Project Code: STATE-USA-ECA-165

U.S. Study Abroad Graphic Designer

Project Title U.S. Study Abroad Graphic Designer
Project Summary Work with the U.S. Study Abroad Branch in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs to create graphics that tell the impact of study abroad. You will create content for program fact sheets, social media, and studyabroad.state.gov, the Department's flagship website for study abroad resources.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office ECA/A/E/USS
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The goal of the U.S. Study Abroad Branch in the Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs is to increase
diversity and participation in study abroad so more students have an opportunity to develop the linguistic and
cultural skills needed to protect U.S. national security and economic competitiveness. We do this by managing
our own scholarship programs, building capacity for study abroad at U.S. and foreign institutions, aggregating
resources from U.S. federal agencies and foreign governments online, and demonstrating the value of studying
abroad. To do this work, we need dynamic, engaging content showing the impact of our programs and the latest
trends in study abroad to use on our website, social media, and fact sheets.

You will help tell the stories of the Critical Language Scholarship, the Gilman Scholarship Program, and our
higher education partners by creating and sharing infographics that highlight our work through quantitative data
and dynamic visuals showcasing our program participants, alumni, and their activities. Design projects could
include stand alone informational one pagers, graphics for use in internal and external reports, and social media
and website content. We will often have specific graphics that we will ask you to design, but we also encourage
you to analyze study abroad trends and identify stories to highlight.

We are looking for someone with the analytic, design, and creative skills needed to transform data into
compelling visuals and digital stories.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Cultural diplomacy
Data visualization
Design thinking
Graphic design
Infographic design
Marketing
Social media management
Additional Information

You will be working with a small team that is dedicated to telling impact stories but needs help turning great
data in to easily understandable graphics and stories. Please be sure to include information on past design projects and your proficiency with graphic design softwares and platforms. We mostly use Adobe Indesign, Illustrator, and
Photoshop but are open to other programs. It is extremely helpful if you have your own access to these programs.