Project Code: L-STATE-USA-WHA-112
|Project Title||Cuban Medical Missions Research|
|Project Summary||Monitor publicly available information about Cuba’s medical missions program and maintain related database. Help identify trends and key issues so that we can keep senior Bureau and Department leadership up to date with the accurate information they need to make policy and messaging decisions.|
|Agency||Department of State|
|Number of Interns||1|
Cuban Medical Missions have been called "a form of modern slavery" by the United Nations. The Office of the Coordinator for Cuban Affairs is seeking a virtual intern to monitor and maintain a database of related information from media reports, international organization and NGOs to help us expose the human rights abuses occurring within these programs, to document effective safeguards implemented by various host counties that have helped to counter the abuses, to assess and analyze the conditions of Cuban medical workers abroad, and to keep senior policymakers up to date with accurate information. This is an opportunity to make a meaningful contribution to the protection of human rights. Some Spanish language ability is preferred.