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Virtual Student Foreign Service (VSFS) 2011-2012 eIntern Positions


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The application period for the VSFS 2011-2012 eInternship program has closed. Below is a list of the eIntern positions that will be filled by September 2012. These summaries contain language, regional knowledge, and other requirements for each position. Each tag corresponds to a unique letter/number combination for each project. Projects were available to work with US diplomatic posts overseas and State Department domestic offices (noted by tag beginning with “DC”). New projects will be posted in spring 2012 for the 2012-2013 eInternship cycle.

FAQs addressing general program questions, eligibility, and the application process are available here.

Quick links to countries in alphabetical order:


ANDORRA

cuba

germany

mongolia

singapore

AUSTRALIA

Cyprus

guinea

nepal

slovakia

AUSTRIA

czech republic

honduras

netherlands

south africa

azerbaijan

dominican republic

india

niger

Tajikistan

BeLIZE

state department Domestic office

indonesia

nigeria

tonga

Belgium

east timor

ireland

pakistan

uganda

Botswana

Egypt

italy

peru

united kingdom

brunei

estonia

kazakhstan

philippines

ukraine

Canada

ethiopia

Kuwait

russia

uruguay

China

finland

latvia

senegal

uzbekistan

Colombia

gambia

mexico

sierra leone

yemen

Croatia

georgia

micronesia

   

