Become a Youth Rep!

Become a MS2W Youth Rep!


Benefits of Becoming a Youth Rep 

  • Gain 21st century skills and work experience with an international community of professionals;

  • Join of a network of youth leaders in the region;

  • Receive online technical training and support;

  • Contribute to improving education for your university and other institutions in Southeast Asia;

  • Get officially endorsed for your leadership role by your institution in the MS2W Network*;

  • Have fun while developing transferrable skills to showcase to future employers. You can add these skills to your online #SkillsRock profile!

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The United States Agency for International Development (USAID)-Lower Mekong Initiative (LMI) Connecting the Mekong through Education and Training (USAID-LMI COMET) project developed the MekongSkills2Work (MS2W) Network model to narrow the skills gap in the Lower Mekong sub-region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam) between higher education and employment. The approach involves youth, universities, vocational institutions, industry partners, and governments to:

Youth Representative

Youth Representatives will represent and coordinate communications efforts of the MS2W Network under the supervision of an advisor at their university as well as the USAID-LMI COMET team at the Bangkok office.

Tasks for Youth Reps

Main Tasks

  1. Meet with all MekongSkills2Work Youth Reps at your institution at least once per semester to share news, interesting initiatives, best practices, and challenges;

  2. Participate in online webinars with the USAID-LMI COMET team;

  3. Conduct interviews, record quotes and take quality photos;

  4. Publish social media content, news, and blogs;

  5. Research, analyze, propose, and implement ways to improve youth outreach and engagement;

  6. Utilize templates to ensure quality and consistency in project branding;

  7. Be a Rock Star ambassador to MekongSkills2Work!

Who are we looking for?

Who are we looking for?

Youth Reps should have:

  • Excellent communication skills in English

  • Demonstrable initiative, creativity, and flexibility

  • Positive attitude, willingness to learning share knowledge 

  • Ability to work independently and effectively in groups

  • Strong interpersonal & organizational skills

  • Interest in multimedia, writing, communications, photography, social campaigns or graphic design 

  • An interest in innovative technology, design thinking, and career development would be an advantage 

    Time commitment

    October 2018 – July 2019 (1 year); 1-5 hours per week 

    Youth Reps will be expected to coordinate with their supervisor and/or the USAID-LMI COMET team through a combination of face-to-face meetings and online webinars on a weekly or bi-weekly basis, depending on the campaigns and time commitments of the team. 


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    Still got questions? See Frequently Asked Questions for more information.