International Internship with US Department of Foreign Service

Spring 2016 Grant Recipient

Graduate Student

Alison Posey (Spanish, Italian, and Portuguese) This summer, I will partake in a competitive foreign service internship at the United States Consulate in Lima, Peru. This opportunity allows me to formulate my research questions in a relevant sociocultural setting currently unavailable to me in Virginia. Specifically, I seek to develop detailed questions for future doctoral research in contemporary women's issues and social justice in developing countries. I will be on the front line of American diplomacy in South America, working to develop a clear understanding of global political issues that affect women in Peru. This internship provides me with excellent on-the-job experience for a future career in foreign service, while its concurrent research opportunities will develop my academic research skills in an immersion environment.