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A1 Andorra Escaldes-Engordany (UNESCO Commission) Promote next Art Camp in July 2012 and the possibility of participation by American artists; contact art schools and organize a contest including a first prize trip to Andorra for participating in Art Camp. French or Spanish would be helpful   Knowledge of the art world, ability to contact sponsors for travel expenses.  
A2 Andorra Escaldes-Engordany (UNESCO Commission) Connect with Andorran students via web meetings so students can improve their English skills and engage in open dialogue with American students.     Knowledge of Andorra would be preferable so as to increase cultural awareness and foster enhanced cultural dialogue.  
A3 Andorra Ordino (UNESCO Commission) Study resources (sports, nature, leisure) of Ordino valley so as to determine how best to promote them online; analyze existing tourism offers, evaluate communication channels, propose improvements, and create new marketing campaigns . French or Spanish Advanced Knowledge of rural locations (populations smaller than 5000), the tourism industry, and marketing and communications. Social media
A4 Australia Canberra Learn about economic diplomacy by conducting commercial research and promoting U.S. exports to Australia in Support of the President’s National Export Initiative (NEI).     Interest in economic affairs in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region with access to good Internet connectivity, familiarity with Microsoft Office, and willing to conduct Internet research on a regular basis. MS Office platform, research
A5 Australia Canberra Engage Australian youth and young professionals through content posted on Facebook to increase understanding of the United States and help showcase partnerships on issues such as climate change and transnational business.     General knowledge of Australian geography and culture and specific knowledge of one or more of the following: U.S. climate change; Policies and groups; How to do business in Australia and the U.S.; Volunteerism and U.S.-Australian service and development partnerships; U.S. education system, particularly tertiary. Research, social/new media
A6 Australia Canberra Engage Australian youth, young professionals, and media through content posted on Twitter to increase understanding of the United States and help showcase partnerships on issues such as climate change and innovation.     General knowledge of Australian geography and culture and specific knowledge of current social and political issues. Research, social/new media
A7 Australia Sydney Work with the Public Affairs Section to promote study in the U.S. and the National Export Initiative through social media.     Interest in Australia and the Asia-Pacific region; must be familiar with social media and able to maintain two interesting Facebook pages with text, photos, and video uploads. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, photography, social/new media
A8 Australia Sydney Collaboratively conduct research with U.S. Consulate General Sydney employees, and initiate an interactive Facebook page that provides information to Foreign National Student Internship applicants on opportunities to intern in the U.S.       Research, social/new media
A9 Austria US Mission to the U.N. in Vienna Conduct online research into public opinion and media coverage of nuclear security issues in Iran, Syria, and Pakistan. Arabic, Farsi, and/or Urdu Advanced Interest and/or experience with Security Studies is a plus. Proficiency in Arabic, Farsi and/or Urdu is a must. Research, social/new media
A10 Austria Vienna (UNESCO Commission) Organize and follow the preparation of the European-North American Conference on Youth Participation including roofreading all English documents and writing a final report. German Beginner or intermediate Basic knowledge of functioning and structure of UN system, in particular UNESCO. Computer literacy
A11 Azerbaijan Baku Create and coordinate an 8-part virtual guest lecture series on conflict resolution in American history, where guest lecturers will participate via DVC with American Studies students in Azerbaijan.     Study in American history and/or conflict resolution is desired. Knowledge of the Caucasus is desired but not necessary. Ideal candidate is a graduate student or highly qualified undergraduate with experience in curriculum development. Create video/podcasts, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
A12 Azerbaijan Baku Design and manage virtual theme-based English-language discussion program connecting American participants with high school English language students in rural Azerbaijan.     Knowledge of Azerbaijani is desired but not necessary. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
B1 Belize Belize City (UNESCO Commission) Design, establish and maintain an official website for the Belize National Commission for UNESCO (NATCOM).     Graduate student Ability to speak clearly and give simple, direct instructions in English.
B2 Belgium Brussels Serve as a "foreign correspondent" on a university campus in the United States and contribute articles, video clips, and photos on American values and Americana.     Graduate student with well-developed writing and communication skills; familiar with digital photography, video, and interview techniques; and a genuine interest in intercultural exchanges. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, photography, research, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
B3 Botswana Gaborone Research and write a report on how to improve Botswana’s business registration process.       Research
B4 Brunei Bandar Seri Begawan Engage prospective exchange students in online discussions centered around attending a U.S. higher education institution.     Knowledge of Southeast Asia and Islam are a plus, but not required. Create video/podcasts, digital camera, MS Office platform, photography, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
C1 Canada Calgary Review and create content for US Consulate General Calgary Virtual Presence Posts' websites.     Knowledge of Canada and First Nations helpful but not required. MS Office platform, research, social/new media, website design and development
