Project Code: STATE-USA-J-95

Storytelling to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act

Project Title Storytelling to Celebrate the 20th Anniversary of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act
Project Summary Interested in telling stories, based on interviews and data analysis? Help us mark the 20th anniversary of the passage of the Trafficking Victims Protection Act (TVPA) with stories of trials and triumph of government led efforts.
Country United States
Country/Region of Focus Global
Agency Department of State
DoS Office J/TIP
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

The Department of State’s Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking Persons (TIP Office) is focused on fighting the crime of human trafficking and leads the State Department’s efforts to prosecute traffickers, protect victims and prevent human trafficking.
The TIP Office seeks an e-intern to contribute to the celebration of the 20th anniversary of the passage TVPA through storytelling. The e-intern will tell stories of struggles and successes of drafting and passing the initial legislation and through the most recent reauthorization (in 2019). This will involve reviewing legislation, identifying candidates to interview, developing an interview schedule, conducting interviews and drafting stories. The e-intern will also review copies of the Trafficking in Persons reports to analyze trends and evolution in the report and identify stories of success as a result of the report. The e-intern will help the TIP Office determine the best medium for publication.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Data visualization
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

Please submit a 500 word (max) writing sample, reflecting on this Martin Luther King, Jr.’s remarks at the National Cathedral on March 31, 1968, as it relates to your interest in helping to tell stories from government anti-trafficking efforts. "We shall overcome because the arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice."
The ideal candidate is a journalism graduate student with interests in investigative, international and political journalism who asks good questions, listens carefully, has strong analytical skills and writes well.