What’s a Digital Ambassador?
A Digital Ambassador is someone who feels passionate about Israel and uses Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and other social media and online platforms to spread fascinating stories and videos about great things Israelis are doing to make life better and more interesting for people around the world. The goal is to show a bigger picture to Americans and the rest of the world about who Israelis really are! You have to be 18-25, and from North America to take part.
Where do I find the stories and videos?
Check out our website ISRAEL21c. It’s a great site that has thousands of stories and videos (updated daily) that are originally created by ISRAEL21c journalists, and are available for Digital Ambassadors to use for free. The stories are fun and cover lots of topics on cutting edge technologies (like printing a car), medical breakthroughs (like research aimed at helping cure blindness), and fun things to see and eat while visiting Israel.
How does it work?
Digital Ambassadors are trained in social media strategy, with a particular focus on digital outreach. Each Ambassador chooses a niche area to focus on — such as health, technology, culture, or social action — and promotes ISRAEL21c’s stories, videos and infographics to online communities and key online influencers within their niche area.
What’s expected of me?
You’d join a select group of people who receive training and support for free. You would attend a special full-day initial training session and then commit to spend about 2 hours per week reaching out to online communities and key online influencers and sharing stories you find interesting for them to post on their websites. You will also keep track of who you’ve contacted and the stories that have been posted. Program participation requires the commitment of a full semester. At the end of each semester, there will be an option to extend your participation in the program.
In addition to doing something good for Israel, what else can I get from being a Digital Ambassador?
You receive training on building a bigger social media network, learn communications best practices, and get new ideas for reaching out to your community. You’ll also be connected with a network of Digital Ambassadors across the US. It looks great on a resume and you get a stipend of $100 a month for participating!
I’m interested in finding out more! Now what?
For more information, contact Ari Feinstein, the Outreach and Engagement Coordinator for the Digital Ambassador Program, at firstname.lastname@example.org, or submit this application: