Network with the world… Goal of the Internship Program Encourage students to consider careers in foreign affairs Provide students with valuable work experience in a foreign affairs agency To aid the department in achieving its mission
Bureau of European & Eurasian Affairs Office of Press and Public Diplomacy U.S. Embassy in Prague Conducts U.S. foreign relations with countries in Europe Covers all 46 countries in Europe & Eurasia as well as multilateral organizations including the EU and NATO, as well as the full spectrum of issues driving US diplomacy in the region EUR/PPD serves as the link between Public Affairs Officers overseas and their respective geographic desk offices in EUR, and works closely with posts in the development and implementation of our public diplomacy strategy for each country and for the region.
What is Public Diplomacy? Public diplomacy seeks to promote the national interest and the national security of the United States through understanding, informing, and influencing foreign publics and broadening dialogue between American citizens and institutions and their counterparts abroad America's public diplomacy outreach includes communications with international audiences, cultural programming, academic grants, educational exchanges, international visitor programs and U.S. Government efforts to confront ideological support for terrorism
What would you do? Day-to-day tasks for EUR/PPD interns may include: Coordinating digital video conferences between several US embassies in Western Europe and an Ambassador to the United Nations. Serving as the PD desk officer for sub-regional portfolios such as the Nordic Baltic Countries. Attending press briefings and conferences at the State Department and the Foreign Press Center in Washington. Draft talking points, papers and press guidance for senior level Department officials on pressing foreign policy issues. Compiling and editing the bi-weekly highlights publication of public diplomacy events in the European region. Assisting colleagues with urgent research projects such as European media commentary on North Korea, background information on oil pipelines in the Caucasus, and briefing notes on environmental reform in preparation for Secretary Clinton’s trip to Romania. Organizing and hosting International Visitor programs from EUR posts, including arranging for speakers and attending briefings on themes such as promoting democracy and freedom of speech in Ukraine and immigration and minority rights in Sweden.
Why The State Department? “ My internship in EUR/PPD was exciting, challenging and innovative. I had the opportunity to work directly with Post abroad to develop and implement public diplomacy strategies for countries I’ve only dreamed of visiting and for the region as a whole.” - Lauren B., Summer 2010 EUR/PPD Intern “ Not only will you get first-hand experience learning how the government works through the numerous tasks and projects that you complete, but you will also learn what you are capable of doing in this fast-paced environment where every day brings new issues to address.” – Josh W., Fall 2008 EUR/PPD Intern To join the official international relations arm of the President of the United States.
To apply, just visit our web site at http://careers.state.gov/ and click on Student Programs to access Gateway to State . Email inquires: firstname.lastname@example.org DEADLINES Applications must be RECEIVED by the appropriate deadline below: SUMMER INTERNSHIP - NOVEMBER 1 FALL INTERNSHIP - MARCH 1 SPRING INTERNSHIP - JULY 1 Remember to specify the Bureau and Office for which you want to apply on your application! 2011-2012 Internship Program Information