Project Code: STATE-CHE-37

Brief the U.S. Embassy Bern on Swiss News

Project Title Brief the U.S. Embassy Bern on Swiss News
Project Summary Monitoring news from Swiss media, you'll prepare a twice-weekly brief for Embassy staff consisting of short summaries of articles related to the U.S.-Swiss relationship, as well as other topics that are of interest to Department of State policymakers and staff.
Country Switzerland
Country/Region of Focus Switzerland
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post BERN
Section PAS
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The virtual intern will be primarily responsible for a twice-weekly package of news summaries. Working closely with Embassy staff, the intern will develop a system for identifying and organizing important and relevant news sources, such as newspapers and online platforms, focusing particularly on French- and Italian-language media. He/She/They will sift through these sources for mentions of the U.S., the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland, and relevant comments on U.S. foreign policies. Additionally, the intern will conduct media monitoring related to other topics as assigned. The applicant must have French and Italian language reading ability; additional German reading ability is strongly preferred. The applicant will provide paragraph summaries (with their links/references) in English, and must be able to sufficiently read and contextualize Swiss media content.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Research
Writing
Additional Information

The U.S. Embassy Bern seeks a motivated, dependable candidate to work independently to understand the Swiss media and political landscape, and report on Swiss media coverage of the U.S., U.S. policies and the U.S. Embassy in Switzerland, with a particular focus on French- and Italian-language media. Specific search topics will be determined in consultation with the supervisor at Embassy Bern.