Youth Advisory Board

The youth advisory board is Index on Censorship’s project aimed at engaging with young people aged 16-25 from around the world and gathering their views on freedom of expression issues.

Applications now closed

We are looking for enthusiastic young people, aged between 16-25, who must be committed to taking part in monthly meetings, which are held online with fellow participants. Applicants can be based anywhere in the world. We are looking for people who are communicative and who will be in regular touch with Index.

Each youth advisory board sits for six months, has the chance to participate in monthly video conferencing discussions about current freedom of expression issues from around the world, which sometimes include guest speakers. There are exciting opportunities to be interviewed for the podcast and contribute to Index’s Instagram page.

The next youth board is currently being recruited, and will sit from January to June 2020.

How to apply

Please send us the following:

  • Cover letter
  • CV
  • A 250-word blog post about any free speech issue

Applications can be submitted to Orna Herr at [email protected]. The deadline for applications is 19 January at 11:59pm GMT.

What is the youth advisory board?

The youth board is a specially selected group of young people aged 16-25 who advise and inform Index on Censorship’s work, support our ambition to fight for free expression around the world and ensure our engagement with issues with tomorrow’s leaders. The current members are sitting from July to December 2019.

Why does Index have a youth board?

Index on Censorship is committed to fighting censorship not only now, but also in future generations, and we want to ensure that the realities and challenges experienced by young people in today’s world are properly reflected in our work.

Index is also aware that there are many who would like to commit some or all of their professional lives to fight for human rights and the youth board is our way of supporting the broadest range of young people to develop their voice, find paths to freely expressing it and potential future employment in the human rights, media, and arts sectors.

Meet the Board

The current board is sitting from July-December 2019.

Shini Wang
Nikhil Singh
Charles Terroille
Emma Quaedvlieg
Arpitha Desai
Krzysztof Katkowski
Elyse Popplewell