Project Code: STATE-USA-S-101

Developing Religion Landscapes for Making American Foreign Policy

Project Title Developing Religion Landscapes for Making American Foreign Policy
Project Summary Providing descriptive analyses of religious activity in foreign countries to help Department officials make foreign policy decisions.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office S/RGA
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Project Description
The Office of Religion and Global Affairs provides analysis of religion’s role in foreign affairs and strives to educate American foreign policy actors on the importance of engaging international religious actors and communities in making foreign policy. VSFS interns will work directly with policy advisors to research and write cogent analyses of the religious environment in a specific country(s). Analyses may take on a broader scope to look at cross-national issues as well as narrow in on issues in the corner of an individual country. The goal is to develop up-to-date resources for use by regional policy advisors as well as Department staff working in those regions.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Additional Information

Interns will be working with several policy advisors to address their needs in preparing assessments of the religious landscapes of countries of need, even looking at very narrow issues involving religious communities (i.e. elections and the Catholic Church in Nicaragua). Other assignments in this broad topic may arise. For more about RGA, please go to this site: