News Local UNYSA Cyprus announces the first Cypriot youth internship program in Washington D.C.

UNYSA Cyprus announces the first Cypriot youth internship program in Washington D.C.

UNYSA Cyprus has announced the launch of the first ever for-by youth internship program in Washington D.C.

According to a press release issued today, the programme is officially called the “Public Policy Program” and will take place in U.S. capital in September 2019 for the first time.

An open call for applications is open until June 30. Links to the application form can be found on the organisation’s social media pages. Funding will be offered for travelling and living expenses.

The programme will take young Cypriot public policy practitioners and enthusiasts to the world’s political capital for a month of internships, workshops and training in the field of public policy. Specifically, this year’s program will see participants placed in the Capitol Hill the office of the Chairman of the Hellenic Caucus, Congressman Gus Bilirakis, and the American Hellenic Institute (AHI), a D.C. based lobby.

UNYSA Cyprus is extremely thankful to Mr. Bilirakis and the AHI President Mr. Larigakis for creating such an unprecedented opportunity for young Cypriots. “We are certain that this program will gradually help to reinforce their efforts to strengthen the relations between the American and Cypriot people for their mutual benefit, by giving rise to additional interpersonal ties”, the press release notes.

Within this month, the press release adds, the young leaders will have the opportunity to interact with the American political system and understand its processes in further depth. The American political system is one of the oldest and largest examples of a functional liberal democracy, thus making this experience extremely beneficial to participants.

Furthermore, the program aims to address two of the primary needs of the youth: to deliver quality vocational opportunities and offer competence-building activities. “In addition, it is our hope that the participants will garner skills which they will later use to bolster the public policy capabilities of Cyprus, in their respective field of interest within the context of public policy”.

“As we seek to maximise the benefits of this opportunity, we will emphasize on outreach and will count on our participants to become Program Ambassadors. We take this opportunity to invite the Cypriot media to join this effort”, the press release says.

UNYSA Cyprus remains open to collaborations with interested stakeholders in the private and public sector with the objective of institutionalising this program.

UNYSA Cyprus is a not-for-profit organisation based in the Republic of Cyprus. A core aim is to provide opportunities for and strengthen the Cypriot youth in the fields of public policy, diplomacy, and international relations, in accordance to the UN Sustainable Development Goals. Additionally, the organisation promotes the work of the United Nations, and its elements in Cyprus, and represents Cyprus in relevant youth fora.

(Cyprus News Agency)

Top Stories

New record number of new cases of COVID-19 on Tuesday: 152

The Health Ministry announced 153 new COVID-19 cases on 20 October, out of 4,410 laboratory tests, taking confirmed infections to 2, 839. The break-down of...

Stench in Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari due to farms and burned garbage

Citizens of Kokkinotrimithia and Mammari contacted philenews and complained that at the Kafkalla location some people threw a huge quantity of garbage and set...

Police chasing suspects in Paphos

Members of the Anti-Narcotics Unit who were watching some suspects for drug trafficking, according to first information, chased a suspicious vehicle which tried to...

71-year-old dead in accident

During an accident that took place this morning in the district of Nicosia, 71-year-old Andreas Alexandrou from Kato Moni of Nicosia District lost his...

Rain and hail in Lympia and Xylotympou (PHOTOS)

Rain and hail were seen in various areas of Cyprus. Social media users published photos from Lympia and Xylotympou. (philenews)

Taste

Squash soup

Ingredients: 1 kg pumpkin, cut into small cubes, approximately 5 cups 2 medium (400g) sweet potatoes, cut into cubes, approximately 2 ½ cups 1 chopped leek, only...

Mezedes

No visit to Cyprus is complete without enjoying the traditional meal of many small dishes known as ‘meze’. This large feast, which has been a...

Prawns with fried cheese, barley shaped pasta

Put the barley shaped pasta into a small pan with salted water, bring to a boil and when tender, drain. Peal the prawns leaving...

Salmon and shrimp sheftalies

Mix all ingredients for tabbouli in a bowl and keep to one side so flavours can combine. Prepare the sheftalies: wash and soak the casing...