Project Code: STATE-USA-HR-3

Adopt a U.S. Embassy Program

Project Title Adopt a U.S. Embassy Program
Project Summary Recruit the next generation of diplomats by inspiring high school students to learn first-hand about the formulation and implementation of foreign policy through a program being spearheaded by the Bureau of Human Resources called the "Adopt a U.S. Embassy Program."
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office HR/REE/REC
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The "Adopt a U.S. Embassy Program" provides an innovative platform to expose high school students to a pathway to a career in diplomacy through experiential learning and regular engagement with U.S. diplomats. Students get a backstage pass to diplomacy to inspire a new appreciation for public service and become thoughtful global citizens. High school student "Missions" will be paired with a U.S. Embassy or Consulate to carry out a school year-ling digital exchange via Digital Video Conferences. An Embassy (or Consulate) and its sister ‘Student Mission’ will connect at least once a month. U.S. diplomats share perspective on the goals and objectives they carry out on behalf of the U.S. government, highlight skills they use to be successful in leading their teams, discuss interagency cooperation, and educate the students about the importance of public service and its impact.

The VSFS intern will assist the DIR for the Midwest in marketing the program to high schools across the U.S. as well as assist in monitoring the progress of the program which will include capturing success stories, lessons learned, as well as compile metrics.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Social media management
Writing
Storytelling/blogging/vlogging
Additional Information

Ideal candidates for this internship have:

Background in marketing and communications.
Strong writing skills.
Experience with program management and curriculum development is a plus.
Social media skills a must.