C2 China Beijing Develop captioned photos, short videos, and blog-length texts describing the lives of undergraduate and graduate American and Chinese students studying in the United States, to stimulate interactive engagement on Mission China’s blogs and micro-blogs. Chinese-Mandarin Intermediate Some knowledge of Chinese, China and Chinese culture required. Knowledge of social media sites like Twitter and Facebook required. Knowledge of Chinese social media sites desirable. Create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, MS Office platform, photography, social/new media
C3 China Guangzhou Through blogging, engage with university students and internet users in south China on women’s issues. Chinese - Mandarin   Desired, but not required: Chinese; familiarity with simplified Chinese character input; introductory familiarity with modern Chinese history and economic and social development; familiarity with women's studies in America Blog posting/moderation; Digital camera; MS Office platform; Website editing; Access to Digital Video Conferencing equipment
C4 China Shanghai Conduct online research and monitor social media sites for information about Anhui, Jiangsu and Zhejiang provinces and blog/micro blog to compare and contrast experiences in China and the U.S. Chinese-Mandarin Advanced It will be ideal, though not necessary, for the VSFS intern to have spent time in China previously and to understand Chinese geography and basic political structure. Chinese language skill (especially reading) is highly desired, but applicants without Chinese will also be considered. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, photography, research, social/new media
C5 Colombia Bogota Design a “virtual Foto-Museo” webpage that integrates with the Narcotics Affairs Section's Facebook page, in both English and Spanish. Spanish Intermediate Interest in or knowledge of Colombian history a plus Graphic design software, MS Office platform, photography, social/new media, website design and development, website editing
C6 Colombia Bogota Keep the conversation going on the Facebook page of U.S. Embassy Colombia's nationwide photo contest, “Colombia, País de Contrastes.”     Knowledge of or interest in Colombian history is a plus. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, photography, research, social/new media, webcam
C7 Croatia Zagreb Research and compile analytical reports on the likely impact on Croatia of European Union accession.        
C8 Croatia Zagreb Contribute to preparation for "Chicago Week," an Embassy Zagreb-hosted event to be held in Croatia that will encourage greater economic and cultural cooperation between the United States and Croatia.     eIntern must live in the Chicago area.  
C9 Croatia Zagreb Prepare an analysis of Croatia’s civil judicial system and alternative dispute resolution regime and make recommendations on reforms.     eIntern must be either a law student or a graduate student in a relevant field of study.  
C10 Cuba Havana Research contacts and proactively develop relationships to support educational exchange and develop programming for Cuban Independent Libraries to increase community outreach programs. Spanish Advanced Understanding of the history of relations between the United States and Cuba as well as the mission of USINT. Knowledge of the society, culture, political/economic and governmental systems of the U.S. and Cuba. Research, social/new media
C11 Cyprus Nicosia Assist with public affairs outreach programs by using social media, website, and audio-visual tools to connect with and inform various target groups about U.S. culture, education and policy.     Knowledge of Cyprus and the European Union would be helpful. Create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, social/new media, video recorder, website editing
C12 Czech Republic Prague Engage in administrative management research projects to draft and prepare internal embassy communications on topics such as ethics, cultural guidance, procurement, and cloud computing.     Knowledge of law would be useful. MS Office platform, research
D1 Dominican Republic Santo Domingo Monitor news stories on Human Rights, Labor and Trafficking in Persons in the Dominican Republic for the Annual Human Rights and Trafficking in Persons Reports. Spanish Advanced Must read Spanish at an advanced level in order to follow and summarize news reports. MS Office platform, research
DC1 State Department Domestic Office African Affairs - Office of Economic Policy Staff Develop public outreach tools such as websites, chat forums, etc., to help U.S. businesses identify and participate in trade and investment opportunities in Africa     Familiarity with Africa preferred. Research, social/new media, web chat forums, website design and development, website editing
DC2 State Department Domestic Office African Affairs - Public Diplomacy/Public Affairs Create content about the African Diaspora community for digital outreach. Hausa, French, Portuguese, or any other language of Africa would be helpful, but not required. Advanced Knowledge of Africa, African-Diaspora, and U.S. Immigrant Communities Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, graphic design software, MS Office platform, photography, research, social/new media, video recorder
DC3 State Department Domestic Office African Affairs - Public Diplomacy/Public Affairs Continue and expand outreach to young African leaders.     Familiarity with Africa preferred. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, research, social/new media
DC4 State Department Domestic Office African Affairs - Public Diplomacy/Public Affairs Assist in tracking the Bureau of African Affairs' social media engagement.       Research, social/new media
DC5 State Department Domestic Office African Affairs - Public Diplomacy/Public Affairs Develop and build social media and/or mobile applications for the Bureau of African Affairs.     Social Media and/or Mobile Application building. App development
DC6 State Department Domestic Office Arms Control, Verification and Compliance Provide research support, collect data, maintain databases, and expand the web presence for the Bureau of Arms Control, Verification and Compliance.     Interest in arms control and international security. Familiarity with any of the following subjects a plus: nuclear, chemical or biological weapons; missile defense; treaty negotiation and ratification; verification technology; NATO policy; space policy. Blog posting/moderation, research, social/new media
