The Internship for Communication and Advocacy

Position Description and Application Instructions

The Public Diplomacy Council of America is a professional association with a 501(c)3 status that was formed when the Public Diplomacy Council and the Public Diplomacy Association of America merged in April, 2022. The mission of the Public Diplomacy Council of America is to promote excellence and honor achievement in professional practice, academic study, and advocacy for public diplomacy.

Seeking a graduate student in international affairs, public policy or public administration interested in taking a primary role in organizing communications for a professional association dedicated to the promotion of public diplomacy.

1. Knowledge of the field of public diplomacy
2. Well developed organizational skills and attention to detail
3. Experience in digital, social media and online communications
4. Background in website management and graphic design

1. Accepted to any graduate program in the School of International Service or
School of Communication, American University, or in the Elliott School of
International Affairs or School of Media and Public Affairs, George Washington
2. Enrolled full-time (9 credits or more) or part-time (3 credits or more)
3. Has U.S. citizenship

Approximate hours per week: 15
Start Date: August 15, 2023
End Date: December 15, 2023
If performance is outstanding in the Fall semester, the intern will be encouraged to
continue in the position for the Spring semester.

Stipend: $3,000 per semester

Reports to: PDCA Director of Communication and Tuch Graduate Fellow

1. Coordinate tech host assignments and serve as a tech host as needed for
webinars and hybrid events for various programs, including First Monday Forums
(no more than two per month)
2. Update social media profiles regularly and post information about programs,
publications, and other materials
3. Edit the website as determined by the supervisors and Communication director
4. Work closely with the Advocacy Committee (ACE) to craft and distribute action
alerts, statements, and other materials to the membership as well as to the
Congress and other U.S. government officials.
5. Research copyright-free images with proper attribution
6. Participate in meetings and deliberations of the Communication Committee

Application Instructions

To apply, please complete the following:

Program of Study:
Please send your resume, a writing sample, a list of three references, and a cover letter
explaining why you believe you would be a good fit for this internship. This email should
be sent to Joel Fischman at and Joe Johnson at Please CC Gabrielle Stall at