Project Code: STATE-MEX-138

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, U.S. and other media for news on the Merida Initiative, security, justice, and related topics and compile daily news summaries for Embassy Mexico's INL section. News clips come from a variety of international and domestic media sources in both Spanish and English.
Country Mexico
Country/Region of Focus Mexico
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 $3bn USD bilateral
security cooperation mechanism between the United States 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, and YouTube, and public statements by government officials. The Interns will deliver a daily summary to their INL mentor. Readership includes Embassy section heads, and Washington personnel in the State Department and White House.

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

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