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, whose mission is to promote excellence and honor achievement in professional practice, academic study, and advocacy for public diplomacy.
PDCA seeks a graduate student in communication, international affairs, public policy or public administration interested in taking a primary role in organizing communication programs.


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


1. Accepted to any graduate program in universities in the Washington, D.C. region
2. Enrolled full-time (9 credits or more) or part-time (3 credits or more)
3. Has U.S. citizenship

Requirements and Stipend

Approximate hours per week: 15
Start Date: June 1, 2024
End Date: September 1, 2024, with possible extension
If performance is outstanding in the summer, the intern will be encouraged to
continue in the position.
Strongly prefer a candidate who will be available for our First Monday Forum programs on Mondays 11am-1:30pm
Stipend: $1,500 for summer internship; $3,000 per semester
Reports to: PDCA Director of Communication and Tuch Graduate Fellow
1. Update social media profiles regularly and post information about programs,
publications, and other materials
2. Edit the website as determined by the supervisors and Communication director
3. 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.
4. Research copyright-free images with proper attribution
5. Participate in meetings and deliberations of the Communication Committee
6. 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).

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