Thank you for your interest in joining the Young Diplomats of Utah! Please complete the application below to join the 2020-2021 cohort of Young Diplomats. The application should take 15 minutes to complete.
About the Young Diplomats Program

The Young Diplomats of Utah is a leadership development program for high school students interested in engaging with the global community right here in Utah. World affairs is the fundamental basis of our program - we combine knowledge and resources with field experience including cultural events, diplomacy simulations, and volunteerism.

Graduates of our program are committed to civic activism, engaged with Utah's diverse peoples, and practitioners of citizen diplomacy.

What do Young Diplomats do?
During the year-long program, Young Diplomats have the opportunity to explore their unique interest in international affairs and global cultures. During your time in the program, you will participate in complex diplomacy simulations, talk to subject-matter experts, and take part in cultural experiences right here in Utah.
The Young Diplomats of Utah is open to all high school students in the state of Utah.
Program Requirements
The only qualification is that you attend a high school in Utah. Students attending school at home are also encouraged to participate.
The Young Diplomats of Utah program runs for a full-year academic calendar (October – May). Participants can expect flexible time commitment of about an hour a week throughout the school year.
Young Diplomats are expected to attend hour-long online cohort meetings every other week. During these meetings, cohort members will have the opportunity to talk with experts, meet their peers, and participate in complex diplomacy simulations.
Equal Opportunity and Social Responsibility Statement
UCCD is a non-partisan, non-profit committed to social responsibility. We celebrate, support, and thrive when diversity in all forms is represented.

As an equal opportunity employer that promotes respect and understanding between the people of Utah and other nations, we do not discriminate in employment or participation in our programs based on race, color, religion, sex (including pregnancy and gender identity), national origin, political affiliation, sexual orientation, marital status, disability, genetic information, age, membership in an employee organization, parental status, military service, or other non-merit factors.

All qualified youth are encouraged to apply, regardless of gender, creed, ethnic origin, race, or sexual preference. Utah Council for Citizen Diplomacy values and celebrates diversity in all kinds, and actively works to foster a more inclusive, equitable, and just world.

Furthermore, UCCD recognizes we must play an active role in being environmentally conscious. Therefore, UCCD is committed to using sustainable green business practices in our business and our programs whenever possible.

Are you comfortable with UCCD wishing you a happy birthday with the full cohort? *
Which of the following race and ethnic categories do you identify with?
This information is only used for evaluation purposes and has no bearing on your participation in the program
What pronouns should we use to refer to you?
If 'other,' we will reach out to confirm. *
Do you have any unique dietary requirements?
Have you previously participated in the Young Diplomats of Utah? *

Caregiver & Emergency Contact Information

Please complete the following fields with information on a primary caregiver or adult, even if you are 18 or older.
UCCD may contact the individual listed below to obtain permission for you to participate in the program and share your photo. You may list a different person as a required emergency contact.
Would you like the caregiver listed above to also be your emergency contact? *

Essay Questions

Essay Questions

Please answer the following questions, with each with a maximum of 250 words.

Weekly Commitment

The Young Diplomats of Utah is an academic-year length program that will require an average of one-hour a week. Will you be able to participate for the entire length of the program? *