Project Code: STATE-USA-32

Analyzing the Use of Technology to Power Diplomacy

Project Title Analyzing the Use of Technology to Power Diplomacy
Project Summary Collect and analyze data about how technology is used in U.S. diplomatic posts overseas to power diplomacy, including our in-house software, commercial cloud-hosted software, and mobile devices to efficiently and effectively meet the needs of our embassies abroad.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus Europe and Central Asia
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post FRANKFURT
Section Other
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

You will collect data on how U.S. diplomats and support staff use technology to accomplish the work of diplomacy throughout the European region. You'll then analyze the data to look for trends and opportunities to better leverage technology to improve processes and effectiveness in meeting strategic goals. The final deliverables will include written reports, supporting data, infographics and other support materials senior government officials need to make decisions on the innovative use of technology.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Data visualization
Research
Survey / polling design
Infographic design
Additional Information

A team of two students in the 2017-2018 school year helped analyze the use and areas for improvement in our Online Auction tool (online-auction.state.gov), engaging directly with General Services Officers in Europe to help shape the future of that initiative. Sign up this year to help us review how other technology meets or could better meet the needs of our overseas missions.