This past summer, Paisley Meyer was a Policy and Communications intern for the US Department of State’s International Joint Commission (IJC), a binational treaty organization established to regulate water levels and mitigate trans-boundary water issues between the US and Canada. As an intern, she drafted media releases, edited video content, and researched US and Canadian practices for decommissioning nuclear power plants. She was also able to see diplomacy in action when she travelled to Ottawa for the Executive Meeting and to Northern Maine to speak to various stakeholders about the future of the dams along the St. Croix River.
Following her internship, Paisley will continue to be work with the Department of State as the Campus Coordinator for the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign. This position strives to connect the DOS with students on campus. By being at UIUC, she hopes to inform students about various opportunities available to them and increase their understanding about work the DOS does and its importance in shaping global politics.
If students or faculty have interest in potentially holding a State Department event (ie a speaker talk to a class or RSO) or if there are questions regarding the application process for internships, please feel free to reach out to ACDIS, or email the office to get in contact with us!