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Calling young activists! Apply now to become a GLAAD Campus Ambassador

July 25, 2019

GLAAD is seeking to train and work with current undergraduate students as our Campus Ambassadors for the 2019-20 academic year. GLAAD Campus Ambassadors help build sustainable and inclusive programming for LGBTQ and ally university students and other youth, all while learning GLAAD’s best practices on leveraging media to create change.

GLAAD Campus Ambassadors contribute to GLAAD’s mission of accelerating acceptance for LGBTQ people by producing dynamic, educational media content relevant to the lived experiences of queer youth. Campus Ambassadors are crucial representatives for LGBTQ youth and, with support from GLAAD, can reach a national audience. Campus Ambassadors have been featured in publications and outlets such as Billboard, CNN, Huffington Post, The New York Times, The Washington Post, Good Morning America, Entertainment Tonight, Essence, MTV, Seventeen, Teen Vogue, them, Autostraddle, and more.

Members of the GLAAD Campus Ambassador Program at the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards in NYC.

Additionally, Campus Ambassadors have played a fundamental role in the creation of sustainable and inclusive programming for youth. In the program’s first three years, these incredible students led campaigns to inform and engage students in LGBTQ-inclusive activism, created viral, educational content about LGBTQ pop culture and politics, and represented GLAAD at community events including the 30th Annual GLAAD Media Awards, New York City Pride, and more.

Behind the scenes, GLAAD equips Campus Ambassadors with advocacy training and networking skills, and provides access to GLAAD’s many connections of experts and influential spokespeople of the LGBTQ community.

GLAAD looks forward to accepting up to 200 Campus Ambassadors for the 2019-2020 academic year. To be a GLAAD Campus Ambassador, you must be an undergraduate student enrolled full-time at an accredited (2-year or 4-year) U.S. college or university. Applications are reviewed on a rolling basis, with a deadline of August 25th. To apply online and learn more, visit glaad.org/campus.

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Clare Kenny is the Director of Youth Engagement at GLAAD. She leads GLAAD's Campus Ambassador Program, Rising Stars Grants Program, and Amp platform. Clare is a graduate of Skidmore College.

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