Become a Moderator for America in One Room: The Youth Vote

Apply to help facilitate this groundbreaking gathering of first-time voters!




An integral part of America in One Room: The Youth Vote are the trained moderators who work alongside Close Up instructional staff to facilitate thoughtful discussion and deliberation among first-time voters. Moderators will pose questions to panels of experts and policymakers, guide Q&As, and ensure that diverse themes and viewpoints are considered in all student discussions.  

Are you interested in moderating for this historic event? We’re looking for moderators who: 

  • Are available for a full day of training and two full days of moderating on July 18 and 19, 2024.
  • Are at least 21 years old. 
  • Are comfortable facilitating group discussions such as focus groups.  
  • Can remain neutral and withhold their own opinions while creating a good atmosphere for discussion.  
  • Have excellent skills in speaking, reading, and writing the English language. 
  • Complete a background check. 

You need not have prior knowledge of the discussion topics; we’ll provide the briefing materials. If this sounds like you, fill out our interest form below and we’ll be in touch to schedule an interview!


I am 21 years or older
I am a Close Up alumnus.