|Project Title||“Afghans in America” Program Manager|
|Project Summary||Help young Afghans understand contemporary Muslim life in the United States. Expand people's perception of the roles of youth, women, and minority communities across our country.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||3|
The Virtual Student Foreign Service intern will recruit U.S.-based speakers and manage an 8-episode virtual speaker program highlighting the lives of members of the Afghan diaspora in the United States. The audiences will be visitors in Afghanistan’s Lincoln Learning Centers, a network of 23 U.S.-funded and managed cultural centers spread throughout Afghanistan. The speakers, who could be recruited from anywhere in the United States, will simultaneously present to three Lincoln Learning Centers via Skype. The purpose of the program is to offer Afghan audiences a window into the day-to-day lives of Afghans and Muslims in America.
Recruit speakers: All speakers should be Afghan-born or descended. Speakers should be fluent in at least one language commonly spoken in Afghanistan.
In collaboration with American Foreign Service Officers in Kabul, manage the logistical aspects of the program, including scheduling presentations and making sure the material is appropriate for a U.S.-sponsored program to an Afghan audience.
Intern will report to a Foreign Service Officer, but most communications will be with Afghan staff at the Embassy and at Lincoln Learning Centers.