Project Code: STATE-USA-R-55

Communications for a better world: public diplomacy to counter violent extremism & disinformation

Project Title Communications for a better world: public diplomacy to counter violent extremism & disinformation
Project Summary Help make the world a better place by working with the Global Engagement Center, at the U.S. Department of State. You will be tracking and conducting research on countering violent extremism, counter-terrorism, and counter-disinformation/propaganda communications.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office R/CSCC
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 5
Project Description

The Global Engagement Center (GEC) at the U.S. Department of State is looking for hardworking, reliable, and well-organized graduate students to track and conduct academic, NGO, and think-tank research to help our broad international communications efforts. You will be working with GEC staff and other virtual interns to ensure that our efforts are informed by cutting edge research. The GEC is an innovative and agile inter-agency office with the broad mandate to counter international terrorist and state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation. We work with other State Department bureaus and offices and U.S. government partners, the international Coalition to defeat ISIL, and international and domestic NGOs to counter those who use violence and disinformation as a tool for change.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

The Global Engagement Center is seeking graduate students with an interest in counter terrorism communications and combatting state sponsored disinformation. The position requires effective writing and virtual communication (email, video chat, etc.) skills. You will be working using google docs, email, google hangouts, and other virtual tools to communicate and coordinate with staff and other interns. German language and skills are preferred, but we will definitely consider exceptional non-foreign language speaking applicants. Exceptional undergraduate students will be considered. If selected for an interview, your resume and a writing sample will be requested.

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