Status: Approved

Project Code: L-STATE-UKR-2

Ukraine – Public Diplomacy Research and Audience Expert

Project Title Ukraine – Public Diplomacy Research and Audience Expert
Project Summary Are you interested in how public diplomacy supports U.S. foreign policy goals in Ukraine? Do you enjoy using research and analysis to shape U.S. government operations? The Embassy Kyiv Public Affairs Section is looking for a virtual intern to help us target and design activities.
Country Ukraine
Agency Department of State
DoS Office Other
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Strategic planning is essential to the success of public diplomacy activities. You will support the Embassy Kyiv Public Affairs Section in navigating the first three stages of this process: researching issues and audiences, developing objectives, and developing messages.

With direction from the Cultural Affairs and Assistance Grants Units, you will:

• Understand the U.S. Mission to Ukraine’s strategic priorities, including countering Russian and Chinese malign influence, promoting innovation and entrepreneurship, and supporting Ukraine’s Euro-Atlantic trajectory.
• Research the U.S. policy and local contexts for these strategic priorities to identify how public diplomacy engagements can advance Mission objectives.
• Analyze potential audiences through quantitative and qualitative research to determine which target groups the Public Affairs Section should engage and how.
• Compose brief reports based on your research and analysis with proposals for public diplomacy messaging and programs that help us achieve Mission objectives.
• Contribute to the solicitation and review of grant proposals.

Through this e-internship, you will:

• Learn about the U.S. Foreign Service, particularly the public diplomacy career track.
• Obtain valuable strategic planning, project management and design, and communications experience.
• Refine your research and analytical skills.
• Become familiar with the U.S. government grant issuance process.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Cultural diplomacy
Data analysis
Data visualization
Design thinking
Editing and proofreading
Graphic design
Survey / polling design
Additional Information

Some knowledge of Ukrainian history and culture would be helpful but is not required. Ukrainian- or Russian-language skills would be helpful but are not required.