Project Code: STATE-USA-14
|Project Title||Tracking Chinese Influence Across Latin America, the Caribbean, and Canada|
|Project Summary||Contribute to USG China policy, a top administration priority. Analyze social media, news, economic data, commercial agreements, and cultural activities to produce assessments, tools, and recommendations for diplomats in the field and policy makers in D.C.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||6|
Seeking interns with diverse educational and language backgrounds for a project looking at regional, sub-regional, and national-level trends in Chinese activities in countries across the Western Hemisphere.
Depending on each intern’s interest, background, and language skills, projects assigned could include:
1) Analyzing social media environments and developing effective positive messaging and counter-messaging campaigns;
2) Tracking and mapping Chinese infrastructure investments across the region and through time;
3) Finding, assessing, and providing content for a China-focused regional newsletter;
4) Producing a comparative study on the impact of Chinese and U.S. free trade agreements on WHA economies;
5) Analyzing trends in COVID-19 medical and other donations.
6) Develop a database of academic and think tank scholars and articles relevant to the region.
7) Design China in X country infographics and handouts for use with visitors and Congressional delegations.
8) Other emerging priorities throughout the semester or year.
|Social media management|
Whether you have five hours a week or forty, I'm looking for self-starters with a strong interest in China and/or western hemisphere affairs. The projects listed above are ideas I have but I am also open to working with you to shape a project that will be relevant to your academic work as well as to the State department. Language skills are a bonus but not strictly required as interns may collaborate on projects based on skills and project needs.