How to become a YLD Trainee

Last update: 20/07/2021

yld trainee image 400pxEvery two years, the International Diabetes Federation launches a call for nominations for new Trainees for the IDF Young Leaders in Diabetes programme. The next call for nominations is open from July 12 to September 26, 2021. 

Nominations for YLD trainees are only accepted from IDF Members. Young people interested in becoming a YLD trainee should contact an IDF Member in their country. View the list of IDF Members by region at the links below:

The YLD Trainee Programme is open to young people that meet the following requirements:

  • Living with any type of diabetes
  • Aged between 18 and 30 by end November 2022
  • Able to communicate effectively in English (a video interview may be requested to verify this)
  • Have an active relationship with an IDF Member and maintain this relationship during the full term of the programme
  • Passionate about making a difference for the diabetes community
  • Have the desire to develop, lead, execute and report a diabetes project agreed with an IDF Member
  • Have reliable access to internet for communication and reporting purposes
  • Able to allocate sufficient time to the Programme (an average of 2-4 hours/month to communicate with IDF and engage in suggested activities, plus additional time to engage with the IDF Member for the YLD project)
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