Project Code: STATE-CHN-61

Human Rights Research and Writing in Hong Kong

Project Title Human Rights Research and Writing in Hong Kong
Project Summary Research a wide variety of human rights issues in Hong Kong; Help prepare the annual State Department Human Rights Report; Help prepare the annual State Department Trafficking in Persons Report. Help write speeches and other forms of communication about Post's Human Rights initiatives.
Country China
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section POL
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The U.S. Consulate General in Hong Kong and Macau actively follows and promotes human rights in Hong Kong, Macau, and Mainland China. Every fall the consulate writes public human rights reports for Hong Kong and Macau. Every spring it writes public reports about human trafficking in Hong Kong and Macau. Throughout the year, the consulate writes non-public reports about human rights and human trafficking to keep Washington decision makers informed about important developments in these areas.

The consulate is seeking a virtual student intern to help conduct internet research on human rights and human trafficking issues. That research will feed into the consulate's public and non-public reports on the issue, freeing up political officers at post to conduct more face-to-face meetings on those topics. The research will be keyed to the sections of the human rights and trafficking in persons reports. Other research will be ad hoc projects related to current human rights topics. The intern will work with the consulate's human rights officer to narrow the scope of research and present the research in a usable format.

The intern may also be asked to help conduct research for public speeches about human trafficking and draft those speeches about human trafficking.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Graphic design
Political Analysis
Speech writing
Infographic design
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