Be an Urban Decoder with Youthful Cities!

Deadline: 9 May, 2014
Open to: Everyone who would like to uncover the youthfulness of their cities and who makes a strong researcher, with a love for data; who is a resourceful problem solver & critical thinker
Remuneration: not specified


Did you know that 50 per cent of the world’s population is under the age of 30 years old? And that more than 50 per cent of the world’s population now lives in urban centers? Are you passionate about your city and the young people in?

If so, you are being invited to join a global network of Urban Decoders in uncovering the youthfulness of your city. The initiative of Youthful cities is currently looking to fill positions in multiple number of cities across few continents! You can check them out here!

Your role!

As an Urban Decoder you will bring YouthfulCities to life in your city. Your responsibilities include everything from collecting data to hosting events. It is not expected that you be an expert at everything.

As part of YouthfulCities global team you will be supported every step of the way and receive training. However, you are expected to be self-motivated, take initiative and have an entrepreneurial spirit.

You should also be someone who is: 

  • A strong researcher, with a love for data;
  • A resourceful problem solver & critical thinker;
  • Fluent in the native language of your city;
  • Fluent in written and verbal English;
  • A team player;
  • Able to meet deadlines & Really well-organized.


The internship opportunity requires a 4-6 month part-time commitment starting in late May 2014 with Honorarium.

How to Apply?

All applications should include CV & short letter that answers the following questions:

  1. What experience do you have that makes you the best candidate for the position?
  2. Who are some of the key partners you would talk to in your city?
  3. How youthful is your city and why?
  4. What makes a youthful city?

DEADLINE: May 9, 2014.  Applications accepted on a roll in basis, so send yours today!

Email to

Please write “Decoder Intern – YOUR CITY – YOUR NAME” in the subject line.

If you have any questions feel free to send them our way. If your city is not on the list at the webpage, but you would still like to participate send an email provided above!

For more information please visit the official webpage!

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