Project Code: NCMNPS-USA-1

Media Monitoring Guru

Project Title Media Monitoring Guru
Project Summary Join us in compiling a daily summary of news coverage to be read by Commissioners and staff. Topics of coverage include the military Selective Service System, military service, national service, public service, civic education, and more.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus United States
Agency National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
DoS Office N/A
Office Symbol National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

Does our country have a continuing need for a military Selective Service System? How can we, as a nation, create an ethos of service and increase participation in national, military, and public service? If you want to take part in the work that answers these questions, then join us. The National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service’s Public Affairs team seeks a detail-oriented news guru. With a broad mandate, someone who is interested in an array of topics and can make connections across topics would excel at this job. Our news clips are read by Commissioners and staff to help shape their understanding of breaking events and issues regarding the Commission’s mandate. All clips should be complied in a digestible format, to be sent every workday at the same time. Duties will include:
• Tracking local and national media for content related to the Commission’s mission, including but not limited to military service, national service public service, civic education, and selective service.
• Tracking international news on mandatory service, public service, national service, military service, and conscription. There might be specific countries to track dependent on their policies and current updates.
• Tracking all media mentions of the National Commission on Military, National, and Public Service. This will include gathering contact information for the media outlet and reporter.
• Tracking local and national media for the eleven Commissioners.
• Tracking press releases, statements, and social media from stakeholders (Congress, President, and others as directed) regarding the Commission’s mission.
• Preparing media analyses and summaries of major events and trends once a month.

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

The National Commission on Military, National and Public Service is an 11-member bipartisan commission tasked for the first time in American history, with comprehensively and holistically reviewing the Selective Service System, along with military, national, and public service. The Commission hopes to ignite a national conversation about ideas of service as it develops recommendations for the Congress, the President, and the American public by March 2020. Our vision is that by working together, every American will be inspired and eager to serve and we hope you join us in making this vision a reality. The Commission was formally established on September 19, 2017 and will formally disband in September 2020. While unpaid, course or independent study college or university credit may be arranged per individual school policies.