What is the Council? A group of English-speaking Czech secondary school students who talk regularly with the U.S. Ambassador and the U.S. Embassy about what matters to you, and about how the Embassy can more effectively engage with Czech youth.
What are the benefits? Youth Council members meet and talk with with the U.S. Ambassador and other key Embassy policy leaders, getting insight into the U.S. foreign policy process. Council members have the opportunity to help shape and guide Embassy outreach and programs, and will be the first to learn about many of our exchange programs to the United States.
What’s required? Youth Council members meet for one hour monthly in Ostrava, either virtually with the U.S. Ambassador or in person with Embassy staff, over the course of one academic year.
How do I apply? Applicants should answer the following questions in English and email your answers to OstravaYouthCouncil@state.gov by 11:59pm on Sunday, June 9.
- Describe in detail a time that you worked to improve your school, neighborhood, or community.
- What makes the United States interesting?
- Why do personal freedoms – such as speech, the press, religion, assembly – matter?
- Why does the Youth Council interest you, and why are you a good fit?
- Are you willing and able to travel to Ostrava once per month for a Council meeting?
- What secondary school do you currently attend, and what grade are you in?
The Youth Council actively seeks a diversity of voices, with members welcome regardless of sex, ethnicity, disability, religion, national origin, political preferences, income level, sexual orientation or gender identity.