How to get involved!

The UMass Civic Initiative is looking for

Civic Ambassadors:

A Civic Ambassador is an undergraduate student who participates in our summer programs with visitors from Pakistan and Iraq. The Civic Initiative has been implementing State Department Exchange Programs for 13 years.  We host a number of groups on campus including the Pakistan Young leaders program (30 Pakistani college students in the U.S. for six weeks and on campus for four weeks and the Iraqi Young Leaders Program – 25 Iraqi College students in the U.S. for five weeks and on Amherst Campus for 3 weeks. The purpose of the Civic Ambassador is to meet with students and participate in classes and social events. Each Ambassador will be required to attend approximately 10 classes and 4 social events during the June and July period. You will be given a menu of choices for attendance. This will allow you to fit it into your work and social schedule. We are looking for the Ambassadors to be available at certain times from around June 27 until July 28.

There are a number of options and benefits open to a Civic Ambassador.

o   You are eligible for a one credit Political Science Credit course offered through Continuing Education.

o   You will become eligible for an Internship with the Civic Initiative office and our Fall Young Southeast Asian Leaders program. That group arrives in September of 2017.

o   You become eligible for Independent Study research with Dr. Hannahan in Fall 2017. The research will be based on your summer experience and your academic interest.

o   You will become eligible for future employment with the Civic Initiative.

o   You will be playing a small part in fighting the hate we so often hear from around the world and from some of our own politicians.


Interested in an ambassador position? If you would like to be considered YOU MUST fill out the following "application". Once you have filled out the survey monkey your email address will automatically be added to the list of applicants to be contacted for our upcoming information session. Expect a response from a staff member within 48 hours of completing your survey to confirm. 

**Continue on to take the survey and apply for a position!**

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