DC7 State Department Domestic Office Career Development Resource Center - Bureau of Human Resources Integrate, track, and build a database for a virtual a career development library and supply current research on students considering a career in diplomacy.       Blog posting/moderation, digital camera, graphic design software, MS Office platform, research, website design and development, website editing
DC8 State Department Domestic Office European and Eurasian Affairs - Office of Press and Public Diplomacy Develop 2-minute French-language videos explaining U.S. government and history concepts to Francophone youth French Intermediate   Create video/podcasts, social/new media
DC9 State Department Domestic Office European and Eurasian Affairs - Office of Press and Public Diplomacy Develop 2-minute Spanish-language videos explaining U.S. government and history concepts to Spanish-speaking youth. Spanish Intermediate   Create video/podcasts, social/new media
DC10 State Department Domestic Office European and Eurasian Affairs - Office of Press and Public Diplomacy Develop 2-minute Portuguese-language videos explaining U.S. government and history concepts to Portuguese-speaking youth. Portuguese Intermediate   Create video/podcasts, social/new media
DC11 State Department Domestic Office European and Eurasian Affairs - Office of Press and Public Diplomacy Develop 2-minute Italian-language videos explaining U.S. government and history concepts to Italian-speaking youth. Italian Intermediate   Create video/podcasts, social/new media
DC12 State Department Domestic Office International Information Programs - Office of Information Resources Help create an interactive map-based portal of nearly 1,000 public libraries, cultural centers, and English-language learning spaces located around the world.       MS Office platform, research, SQL, website design and development, website editing
DC13 State Department Domestic Office Office of English Language Programs - Education and Cultural Affairs Bureau Conduct online research and support the social media platform of the English Access Microscholarship Program to better understand and strengthen the program’s online presence.     Interest in international education and social media Blog posting/moderation, MS Office platform, research, social/new media, web chat forums
DC14 State Department Domestic Office Office of Environmental Policy - Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs Research a broad range of trade-related environmental topics for internal use and engage in other projects identified during the course of the internship. Spanish (helpful but not required)   Knowledge of environmental policy Research, social/new media
DC15 State Department Domestic Office Office of Global Systems - Bureau of International Organization Affairs Analyze the Program and Budget of the Universal Postal Union for consistency with member country priorities, develop a tool for evaluating the effective use of resources through the organization’s budget cycle, and assist the Department of State in formulating proposals to improve financial management and transparency in this UN Specialized Agency for the 2012 Congress.     Expertise with Excel or another application accessible to the U.S. Department of State and useful for the presentation and analysis of financial information. Interest in finance and the alignment of budget with organizational priorities and design. MS Office platform, research, SQL, website design and development, website editing
DC16 State Department Domestic Office Office of eDiplomacy - Information Resource Management Develop creative marketing tactics and strategy (using video, print, and graphics) to encourage State Department personnel to use internal social media products.     Background in marketing, communications, public affairs and outreach helpful. Interest in social media tools: specifically wikis, blogs, professional networking sites. Interest in new technology initiatives and writing for a non-technical audience. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, graphic design software, MS Office platform, research, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
DC17 State Department Domestic Office Office of Innovative Engagement - International Information Programs Bureau Develop "How To" guides for the use of emerging technologies, such as social media, by State Department employees.     Experienced with social media Research, social/new media
DC18 State Department Domestic Office Office of Management Policy, Rightsizing and Innovation Promote the Department of State’s Greening Diplomacy Initiative (GDI) to the public across a variety of social media platforms and the Department’s external website as well as facilitate communication between the D.C. Greening Embassies Forum and U.S. Embassies and Consulates overseas.       Social/new media, website design and development, website editing, writing
DC19 State Department Domestic Office Office of Policy, Planning, and Resources for the Under Secretary of Public Diplomacy and Public Affairs Analyze a social media survey creating statistics and visuals     Strong skills in regression analysis, data visualization, general analysis, statistics, and Microsoft Excel; familiarity with statistical analysis software MS Office platform, Excel
DC20 State Department Domestic Office Office of Policy, Regional and Functional Organizations - Bureau of International Organization Affairs Conduct research to document United Nation cooperation with regional organizations. Any languages helpful but not required   Familiarity with the UN or one or more regional organizations helpful Research
DC21 State Department Domestic Office Office of Resource Management - International Narcotics and Law Enforcement Affairs Help the International Narcotics and Law Enforcement office to implement an agreement clearance process and assist with program performance monitoring and evaluation       MS Office platform, research
DC22 State Department Domestic Office Office of Terrorism Finance and Economic Sanctions Policy - Bureau of Economic, Energy and Business Affairs Conduct international, regional, and local media analysis to assist in the formation of U.S. foreign policy on Iran. Farsi Advanced Regional knowledge is optional but will help in understanding Country/Region-specific research requirements, industry trends, and U.S. Government foreign policy goals.

