Sep 15, 2020

Youth Correspondents

  • Commonwealth Youth
  • Remote
Volunteer or Exchange   Democracy Government International Affairs and Diplomacy Journalism and Media Policy Youth

Opportunity overview

Commonwealth Correspondents are regular contributors to YourCommonwealth.org.

They are aspiring youth leaders or writers from Commonwealth countries who want to engage with the rest of the world. Correspondents are keen to tell other people about ordinary or extraordinary issues or events occurring in their community, town, country or region.

YourCommonwealth.org was launched in 2011 as an interactive site for young people, students and youth leaders from across the world to engage with each other and provide a youth perspective on global debates. It is supported by the Commonwealth Secretariat and has its own independent editorial team.

The website hosts the work of the ‘Commonwealth Correspondents’, a pioneering network of young and aspiring journalists and social commentators who publish articles, interviews and comment pieces on issues of mutual concern. These young writers come from every Commonwealth region, and are eager to share their perspectives on events occurring in their community, country or region.

Key Skills and Training

Critical (Analytical) Thinking,   Journalism and Content  

Selection Criteria

To become a Correspondent, all you have to do is commit to writing at least one short article every two months and abide by the Code of Conduct (see links on the right).

There are many benefits of becoming a Correspondent: It is hugely satisfying to know that your articles are being read by other young people from all around the world  it’s also a way of making friends and learning new things.

Your articles may influence opinion across the Commonwealth and within member governments they are likely to be read by lots of people at the Commonwealth Secretariat and other organisations.

Applications are ongoing