The North American Development Bank (NADBank) is a binational financial institution established and capitalized by the Governments of the United States and Mexico to provide financing and technical assistance for the development and implementation of environmental infrastructure projects that help preserve, protect and enhance the environment in the U.S.-Mexico border region for the well-being of the people in both countries. NADBank is a leader in binational cooperation, catalyzing investments in environmental infrastructure to achieve sustainable development and enhance the quality of life in border communities through exemplary and innovative financial and technical solutions that meet the highest standards.
Undergraduate students enrolled in public or private universities or other institutions of higher learning in the United States or Mexico to serve as NADBANK UNIVERSITY AMBASSADORS, CLASS OF 2023 to create a communication hub, as well as to recognize outstanding students and broaden their academic work, in particular in the areas of the environment, sustainability, finance and international relations.
In selecting undergraduate students to act as its ambassadors, the North American Development Bank is recognizing their commitment, enthusiasm and academic achievement.
Undergraduate students enrolled in public or private universities or other institutions of higher learning in the United States or Mexico may apply to serve as a NADBank University Ambassador. From among the students who respond to this notice, and subject to the review and validation of the corresponding requirements, NADBank may select a student from each institution and recognize him/her as a NADBank University Ambassador for the period of July 1 to December 31, 2023.
Students chosen to be NADBank University Ambassadors may receive the following benefits:
The main objective of the NADBank University Ambassadors is to learn about the activities, functions and operations of the NADBank, as well as issues related to its mission, such as the environment, project sustainability, climate change and the economic, social and environmental importance of the U.S.-Mexico border, green infrastructure projects, and bilateral relations between Mexico and the United States, among other topics, in order to share this knowledge with the student body of the institution in which they are enrolled.
As a NADBank University Ambassador, the student must be able to carry out the following activities:
The University Ambassador Activity Manual will contain a work calendar in which a series of activities will be suggested for each month, to help students manage their time and distribute activities in their role as ambassador. Click here for the Manual.
Interested students may apply online beginning April 10, 2023, at 12:00 a.m. (CDT). The deadline for applying is May 31, 2023, at 3:00 p.m. (CDT).
I. Application Requirements
The general requirements for applying to the program are:
II. Application Steps
Step 1. Fill out the application form. During the application period (April 6 - May 31, 2023), interested students may go online to complete the application form at http://bit.ly/40yO8YO by providing the following information:
Step 2. Upon completion and submission of the application form, the student will be sent a link via email to complete the application process by uploading the documentation listed below. NADBank will create an account for each student applicant upon receipt of the application form.
Required documentation. The student must upload following documentation via the link received by email:
Each file may not exceed 5 MB. The link sent via email to each applicant will be the only means of submitting documents. Documents not submitted through this link will not be taken into consideration. During the application period, the student may make changes to the information uploaded to his/her account via the same link. Once the application period has ended, the student will have to request any change to the information in the system at the following email: email@example.com
Applicants that have not duly filled out and submitted the application or who have not provided the required documents in a timely manner will not be taken into consideration.
III. Selection Criteria
NADBank will select one student from each educational institution or university school based on the following criteria:
In selecting its University Ambassadors, NADBank will not discriminate on the basis of race, color, gender, religion, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, social status or political affiliation.
In principle, only one person may be selected as a NADBank University Ambassador for each institution of higher education. However, additional students may be selected in institutions that have a large student enrollment and offer the various degrees described in this notice through different schools.
Publication of the notice.
April 10, 2023
Registration and submission of documents.
Beginning April 10, 2023 at 12:00 a.m. (CDT).
Conclusion of Registration Period
May 31, 2023 at 3:00 p.m. (CDT)
Publication of list of students selected to serve as NADBank University Ambassadors in 2023 (downloadable)
June 7, 2023
Term of the first class of NADBank University Ambassadors.
July 1 to December 31, 2023
To foster an environment of respect during the application process and throughout the term for which the selected students serve as ambassadors and to protect the image and reputation of the Bank, participants are expected to observe the following:
This notice is issued as part of the institutional outreach and communication efforts that the North American Development Bank, exercising the powers conferred by its charter, promotes in the academic community in Mexico and the United States; therefore, it does not represent, nor can it be understood to be an offer of employment, internship, the provision of professional services or any other paid activity.
The participation of students in this application process is free and voluntary and, therefore, does not generate any labor obligations for NADBank nor constitute a partnership, company or other binding relationship except as expressly stated in the notice for the sole purpose of the program. Students selected to serve as NADBank University Ambassadors will only perform the activities that they voluntarily wish to carry out in that capacity; therefore, they are not obligated to perform any activity. At no time will they be considered an employee or subordinate of NADBank. They will not receive a salary, nor will they be tied to a schedule to perform the activities that they voluntarily wish to perform in this capacity.
