Exchange Opportunity for Young Women in STEM!
December 16th, 2021
Know a young woman interested in STEM? Applications for TechGirls are open now until January 15th, 2022!
TechGirls is a fully-funded U.S. State Department exchange program designed to empower and inspire young women ages 15-17 from the United States and around the globe to pursue careers in science and technology.
The core of the program is a 27-day experience in the United States. TechGirls participate in an interactive technology and computer camp with Virginia Tech, then travel to one of the following cities (Austin, Chicago, Cincinnati, Denver, Detroit, Portland, and Seattle) for job shadowing at a tech company, and homestay and community service experiences from July 23-29, 2022. The TechGirls programming yields a multiplier effect as participants return home to conduct community-based projects with 5 months of mentorship.
Who are TechGirls?
TechGirls are young women ages 15-17 years old from around the world, representing 36 countries, including the United States, who demonstrate a passion for science and technology. Each TechGirl is competitively selected for this fully-funded exchange sponsored by the U.S. Department of State's Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs.
This is a fantastic opportunity for U.S. youth STEM leaders to collaborate with like-minded peers from across the globe and gain tech skills to inspire them to pursue their dreams.
It is free to apply, and the program is fully-funded, including travel costs, courses, programming, housing and meals, staff supervision, and ground transport for sightseeing.
Other Ways to Get Involved with TechGirls:
Be a Job Shadow Host!
During their community immersion, each TechGirl will complete a two-day Job Shadow experience on July 21 & 22, 2022. Job shadow hosts should be invested in supporting young women in STEM, and can represent an array of careers in STEM at corporations, non-profit organizations, governmental agencies, research institutes, etc.
Share This Opportunity!
The World Affairs Council invites you to share this opportunity with your network!
TechGirls is sponsored by the U.S. Department of State with partial funding provided by the U.S. Government and administered by Legacy International.