|Project Title||Strategic Writer|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||5|
The internship is open to graduate and Ph.D. students pursuing degrees in American history, American studies, art history, arts management, English, history, political science, museum education, museum studies or related fields. The intern supports the work of the Senior Advisor for Education, Marketing and Outreach of the Diplomatic Reception Rooms. The white papers will focus on communicating programmatic information about the Diplomatic Reception Rooms' national educational initiative to educational and museum audiences worldwide. The Diplomatic Reception Rooms' educational initiative focuses on sharing the Rooms' historic collection of art and artifacts with teachers, students, and the public by creating materials and experiential opportunities targeted to 7-12th grade teachers, students, and the public. The successful applicant must be able to think critically and communicate large-scale initiatives in a way that is understandable, engaging, and resonates with diverse audiences.
The 42 Diplomatic Reception Rooms, located on the top two floors of the U.S. Department of State, are the site for many of our nation's diplomatic meetings and events including international summits, treaty negotiations, official U.S. State Luncheons, and important presidential speeches. The rooms house a historic museum-quality collection of more than 5,000 fine and decorative art objects valued at more than $125 million that tell the story of our country's founding and formative years. The fine and decorative arts collection is comprised of paintings, sculptures, prints and manuscripts, furniture, silver, glass, textiles, export porcelain and earthenware from 1730-1840. A significant portion of the collections relate to important moments in our country's history and represent excellent examples of fine and decorative art from important artists and craftsmen. The collection also tells the story of our country's history and cultural heritage, and the importance of diplomacy and civic engagement.