Lead Asia Pacific Program
The Lead-Asia Pacific Program is the APYO’s flagship engagement program. Its objective is to provide a high-level platform for young leaders from across the Asia-Pacific to research and debate issues of regional importance. The program is run in conjunction with major regional forums, which have previously included both APEC and the East Asia Summit. The program features three stages, during which time delegates gain exposure to some of the region’s most distinguished scholars and thought leaders before embarking on their own independent research. In the final stage, delegates have the opportunity to present their research to high-level government officials, business leaders and experienced policymakers.
The Asia-Pacific Youth Organisation (APYO) is a student-run, not-for-profit organisation, headquartered in Melbourne, Australia. Our mission is to bring the Asia-Pacific region’s young leaders and governments closer together on matters of foreign and economic policy. The APYO was established in Canberra, Australia in 2010 by students looking to support opportunities for young people working on the future of the Asia-Pacific. We operate branches in Australia and Singapore. Our volunteer staff, all aged 18-35, are drawn from across the Asia-Pacific region.
We are looking for volunteers!
The APYO is a fantastic way to connect with other young leaders who share your passion for regional affairs. Being a part of our dynamic team equips our volunteers with the skills that are required for aspiring practitioners of Asia-Pacific affairs, providing them with experiences that extend beyond the classroom. Our staff come from a range of different disciplines, including Asian studies, politics and international relations, law, commerce and ICT. Both undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to apply. We hire on a rolling basis, so check back often to see when new volunteer opportunities have been listed.