Project Code: STATE-KEN-165
|Project Title||Crisis Preparedness for American Citizen Services in Kenya and Somalia|
|Project Summary||Conduct research to find doctors, lawyers, morgues, and other agencies in Kenya and Somalia that can assist U.S. citizens in the event of a large scale crisis.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||4|
U.S. Embassy Nairobi is responsible for providing Consular services to American citizens in Kenya and Somalia. This includes being prepared to assist Americans in the event of a large scale crisis. During terrorist attacks, like the Nairobi Westgate Mall attack in 2013, the U.S. Embassy in Kenya must respond quickly to connect Americans to doctors, lawyers, and morgues. The Embassy requires a Virtual Intern to research these resources in Kenya and Somalia to keep our list of contacts as up-to-date as possible, enabling a quick response during the next crisis. The intern will work closely with Embassy staff to research viable contacts useful to the Consular section’s crisis preparedness. The intern will compile their data into an easily searchable spreadsheet/database and will assist Embassy staff in establishing contact with these new resources discovered during their research.