Elections and Good Governance: Democracy in Action

Project Title Elections and Good Governance: Democracy in Action
Project Summary Be the intern/coordinator to establish and facilitate a weekly English language discussion group on the American presidential election and later focus on the effective functions of the institutions of governing.
Country Libya
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post TRIPOLI
Section EXEC
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Libya is a nascent democracy and expects to hold elections next year. This year, Libyans, like the rest of the world, are captivated by the U.S. presidential elections. The intern/coordinator will develop and host a series of English language sessions on the U.S. Embassy Libya Facebook page explaining the U.S. elections process. After the elections, the sessions will pivot to focus on forming the new government and the institutions of good governance (for example, the role of watchdog organizations and the press; the U.S. separations of powers—executive, legislative and judicial—and their unique responsibilities, etc.). The sessions will be in English and aim to improve the English language learning abilities of Libyan secondary and university students.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Self-starter; passion for government, politics and activism; organizational, communication (social media) and research skills.

Coordinate with the Public Affairs Officer at the Libya External Office.