|Project Title||#WowAmerica - “Diplomacy through visuals (Photos, Videos and Infographs)”|
|Project Summary||Start a digital interaction by sharing a visual with some amazing facts about America. Amplify U.S. Consulate General Lahore’s efforts to engage with Pakistani youth via digital platforms. Share photographs, infographics and small videos to show diversity of the United States of America|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||4|
You will amplify digital engagement with Pakistani youth. With more than 2 million Facebook fans and 19,000 Twitter followers, post’s digital presence is ever expanding and is most popular among students and young people. More than 95% of the Facebook fan base of U.S. Consulate Lahore is under the age of 35, leveraging social media outreach to promote information about U.S. cultural diversity is one of the top priorities of all digital platforms.
90% of information transmitted to the brain is visual. Visuals are processed 60,000X faster in the brain than text and visual content is social-media-ready and social-media-friendly. The eIntern will post some images with information about any interesting thing about the United States. The topic can range from a historical building to studying as a foreign student in America. It can be an infographic containing some amazing information about the country or a 60 second video of any event.
This eIntern project is designed for students who know how to leverage social media platforms as constructive engagement and discussion tools, are connected with the international student community at their university campus, and are comfortable with taking photographs, graphic design and compiling and editing short videos with subtitles. Students with Urdu language skills may make strong candidates. Students with other areas of concentration who have relevant experience are also encouraged to apply.
Desired Interest and Skills
Familiarity with photography, infographics tools, photo and video editing tools. Knowledge of filming short video segments, editing video, and adding subtitles. Interested in promoting U.S. culture, diversity, values and studying opportunities to young Pakistanis. Passionate about connecting young people across continents and focus cross-cultural educational experiences.
Interns can choose any topic to make visuals that can engage Pakistani audiences. Ranging from diversity in America to an event like:Halloween.
Some of the examples, keeping in view the audience in Pakistan, are like:
Museums in America
Muslims in America
Mosques in America
Ramadan in America
Universities in America
Statue of Liberty
Studying in America
Americans' favorite foods
The American Flag
States of America