Young Ambassadors Program
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2015 Young Ambassadors Program

Celebrating 10 years



2015 Applicant Guide

2015 Program Description


Sample Washington Week and Internship Agenda


The Smithsonian Latino Center's Young Ambassadors Program (YAP) is a national program for graduating high school seniors that fosters the next generation of Latino leaders in the arts, sciences, and humanities via the Smithsonian Institution and its resources. YAP is a college preparatory and leadership program that encourages participants to explore various academic and career opportunities through the lens of the Latino experience.

Up to 24 graduating high school seniors who have demonstrated interest and commitment to the arts, sciences, or humanities as it pertains to Latino communities will be selected to participate in a weeklong all-expenses paid interdisciplinary training seminar in Washington D.C. This will be followed by a four-week internship in a preselected museum or cultural center in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.

Please review the Applicant Guide, and the YAP FAQs for more information.

To learn more about YAP experiences

2012 Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program Video

Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program Washington Week Video

Smithsonian Latino Center Young Ambassadors Program Internship Video