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Diplomacy internship program open for applicants


By The Star Staff


Puerto Rico Secretary of State-designate Omar J. Marrero invited undergraduate and graduate students from Puerto Rico on Sunday to be part of the selection process for the internship program of the Dr. Arturo Morales Carrión School of Diplomatic and Foreign Relations.


Marrero said the internship offers students the opportunity to work with multilateral and international institutions and organizations in Washington, D.C., as well as in international embassies.


“I am pleased to announce that we have opened the call period for the new generation to be part of this enriching initiative, which aims at real experience in the area of international relations,” the official said in a press release. “This experience will contribute significantly to the students’ curriculum, which they can integrate into their professional careers. I invite all graduate and undergraduate students to be part of this program and continue to develop professionally.”


The secretary of state said the application period ends on July 31, and three students will be admitted for the period from August to December. Students, among other eligibility considerations, must write an academic essay in English, highlighting the importance of internationalization in Puerto Rican education.


Those interested should complete the application form, which can be found on the Department of State’s website, or send an email to masantiago@estado.pr.gov.