August 15, 2018

We are excited to announce the 2017-2018 National Board of Directors passed the motion to establish International Regions, which was then ratified by our Council of Presidents at Grassroots! In addition, at the 2018 Grassroots Board of Directors Meeting, the board moved to create the position of International Regional Ambassadors for the 2018-2019 year of AIAS. By establishing International Regions, our international member chapters will now have facilitated communities to engage with, allowing them to develop their own AIAS culture, local networks, and identities. These Regions are defined by the Board, based upon the languages, time zones, cultures, and other significant factors of our international member chapters. The need for International Regional Ambassadors was articulated by the Global Council Committee in recent years, based upon the limited communication paths between international chapters and the Board of Directors. This also provides new leadership opportunities for our international members, which could become a pipeline for those seeking to run for Officer positions in the future.

Following Grassroots, during a Special Call in August, the 2018-2019 Board of Directors moved to formally establish two International Regions: AIAS Latin America and AIAS Middle East. Both regions reflect the multitude of AIAS Chapters in those areas. In addition, this year two International Regional Ambassadors, one from each Region, will be appointed to serve as advisors to the 2018-2019 Board of Directors. These new developments for our international membership are incredibly exciting and we cannot wait to see how they will champion these opportunities!


Win or lose, participating in this appointment cycle is an incredibly rewarding and fulfilling opportunity and will provide you with valuable experience.  Throughout the appointment proceedings, you will be given opportunities to demonstrate your vision for the organization. The Board of Directors will, in turn, appoint its International Regional Ambassadors based on their views for our collective future.

In order to ensure the success of the 2018 appointment cycle, the Chair of the Council of Global Representatives puts forward the following AIAS Ambassador Appointment Guidelines. International Regional Ambassadors serve as advisors to AIAS Board of Directors. In order to be considered a certified candidate, the interested person must meet all eligibility requirements in the Bylaws and Rules of the Board as well as submit the following materials:

  • Letter of intent to run addressed to Brigid Callaghan, AIAS, Council of Global Representatives Chair
  • Resume or Curriculum Vitae (limit two pages)
  • Responses to Applicant Questionnaire (see below)
  • Signed statement on the AIAS Policy on Intern Compensation (see below)
  • Completed Contact Information Sheet (see below)

All items must be submitted via email no later than 11:59pm HST (Hawaii Standard Time) on Thursday, September 13th, 2018.

All documents should be in PDF form, combined into one single document not exceeding 3MB, labeled as “LastName_Ambassador 2018.pdf” and submitted by email to the Council of Global Representatives Chair, Brigid Callaghan, AIAS, at After approval of candidacy materials by the Council of Global Representatives Chair, applicants shall be considered duly certified and shall be so notified by the Council of Global Representatives Chair.

The AIAS is an extremely successful organization because of the dedication and passion of its grassroots student leadership. If you are interested in applying for an Ambassador position and have questions, please contact Vice President Brigid Callaghan, AIAS, at prior to submission of materials so questions to all applicants are answered equally.

2018-2019 Regional Ambassador Candidate Guidelines