedoms for the Tibetan people. ICT has offices in Washington, DC, Amsterdam, Berlin, Brussels and London, and partners with the Australia Tibet Council in Sydney. Please visit our website at Tibetan Youth Leadership Program for more information.

Application Process:
Interested Tibetan-American graduate and undergraduate students are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be residents of United States of America Applicants are requested to write an essay (no more than 800 words) regarding “What it takes to be a leader in the Tibetan community.” Please include any supporting documentation demonstrating academic achievement and/or leadership potential.

ICT will select up to 10 candidates based on their responses.

All applications should be faxed, emailed or postmarked no later than March 24, 2013

Applicants should include their complete contact information, including mailing address, phone number, and email.

Please contact [email protected] with any questions or concerns.

Tibetan Youth Leadership Program
International Campaign for Tibet
1825 Jefferson Place, Washington, DC 20036