|Project Title||No Lost Generation Initiative Student Organizers|
|Project Summary||Help prevent a "Lost Generation" of refugee youth. Help expand the No Lost Generation Initiative by creating campus chapters. Work with Major NGOs, governments, and other universities to mobilize students at your campus to participate in the response to the global refugee crisis.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||74|
The No Lost Generation Initiative is an effort to promote education, protection, and support for adolescents and youth affected by the global refugee crisis. Student groups host events to raise awareness of the plight of refugees such as film screenings or panels, create in-kind support programs like curriculum uploads for NGO partners, and fundraise to assist international organizations. We are seeking students who are interested in forming a chapter at their college or university, and proactively participating in awareness raising and creative long-term solution to the global refugee and migration emergencies. These students should have an interest in refugee and humanitarian issues, have a desire to play a role in the international humanitarian community, and be driven to make change in the face of one of the worst global crises in history.
Students involved in the initiative have had the opportunity to attend events with the Secretary of State and other State Department officials, travel to Istanbul as the only invited students to participate in the World Humanitarian Summit in May 2016, and have participated in United Nations events in New York. Students chosen for this position will be called upon to coordinate with other university chapters of No Lost Generation, participate in events, campaigns, and other programming that all chapters work on together, as well as create and steer a No Lost Generation student group on their campus. This will involve community organizing, registering a student group at their university, and leading a team of students on their campus that work to create NLG programming. There will be opportunities to publish materials with major NGOs, participate in programming and conferences with members of the humanitarian community, and the opportunity to be a direct part of the global response to the refugee crisis. Students in VSFS who lead NLG chapters represent the next generation of humanitarian leaders and will be called upon to maximize student impact by expanding No Lost Generation to college campuses across the country, and around the world.