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The Walter Roberts Endowment (WRE) and the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) is pleased to announce that our $15,000 internship grant has been successfully awarded to five GW students - a sum of $3,000 per student - to support them in their Public Diplomacy internships over summer 2020.

Kevin Lynch and Victoria Makanjuola will be working with IPDGC on two projects: research to compile an annotated bibliography to be used by Public Diplomacy students and faculty; and a series of interviews for the Public Diplomacy Examined (PDx) podcast, recordings with PD academic experts and practitioners.

Other recipients of the grants are Halea Kerr-Layton who will be working on events at Global Ties US; Amy Liu who will be at the Canadian Embassy working on bilateral diplomacy through its media relations office; and Altynai Baibachaeva who will be at Meridian International Center doing work with the Global Connect division, bringing professionals around the globe to drive solutions for global challenges.

WRE and IPDGC wish our GW students well as they embark on their PD experiences this summer.

As the academic year draws to a close, the challenges brought on by COVID-19 continue to affect many GW students into the summer.

The Walter Roberts Endowment (WRE) and the Institute for Public Diplomacy and Global Communication (IPDGC) have created a $15,000 grant to support opportunities for undergraduate and graduate students at the George Washington University - to undertake internships in public diplomacy programs during summer 2020.

There will be five (5) grants of up to $3,000 which will be awarded to students for work on IPDGC projects, to support unfunded internships or similar opportunities in public diplomacy (as determined by the WRE).

More information on the grant, eligibility, and application details are available: Walter Roberts Endowment Internship grants 2020.

The deadline for submission is Wednesday, May 13 by 5pm (ET).

All application materials, or inquiries, to be sent to


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