The World ‘s Leading Event for Young and Aspiring Diplomats (3-7 September in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)


The 11th edition of the Young Diplomats Forum will be taking place in Kuala Lumpur this September. A week-long event that brings together young future leaders from more than 80 countries.

The Young Diplomats Forum (YDF) is an intensive week-long programme of practical sessions, workshops, policy exercises and institutional visits delivered by world leading experts.

Set up to recognize, enhance and develop the next generation of diplomats, this community of exceptionally bright and accomplished future leaders will gain further insight, tools and opportunities to engage with key stakeholders at a crucial time in their careers and broaden their connections to influence global leaders.

The world’s leading event for young and aspiring diplomats, the YDF will give delegates an unrivaled opportunity to enhance their skills and knowledge in the field of diplomacy and international affairs.

  • Contribute to the debate on the top issues of the global diplomatic agenda
  • Attend sessions in different institutions
  • Take part in Asia Diplomatic Summit
  • Practical Workshops on Smart Diplomacy, Diplomacy in the 21st century and public Diplomacy
  • Work on policy development exercise as part of a team of international delegates
  • Increase your knowledge, contacts and skills sets to boost your career
  • Create a lasting legacy of Young Diplomats Forum 2018

The proceedings and workshops of the forum engage young diplomats with Ambassadors, Members of Parliament, Government officials, Media and Diplomacy experts on different issues of global affairs. In addition, the Young Diplomats Forum is a cultural and entertaining experience that create international friendship amongst participants and engage with institutions in the host country and connect with the place

For the full programme, check the website

To apply, candidates need to send a CV and personal statement (max 500 words) by email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

To hear what past delegates say about their experience, you can check  testimonials page

The Organisation:

The Global Diplomatic Forum (GDF), a London-based independent, not-for-profit organization, is fostering sustainable partnerships with diplomatic services, government agencies, politicians, thought leaders, media, IGOs and NGOs, academics and the private sector. We seek to engage all the key voices and major players in international affairs to create together effective solutions to the world's most challenging issues, both current and emerging, such as disruptive technologies



This is an amazing opportunity for students interested in the Middle East


For more similar opportunities visit our section International Organizations


Organization: The Middle East Forum promotes American interests in the Middle East and protects Western values from Middle Eastern threats.

The Forum sees the region — with its profusion of dictatorships, radical ideologies, existential conflicts, border disagreements, corruption, political violence, and weapons of mass destruction — as a major source of problems for the United States.


Duty station: not specified


Deadline: not specified


Timeframe: not specified


Open to: students



The Middle East Forum offers a number of internship positions. Two types of internships are available:

-On-location interns: In the offices of the Middle East Forum in Philadelphia.

-Distance interns: Away from the MEF offices, with most communications via telecommuting.


Tasks vary:

Research. Use your online skills to help writers produce rigorously researched articles for large popular audiences, suggest avenues for research, and ensure that writers have up-to-date and accurate information at hand as they compose essays.

Editorial. Learn the ins-and-outs of publishing by working with the managing editor of the Middle East Quarterly in a variety of tasks, including fact-checking, research, proofreading, advertising, and subscription efforts.

Writing. Want to break into print? Forum staff is ready to help you pick a topic, write an article, and place it.

Web Publishing. Help maintain and expand this website (

Fundraising. Learn how a non-profit raises general operating and project funds from individuals, foundations, and others.


Requirements: not specified but interns should be students


Wage: unpaid


Application process: Students interested in an internship position should e-mail a cover letter and a copy of their resumes to Thelma Prosser, the office manager, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. Any questions should also be directed to Ms. Prosser.


Additional info: students can receive school credit for their internships at the Forum


Useful links: MEF

Internship positions


Edited by Anja Herbez


The editorial staff of is not responsible nor liable for the reliability of the information contained in this article. If you want any further information concerning this vacancy, please contact the proposing organization

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