The cause of liberty has no borders. Neither does SFL. Since our first conference in 2008 when we drew 100 students from 3 countries together to promote the cause of liberty on campus, SFL has sought to support pro-liberty students around the world. To help the many students dedicated to liberty that are not in the United States or Europe where well-developed SFL Executive Boards exist, we have created the Charter Teams program.
The SFL Charter Teams program seeks to build the student movement for liberty around the world by identifying, training, and supporting the strongest student leaders of liberty in areas currently underserved by SFL (i.e. outside the United States, Canada, and Europe). All students selected to the Charter Teams Program will undergo a rigorous 2-month online training program with biweekly readings and online seminars on the philosophy of liberty and management techniques. This training will educate Charter Team members in the best practices SFL has developed over the years to effectively create a student movement for liberty in new areas. Once the online training program is completed, Charter Teams will begin to start student groups at their own schools and schools nearby, run events that educate others on the meaning of liberty, and seek to identify other pro-liberty students in their areas. Charter Teams and the individual members will achieve success in building the student movement for liberty by creating long-lasting, meaningful mechanisms of supporting pro-liberty students.
We are accepting applicants from all parts of the world outside the United States and Europe. If you are not sure if you are eligible or have any other questions, please contact Irena Schneider at email@example.com.
All members of SFL Charter Teams must either be current students or have graduated no more than 2 years prior to their enrollment in the CT Program.
Ideal candidates will also have the following qualities:
- At least 1 year of experience running a pro-liberty student group or some other kind of student leadership;
- Ability to manage multiple projects at once;
- Strong self-motivation to complete projects with little to no oversight;
- A passion not only for the ideas of liberty but for organizing and leading to make the world a freer place; and
- Enjoy staying up until 2am talking to other students about how to advance liberty.
In addition to the above individual traits, applicants interested in starting a Charter Team must be able to speak English as SFL is unable to provide training or oversight in other languages at this time. Applicants also must have access to a decent internet connection that can be used to download weekly reading and participate in online training seminars.
Step 1: Complete the online application available here.
Step 2: SFL will offer interviews to the most promising candidates under consideration. (Note: due to the large volume of applications SFL receives, we cannot offer interviews to all candidates.)
Step 3: SFL may request additional interviews or materials from candidates.
Round 1: Friday, March 15
Round 2: Monday, April 15
February – April: Application Period
Late April: All Selections Finalized
May-July: Charter Team Virtual Training
August 2013 – April 2014: Charter Teams Activities
If you have any questions, please email Irena Schneider at firstname.lastname@example.org.