Status: Approved

Project Code: L-STATE-TUR-45

News Junkies: English Conversation Club for Turkish Journalists

Project Title News Junkies: English Conversation Club for Turkish Journalists
Project Summary Engage with up-and-coming journalists in Turkey who want to improve their comprehension and speaking skills in English by co-hosting a regular online English Club. Trained teachers of English as a Foreign Language are welcome to apply but native English speakers in any major are also welcome.
Country Turkey
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section PAS
Number of Interns 2
Project Description

Work with the Public Diplomacy team at the U.S. Consulate in Istanbul and a Turkish Journalism NGO to help develop the capacity of journalists to understand English spoken by native speakers, to provide opportunities for journalists to practice speaking and giving presentations in English. Help journalists understand American culture, American idioms, and the role of the press in the United States.

Required Skills or Interests
Cultural diplomacy
Educational design
Social media management
Additional Information

This is your chance to get in from the ground up on our initiative to include American Virtual Interns in our outreach to journalists in Turkey; we need entrepreneurial and flexible self-starters.