Project Code: STATE-ZWE-54

Embassy Harare: Promoting Sustainable Resource Management in Zimbabwe

Project Title Embassy Harare: Promoting Sustainable Resource Management in Zimbabwe
Project Summary Assist U.S. Embassy Harare’s Political/Economic section in its engagement with Zimbabwe in the areas of governance, natural resources, the environment, science, technology & health (ESTH).
Country Zimbabwe
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section ESTH
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

U.S. Embassy Harare leads U.S. efforts to promote transparency, the rule of law, economic governance, natural resource management, and the fight against wildlife trafficking in Zimbabwe. Widespread illegal mining damages the environment, benefits corrupt actors, and presents health and safety risks to miners who often come from the most vulnerable segments of society. The government of Zimbabwe has lofty goals to protect the environment, responsibly manage natural resources, and prevent wildlife trafficking, but a lack of resources and widespread corruption present major challenges. The virtual intern will research illegal mining and ESTH issues, including wildlife trafficking, monitoring local media and non-government organization reporting in order participate in the drafting of embassy cables and contribute to regular reports. The intern will work closely with the Deputy Political and Economic Chief, the ESTH Associate, and with locally employed U.S. Embassy staff through virtual meetings and email communications.

Required Skills or Interests
Analytical writing
Data analysis
Economic analysis
Political Analysis
Additional Information

Other welcome skills: media monitoring and reporting, open-source research, summarizing, drafting. Facility in MS Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.