APPLICATIONS OPEN: 2013 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF):

The Internet Society is pleased to invite applications for the 2013 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF).

As part of the Internet Society's Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme, the Ambassadorships to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF) are available to Internet Society members between the ages of 20 and 40.

The Internet Governance Forum (IGF) is a multi-stakeholder forum for policy dialogue on issues of Internet governance. It brings together government, private sector, and civil society stakeholders, including the technical and academic community, on an equal basis and through an open and inclusive process. The IGF facilitates a common understanding of how to maximize Internet opportunities and address risks and challenges that arise. 
About the 2013 Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF):

In 2013, the theme of Internet Governance Forum (IGF) will be “Building Bridges-Enhancing Multistakeholder Cooperation for Growth and Sustainable Development."  The Forum will be held in Bali, Indonesia from the 22-25 October 2013.

Ambassadors to the IGF may be involved in various activities at the Forum, including contributions to the IGF Ambassadors' blog, participating broadly in the IGF meeting agenda and assisting with staffing of the Internet Society booth at the venue. Details of these opportunities will be confirmed in advance of the Forum.

For more information, please visit:

How to Apply:

To apply to be chosen as one of the 2013 Internet Society Ambassadors to the Internet Governance Forum (IGF), please go to:
Please Note: If you have not used our ZoomGrants online application system before, please register as a new user on the system. For those who have previously used our system, please use your existing username and password to apply.

In addition to completing the online application form, you will be required to upload a 2-3 page briefing paper as well as upload your most recently updated CV (with a photograph).

The deadline for applications is midnight UTC on 21 June 2013.

Successful candidates will be notified on 19 July 2013.

The Next Generation Leaders Programme:

The Internet Society’s Next Generation Leaders programme is supported by funding from SIDN.

For more information about the Next Generation Leaders programme, please visit:

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If you are interested in becoming a Corporate or Organizational partner of the Next Generation Leaders (NGL) programme, please email

Niel Harper
Senior Manager, Next Generation Leaders Programmes
Internet Society
1775 Wiehle Ave. Suite 201
Reston, VA 20190
direct: 571.299.2509
mobile: 246.243.3818
skype: olokunbb