Project Code: STATE-USA-J-161
|Project Title||Spanish-Language Foreign Media Analyst on Human Trafficking in the Americas|
|Project Summary||The Office to Monitor & Combat Trafficking in Persons (J/TIP) is looking for highly motivated, capable individuals to follow foreign language coverage of human trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean including trends, good practices, ongoing cases, and challenges in Spanish.|
|Country/Region of Focus||Latin America and the Caribbean|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||3|
J/TIP is looking for highly motivated, self-starters to track media reports in Spanish (required) and/or French (optional)
on human trafficking in Latin America and the Caribbean including trends, good practices, ongoing cases, and challenges in Spanish.
Using resources we provide, the incumbent will research, analyze, and translate relevant
articles and social media mentions of human trafficking trends, good practices, ongoing cases, and challenges in brief daily/weekly reports. We do not seek bulk translation but only to flag specific items of interest for Office and Department leadership.
The incumbent will gain valuable experience working for J/TIP whose mission is to lead the Department’s global efforts to combat modern slavery through the prosecution of traffickers, the protection of victims, and the prevention of human trafficking by: objectively analyzing government efforts and identifying global trends, engaging in and supporting strategic bilateral and multilateral diplomacy, targeting foreign assistance to build sustainable capacity of governments and civil society, advancing the coordination of federal anti-trafficking policies across agencies, managing and leveraging operational resources to achieve strategic priorities, and engaging and partnering with civil society, the private sector, and the public to advance the fight against human trafficking.
The incumbent's analysis will inform policymakers and contribute to the knowledge base of J/TIP analysts working in the region who write the annual Trafficking in Persons Report.
|Editing and proofreading|
The ideal candidate will be minimally professionally proficient in one of the requested languages and also have commensurate knowledge of a country in the region or Latin America and the Caribbean. Students of journalism, international relations, business, law, national security policy, history, or area studies would all have the relevant skills and experience.