Project Code: STATE-USA-EB-172

Learn about International Development Issues from Experts & Help to Inform U.S. Policy!

Project Title Learn about International Development Issues from Experts & Help to Inform U.S. Policy!
Project Summary Gather, package, and share the latest and the greatest insights on development issues. As a virtual intern, you would attend (virtually or in person), analyze, and summarize think tank events, academic papers, and NGO reports on international development finance issues in Europe and Asia.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Office of Development Finance in the Bureau of Economic and Business Affairs is looking for a motivated and curious virtual intern with interest in international development issues.

You will track various viewpoints and related research on development issues and provide concise summaries to our Department of State economic officers. Your efforts will help U.S. diplomats to stay updated on the latest expert opinions and research on international development topics, particularly in Europe and Asia.

You will learn about the U.S. development policies and global development trends, develop strong writing skills by following the Department of State writing guidelines, and gain an understanding of the U.S. foreign policy making process.

What else is in it for you in this position? Our mentorship, flexible workload, opportunity to expand your professional network, and, if desired, a chance to work on a longer-term research project that would be in line with our policy priorities and/or interests.

The main skills and knowledge that we are looking for are intellectual curiosity, ability to write clearly and concisely, and a basic knowledge of global economic and development trends. Since writing will be a very important skill for this internship, we will ask the students selected for interviews to submit at least one writing sample.

About our office: the Office of Development Finance (ODF) fosters economic development around the world and promotes the prosperity of the United States by developing new markets overseas, supporting export opportunities, and strengthening U.S. international economic ties. You can learn more about what we do here:

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
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