The applicant must be computer literate. He/she must have Internet/Email access and must be able to navigate Farsi-based websites, blogs, online journals, etc. He/she must be fluent in Microsoft Office Suite.

Reading fluency in Farsi is required.

Graduate-level is strongly preferred, but undergraduate with significant experience will also be considered.
MS Office platform, research
DC23 State Department Domestic Office Office of the Haiti Special Coordinator Help the Haiti Special Coordinator's Public Affairs team jump into the 21st century by defining, monitoring, analyzing, and engaging Haitians and Haitian-Americans via social media sites, blogs, websites, and news feeds to determine public opinions on US earthquake reconstruction assistance projects as well as overall opinions on the political, economic and social situation of Haiti. Haitian Creole Advanced Previous knowledge or study of Haiti, Haitian Creole and French would be very helpful in this project.

Intermediate or advanced spoken, written and reading skills in Haitian Creole are vital. French will also be helpful, but Creole is more important.
Blog posting/moderation, MS Office platform, research, social/new media, web chat forums
DC24 State Department Domestic Office Office of the United States Special Representative to Muslim Communities Maintain a running list of NGO’s and young Muslim leaders, communicate with these groups and people about Special Representative to Muslim Communities' campaigns, maintain activity on a regional Facebook group webpage, serve as a liaison to generation changers and 2011 HAH pledgers, and facilitate the creation and implementation of campaign events.       Social/new media
E1 East Timor Dili (UNESCO Commission) Provide English language support for East Timor National Commission for UNESCO staff to assist with editing and drafting of documents, including proposals, financial reports, and applications; assist with design and content of the National Commission website in English. Portuguese and/or Bahasa Indonesia would be an advantage Intermediate Broad understanding of development issues, including challenges of nation-building in a post-conflict society.  
E2 Egypt Cairo Develop and implement a web and social media marketing plan to support volunteer tourism citizen diplomacy activities in conjunction with Egyptian tour operators, NGOs and government partners.     Familiar with web design, social media and marketing skills targeted to an American audience. Social/new media, website design and development, marketing
E3 Estonia Tallinn Write short articles on unique American-Estonian linkages to help expand the American "footprint" in Estonia.     Basic journalism skills required and a cursory knowledge of Estonia is desirable. MS Office platform, research, social/new media
E4 Ethiopia Addis Ababa Support embassy operations by researching and meeting with government agencies and organizations in Washington, such as OPIC and the Export-Import Bank, to provide the embassy with a better understanding of specific ways in which we can encourage the development of a business environment friendly to engagement by U.S. companies.     Knowledge of international trade and finance. MS Office platform, research
F1 Finland Helsinki Produce a daily/weekly summary of what’s trending in the U.S. and interact via social media with clients.     Interest in or experience with futures studies. Social/new media
G1 Gambia Banjul Research and develop a database of members of the Gambian Diaspora who are living in the United States and would be willing to help post and promote international understanding between our two nations.     Database - Excel capable MS Office platform
G2 Georgia Tbilisi One Tbilisi virtual intern will collaborate with our Georgian, bi-lingual social media person to come up with material, surveys, quizzes, stories and videos that will stimulate Georgian youth (16-30) to frequent the Embassy Facebook page; the other intern will focus on policy research to be used in weekly mailings to policy makers and opinion shapers in Georgia.     A keen curiosity and a determination to make an impact on social media in Georgia. Create video/podcasts, photography, research, social/new media
G3 Germany Berlin Engage German students and young professionals through social media to increase understanding of the United States and interest in American study and exchange opportunities. German Intermediate Well-developed writing and communication skills in English. Good understanding of written and spoken German. Interest in higher education and understanding of broad comparative trends in American and Germany society. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, research, social/new media, web chat forums
G4 Guinea Conakry Use social networking tools and online research to identify, engage, and mobilize professional Guinean Diaspora; identify donors/foundations working to enhance access to, and the use of, new technologies in African countries Some French preferred but not essential   Some knowledge of West Africa’s development context. Knowledge of online research tools and methodologies required. Knowledge of social networking platforms, such as wikis, required. Blog posting/moderation, MS Office platform, research, social/new media
H1 Honduras Tegucigalpa Develop social media strategies for the embassy. Spanish Advanced Interest in Latin America, strong research skills, and proficient Spanish reading skills are required. Research, social/new media, web chat forums, website design and development
I1 India Chennai Write the quarterly Warden newsletter, update Chennai's web presence, strategize new social media ways of engaging with American citizens, and connect Indian students at U.S. colleges with prospective students in India       Blog posting/moderation, MS Office platform, research, social/new media
