- Fri, Jan 13, 2017 04:00 AM
5707 South Woodlawn Avenue
Latitude: 41.7911, Longitude: -87.5961
Interested in an internship in government and public service this summer? Always dreamed of a career in the State Department? Unsure what kinds of opportunities are available during a presidential transition? If so, join us for a Skype chat with Dan Cintron. Dan is on detail from the State Department to the National Security Council where he is the Director for Japan and Oceania. A career U.S. Foreign Service Officer, prior to his current position Dan was the Deputy Director of the State Department’s Office of Japanese Affairs. Other positions he has held at the State Department include Special Assistant to the Under Secretary of State for Political Affairs and the State Department’s UN General Assembly Coordinator. Overseas, Dan has served at the U.S. Embassy in Kabul as the Internal Politics Unit Chief, as well as at the U.S. embassies in Tokyo, Beijing, and Manila. Prior to joining the U.S. Foreign Service in 2002, Dan worked in New York City, first at the Japan External Trade Organization (JETRO) and then for a multinational Japanese heavy industrial manufacturer. He speaks Japanese and Chinese and holds bachelors’ degrees from Boston University. Dan is married to Izumi Cintron, who works in the State Department’s Office of the Chief of Protocol, and they have twin sons, one of whom, Alex Cintron, is in his first year at The University of Chicago. In addition to talking about his background and career path, Dan will also share what it's like for government agencies to undergo a presidential transition. As a career foreign service officer, he'll address how individuals in the government stay the course when leadership changes and whether or not an employee's views and opinions need to align with those of the administration under which they're working. Students will have the opportunity to ask questions during the Q&A session. If you want to intern at a government agency this summer or pursue a future in the State Department, don't miss this event!