July 31, 2020: Thank you for your interest in the 2020-2021 Student Ambassador program. Due to the ongoing challenges related to the COVID-19 pandemic and the increased dependence on virtual classes at universities, Carnegie Council is pausing this program until further notice. We invite you to attend our ongoing seminars, lectures, and special virtual events. We encourage you to periodically check our website for additional opportunities to participate in the Council's work.  

Student Ambassadors have an educational commitment to the growing profile of Carnegie Council. We seek to foster a community of rising leaders who wish to further their exploration of ethics and global affairs.

Other special events at the Council are sometimes extended to Student Ambassadors. These have included field trips to the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, participating in focus groups with the Carnegie Climate Governance Initiative (C2G), and invitations to attend Carnegie New Leaders networking events, among other social and educational activities.

Because every university is different, we offer several ideas on how best to bring the Council's work to your school. You are welcome to implement, combine, and/or make variations to the suggestions below:

  • Organize peers and classmates to attend Student Ambassador programs and other Carnegie Council events
  • Invite classmates and peers to join the Ambassador Network
  • Contact the director of your academic office about your campus participating in Global Ethics Day, October 17, 2018. (visit globalethicsday.org for more information)
  • Organize working groups on ethics. Visit our Education Section for reading list, activities, and ideas
  • Engage with campus groups that promote leadership and ethics.
  • Help us promote Carnegie events and educational resources through your social networks and social media
  • Take part in and help promote our annual International Student Essay Contest and Student Research Conference


Ambassadors have a strong passion for ethical leadership, a commitment to social and global justice, and a desire to learn and to become involved with Carnegie Council. Carnegie Council Student Ambassadors come from a variety of academic majors, including political science, business, law, fine arts, history, and philosophy. Ambassadors have the opportunity to obtain professional development, explore their leadership and communication talents, and gain access to a unique career network in international affairs. Students have opportunities to become more involved with Carnegie Council activities as invited guests and participants in public programs.

This is an unpaid post, and we require a commitment of a full academic year.

  • Enrolled in a undergraduate/postgraduate program based in the New York metro area
  • Available 5 hours per month; this includes attending two Carnegie Council events per semester
  • Keeps abreast on international and domestic affairs
  • Active on social media
  • Involved with student organizations and activities
  • A demonstrative interest in current affairs

How to apply:

We are not currently accepting applications at this time.