I2 India Hyderabad Facilitate an exchange of information about college life with Indian college students who are headed to the USA for university studies.     Knowledge of, from, or currently studying in Texas because many Indian university students in this region are headed to institutions of higher education in Texas. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, MS Office platform, social/new media, web chat forums
I3 India Kolkata Produce a bi-monthly newsletter to increase interaction between the Consulate and American citizens in their district.     Knowledge of India would be helpful, but is not essential. Blog posting/moderation, digital camera, MS Office platform, social/new media
I4 India New Delhi Produce a quarterly Embassy newsletter for the American community and explore possible social media use to provide information to American citizens, especially in cases of emergency.     Knowledge of and experience in South Asia or India would be preferred. Blog posting/moderation, graphic design software, MS Office platform, research, social/new media
I5 India New Delhi Help Consular Team India analyze the Indian American Diaspora by researching past immigration patterns, characterizing current socioeconomic conditions, and predicting future actions.     A familiarity with Indian history, culture, politics is preferred, but not necessary. Research, social/new media
I6 Indonesia Surabaya Research and create a best practices summary of disaster relief efforts that use new technologies and social media tools to facilitate rapid relief to victims.     Banking Industry, Telecommunications, Emerging Technologies (see below) Disaster Preparedness Cellular Communication (SMS capabilities/limitations), money transfers via SMS, smart phone GPS geo-location applications, mapping technologies/toolsets, social media tools
I7 Indonesia Surabaya Connect Indonesian and U.S. students by administering a virtual exchange program and helping to produce content.     Knowledge of South East Asia and Indonesian language would help but is not required. Knowledge of computer use, social media, and video conferencing equipment is required. Blog posting/moderation, digital camera, MS Office platform, photography, research, social/new media, webcam
I8 Ireland Dublin Participate in social networks with minority youth audiences in Ireland.     Background in diversity outreach programming and/or knowledge of different cultural and religious traditions would be highly advantageous. Research, social/new media, web chat forums
I9 Ireland Dublin Create videos on embassy outreach and/or American culture for YouTube.     Applicant should demonstrate knowledge of video making and editing. Knowledge of Ireland would be advantageous. Digital camera, digital film editing software, video recorder
I10 Italy Rome Work on a variety of new media projects to aid in Consular work, particularly concerning outreach to American students.     Experience with study abroad programs, plus work in graphic and web design. Experience with the study abroad in Italy preferred. Proficiency in Italian would be helpful, but not necessary. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital film editing software, graphic design software, research, social/new media, website design and development
K1 Kazakhstan Astana (UNESCO Commission) Promote the celebration of the 100th anniversary of scientist Lev Nikolayevich to include assisting in translating books from English to Russianand from Russian to English and digitizing materials including books, magazines, articles, and personal letters. Russian and if possible, knowledge of other European languages Advanced Knowledge of the history and culture of Kazakhstan, as well as of Central and Eastern Europe at large. Knowledge of other European languages a plus.  
K2 Kuwait Kuwait City Blog about student life and engage with Kuwaiti youth through social media. Arabic Advanced Knowledge of the Middle Eastern region and Arab culture preferred. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital film editing software, photography, social/new media
L1 Latvia Riga (UNESCO Commission) Support the daily work of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO including events surrounding the 20th anniversary of Latvia joining UNESCO, editing English language materials, and helping improve the English language skills of Commission staff, research. Latvian Helpful but not required No specific regional knowledge is needed. However, all eInterns are invited to learn basic facts about Latvia and the work of the Latvian National Commission for UNESCO.  
M1 Mexico Guadalajara Via social media platforms, facilitate an exchange of information about the university application process and college life in the U.S. with prospective Mexican exchange students       Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, research, social/new media, web chat forums
M2 Mexico Guadalajara Research and analyze the role of social media platforms during Guadalajara’s preparations for and hosting of the 2011 Pan-American Games. Spanish Intermediate Knowledge of social media platforms and proficiency in navigating Spanish language websites. Research, social/new media, web chat forums
M3 Mexico Guadalajara Research and analyze the role of social media platforms and the Internet related to consular activities for both expatriates seeking American Citizen Services and Mexican nationals seeking non-immigrant visas in order to enhance customer service for the Consulate’s clients and potentially counter fraudulent information and/or visa services. Spanish Intermediate Knowledge of social media platforms, and proficiency in navigating Spanish language websites. Research, social/new media
M4 Mexico Matamoros Develop web, social media, print, and video content to help connect with and provide information to both Mexican and American citizens living in post's district. Spanish Advanced General knowledge of the U.S./Mexico border region and culture is a plus but not required. Create video/podcasts, digital film editing software, Google tools, graphic design software, MS Office platform, research, social/new media, web chat forums, webcam, website editing
