Embassy Kuala Lumpur: Promoting Deeper Economic Cooperation With Malaysia

Project Title Embassy Kuala Lumpur: Promoting Deeper Economic Cooperation With Malaysia
Project Summary Assist U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Economic section in its engagement with Malaysia in the areas of trade, energy, macroeconomics, finance and environment, science, technology & health (ESTH).
Country Malaysia
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Post KUALA LUMPUR
Section ECON
Number of Interns 3
Project Description

U.S. Embassy Kuala Lumpur leads U.S. efforts on the ground to promote deeper economic ties between the United States and Malaysia. Malaysia is one of the most dynamic economies of the ASEAN region, regularly cited as a regional model of governance and sound economic policies. Though not yet a “fully developed” country by world Bank standards, Malaysia has developed strong economic ties with other countries and is a central node in the global supply chain for goods from airplanes to hospital equipment. Embassy Kuala Lumpur seeks three virtual student interns to assist with bilateral diplomatic initiatives and track key developments in Malaysia’s most important economic sectors as the country responds to the ongoing impact of COVID-19. The virtual interns will help to assess the economic impact of developments in country across a range of sectors. Interns will also track the macroeconomic effects of the government’s policy decisions that impact its relationship with China, a key player in Malaysia investment, as initiatives championed by the dynamic Malaysian government such as on tax, technology and environmental reforms, and may be able to contribute to embassy reporting. Interns will utilize all available media, including popular online newspapers, Malaysian government websites, private and public sector websites, journals, and other sources of relevant information.

Embassy Kuala Lumpur’s Economic team will develop specific objectives and timelines with the virtual student interns that support current reporting priorities. Interns will report to a specific officer but will coordinate with the Economic Counselor, Deputy, and Officer Manager. Be part of an exciting team in the heart of Southeast Asia!

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Economic analysis
Research
Additional Information

Other welcome skills: media monitoring and reporting, open-source research, summarizing, drafting. Facility in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.