Summer Diplomatic Academy

Washington International Diplomatic Academy
  • Location
    Washington, D.C.
  • Sector
  • Experience
    Early Career
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  • Posted
    Apr 24

Position description


A Practical Training Program for Students and Early-Career Professionals

Full-time program: June 4–15, 2018 or July 16-27, 2018

Part-time program: June 19–August 2, 2018

Washington, DC


Our summer academy is a unique training program that helps prepare undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and early-career professionals for careers in international diplomacy. It introduces them to the fundamentals of diplomatic practice and focuses on practical, real-life aspects of work in national and local governments, embassies and consulates, international organizations and multinational businesses. The material emphasizes a skills-based approach and is generally not offered at colleges and universities. The program also includes one-on-one and group career-counseling sessions. Participants receive certificates from the Academy.

Some of the most respocted diplomats in recent years join other officials and experts to provide objective, non-partisan insight into policy-making and implementation, diplomatic protocol, the functions and management of embassies and consulates, public diplomacy and intercultural communication, immunities and other aspects of living abroad, and many other issues. The full-time program offers classes every weekday (9 a.m.-5 p.m.), as well as weekend activities. The part-time program’s sessions take place on Tuesdays and Thursdays (7 p.m.-9 p.m.) and Saturdays (10 a.m.-4 p.m.).



Undergraduate and graduate students, recent graduates and early-career professionals are eligible to apply to the Summer Diplomatic Academy. Previous coursework in political science, international relations or related fields is highly desirable, but not required.

We review applications and extend admission offers on a rolling basis. Although the application deadline is May 1, 2018, space is limited and may fill up earlier.

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