Project Code: STATE-USA-INR-79

Harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research

Project Title Harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy at the Bureau of Intelligence and Research
Project Summary Use and hone your writing, research, and organizational skills to assist the Bureau of Intelligence and Research's Office of Analytic Outreach advance U.S. diplomacy.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office INR/OTR
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

Help INR’s Office of Analytic Outreach (INR/AO) run the Virtual Analytic Exchange Program. INR/AO’s programs provide U.S. government analysts and policymakers with perspectives from hundreds of outside experts from the private sector, academia, and non-governmental organizations on the most challenging foreign policy and intelligence issues. Virtual interns will work on many facets of INR/AO’s work, including the following: a) writing analytic exchange reports for broad dissemination within the U.S. government; b) organizing virtual analytic exchanges among U.S. government and private-sector experts on political, economic, and social trends that affect U.S. foreign policy. To support this effort, interns will research speakers and topics, conduct outreach to potential speakers, prepare and organize event materials, take notes, collect and input feedback-survey data; c) collaborating with U.S. State Department elements and other U.S. government partners to support other analytic outreach initiatives such as INRtalks and the Title VIII Program.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Cultural diplomacy
Additional Information

INR’s primary mission is to harness intelligence to serve U.S. diplomacy. INR leads the Intelligence Community (IC) in analytic outreach and co-chairs the National Intelligence Analysis Board’s Analytic Outreach Committee, the IC’s principal coordinating body for analytic outreach. INR/AO is made up of civil and foreign service personnel with a wide range of academic backgrounds and professional experiences. Together, we conduct more than 100 analytic exchanges every year. These events help U.S. government personnel gain insight into topics and themes related to U.S. foreign policy and national security. INR/AO interns help organize and run these dynamic events, write analytic outreach reports that are distributed across the interagency, and undertake other tasks to fulfill INR/AO’s mission.