Status: Approved

Project Code: L-STATE-USA-FSI-1

Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience - Behavioral Science Intern (Resilience)

Project Title Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience - Behavioral Science Intern (Resilience)
Project Summary Assist CEFAR’s technical experts with research for developing a comprehensive and effective resilience training program that meets the needs of the foreign affairs community
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office FSI/TC
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The Center of Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience (CEFAR) provides resilience training, education, and support for U.S. Government foreign affairs agencies. Resilience is the ability to adapt and manage change effectively, be creative in the midst of change, and foster individual, family, community, workplace, and team resilience in healthy productive ways. CEFAR aspires to create a foreign affairs culture where resilience is modeled by senior leaders, mid-level managers, and all members of the workforce, regardless of hiring mechanism. Resilience in the 21st century demands effective, creative, and innovative individuals to find solutions for life’s unexpected problems.

We are seeking an intern that exhibits these qualities to assist CEFAR’s technical experts with research for developing a comprehensive and effective resilience training program that meets the needs of the foreign affairs community. The intern will work with our resilience experts to conduct research on the most up to date peer reviewed articles, grey literature, scientific studies, and evidence-based practices focused on resilience, productivity, employee engagement, and wellbeing. The intern will help create a complete description of the agency’s resilience training goals, identify gaps in programming and capacity, and develop informational materials to meet those gaps.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data analysis
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Research
Writing
Additional Information

The internship will be conducted remotely for a maximum of ten hours per week. We are looking for students currently pursuing an undergraduate or graduate degree in the social and behavioral sciences – psychology, sociology, social work, public health, counseling, or related field. For more information about the Center for Excellence in Foreign Affairs Resilience, please visit https://www.state.gov/resilience-cefar/.