|Project Title||Colombia Peace Process|
|Project Summary||This project involves an analysis of the Colombia Peace Process since the signing of the bilateral ceasefire and cessation of hostilities on June 23, 2016. Spanish required.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|DoS Office||PM/POLAD/Dept of State Office|
|Number of Interns||1|
This project involves monitoring and analyzing English-language and Spanish-language (Colombia) media for a period of 2-4 weeks and writing a summary of peace process, examining both sides of the argument, i.e., those in favor of the signing of a peace accord as laid out to date—and those against. The analysis of blog posts, think tank writers’, and other social media sites (Twitter, key Colombian opinion makers’ websites) will allow an in-depth look into the issue. The outcome can be a research paper, a Prezi, a website, or other, explaining the issue, key players and aspects of the peace process, etc. An inclusion at the end of this project of a current bibliography is requested, but optional. The supervisor of this project is available to discuss the issue by telephone and mentor the eIntern before and during the project.
History was made on June 23, 2016, when the Revolutionary Armed Forces of Colombia (FARC, in Spanish) signed a long-awaited bilateral cease fire with the Government of Colombia (https://www.theguardian.com/world/2016/jun/23/colombia-farc-rebel-ceasefire-agreement-havana ).