US Leadership Tour Co-Directors 2019


Location: International

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Closing Date: 13/05/2018 11:59 pm


The US Leadership Tour is a once in a lifetime opportunity to meet important players in international affairs and compete in the world’s largest, oldest, and most prestigious Model United Nations conference – the Harvard National Model UN held in Boston, Massachusetts.

The study tour is in its fifth year. In February 2019, fourteen New Zealand University students, selected by UN Youth New Zealand as young ambassadors for their universities and their country, will embark on a political and historical tour of the United States of America. You could be leading them!

The delegation will be staffed by two Co-Directors who are responsible for the planning and execution of every aspect of the study tour, as well as pastoral care of the delegation while travelling.

You must read the relevant application pack before applying;

USLT19 Co-Director Application Pack

Applications for the US Leadership Tour 2019 will be decided by the National Executive.

Applicants are typically shortlisted for telephone, Skype or in-person interviews. If the National Executive receives an insufficient number of applicants or does not receive applications of a sufficient quality, we reserve the right to extend or reopen applications for this role.

Applications for Co-Director will close at 11:59 pm on 13 May

If there are any questions, please do not hesitate to contact 


Being a part of the United States Leadership Tour Directorship will be a unique experience as well as an amazing development opportunity. If you have the skills we are looking for, we highly encourage you to apply! More specifically, below are five key reasons why you should apply:

Professional Development

Through this involvement with UN Youth, you will gain skills and experience that will benefit you no matter what your course of study is or future career goals are. It will be a significant boost to your CV and you will gain a lot from the expertise of other Volunteers you will work with.


The friends and social networks that Volunteers gain by being a part of UN Youth are a big part of what brings many people back. This role is a great opportunity to meet new, like-minded people or otherwise continue working with some of the incredible people you already know!


A role such as this will be a great deal of work, but it can also be fun! You will have the opportunity to undertake subsidised travel overseas, work with awesome people and form memories for a lifetime.


If you have participated in UN Youth events in the past, you will know just how educational and transformative they can be. This role is a fantastic way to give back to the organisation and contribute to the wider community through direct youth development.


Organising an international delegation is no small task. This role is really something that is significant and special – perfect for someone looking to extend or challenge themselves.



The Tour includes a three-day planning weekend before the trip. This will be a residential event, taking place on a weekend in late November 2018. This planning weekend is compulsory for all participants to attend in its entirety. This is used to organise trip logistics, training, educational workshops and delegation bonding.

If you think this sounds like you then apply here!

United States Leadership Tour 2019 Applications

Application Form

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Personal Details

Applicant Statement

I have read the description of the position and I undertake that I can and will carry out the duties and responsibilities explained therein if chosen for the position. Furthermore, if chosen I will carry out all the duties in good faith and will liaise with the National Executive and other directors in the spirit of good faith and cooperation.

I understand that if appointed by the National Executive, I will be required to comply to the Volunteer Code of Conduct of the Welfare Protocols and National Protocols of UN Youth New Zealand.

I understand that if selected I may be required to incur costs as part of discharging my role. Furthermore, if selected as Co-Director I will be required to make a payment of between 2,250–2,750 NZD to UN Youth New Zealand.

I understand that if I am successful in my application, I will be required to pass a police background check. If I fail this check, I may not be appointed as a Co-Director.