Project Code: STATE-USA-PA-49

Research and analyze the history of U.S. relations with Europe

Project Title Research and analyze the history of U.S. relations with Europe
Project Summary Research and write about U.S. diplomatic relations with countries in Europe. Provide Departmental colleagues with historical information needed for their work.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus Europe and Central Asia
Agency Department of State
DoS Office PA/HO
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The Office of the Historian provides historical analysis to Department of State employees in Washington and overseas based on the current policy needs of the Department. The VSFS student in this position will create reading lists and help conduct research on the history of U.S. diplomatic relations with a specific country in Europe. Research is conducted in unclassified, publicly available Internet sources such as historic newspaper databases, online oral history collections, online journal collections, and library resources found at student's institution. eInterns will compile bibliographies of their findings to lay the groundwork for future research, write short overviews of the history of U.S. relations with the countries on which they work, and will conduct other types of research as assigned. In your application, please describe your experience with primary source research.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Additional Information

Familiarity with modern European history; ability to conduct online research; ability to analyze information and write briefing materials.