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November 05, 2012

Bilingual in Arabic? Here's an eInternship opportunity for you!

Do you know someone bilingual in Arabic who may be interested in a virtual eInternship with the State Department? A few eInternship positions are available with the Public Affairs section of Embassy Tripoli, Libya. We are looking for bilingual students who are interested in history, culture, international affairs, intercultural communication and/or public affairs. The detailed description of each project and the application follow below.

Embassy Tripoli eInternship Projects

Project 1: Virtual Speaker

The eIntern will participate in live video-streaming events for a series titled “Conversations with America.” The eIntern will speak for about 30 minutes about a selected topic, and the remaining 30 minutes will be Q&A. Speakers will discuss topics which are both relevant to our Mission priorities and of interest to a Libyan audience, such as: the Constitution; rule of law; Supreme Court and the judiciary; professional journalism; the 2012 election and the U.S. electoral process; colleges & universities; reconciliation and post-conflict justice; visas; civil society and NGOs; entrepreneurship; women in the U.S.; Muslims in America & Islamophobia. The eIntern will spend 5-8 hours per week researching and preparing the presentation, and 1 hour in the live event. Each presentation will be advertised on the Embassy’s Facebook page (over 70,000 fans and growing), and the audience could be in the hundreds or even thousands. All eInterns for this project should speak Arabic at the advanced or native level.

Project 2: Club Series

In the club series, an eIntern can pick a cultural theme of American culture/society, such as sports, books, international politics, science fiction, movies, etc., and establish a “club” which is smaller, less formal, and gives more time for discussion than in the speaker series. In a club, group size will be limited to 15 participants, who will commit to a three-month period (Nov-Jan or Feb-Apr). Rather than passively listening to a presentation, club members – each of whom must have a webcam and microphone – should participate in each discussion. The eIntern will spend 4-6 hours preparing for each week’s meeting and 1-2 hours emailing participants outside of the club. The eInterns should speak Arabic at the advanced or native level.

Project 3: Social Media Monitor

Embassy Tripoli is seeking eInterns with advanced or native-level Arabic to monitor and report on the comments in Arabic to our Facebook and Twitter posts. The eInterns should be familiar enough with Arab societies (ideally Libyan society) to understand idioms and slang.

Embassy Tripoli eInternship Application
Submit by Sunday November 11th to VSFS@state.gov

Country of Citizenship:
Education Level:
Undergraduate School:
Graduate School:
Please rate your Arabic Language ability according to the scale bellow.
[3- Professional Proficiency, 4 - Advanced Professional Proficiency, 5- Native or Bilingual Proficiency]
First Choice Project:
Second Choice Project:
Statement of Interest (max 500 words):

The application deadline is Sunday November 11th.

If you have any questions or want more information email VSFS@state.gov

Posted by ksosnows at November 5, 2012 02:42 PM


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