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Apply to be a Palmy Global Ambassador

Curious about other countries and cultures? Want a globally focused career path? Kickstart your international ambitions and add to your CV by becoming a volunteer Palmy Global Ambassador. Applications are open until Friday 30 August.

So, what would you do to improve Palmerston North as an international city?

Make a short one to two minute video on this topic, send in your application, and you could find yourself involved in sharing and expanding Palmerston North's international connections and partnerships.

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Our Global Ambassadors are involved in sharing and expanding Palmerston North’s international connections and partnerships.

Open to those living in Palmerston North aged between 18 and 24, the Palmy Global Ambassador programme is a way for young people to gain international knowledge, insight, experience and contacts – right here in Palmerston North.

An expression of our "small city benefits: big city ambition", Palmy Global Ambassadors offers an unequalled opportunity to gain unpaid work experience and develop skills, while supporting Palmerston North’s international partnerships.

International connections add to Palmerston North’s vibrancy, diversity and prosperity and Global Ambassadors help share our region’s story with the world.

What does a Palmy Global Ambassador do?

We expect Global Ambassadors to contribute around five to six hours a month, or 60 hours overall, to the programme. You'll have the option to shape and drive your own project or social enterprise that makes Palmerston North a more international and welcoming place. In return, we can partner you with the right people and agencies to help achieve this. Download the prospectus for more information.

Apply now

Places are limited. Candidates wanting to join our next cohort should waste no time in registering your interest. To apply:

  • fill in and submit the online application form below
  • create a short (two minutes max) video answering the question: How can Palmerston North become an even more internationally engaged city, and how would you help it to get there?
  • Use WeTransfer to send the video to kath.olliver@pncc.govt.nz before Friday 30 August 2019.
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