Project Code: STATE-USA-GPA-13

#OnTheRecord: Support Global Journalism through Research and Reporting

Project Title #OnTheRecord: Support Global Journalism through Research and Reporting
Project Summary Learn just how far the news can travel, and help improve the 4th estate! Become a star storyteller by researching and reporting how far and wide foreign journalists’ stories reach. Develop storytelling, design, research, and analytics skills, as we support accurate journalism worldwide.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office GPA/MD/IM/FP
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

The Research and Reporting Intern will act as a storyteller, painting a picture of how the Department of State’s programming has contributed to a free, accurate, and effective press. The intern will get to see stories develop before they've hit the news cycle, and will develop the skills necessary to accurately research the reach and impact of foreign media, and then craft interesting documents that inform and benefit both U.S. government leadership and journalists. This internship will provide interns with a portfolio of projects that includes data visualization, research, networking, analytics, and effective storytelling. We are a small team with a huge impact. With the supervision of the Information Outreach Specialist, you will become an integral member of the Foreign Press Centers.

We are looking for interns that are creative, driven, and self-motivated. Interest in both foreign relations and domestic affairs is required. Proficiency in graphic design, data visualization, and basic analytics/programming (boolean search logic or other PR software skills) are desired but not required. Foreign language skills are a plus. One intern will support our New York Office, and one will support our Washington D.C. office.

Our mission at the Foreign Press Centers is to deepen understanding of U.S. policy and American values through engagement with foreign media. We provide clear and accurate understanding of policy and American values to global audiences via first-hand access. The United States Department of State has Foreign Press Centers in Washington, D.C. and New York City. We promote the depth, accuracy, and balance of foreign reporting from the U.S. by providing direct access to authoritative American information sources.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Data analysis
Data visualization
Graphic design
Research
Writing
Additional Information

You can visit fpc.state.gov to see samples of our programs and speakers. Follow us on social media. Twitter: ForeignPressCtr. Facebook: USDoS.FPC