A Postcard From: Diana Kelley ’17

Name: Diana Kelley mtk_color

Year: 2017

Major: International Studies

What’s happening? We’d love to hear how your internship is going!

This summer I am interning at the Women’s Foreign Policy Group (WFPG) in Washington DC. As an intern, I get to oversee the logistics of the events we host, research relevant topics, and correspond with V.I.P. guests, including ambassadors. The first event I helped coordinate was the Celebration of Women Diplomats honoring the leadership and contributions of women ambassadors and deputy chiefs of mission in foreign policy. I then helped plan and research for one of our Embassy Series events called Looking Forward: the Future of the EU and Transatlantic Relations. At this event, Ambassador to the European Union David O’Sullivan gave brief remarks on the current political climate in Europe. I will be taking the lead on all logistical elements of our UN Briefing event: Emerging Challenges and Opportunities in Combatting Human Trafficking. I am lucky to work with three other talented interns and I am very grateful for the opportunity to spend the summer working with WFPG.

I applied for this internship because it directly relates to my interests in international relations and foreign policy, specifically in advocating for the voices of women in foreign affairs. As an International Studies major with a concentration in economic development I am interested in pursuing a career in diplomacy and foreign policy. The exposure to foreign policy issues, and the ability to interact with strong female leaders in the field of I.R. represent invaluable resources and experiences that will aid in my personal as well as my intellectual growth.