Sunday, July 9, 2023

Fall 2023 Internship with State Department, Application due July 31

 Amplify International Exchange Alumni Community Service Projects to Advance U.S. Foreign Policy  

(Virtual Fall Internship)- U.S. Department of State; Apply by July 31

Apply here: https://openopps.usajobs.gov/internships/5266

Introduction

Do you know what Shaquille O'Neil, Former Prime Minister of New Zealand Jacinda Ardern, and Sasha Velour have in common? They are all ExchangeAlumni! Join the Office of Alumni Affairs in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs for the opportunity to learn and enhance key Public Affairs skills relating to press and content creation. Your work will amplify success stories from around the world that showcase the work of Exchange Alumni (alumni of U.S. government sponsored exchange programs). Specifically, you will amplify the impact of alumni-led community service projects.

What you'll do

The Office of Alumni Affairs supports U.S. embassies around the world with their engagement of Exchange Alumni. As an intern for the Office of Alumni Affairs, you will be trained to execute key aspects of Public Affairs work, which include writing feature stories for publication, journalistic interviewing, and presenting impact stories of Exchange Alumni from all regions of the world. Your work will raise the visibility of Alumni Engagement Innovation Fund (AEIF) recipients, while emphasizing the crucial role alumni play in advancing U.S. diplomacy abroad. You will interview project team members and U.S. Embassy staff from around the world to produce journalistic-style articles that demonstrate the effectiveness of AEIF from different perspectives, to be published across State Department media. You will liaise with the outreach team to craft thematic impact stories that will be published on the ExchangeAlumni website, and social media platforms. You will present the highlights you collect at weekly staff meetings, monthly Regional Bureau meetings, and to key Bureau stakeholders. You should have a proactive, remote, independent working style, must have a background in international relations and/or communications. As part of this internship, you will meet weekly with your mentors and communicate directly with Exchange Alumni through email, Slack and WhatsApp. You will complete this internship with multiple Public Affairs skill sets, including journalistic writing, interviewing, content creation, and presentation. You will also have the opportunity to work closely with public diplomacy practitioners within the U.S. Department of State, domestic and abroad.

Required Skills

* Writing

* Storytelling

* Communication

* Social media

* International Affairs

What you'll learn

You will gain experience in the field of public diplomacy and cultural affairs. You will work with Regional Alumni Coordinators who support portfolios representing all parts of the globe and meet weekly with your mentors. You will interact with our Outreach team, exchange program alumni, and U.S. Embassy personnel in different countries and will have the opportunity to connect with Alumni Affairs Office leadership, colleagues, and other interns. The impact stories that you will write will be featured on the International ExchangeAlumni website alumni.state.gov (link).

Who we are

You will be joining a diverse, dynamic and passionate team of contractors, Civil Service, and Foreign Service Officers that possesses a wealth of public diplomacy and international exchange experience. Come and see first-hand how exchange programs can change peoples' lives and how sustained engagement of ExchangeAlumni amplifies the impact of ECA's programs.