The School of Public and International Affairs’ Student Ambassador Program is under the oversight of the SPIA Dean’s Office. Ambassadors enhance the internal undergraduate experience, as well as bolster the School’s reputation with external constituencies, such as alumni, donors, and citizens of the local community. This group assists with public relation and development efforts and events, which may include, but are not limited to, School ceremonies and lectures; departmental programs; fundraisers; student orientations and graduation; Board of Visitor meetings; and on and off-campus visits with alumni and friends of the School. In addition, the Ambassadors will play a role in activities meant to enhance the instructional goals of the School, its students and programs. They will be given opportunities to learn from and network with faculty, administrators, and serve as a link between the Dean’s Office and the undergraduate student body of the School.

Eligibility is open to any student in the School of Public and International Affairs enrolled on campus during the entire following academic year (2016-2017), has completed at least four semesters of undergraduate work at UGA, and has an overall GPA of no less than 3.0. Ambassadors should be articulate and effective public speakers. They should present a professional appearance and attitude while serving the School. Applicants must be prepared to commit the time necessary to fulfill their ambassador responsibilities without jeopardizing their academic standing. Attendance at events and meetings is mandatory and must be made a top priority among other activities. Ambassadors are expected to be knowledgeable about the UGA campus and the School of Public and International Affairs. For the 2016-2017 school year, the application is now availabe here. Please attach your resume with the application. The deadline to apply is April 5, 2016. Please send completed application and resume to Caroline Paczkowski ( or deliver to 216 Candler Hall.

For more information, please contact Caroline Paczkowski