What is the Young Advocates Programme?
The Young Advocates Programme (YAP) is a unique programme for high school students to gain hands-on experience in a non-profit setting.
Through the intensive programme, Young Advocates engage in all areas of our work, from the provision of legal and psychosocial support to refugees, to anti-human trafficking research and advocacy. Young Advocates also receive one-to-one personal coaching and mentorship from our highly-qualified international staff lawyers and policymakers, helping students develop important skills, knowledge, and experience as they begin applying for university courses.
Who can apply?
YAP is open to students who have Hong Kong residency and are aged between 15 – 18. Young Advocates should have a keen interest in human rights law, NGO management and refugee rights. The programme is aimed at students interested in a career in law, psychology, social sciences, human rights, politics, or NGO management generally.
Places are limited to four Young Advocates per programme to allow us to offer a tailored programme to each Young Advocate.
We run four programmes per yer; one in the spring and three in the summer.
Spring Programme 2020 (two week session):
Dates TBC – Runs through the Easter Vacation
Summer Programme 2020 (three weeks per session):
Dates TBC – Running through the Summer Vacation
How do I apply?
Detailed information for the 2020 programme will be available towards late 2019. Applications will open Early 2020.
To request further information when published please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject ‘YAP 2020.’