RESEARCH INTERNSHIP: Exploring the Semiotics of Public Diplomacy

Job Posted:

Mar 24, 2020


CPD Contributing Research Intern


This position will assist CPD Research Fellow, Ilan Manor is a digital diplomacy scholar at the University of Oxford. His work situates the study of diplomacy at the intersection of diplomacy studies, media studies and sociology. Manor's CPD research project, "Exploring the Semiotics of Public Diplomacy," aims to answer how the visual nature of digital platforms has shaped the practice of public diplomacy. Start date is ASAP (flexible). Research work expected through December 2020. Please apply by May 4, 2020.

Terms and Duration

5 hrs/week maximum


This is a volunteer position, but your name and contribution will be referred to throughout the project


  • Current USC graduate student status
  • Excellent conceptual and empirical research capability, writing and communications skills (in English)
  • Reliable and professional work ethic
  • Self-starter motivated to work independently and be regularly available for consultation with CPD staff and USC CPD Research Fellows
  • Strong interest in research topic at hand
  • Experience with qualitative research methodology, networking and interviews
  • Experience and literacy using social media platforms
  • Experience performing systemic literature review

Application Process

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Sohaela Amiri ([email protected]) by May 4, 2020.

Application Deadline

April 6, 2020