Project Code: STATE-USA-FSI-7

Help U.S. Diplomats Learn Spanish

Project Title Help U.S. Diplomats Learn Spanish
Project Summary Assist the Foreign Service Institute's Distance Language Learning program as it works to update and modernize beginner-level Spanish course content. Create exercises, research cultural information, and write content used in online language courses taught to U.S. diplomats.
Country United States
Agency Department of State
DoS Office FSI/SLS
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 4
Project Description

The Distance Language Learning (DLL) program, within the School of Language Studies at the Foreign Service Institute of the Department of State, is modernizing and updating its online language courses. The DLL program provides online, instructor-guided language courses in 21 languages to U.S. diplomats, their families, and other federal agency employees. We recently started to refresh the Spanish beginner-level courses and are seeking creative and detail-oriented individuals to assist language instructors (who are native speakers of Spanish), program administrators, and instructional designers with this project.

The selected virtual interns will support curriculum development work by:
• creating course content and exercises in Spanish
• researching cultural information
• writing, proofreading, and editing content
• testing curriculum and providing feedback to developers

Required Skills or Interests
Cultural diplomacy
Editing and proofreading
Educational design
Additional Information

Interns should speak Spanish at or near the proficiency level of a native-speaker. Perfect for interns who interested in foreign language, education, or online learning. Prior experience creating course content or teaching Spanish is not required.

Ideal intern candidates should be:
• Professional, well-organized, self-motivated, reliable, and flexible
• Able to work effectively independently and as part of a small team
• Creative and have an interest in learning
• Culturally aware