The Public Diplomacy Intern will be supervised by the Program Manager for Procurement and Services. The intern works closely with a cross-section of staff teams, and may be working on multiple tasks/projects simultaneously. Tasks may include, but are not limited to: research, writing, editing, monitoring social media, updating various databases and reviewing articles related to citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership and international education and exchange. Intern will attend events outside of the office and must be prepared to represent Global Ties U.S. in a professional manner.
The ideal candidate possesses a demonstrated interest in the field of citizen diplomacy, public diplomacy, nonprofit leadership, global engagement, or international education and exchange.
Strong writing, communication, and organizational skills
Experience with MS Office (Word and Excel)
Ability to work under minimal supervision
Event planning background/interest desired, but not essential
Experience with graphic design (InDesign and Photoshop) desired, but not essential
Flexibility and willingness to work beyond the parameters of a job description
Maturity and a sense of humor
Ability to transition easily from working as a team player to working independently
Desire to grow and learn from the experience
How to apply
NOTE: The stated start date is Tuesday, January 5, 2016. Alternate start date, close to January 5 will be considered. Be sure to clearly indicate start date availability in your cover letter.
Apply via email with the name of the internship you are applying for in the subject line. Internship information and descriptions are below. Send a single Microsoft word document or PDF: your cover letter (detailing your interest in working with Global Ties U.S.), resume, one brief writing sample (2-4 pages), and contact information for two references. Please include the start and end dates, plus number of hours per week that you are available.
A Princeton PhD, was a US diplomat for over 20 years, mostly in Eastern Europe, and was promoted to the Senior Foreign Service in 1997. For the Open World Leadership Center, he speaks with
its delegates from Europe/Eurasia on the topic, "E Pluribus Unum? What Keeps the United States United." Affiliated with Georgetown University for over ten years, he shares ideas with students about public diplomacy.
The papers of his deceased father -- poet and diplomat John L. Brown -- are stored at Georgetown University Special Collections at the Lauinger Library. They are manuscript materials valuable to scholars interested in post-WWII U.S.-European cultural relations.
This blog is dedicated to him, Dr. John L. Brown, a remarkable linguist/humanist who wrote in the Foreign Service Journal (1964) -- years before "soft power" was ever coined -- that "The CAO [Cultural Affairs Officer] soon comes to realize that his job is really a form of love-making and that making love is never really successful unless both partners are participating."