Project Code: L-USAID-DEU-1

Interagency Research Project on Illicit Mineral Markets in East, West, and Central Africa

Project Title Interagency Research Project on Illicit Mineral Markets in East, West, and Central Africa
Project Summary Use a combination of research methods to identify illicit mineral markets and networks and explain their connection to conflict in East, Central, and West Africa. Analyze trends, causal factors, and impacts of these networks. Convey findings both verbally and in a final report.
Country Germany
Agency Agency for International Development
DoS Office N/A
Post N/A
Section N/A
Number of Interns 1
Project Description

This project is the result of a collaboration between USAID and DOD and the intern will have the benefit of mentors from both organizations. The intern is expected to be self-motivated and to be able to make time for the project without prompting by mentors. The intern is also expected to be able to produce written products requiring minimal further editing in terms of grammar and style. Interns with Africa-related experience are especially encouraged to apply. Applicants with a mastery of a language spoken in East, West, or Central Africa other than French are also encouraged to apply. Interns are expected to take a pragmatic approach to their research, expecting data to be difficult to come by through simple internet searches or trips to the library.

Required Skills or Interests
Skill(s)
Analytical writing
Research
Additional Information

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