M5 Mexico Matamoros Monitor, analyze, and report on how governments and private citizens use social media to disseminate information about the security situation in Tamaulipas and help to develop a sustainable social media monitoring and analysis plan for the Political section. Spanish Advanced Knowledge of Mexican culture would be helpful but is not necessary. Research, social/new media
M6 Micronesia Kolonia Assist in online promotion of the Embassy-supported EducationUSA Advising Center at the College of Micronesia-FSM through blogging, website design and management, and Skype and/or videos.     Knowledge of the Federated States of Micronesia recommended, strong interest in the Pacific Region required. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, MS Office platform, social/new media, web chat forums, website design and development, website editing
M7 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Develop a program of activities to highlight environmental and health issues in Mongolia       Research
M8 Mongolia Ulaanbaatar Carry out a research project that will identify techniques and methods to improve science and technology (S&T) collaboration in Mongolia Mongolian is helpful, but not required     Research
N1 Nepal Kathmandu Provide assistance to the Public Affairs section within the framework of the Embassy's social media platforms in the following three key areas: education and youth; blogging; and, Diaspora. Nepali, preferred but not required   Have an underlying understanding of and sensitivity to Nepal’s culture, political situation, media culture and general history. Blog posting/moderation, research, social/new media, web chat forums
N2 Netherlands Amsterdam Employ the use of social media (i.e. blogging, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube) to educate Dutch students about university life in the United States, and encourage them to study abroad in the United States.     Dutch language speaking and writing skills preferred. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, social/new media
N3 Niger Niamey (UNESCO Commission) Increase the electronic development of Niger by helping staff of National Commission for UNESCO and students working in UNESCO fields to gain knowledge of Internet resources and global information; design and implement a website pertaining to cultural exchange with students, improving knowledge of American culture, teaching IT skills, protecting the environment and raising awareness about HIV/AIDS. French Intermediate Knowledge of Niger culture, geography and resources, as well as a larger knowledge of West Africa.  
N4 Nigeria Lagos Use social media to help explain the process of researching, applying to, enrolling in, and attending a college or university to Nigerian students who are applying to study in the U.S.       Blog posting/moderation, research, social/new media
P1 Pakistan Peshawar Identify and develop relationships between U.S. students and educational institutions and counterparts in Peshawar, Pakistan and the surrounding area of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (formerly known at the North-West Frontier Province).     Knowledge of U.S. universities and international studies programs. Knowledge of Pakistan would be useful, but not essential. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, MS Office platform, photography, research, social/new media, web chat forums, webcam
P2 Peru Lima (UNESCO Commission) Work with Peruvian UNESCO Associated Schools Project (ASPnet) to strengthen capabilities of educational communities in peace &human rights and education for sustainable development & intercultural learning; create a webpage and a Facebook account to help students learn more about exchange and study abroad programs as well as fellowships and scholarships. Spanish Advanced Be committed to helping Peruvian students be successful in their studies.  
P3 Philippines Manila Analyze how Filipinos in key cities find out about social and cultural events happening in their community and propose several creative strategies for how the U.S. Embassy in Manila should promote events in each of the identified cities.       Research, social/new media, web chat forums
R1 Russia Moscow Provide primary open source research assistance for the Political Section Moscow biography and additional country-specific external relations research projects. Russian Intermediate A basic knowledge of the Russian political system, domestic players, and its relations in the international sphere (including its foreign policy) would be helpful, but is not required. Blog posting/moderation, MS Office platform, research, social/new media
R2 Russia Moscow Assist Russian students interested in studying in the U.S. and assist with public diplomacy efforts in Russia by supporting EducationUSA's mission through peer advising, maintaining social media outlets, creating video materials and providing research support. Russian Advanced Knowledge of U.S. higher education admissions for international students, strong English writing and editing skills, work or study abroad experience in Russia, experience with filming and editing videos, proficient Skype skills, and preferred Adobe Connects experience. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, photography, research, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam, website editing
S1 Senegal Dakar Research, design, pilot, and evaluate an online language exchange program that matches Senegalese university business students, who are learning English, with American university students, who are studying French, so that both groups of students have the opportunity to improve their respective language skills and to discuss international topics of mutual interest.       MS Office platform, research, social/new media, web chat forums, webcam
