The Office of International Information Programs (IIP)—formerly the Information Bureau of the United States Information Agency until it merged with the Department of State—is responsible for educating international audiences on U.S. policies and foreign affairs. IIP creates electronic journals, printed material, CD-ROMs and websites, and arranges speeches and training. Reliance on teamwork and technology are key elements of IIP success.
Interns can expect to hone their writing, researching, technological and/or business skills while working for IIP. Assignments may include researching government issues and writing reports, or assisting in finding and engaging speakers for international programs. Although responsibilities vary for each intern, the bottom line is that all participants can expect real-world work experience.
Open to college juniors and seniors, as well as graduate students who are pursuing areas relevant to their desired internship. Applicants must complete at least 60 semester hours or 90 quarter- hours before the internship begins. U.S. citizenship and good academic standing are also required.
Intern Coordinator Recruitment Division
Office of International Information Programs
United States Department of State
2401 E Street NW, Room H518
Washington, DC 20522-0151
Number of Interns: Varies
Compensation/Benefits: Paid, Unpaid
Academic Level: College Juniors, College Seniors, Graduate Students