|Project Title||Help Indonesians understand the U.S. elections process!|
|Project Summary||Research and design a variety of digital campaigns and communications related to the 2016 U.S. national elections during the first half. In 2017, we will add foreign policy topics for our work, such as environmental stewardship, Muslim engagement, innovation, and youth and women’s empowerment.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
Working closely with MyAmerica Jakarta, our Embassy’s research team, and using a variety of authoritative online resources, you will research and design several info blasts, factsheets, presentations, and infographics per month on select topics related to U.S. elections (for example, how the electoral college works, populist movements, how parties change over time, balance of powers, campaign finance, voter turnout/public participation trends, and first time/youth voters) that will be delivered digitally and in person to Indonesian audiences. The emphasis here will be on presenting authoritative information in an engaging, fun way. When the elections season wraps up, we will brainstorm with you on other foreign policy topics to use for similar information products. Through this work, you will have a chance to give direct input for our public diplomacy messaging about critical policy issues, while at the same time polishing your writing and graphic design skills on a variety of platf
• Extensive experience in searching commercial research databases, such as Lexis-Nexis, Academic OneFile, JSTOR, CQ Researcher, ProQuest
• Excellent written communication skills, including writing for non-native English speaking audiences.
• Experience in designing engaging information products, presentations, and infographics.
• Background in public policy, political science, information studies, communications, or related disciplines.