Project Code: STATE-USA-WHA-123

Mexican Politics Watcher

Project Title Mexican Politics Watcher
Project Summary Monitor Mexican political developments by selecting and reviewing noteworthy Spanish and English-language open source materials, including news articles, social media, and public statements. Draft English summaries of the content for U.S. Embassy Mexico City Political Section Officers.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus Mexico
Agency Department of State
DoS Office WHA/MEX
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 5
Project Description

Interns will follow and report on Mexican politics, including but not limited to the president, the administration, political parties, independent candidates, congress, legislation, public policies, public opinion, elections, civil society movements, anti-corruption/transparency efforts, and social issues that are part of public discourse. Interns will follow these topics by reading/watching/listening to Spanish and English-language publicly-available content, including newspapers; op-eds and blogs; television/radio programs; social media, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope; and public statements by Mexican officials, thought leaders, and academics. Interns will work on specific projects relating to these topics, which will include regularly drafting and e-mailing U.S. Embassy officials English summaries of the online content and links to the original sources.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Political Analysis
Research
Writing
Additional Information

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