University of Arkansas Clinton School of Public Service student Caitlin Campbell of Batesville, Ark., has been selected as one of 50 Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinators by the U.S. Department of State. Campbell spent her summer interning at the State Department’s Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor in Washington, D.C.
“I’m most looking forward to meeting other young people in Arkansas who are interested in foreign affairs and being able to share my experiences and encourage them to pursue opportunities to serve with the Department of State,” Campbell said.
The Foreign Affairs Campus Coordinator Program is designed to create a network of State Department student contacts on college campuses across the nation. Campbell will share her experiences as a former intern and inform college and graduate students about foreign affairs opportunities available through the Department, including unpaid student internships, Pathways internships, the Foreign Service or Civil Service, the Consular Fellows Program, and the Foreign Service Specialist Program.
On Friday, September 15 at 2:30 p.m., Campbell will host a Foreign Affairs Student Session at Sturgis Hall. All undergraduate and graduate students in Arkansas who are interested in foreign affairs and the State Department are invited to attend and can RSVP online.
The Bureau of Public Affairs is responsible for fulfilling the Secretary’s mandate to help Americans understand the importance of foreign affairs. College students are a large and important segment of that audience. The program is designed to help accomplish this aspect of the Secretary’s mandate by establishing liaison relationships with students at colleges and universities across the country.
More information on the program can be found online.
Campbell earned her undergraduate degree in political science at Lyon College, where she was president of the student body. In addition to her master of public service, she is currently pursuing a concurrent law degree with the University of Arkansas at Little Rock William H. Bowen School of Law.