Summer Staff Positions: Global Scholar Coordinator & Facilitator

AMP Global Youth (former: Americans for Informed Democracy)
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
    Non Profit
  • Experience
    Early Career / Mid Career
  • Posted
    Apr 14

Position description

Join the AMP Global Youth team as a summer coordinator for our popular Global Scholar program, which prepares youth to be visionary leaders and bold changemakers around urgent global challenges. Global Scholar welcomes high school-aged students from across the US and the world.

The Coordinator oversees the general running of the program, including seminars with speakers, training workshops, and student projects. This is a great position for someone interested in global education, foreign policy, leadership, social change and youth development. Successful candidates will have experience leading similar programs, trips, clubs or courses. The ideal candidate will also be able to facilitate conversations on global issues like poverty and climate change, as be comfortable helping students practice skills like team building and public speaking.

The Coordinator will work with two of our five summer sessions, which run from late June to early August. This includes several days of facilitation and leadership training prior to the start of the program. They will work on a team including the Program Director, Trainers, Facilitators and Student Peer Mentors. *Three of our sessions are virtual, and two are half virtual, half based in Washington, D.C. We are accepting applications from candidates who can work virtually, or on the ground in DC. Please be sure to indicate your availability in your application materials.

Your responsibilities will include:

  • Coordinating sessions for high school students, including learning and logistics.
  • Facilitating student learning. Coordinator will connect the dots between readings, speakers and assignments for participants through daily wrap-up conversations, small-group breakouts, informally checking in with students, and more.
  • Facilitating some sessions, for example speaker panels.
  • Facilitating student discussion groups.
  • Overseeing group social, energizing, and check-in moments.
  • Supporting students in the group environment. This might include checking in with students individually, troubleshooting issues with group dynamics, developing engaging activities that help the group build relationships and have fun, and more.
  • Coordinating technology and materials we’ll use throughout the program. This includes making sure all sessions are set up and ready to start on time, ensuring student materials and assignments are posted and accessible, etc.
  • Ensuring participants are following all safety and behavioral guidelines.


  • We’re looking for candidates who are:

  • Engaging, fun, and curious. Coordinators are effectively party hosts, and have a huge influence on the general energy of the group. They must bring energy, excite others, and cultivate the space.
  • Experience working with student groups, trips, camps, conferences or equivalent of young people, for example as a camp counselor, RA, etc.
  • Strong comfort handling event logistics, including speakers and technology.
  • Enough experience with international / public affairs to lead group discussions on these topics.
  • Excellent personal and communications skills. Coordinator must be flexible, patient, and able to think quickly on her/his feet.
  • Excellent attention to detail and initiative.
  • Fun and willing to serve as a mentor to very excited young leaders.
  • Coordinators working with our in-person program must be fully vaccinated and prepared to follow and enforce strict safety guidelines when engaging with our group.
  • Details:

    This is a 5-8 week contract position during the months of June, July and August, depending on which sessions the Coordinator is assigned to (you can choose). This includes 3-4 days of training prior to the start of the program. Salary range is equivalent to $50-54,000/year, depending on experience. Room and board is included for Coordinators working with our in-person program this summer.

Application instructions

Submit a cover letter and resume. Applications accepted on a rolling basis until the positions are filled. *Be sure to indicate your ability to work virtually, or on the ground in Washington DC, in your application materials.

Americans for Informed Democracy / AMP Global Youth is a national student organization that amplifies the story, voice and power of global youth. Find out more at and/or

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