Call for Applications: Young Pacific Leaders Civic Leadership Workshop


May 16, 2022 


WASHINGTON DC: The U.S. Department of State, in partnership with Cultural Vistas, is pleased to announce that applications are now being accepted for the Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Civic Leadership Workshop set to take place this September 2022 in Sydney, Australia.  


The YPL Civic Leadership Workshop will convene leaders, ages 25-35, to provide practical skill development and knowledge of regional issues related to the Civic Leadership pillar of the YPL initiative. Those selected to attend will explore civic and political engagement through a local, national, regional, and global lens, gaining a new understanding of how each occurs in various contexts. Participants will also learn how to elevate their engagement and create inclusive advocacy strategies applicable to their work and communities. The program will include pre-workshop virtual activities, an in-person YPL Civic Leadership Workshop on September 26-29, 2022, in Sydney, Australia, and a post-workshop virtual gathering in November 2022. The YPL initiative will cover travel, lodging, and meals for selected recipients.  


All applications are due by June 19, 2022, at 11:59 pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST) and can be completed online at   


Applicants must meet all of the following criteria to be eligible for the program: 


For any questions about the YPL Civic Leadership Workshop or to request a fillable PDF version of the application, please contact 


Launched in 2013, the Young Pacific Leaders (YPL) Initiative is the U.S. Government’s signature program to strengthen leadership development and networking in the Pacific. Through programs and engagements, including U.S. educational and cultural exchanges, regional exchanges, and seed funding, YPL seeks to build the leadership capabilities of young leaders and strengthen ties between the United States and the Pacific. YPL focuses on critical topics identified by youth in the region: Education, Environment and Resource Management, Civic Leadership, Economic and Social Development.