Project Code: STATE-ITA-51

Research 200 Years of U.S. Diplomatic Relations in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and San Marino

Project Title Research 200 Years of U.S. Diplomatic Relations in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and San Marino
Project Summary Do you love digging through archives? Are you a historical super sleuth? Does creative non-fiction turn the pages for you? Then you should apply to research US relations with Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and the Republic of San Marino since U.S. Consulate General Florence's establishment in 1819.
Country Italy
Country/Region of Focus Italy
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section EXEC
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Play a catalytic role in discovering the raw material for our bicentennial campaign, #Insieme200 or #Together200. Since 1819, U.S. Consuls have protected Americans and their interests in Florence, Italy. We seek top notch researchers who can dig through archives, scour the internet, knock the dust off books, and creatively package the top stories of the past two centuries.

We seek research experience, a record of creativity when presenting history, and Italian skills. We are especially interested in interns who can go through archives in Washington, D.C., but we are open to student researchers in Tuscany and Emilia-Romagna as well. The Consulate held the "soft launch" of the Bicentennial Campaign on May 3, 2018. This project will span the rest of the "soft phase" from Fall 2018 until the 200th anniversary itself in May 2019.

Candidates who are able to incorporate a formal academic element such as an independent study or thesis will receive particular consideration.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Cultural diplomacy
Data analysis
Data visualization
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Infographic design
Additional Information

Candidates selected for an interview should become familiar with:

Key Historical Figures and Moments:
+Amerigo Vespucci, Giovanni da Verrazzano, Philip Mazzei
+Early US diplomatic Presence 1794-1860
+The American Civil War, The Italian Risorgimento, Lincoln and San Marino, the Firenze Capitale Years
+Key figures of the late 19th and early 20th century such as Mark Twain and Guglielmo Marconi
+World War I and World War II in Tuscany, Emilia-Romagna, and San Marino
+Post War Study Abroad and the Flood of 1966
+Post September 11, 2001 solidarity

#Insieme200 Campaign Launch