Rachel Knopp


80 Caramel Road

Position Wanted:
Entry-Level Position in Post-Conflict Recovery


The George Washington University, Washington, DC; Winter 2017

Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs, Concentration in Conflict Resolution

Presidential Academic Scholarship Recipient, The Womens Leadership Program Alumna, 3.4 GPA

The School of International Training: Indigenous Peoples and Globalization, Cusco, Peru; Spring 2017

Self-directed field research in Cusco, Peru on womens participation in the textile-tourism economy, 3.6 GPA


Bnai Brith International, Washington, DC; June–August 2017

Intern on Human Rights and International Affairs

        Utilized congressional database to write and produce action alerts that were posted on the organizations website in addition to being emailed to more than 30,000 subscribers to support constituents engagement with their representatives on the organizations key issues such as The Elie Wiesel Genocide Prevention Act

       Supported the Department of Fundraising by updating donor biographical information through the organizations fundraising database and developing program proposals

       Assisted the Center for Aging Policys development of a weeklong training conference for residents of low-income senior housing facilities by coordinating travel arrangements and engaging with residents of diverse backgrounds

       Wrote and published a blog post analysis of the current political situation in Venezuela in addition to publishing an article for the Seniors Services Newsletter on the Residents Leadership Council Retreat

Embassy of Israel, Washington, DC; September–December 2016

Public Diplomacy Intern

       Monitored, compiled, and categorized daily press clippings from major American media outlets which were distributed to Embassy staff and highlighted key issues pertaining to Israeli politics for senior officials

       Conducted empirical research on U.S. Latino political leaders which was shared with consulates across the United States to reshape the Foreign Ministrys engagement strategy with the Hispanic-American community

       Supported the Israeli Special Envoy for Holocaust-Related Legal Claims by accompanying him to a variety of meetings throughout Washington, DC and summarizing the meetings for the Ministry's later use

       Participated in a variety of legal briefings on Israeli military operations led by top Israeli researchers and advisors

The Israeli Mission to the United Nations, New York, NY; May–August 2016

Intern on Peacekeeping and Peacebuilding

       Researched and wrote a speech on African Peacebuilding in conjunction with the Speechwriting Department that was delivered by the Israeli Ambassador to the United Nations at a Security Council Open Debate

       Followed negotiations at the UN Security Council,in official debates and informal consultations concerning African Peacekeeping Missions then briefed colleagues in both verbal and written reports, which were sent to the Israeli capital

       Analyzed UN procurement and budgetary practices by country then presented a visual report on the data

       Supported and publicized an event which was held in the General Assembly Hall and brought together 1,200 pro-Israel leaders on the diplomatic, community, and student levels

Petey Greene Program, Washington, DC; September 2015–Current

Founding Member, Volunteer, Vice President, President

       Tutored inmates in Maryland Womens Correctional Institution to help them obtain their GEDs

       Recruited potential new volunteers at student interest fairs, reviewed applications, and then conducted face-to-face interviews with 12 candidates each year to grow the organization from nine to 50 members in three years

       Organized annual panel discussions by developing the theme for each panel, coordinating with criminal justice advocates, and designing its format (drawing in over 100 students to each panel)

       Managed and led the GW chapter of The Petey Greene Program at the annual Students for Prison Reform and Education Conference by conducting student outreach and managing the logistics of the GW delegation


Language: Spanish, (Professional Working Proficiency); Hebrew, (Basic)

Computer: Proficiency in Adobe Photoshop; Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook

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