Mexican Politics Watcher

Project Title Mexican Politics Watcher
Project Summary Monitor Mexican political developments by selecting and reviewing noteworthy Spanish and English-language open source materials, including news articles, social media, and public statements. Draft English summaries of the content for U.S. Embassy Mexico City Political Section Officers.
Country Mexico
Agency Department of State
DoS Office N/A
Section POL
Number of Interns 10
Project Description

Interns will follow and report on Mexican politics, including but not limited to the president, the administration, political parties, independent candidates, congress, legislation, public policies, public opinion, elections, civil society movements, anti-corruption/transparency efforts, and social issues that are part of public discourse. Interns will follow these topics by reading/watching/listening to Spanish and English-language publicly-available content, including newspapers; op-eds and blogs; television/radio programs; social media, including Twitter, Facebook, and Periscope; and public statements by Mexican officials, thought leaders, and academics. Interns will regularly draft and e-mail to U.S. Embassy officials English summaries of the online content and links to the original sources.

Required Skills or Interests
Additional Information

Interest in Mexico and political issues is a plus. If multiple positions are filled, we will assign specific portfolios based on interns' interests and Political Section needs. Interns who demonstrate motivation and strong writing skills may be asked to draft political analysis for the U.S. Ambassador, other U.S. Embassy officials, and Washington audiences.