Junior Diplomatic Corps

 

The Junior Diplomatic Corps (JDC) Fellowship Program

The Honorary Consul General, in collaboration with the Ambassador, Embassy of the Republic of Liberia in Washington, D.C., are seeking students at the graduate or undergraduate level, from various academic institutions to assist in providing empirical research, technical writing, programmatic strategies, and leadership support to the Honorary Consul General and the Ambassador in their effort to help implement the Government of Liberia’s Poverty Reduction Strategy (PRS).

The Junior Diplomatic Corps (JDC) Fellowship Program will launch summer 2010 in an effort to develop a pipeline of new young professionals interested in the Foreign Service. Fellows will be needed in the Atlanta, Georgia Liberian Consulate Office and at the Liberian Embassy in Washington, D.C. for a minimum of one-semester to provide support to the Diplomatic Offices.

This exciting opportunity will expose students to members of the Diplomatic Corp, Heads of State and Ministers of Government, Foreign Service training, emerging market concepts and solutions, policy and trade matters and networking opportunities. Student Interns will serve in an official liaison capacity between their institutions and the Diplomat’s Office.

Students should have an interest in international relations, Foreign Service, and diplomacy and should be eager to find new solutions in the green economy, solar energy, climate change, and peace and micro-enterprise development. Students with backgrounds in computer technology, engineering, law, health, economics, international relations, and communications will be given top consideration, however, all interested students should apply. Applicants will be selected on a competitive basis. Liberian students are strongly encouraged to apply.