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Represent New Zealand at the 2017 Commonwealth Youth Parliament

Published date: 2 Aug 2017

The British Virgin Islands is the location of the 9th Commonwealth Youth Parliament, being held from 8 to 12 October this year. If you would like to represent New Zealand at this event you can apply to the New Zealand Branch of the Commonwealth Parliamentary Association (CPA).

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Participants in the 8th Commonwealth Youth Parliament, Victoria, British Columbia Canada

Source: Commonwealth Parliamentary Association

Applicants need to be:

  • Between 18 and 29 years old
  • Demonstrate strong leadership skills
  • Have an interest in the Commonwealth and parliamentary affairs

A knowledge of issues of importance to the Pacific Region would also be advantageous.

If this sounds like you, please email the following to: cpa@parliament.govt.nz:

  • Completed application form (found below)
  • Covering letter explaining why you would like this opportunity
  • CV

Contribution towards travel, accommodation and costs associated with the programme will be made.

Please submit your application no later than 1pm (NZT) Friday, 11 August 2017.