Project Code: STATE-PRT-34

Tracking Foreign Influence in Portugal

Project Title Tracking Foreign Influence in Portugal
Project Summary Analyze news summaries and reports from publicly available sources to identify trends and key inroads made by external actors within Portugal. Produce a tracker that lists and highlights key engagements, initiatives, and investments for use by policy makers.
Country Portugal
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section ECON
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

In this project, VSFS interns will provide research into how various foreign actors are approaching relationships within Portugal. This includes not only the government (central, provincial, and municipal) but also companies (public and private), institutions (cultural, academic, scientific, etc), and private citizens (such as tourists or exchange programs). Interns would work with Political and Economic Officers and create a tracker via spreadsheet of major engagements, agreements, and investments through time, in addition to drafting reports analyzing the major tends for use by policy makers. This internship provides an opportunity to learn about U.S. diplomacy an important ally. Interest in China, Africa, or Latin America relations would be helpful. Portuguese or Chinese skills would be helpful, but not required.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Economic analysis
Editing and proofreading
Political Analysis
Social media management
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