Thursday, February 17, 2011

Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program

The Smithsonian Latino Center is now accepting applications for the 2011 Young Ambassadors Program. The Young Ambassadors Program is a national, interdisciplinary leadership development program for high school seniors. The mission of the program is to foster the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources.

Selected students will travel to Washington, D.C. for a week-long, leadership development seminar at the Smithsonian Institution. Following the training seminar, students participate in a four-week interdisciplinary education internship in museums and other cultural institutions in their local communities, including Smithsonian-affiliated organizations.

The program includes meals and accommodations for the duration of the one-week training seminar, round-trip travel costs to Washington, and a program stipend. Participants are responsible for all expenses during the four-week internship, including transportation, accommodations, and meals. Upon completion of the five-week program, participants will receive a $2,000 program stipend toward their higher education.

The deadline to apply is Friday, April 8, 2011. Contact Emily Key, Education Programs Manager, at 202-633-1268 or with any questions.