Moreover, selection to serve as a NADBank University Ambassador does not in any way obligate the North American Development Bank to hire the student as an employee or professional service provider, nor guarantee a position as an intern or employee of NADBank in the future, nor confer any preferential treatment on the student in filling vacant positions at the Bank.
NADBank, through its Public Relations and Communication Unit, reserves the right to modify any and all parts of this notice. The logos, program names and contents of this notice are the property of NADBank and may not be used without its authorization.
Irma Flores firstname.lastname@example.org
Martha Lopez: email@example.com
Program Support liaison
Ildeliza Antonares: firstname.lastname@example.org
Social media accounts:
1.- How do I enroll in the NADBank University Ambassadors Program?
There are two ways to find the link to the Application Form: 1) on the NADBank website, under the Events tab; or 2) by clicking the link found in the Call for Applications, under “Application Requirements/Application Steps.” Once you complete all the fields (Name, University, Major, etc.) and submit the form, your answers and information will be reviewed by the NADBank coordinators, and you will receive a link via email to continue the application process (activate your profile and upload all required documents).
Be an undergraduate student, enrolled in a public or private university or similar institution of higher education in the United States or Mexico as of the date of this notice.Students in their final semester (or quarter, term, etc.) may not be eligible, because they must be enrolled as students during the entire ambassador service period.
Have an overall minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the United States or 8.0 in Mexico as of the date of application.
Preference will be given to students majoring in one of the following areas or fields of study: Environment, Ecology, International Relations or Business, Communication, Engineering, Economics, Finance, Law, Administration.
Once registered in the system, students need to upload the following documents to be eligible for the University Ambassadors Program:
Fill out the Application Form (Step 1 of the Call for Applications)
Documents Required. Upon completion and submission of the application form, you will receive a link via email to complete the application process by uploading the documents listed below:
Copy of a current ID showing that the student is enrolled in a higher education institution (in PDF format).
Personal statement not to exceed 500 words, explaining the reasons why the student wishes to be a NADBank University Ambassador (in PDF format). The form is available for download here.
Letter signed by a school official (school dean, academic director, student advisor or counselor, coordinator/administrator of student/scholastic affairs, etc.) from the educational institution where the applicant is enrolled, scanned in PDF format. The form is available for download here.
Official academic transcript (on school letterhead with school seal and date) demonstrating a minimum grade point average of 3.0 in the United States or 8.0 in Mexico (in PDF format).
3.- Where do I get the registration form?
You will find the link to the form in the Call for Applications, under the Application Process section. Alternatively, click on this link to access the application.
4.- What are the activities that I will have to carry out as a University Ambassador?
The Call for Applications includes suggested activities that students could implement within their school and on social media. Creativity and enthusiasm will be essential for performing this ambassador role. Activities listed in the Call for Applications include:
Advance and participate in activities at the student´s school by organizing and promoting events, webinars, round-table discussions, workshops, seminars, panels, videoconferences, etc., related to NADBank’s mission, programs, projects, and messages, as well as other related topics, such as those described in the Call for Applications.
Promote and disseminate NADBank programs, activities, and messages within the student community at their respective universities.
Actively participate in and engage with NADBank social media posts to expand the scope and reach of its digital publications.
Become involved in activities at the student´s school, such as publishing articles of interest related to NADBank in student magazines, brochures, or newspapers; participating in university or local radio or television programs; assist in the development of student podcasts, posts, or blogs, as well as any other projects, channels, or initiatives.
5.- How much time do I need to dedicate to this program?
There is no specific requirement of hours per day/week to fulfill your University Ambassador duties. Students will be free to organize their schedules to carry out the activities described in the Call for Applications.
6.- How many activities would I be responsible for organizing as a university ambassador?
The University Ambassador Manual contains a suggested work calendar to help students manage their time and distribute their activities throughout the six-month period. However, Ambassadors may choose to carry out other activities in addition to those proposed in the calendar, which would make them good candidates to be recognized as outstanding in the performance of their duties and to receive the benefits described in the Call for Applications (travel to San Antonio Texas to attend a flagship event, publication of an article authored by the student in NADBank´s social media).
7.- Is this program equivalent to college credit?
This is an extracurricular activity, which carries no academic credit.
8.- Does it count as a course or internship?
This is an extracurricular activity, which does not count towards course or internship requirements.
9.- How long is the entire program?
The duration of the program is approximately six months, from July 1st to December 31, 2023.
10.- How will I be notified if selected?
On June 7, 2023, NADBank will post on its website and social media a list of the individuals selected as NADBank University Ambassadors.
11.- Do I obtain a diploma or recognition at the end of the Program?
Yes. At the beginning of the program, NADBank will issue the selected students a document that accredits them as University Ambassadors. Additionally, upon completion of service, NADBank will present a Certificate of Recognition to those students who, in the opinion of the Bank, have successfully carried out the activities outlined in the University Ambassador Manual.
12.- Will I receive any type of remuneration or salary for the Program?
The program does not provide any remuneration or financial compensation.