Project Code: STATE-USA-OBO-76

Graphic Design/Marketing/Communications Intern with OBO’s Major Leasing Division

Project Title Graphic Design/Marketing/Communications Intern with OBO’s Major Leasing Division
Project Summary Assist the Major Leasing Division with the creation of marketing materials (print and electronic) for use with overseas posts and other organizations.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office OBO/PRE/RPL/ML
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Bureau of Overseas Buildings Operations directs the worldwide overseas building program for the Department of State. Working with other offices and bureaus, foreign affairs agencies, and Congress, OBO sets worldwide priorities for the design, construction, acquisition, maintenance, use, and sale of real properties and the use of sales proceeds. Embassies and consulates are required to be safe, secure, and functional, but also should be inspiring places for the conduct of diplomacy and represent the best of American architecture, design, engineering, and construction. OBO develops sites that best represent the U.S. government and its goals and enhance the conduct of diplomacy. Whenever possible, sites are selected in urban areas, allowing U.S. embassies and consulates to contribute to the civic and urban fabric of host cities. The design of buildings and sites is a comprehensive process of understanding and balancing requirements and incorporating them into a thoughtfully conceived, cohesive, and inspiring whole.

OBO currently has one of the most diverse lease portfolios in the world with over 16,000 leased assets in 190 countries. Along with a diverse portfolio, OBO must navigate different business cultures, markets, and regulations while leasing safe, secure, and functional properties for the Department of State. OBO works closely with post to lease these properties.

The Division of Major Leasing is seeking a skilled designer in layout and graphics to create marketing and informational materials (i.e. brochures, pamphlets, infographics) about the Division, its programs, and processes.

Our ideal VSFS candidate will:
• be seeking a degree in Graphic Design (or related field);
• be skilled in Adobe Creative Cloud (i.e. InDesign, Photoshop) or alternatives;
• have portfolio samples;
• concern yourself with details;
• be highly creative; and
• have an interest in learning how international real estate with the government works, and graphically represent this information.

This is a great opportunity to put your design skills to use and learn about how the United States does real estate overseas.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data visualization
Graphic design
Marketing
Infographic design
Additional Information

For more information on OBO, visit http://overseasbuildings.state.gov/