Status: Approved

Project Code: STATE-MEX-171

Mexico Current Events Meets Ups

Project Title Mexico Current Events Meets Ups
Project Summary The American Space in Mexico City, the Benjamin Franklin Library, will organize virtual Current Events Meet Ups between e-Interns and Mexicans.
Country Mexico
Country/Region of Focus Mexico
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post MEXICO CITY
Section PAS
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The American Space in Mexico City, the Benjamin Franklin Library, will organize virtual Current Events Meet Ups between e-Interns and Mexicans. The main sites will be American Spaces located in Mexico City, Veracruz and Chiapas. The goal will be to encourage an objective analysis of news sources and offer an opportunity to learn about current issues, both national and international, that are significant to the United States. In addition, Mexican participants will have an opportunity to practice and improve their English.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Cultural diplomacy
Political Analysis
Research
Additional Information

The e-Interns will:
- Design and develop plans for several two-month long Meet Ups, including an introduction to news analysis.
- Keep up-to-date with news in the U.S., selecting headlines and articles to discuss each week.
- Facilitate three weekly (1.5 – 2 hours each session) virtual meet ups with 10 Mexican university students and/or journalists at three different American Spaces.
Meet Up Details:
- Three to four two-month-long Meet-Ups over the eight-month period.
- Three weekly meetings, 1.5-2 hours each, with Mexico City, Veracruz, and Chiapas.
- Participants: 10 university students/journalists in each two-month round.
- Technology: Delivered via preferred virtual platform.