Subject: Spring 2016 Dept of State Internship Program
Applications are now being accepted for the Spring 2016 Department of State
Internship Program (https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403264300).
The Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP) would like to see more
students from your university working alongside us! Please feel free to pass
this information along to students and post on job boards.
These majors and more should consider an opportunity with IIP:
• Area Studies:
o East Asia
o Latin America
o Southeast Asia
• Communications, Public Affairs and Journalism
• Computer Science
• Data Science and Analytics
• Government, Public Administration and International Relations
• Graphic Design, Printmaking and Multimedia
• History and Law
• User experience design
Who should apply for IIP?
The State Department’s Bureau of International Information Programs (IIP)
offers exceptional opportunities for student interns to hone
multi-disciplinary skills in public diplomacy, communications and social
media. This bureau seeks applicants who are digitally proficient in areas of
communications campaigns, website design and analytics. Interns may work on
digital platforms and support production of written content, visual media or
live online programs.
The bureau also invites interns with a regional focus to apply. Many IIP
assignments include interacting with foreign service officers abroad in one
of six geographic areas that mirror the Department’s regional bureaus.
Creative problem solvers, inquisitive self-starters and constructive
collaborators will do well at IIP.
What is IIP?
IIP drives the leading edge of innovation in public diplomacy at the State
Department. The bureau supports platforms for conversations with foreign
publics on U.S. policy priorities. IIP leverages technology for digital
communications products and manages an overseas network of some 700
bricks-and-mortar American Spaces (http://www.state.gov/r/iip/amerspaces/).
The bureau supports creativity and collaboration. IIP core values include
focused innovation, experimentation, data-informed decision-making and agile
response to developments in the digital communications space.
In addition to the Front Office, the bureau is organized into three main
areas of work, Programs, Products and Platforms. Which is right for you?
The Front Office
Applicants interested in internal affairs and management of the bureau
including organization-wide communications, event planning, policy and
governance, strategic planning, employee development and outreach to external
communities - including Congress, embassies in D.C., universities and the
technology industry - should apply to work in the Front Office.
Applicants interested in a particular region, social media, communications
campaigns or analytics should apply to work in the Programs family in IIP and
designate their area of interest.
Applicants interested in producing written or video content, translations or
coordinating U.S. speakers’ visits abroad should apply to the Products
family in IIP.
Applicants interested in working with American Spaces, producing live
interactive programs online, working on websites, graphic design or user
experience should apply to the Platforms family within IIP.
About the Internship & Application Process
This is an unpaid, full time, 10 week internship position. Interns serving in
IIP will work closely alongside full time employees on current projects and
initiatives, giving them hands-on professional experience. Interns have the
opportunity to attend events in DC and develop a professional network in
To qualify you must:
1. Be a United States citizen
2. Be at least 16 years old
3. Have at least a 2.5 GPA
4. Be pursuing a baccalaureate or graduate degree.
5. Be a college junior, senior, or graduate student.—You are considered a
college junior if you will be starting your junior year immediately following
the completion of your internship.
6. Must be enrolled in an accredited college or university on at least a
7. Must be a continuing student—This means that you will be returning to
your course of study the semester/quarter, immediately following the
completion of your internship.
8. Be able to receive and maintain a security clearance.
Students, apply now online (create a USAjobs profile, then select “Apply
Online”): The deadline is July 1, 2015.
View this Student Internship Program Brochure
for detailed program information.
Contact Person: Janine Byas
Contact Email: [log in to unmask]
Website URL: http://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/403264300