Are you an anthropology, archaeology, heritage preservation, or museum studies major? We’re seeking candidates to assist in support of cultural preservation initiatives supported by the Department of State in South and Central Asia. We’re seeking students with innovative ideas and insights on highlighting and promoting cultural preservation in the virtual space. Essential skills include some knowledge of the principles of archaeology and cultural preservation, a creative mindset, proficiency in all Microsoft platforms, particularly Excel. Helpful skills will include knowledge of web-based design programs, including GIS, Adobe, etc.

What you’ll do

Contribute to the conception and creation of social media infographics for public outreach campaigns. Participate in the creation of an online interactive map of prominent cultural preservation projects in select countries within South and Central Asia, to include Afghanistan and others. Research into current literature on archaeology and museum development in the thirteen countries that comprise South and Central Asia. This may include review of policy documents, analysis of current events as relevant to cultural heritage, as well as drafting summaries and contributing to talking points, cables, and other tasks as needed by the program office.

What you’ll learn

Gain practical experience in researching and designing campaigns to highlight Department of State-funded cultural heritage preservation efforts in South and Central Asian countries. Acquire practical data visualization skills, and improve written communication. Gain a deeper understanding of cultural diplomacy in action, and the range of efforts across State Department to advance foreign policy objectives. Learn how to creatively educate and make broadly accessible the value, successes, and accomplishments of cultural heritage preservation to diverse audiences.

Who we are

We’re an office of dedicated and committed professionals who believe in the power of people-to-people ties and effective communication in strengthening the relationship between the United States and the diverse communities that comprise South and Central Asia. We have an office with genuine comradery. Our work is guided by the principle that everyone can make valuable contributions to a collective effort, and we strive at all levels to demonstrate mutual support and encouragement for the valuable contributions made by everyone in the office. We value acceptance of diverse talents. Plentiful and light-hearted humor is part of our office’s culture.

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