Applications for UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador 2019-20 are now open!

The UNICEF Australia Young Ambassador Program is a unique and exciting role which provides young people aged 15-24 from all across Australia with a platform to speak up for children’s rights. In your role as a Young Ambassador, you will have the opportunity to exercise leadership and to develop some new skills in media & communications, government advocacy, and engaging with children and young people. This role aims to build your capacity to be advocates for children’s rights at a local, national and international level.

In 2019-2020, Young Ambassadors will:

  • learn about children’s rights in the Australian and international context
  • develop an understanding of UNICEF Australia’s work domestically and internationally
  • learn about government advocacy
  • learn how to be an effective youth spokesperson for UNICEF Australia
  • learn how to engage children and young people in learning about their rights and responsibilities
  • learn how to run consultations with children and young people
  • develop skills and build experience with the guidance of UNICEF Australia staff

Who are we looking for?

This role is for young people aged 15-24 years old, from every state and territory in Australia. We are looking for applicants who bring a diversity of personal experiences, study backgrounds, skill sets, volunteering or community involvement, and cultural backgrounds to the team. You don’t have to have previous experience in similar roles.

We are looking for young people who:

  • are committed to the rights of children
  • are reliable
  • are responsible
  • are a good role model
  • are willing to learn
  • come from a diversity of backgrounds and life experiences
  • have good written and oral presentation skills

How do you apply?

To apply online, you will need to:

  • complete the application form by clicking the “Apply Now” button below. If you are under 18 years old, you will need your parent/guardian to complete a permission form (Word document, 80 KB).
  • write a 1-page A4 cover letter. Explain why you believe you have the personal qualities for this role and please include any personal experiences which have motivated you to want to speak up for children’s rights. Your cover letter is also your first opportunity to let us know who you really are and make your best impression! Address your cover letter to Vanessa Kutcher – Child and Youth Participation Coordinator.
  • provide your 2 page (max) curriculum vitae (CV). This could include any relevant study, volunteering, extra-curricular activities, interests and/or work experience.

Applications close on Thursday 4th April 2019 at 5pm ADST. We encourage you to apply early as we will be reviewing applications on a rolling basis.

For more information, including other ways to apply, please refer to the Application Kit (Word document, 2.1 MB).


Apply now

Any further questions please contact Vanessa Kutcher, Child and Youth Participation Coordinator on or 02 8917 3256.