S2 Sierra Leone Freetown Work closely with the embassy to establish a social media platform to assist Diaspora Sierra Leoneans in the U.S. to network and support academic, economic, and social development in Sierra Leone.     Experience with common social media tools. If not familiar with Sierra Leone, applicant should complete some prior background research concerning Sierra Leone, its recent history, specifically the civil war in the 1990s and its long-term effects on the society, and the current challenges faced by the country. Blog posting/moderation, MS Office platform, research, social/new media, web chat forums
S3 Singapore Singapore Provide assistance to the Economic/Political (E/P) section in Singapore on a variety of issues: trending political issues affecting Singaporeans and the potential future impact; exploring cultural and political opinions of Singaporeans; exploring ideas to expand education and cross-cultural exchange; enhancing E/P’s online presence to engage a wider audience and retain current audiences; and, promoting American values.     While not required, it would be ideal to have a background/history on Singapore to better understand the current and possible future economic and political issues. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, MS Office platform;#Photography;#Research (web or other platform);#Social/new media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube);#Video recorder;#Web chat forums (Skype/Adobe Connect);#Webcam;#Website editing
S4 Slovakia Bratislava Research and produce media concerning the impact of Slovak-Americans in the U.S. (in particular the Cleveland area) and American's involvement in Slovak history and development. Slovak preferred     Create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, MS Office platform, photography, research, social/new media
S5 South Africa Pretoria Given South Africa’s leading role in the region and in sub-Saharan, research and understand the infrastructure gap (estimated at USD 93 billion/year) faced by Africa; and to which South Africa has undertaken to lead.     General understanding of South Africa, and southern African issues would be helpful, but not completely necessary. Ability to work independently, research and analyze is more critical to this project. Research
T1 Tajikistan Dushanbe Utilize web technology to connect credible voices in the United States to targeted audiences in Tajikistan.       Social/new media, web chat forums, webcam
T2 Tajikistan Dushanbe Develop virtual relationships between US and Tajik high school students to promote awareness of Muslim and American culture.       Social/new media, web chat forums, webcam
T3 Tonga Nuku'alofa (UNESCO Commission Improve the research and IT skills of Trainee Teachers at the Tonga Institute of Education and Secondary Students in remote islands; target secondary and tertiary levels of education by engaging in cultural exchanges relating to research techniques and IT and social media skills; and help improve the English skills of secondary school students.        
U1 Uganda Kampala (UNESCO Commission) Strengthen the youth services of the National Commission for UNESCO by sharing experiences and addressing the needs of the youth; engage in joint projects with ASPnet schools in such areas as development, peace and human rights, HIV/AIDS, and intercultural dialogue.     Knowledge of Uganda's social, economic and political background, as well as the work of the Uganda National Commission for UNESCO.  
U2 UK London Create and design a branded look for U.S. Embassy London’s social media platforms.     Advanced graphic design skills and access to professional design software Graphic design software, social/new media, website design and development, website editing
U3 Ukraine Kyiv Bring first-hand information about colleges and universities in the US and engage directly on this topic with the Ukrainian public. Ukraine or Russian desired   Knowledge of US higher education admissions for international students, strong English writing and editing skills, preferable experience in work or study abroad in Eurasia (particularly Ukraine), understanding of Bologna Process a plus. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, digital film editing software, photography, research, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
U4 Uruguay Montevideo Design and implement a best practices guide to improve the operations of Uruguayan NGOs fighting domestic violence. Spanish Advanced Latin American area studies; Marketing Strategy; Fundraising practices/experience; NGO experience; Grant-writing MS Office platform, research (web or other platform)
U5 Uruguay Montevideo Create a monthly collaborative U.S. news webcast for Montevideo’s Facebook Fans. Spanish Beginner Students with focus in Latin American Studies, Southern Cone Studies and/or Latin American culture Digital camera, digital film editing software, photography, social/new media, video recorder
U6 Uzbekistan Tashkent Expand Embassy Tashkent's Public Diplomacy efforts, particularly to Uzbek students who plan to study in the U.S.     Prior experience with or knowledge of Central Asia and/or the former Soviet Union is helpful, but not required. Blog posting/moderation, create video/podcasts, digital camera, MS Office platform, photography, research, social/new media, video recorder, web chat forums, webcam
Y1 Yemen Sana'a Engage and be a resource to Yemen's youth through social media. Arabic Advanced Ability to develop a strong contact base; Creativity and friendliness; some experience in the Middle East preferred. Social/new media, web chat forums
Y2 Yemen Sana'a Engage with and develop skills of Yemeni journalism students on social media. Arabic Advanced Experience with using various platforms of social media in journalism. Creativity and flexibility- Yemen has a unique social media environment. Some study of social media in journalism preferred. Blog posting/moderation; Create video/podcasts; Digital camera; Social/new media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube); Web chat forums (Skype/Adobe Connect)



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