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U.S. State Department Internship in Guatemala

Posted by: Date: July 19, 2018 In: , , , , ,
RIley Dolan with colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala

RIley Dolan with colleagues at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala

Riley Dolan, Hispanic Studies and Political Science double major, interned with the U.S. State Department at the embassy in Guatemala City.

“The Hispanic Studies program helped me a lot with being aware of Guatemala’s history and culture. Something that I noticed while working at the U.S. Embassy in Guatemala was that other interns, and even some employees, were unaware of the close and complicated history the U.S. and Guatemala share, and it meant a lot to myself to be able to interact with Guatemalans in that way and be culturally sensitive.

I was lucky to be able to intern in the HR office at the embassy, not because I plan on working in HR but because it gave me a lot of insights into what they’re looking for in applicants in general, and also how to interact with an HR office, which is something I will have to do regardless where I end up working!”