Youth and Student Programs

UNA-USA has a growing network of youth leaders advocating for global progress on the world stage. No matter what global issue you’re passionate about, there’s a way to take action with UNA-USA.

U.S. Youth Observer to the UN

The U.S. Youth Observer is your connection to the UN. Appointed annually by the U.S. Department of State and UNA-USA, the Youth Observer elevates young American voices in the global policy dialogue around international issues. For a one-year term, an American between the ages of 18-25 is selected to engage and connect young people in the U.S. to the work of the United Nations. Meet Michael Scott Peters, the 2018-19 Youth Observer to the UN!
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Seton Hall UN Intensive Summer Study Program

The United Nations Intensive Summer Study Program, designed for graduate students, advanced undergraduates, and mid-career professionals, immerses participants in the political dynamics of the UN. Students spend a week learning the inner workings of the UN by coming together with distinguished practitioners working in the field of multilateral diplomacy. Participants attend official sessions at UN Headquarters, including meetings of the Security Council, briefings with UNA-USA, and meetings at the United Nations Foundation.
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UNA-USA Campus Fellows Program

The UNA-USA Campus Fellows program provides UNA-USA students with the opportunity to act on global issues while developing their skills as UNA-USA leaders. As field organizers of UNA’s campus chapter network, Fellows play a key role in expanding UNA-USA’s reach across the nation.
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