Project Code: STATE-USA-R-10

Communications for a better world: public diplomacy to counter disinformation & violent extremism

Project Title Communications for a better world: public diplomacy to counter disinformation & violent extremism
Project Summary Help make the world a better place: counter state-sponsored and terrorist/violent extremist disinformation with the U.S. Department of State. You will be tracking and conducting research, using your analytical and writing skills. Help inform US government decision makers, strategies, and projects!
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office R/GECU
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 10
Project Description

The Global Engagement Center (GEC) at the U.S. Department of State is looking for exceptional, hardworking, reliable, and well-organized graduate students to track and summarize academic and think-tank research and social media (among other learning and engagement opportunities) to help our broad international communications efforts. You will be working with GEC staff & other virtual interns to ensure that our efforts are informed by cutting edge research and analysis. The GEC is an innovative and agile inter-agency office with the mandate to counter international terrorist and state-sponsored propaganda and disinformation. We work with other State Department bureaus, U.S. government partners, and international and domestic NGOs to counter those who use violence, propaganda, and disinformation as a tool for change. Join the most rewarding e-internship out there! We're creative, engaging, and invested in your success during and after the internship.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Editing and proofreading
Additional Information

The Global Engagement Center is seeking graduate students with an interest in counter terrorism
communications and combatting state sponsored disinformation. The position requires effective analytical reading and writing and virtual communication (email, video chat, etc.) skills. You will be working using google docs, email, google
hangouts, and other virtual tools to communicate and coordinate with staff and other interns. Foreign language
skills are preferred, but we will definitely consider exceptional non-foreign language speaking applicants.
If selected for an interview, your resume and a writing sample will be requested - strong writing, and editing skills are a must. The following languages are a nice to have: Chinese, Spanish, Russian, German, French, Urdu, Bosnian/Serbo-Croatian, Farsi, Arabic, Somali.

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