The PDCA Tuch Graduate Fellowship




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.

1. Knowledge of the field of public diplomacy
2. Background in website management, digital media, and online communications
3. Experience in event planning and project development
4. Superior organizational and communication skills and professional
networking and outreach capabilities

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 University
2. Enrolled full-time (9 credits or more) or part-time (3 credits or more)
3. Has U.S. citizenship
Approximate hours per week: 20
Start Date: June 1, 2023
End Date: June 30, 2024
Monthly Stipend: $1250

Reports to:
PDCA Co-President and Director of Communications

Administrative Duties:
1. Support the work of the Board of Directors
a. This includes working with the Co-Presidents to communicate with the
board, draft agendas, edit minutes, and process other documents
b. Maintain a record of approved minutes both on the cloud and hard
2. Monitor the organization’s email account and respond to or forward emails as
3. Maintain the files and records of the organization using cloud-based record
storage, including maintaining and expanding the PDCA E-Handbook as needed
4. Coordinate with the PDCA Co-President and other authors to draft and
disseminate PDCA Weekly Update for members
a. Compile a weekly calendar of public diplomacy-related events and share
it with members and the public
b. Provide editing and technical PDCA Weekly Update support
5. Work with Chair, Membership Committee to maintain membership list on the
PDCA website
6. Supervise Communication Intern in coordination with the Director of

Event Planning Duties:
1. Attend Program Committee meetings and work with members to develop
program titles, descriptions, invitations, and branding slides
2. Manage selected events, both online and hybrid, using appropriate software
3. Draft program descriptions for selected events for promotional purposes
4. Coordinate with Rising Professional tech hosts to determine run of show
and be available on stand-by to troubleshoot as needed
5. Take and archive photos
6. Manage room reservations and catering for in person events

Website Maintenance Duties:
Make routine updates to the website as determined by the supervisors
and Communication director

For more information, please go to:

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 Fellowship. This email
should be sent to Sherry Mueller at Please CC
Claudia Del Pozo at
The deadline for this application is April 30, 2023.