Status: Approved

Project Code: L-STATE-USA-H-3

Assist the State Department in a Profiles in Service Book Project

Project Title Assist the State Department in a Profiles in Service Book Project
Project Summary Interested in getting your name out and possibly even getting your work published? If so, assist the State Department in crafting a book based on the highly successful 1957 book, written by then-Senator John F. Kennedy, Profiles in Courage.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office H
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 4
Project Description

This follow-up project would take the themes present in Kennedy’s book on famous acts of courage by U.S politicians and refocus them on the idea of “service.” This project would look at modern-day examples of U.S Diplomats who have answered the call to serve their country through diplomacy. Many of these diplomats have, among other things, served as Ambassadors, been posted in conflict zones, and performed acts of courage and conviction. Interested interns would be able to explore how those diplomats got their start, highlight a specific event that exemplified what “service” meant to them, and ultimately, tell the story of these unsung heroes’ careers. We are seeking motivated and creative individuals with an interest in research, writing, and storytelling. We would customize the exact tasks based on your interests and experience, with opportunities available to interview current and former U.S. Diplomats, perform primary and secondary source research, and ultimately, to write chapters showing how they exemplify a Profile in Service. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet and work with some of the most famous names in the U.S. Diplomatic Corps, and to improve your research, writing, and editing skills for your future academic and professional career.

Required Skills or Interests
Design thinking
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Additional Information

We are looking for highly-motivated, independent, and creative interns who have strong interpersonal skills. The internship will require about 8-10 hours of work per week, with flexibility.