SNF Agora Student Ambassadors

SNF Agora offers select JHU undergraduate and graduate students the unique opportunity to be ambassadors for SNF Agora Visiting Fellows. This is an exciting chance to support the democracy-promoting work of some of the world’s leading thinkers and practitioners from civil society, government, industry, academia, and media.  

SNF Agora Student Ambassadors support Visiting Fellows during their time at Johns Hopkins University by helping them navigate university life, introducing them to the student community, and providing other support as needed. In exchange, Student Ambassadors have the opportunity for mentoring opportunities as they develop one-on-one relationships with Visiting Fellows. Visiting Fellows rely on SNF Agora Student Ambassadors to help them with a variety of tasks—from assisting with research projects, to promoting and staffing events and programs, to supporting a fellow’s course instruction; a list of responsibilities is below. While the time commitment varies depending on which particular Visiting Fellow is supported, students are generally expected to commit to an average of three to six hours per week while the Visiting Fellow is in residence.  

SNF Agora Student Ambassador Opportunities:

  • 1:1 mentoring from the Visiting Fellow you support 
  • Early access to limited-seating programs offered by the SNF Agora Institute 
  • Exposure to prospective career paths and applicable networks

SNF Agora Student Ambassador Responsibilities:

  • Assist your Visiting Fellow mentor in their work such as performing discrete research assignments, compiling data, drafting information, etc.  
  • Publicize and promote your Visiting Fellow mentor’s events and courses to student groups and the wider community, in person (flyers, etc.), and on social media 
  • Serve as the Visiting Fellow’s liaison to student groups that partner on events 
  • Assist your Visiting Fellow mentor with event preparation, including event materials (slides, handouts), and space set-up as needed
  • If matched with a Visiting Fellow who plans to teach, assist with course preparations and setup at least once per week (preparing slides, operating laptop, classroom seating, etc.) 
  • Staff office hours for your Visiting Fellow mentor if needed 
  • Help the Visiting Fellow learn their way around campus and Baltimore in general 
  • Suggest and help schedule off-campus events the fellow might like to attend while in Baltimore 
  • Meet weekly with your Visiting Fellow mentor to review their calendar, their support needs, and receive mentorship 
  • Attend occasional 30-minute SNF Agora Student Ambassadors meetings with SNF Agora staff 


We are not currently accepting applications for the Student Ambassador Program.