Project Code: STATE-USA-E-70

Examining the Geopolitical Impacts of COVID-19

Project Title Examining the Geopolitical Impacts of COVID-19
Project Summary What will the geopolitical landscape look like in a post-COVID19 world? Help us research how the pandemic will affect international cooperation on health, economic recovery, science, and technology.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office E/STAS
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

COVID-19 will have profound impacts within and between every country in the world for many years. Everyone's way of life will change in some way and domestic and international policies may have to adapt to a new world order. As the U.S. Department of State seeks to develop and refine foreign policy to ensure U.S. leadership in economic prosperity and security, we must consider different scenarios of a post pandemic world. The intern will be paired with an officer in the Office of the Science and Technology Advisor to the Secretary (STAS) to research open source (online public domain) information to assess the impacts of COVID-19 on geopolitics, economic recovery, science, and technology.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Data visualization
Economic analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Additional Information

The Office of the Science & Technology Adviser to the Secretary of State (STAS) enhances the capacity of the Department to respond to the evolving dynamics between science, technology, and innovation (STI) and U.S. foreign policy interests, by engaging Department leadership with the vast STI community, by building the capacity of the Department to engage with technical STI issues, and by anticipating the impacts of emerging technologies on foreign policy. The STAS mission is to: 1) anticipate the foreign policy impacts of STI research, development, and discoveries emerging from the high-technology and private sectors; 2) Build STI capacity within the Department. 3) Engage the STI enterprise to promote Department policy priorities.