Project Code: STATE-USA-223

Media Monitoring: Update USG Colleagues on the Merida Initiative and Related News Stories

Project Title Media Monitoring: Update USG Colleagues on the Merida Initiative and Related News Stories
Project Summary Monitor Mexican, US and other media for news on the Merida Initiative, security, justice and related topics and compile daily news summaries. News clips come from a variety of international and domestic media sources.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post MEXICO CITY
Section Other
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Intern will compile news summaries of articles and reporting on the Merida Initiative, a US$2.6bn bilateral security agreement between the US and Mexico. The summaries should also include news relevant to the Merida Initiative and its programs, which span the spectrum of the law enforcement and justice sectors in Mexico. The intern should use multiple information sources including Spanish and English-language publicly-available content, such as newspapers, op-eds and blogs; television/radio programs; social media, including Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, and Periscope; and public statements by Mexican officials. The Interns will deliver a daily summary to their INL mentor.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Editing and proofreading
Research
Social media management
Writing
Additional Information

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