Project Code: STATE-USA-SCA-158

South and Central Asia Media Monitoring

Project Title South and Central Asia Media Monitoring
Project Summary Compile a daily summary of the news coverage of the South and Central Asia region to be read by top leadership and experts in the Department. Prepare media analyses and summaries of major events and trends. Track statements from foreign governments of South and Central Asia.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office SCA
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

The State Department's Bureau of South and Central Asian Affairs seeks an detailed-oriented news junkie with an interest in foreign affairs to compile a daily summary of U.S. and international news coverage of the countries of South and Central Asia (Afghanistan, Pakistan, India, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Bangladesh, Bhutan, Maldives, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan). The intern would be responsible for scanning the news every morning and selecting approximately 25 of the top articles on South and Central Asia from a range of sources and compiling them into an easily digestible format, to be sent out by 7:30 a.m. EST every work day. Our daily news clips are read by the top leadership and experts in the State Department and Ambassadors and staff at our Embassies around the world to help shape their understanding of breaking events and issues in the region.

Periodically, interns would be called up to compile media reaction to a specific event or activity. Interns would also have the opportunity to analyze trends they are seeing and summarize their findings, which would be shared with policy makers in the Department.

Interns would be asked to track statements made by foreign government officials from South and Central Asia during media appearances, through press releases and spokespersons, and on social media, and compile in a easy-to-read format.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Social media management
Additional Information

Interns would contribute to the work of the South and Central Asia Bureau's Press Team, a small, friendly of Foreign Service Officers, Civil Servants, and contractors who support the Bureau's media outreach and work closely with journalists who follow our region. We directly support the Assistant Secretary for South and Central Asia, as well as Department Spokesperson Morgan Ortagus.