|Project Title||Writer/Editor Needed to Help Nigerian Students Leap the Final Hurdle to a U.S. Education!|
|Project Summary||The U.S. Consulate Lagos (Public Affairs Section) seeks a virtual intern to help Nigerian students access opportunity in U.S. higher education by reviewing and editing application essays and statements of purpose!|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
Many Nigerian students do not write in the grammar and style expected by admissions officers in U.S. universities and colleges. English is often a second, third, or fourth language to many students, with substantial dialect, grammar, and writing style differences that unfortunately make it difficult to access a U.S. education. The EducationUSA office in the U.S. Consulate holds training sessions on essay writing, one-on-one mentoring, and e-mail advice sessions to keep up with demand from dozens of our EducationUSA member students. But we can't satisfy the demand without you! You have the expertise as a recently admitted student in U.S. higher education to help make a huge difference in the careers and life trajectory of African students trying to join the global marketplace and global conversations! You will hone your writing and editing skills, make a difference for hundreds of young people and their communities, and strengthen perceptions of the USA!
|Excellent writing and editing skills, including the ability to convey constructive solutions that meet the expectations of U.S. admissions offices.|
|Motivated self-starter, able to work independently, rapidly, and accurately under the guidance of the EducationUSA Senior Adviser and the Deputy Public Affairs Officer.|
|Strong knowledge of MS Word, including the use of the "track changes" option with comments.|
|Recent knowledge (1-3 years) of U.S. admissions processes and application formats for higher education.|
Great part-time opportunity for a strong writer! Nigerian enrollment in U.S. institutions has been steadily increasing for a decade - but many more young people do not succeed in their applications, because although they have the talent and drive, their writing skills don't meet U.S. admissions officers' expectations. Your work will directly help to bring more young people to the United States to form a positive impression of America, and to expand their knowledge and skills to help their communities back home!