Information Resource Center Intern - 1

The Foreign National Student Intern Program is designed for students who are non-U.S. citizens seeking internships with U.S. Missions abroad. The program benefits both posts and students by providing the foreign national students with valuable educational experience in U.S. Missions and by assisting posts in accomplishing their mission goals. The purpose of the Foreign National Student Intern Program is to offer students the challenge of working in a foreign affairs arena and at the same time profit by their assistance. There are no benefits attached to this internship and no compensation, nor any future employment rights.

Responsibilities

The Embassy Information Resource Center (IRC) Intern will serve within Embassy Lusaka’s Public Affairs Section to provide administrative, logistical and programming support to the IRC Team

As an unpaid intern, you will work for not more than 20 hours/week

Under the direct supervision of the IRC Director, you will be a productive member of our IRC Team, with assigned responsibilities commensurate with our section and Mission goals.

This internship is a great opportunity to develop skills while working in a fast-paced environment dedicated to promoting public diplomacy.

The internship provides opportunities to develop organizational and planning abilities and communication skills.

Making presentations to introduce IRC events, speakers and promote IRC programs and resources Helping with preparations for IRC activities (set-up, following-up with participants and speakers, responding to queries, preparing hand-outs)

Drafting Facebook invitations to IRC activities to be posted on the Embassy Facebook page;

Drafting reports on IRC activities

Assisting to manage IRC WhatsApp group, including updating the group, posting messages, and responding to queries

Assisting to organize books and other materials in the IRC to ensure easier identification and access by visitors;

Assisting to respond to IRC patrons’ requests (printing, photocopying)

Reviewing and processing applications for IRC membership

Qualifications

All applicants must address each selection criterion detailed below with specific and comprehensive information supporting each item. We hope to benefit from the Intern’s recent academic studies relevant area of experience is preferred.

We specifically seek candidates who

Are able to work well within a team but also independently, as required

Possess excellent communication and writing skills

Have a thorough knowledge of Zambia’s educational, social, cultural and political institutions.

An Equal Opportunity Employer

Possess knowledge of customer relations, file keeping, office management, and event management Are highly conversant in the use of social media platforms especially Facebook, Microsoft Office packages including MS Excel and MS PowerPoint

How to apply

U.S. Mission Zambia Subdivision,

694/Stand 100,

Kabulonga District,

Ibex Hill Road PO Box 320065,

Lusaka.

Application deadline
1 Feb
Apply online
https://zm.usembassy.gov/embassy/jobs/
Email applications to
hr_lusaka@state.gov
American Embassy in Zambia
This embassy closely interacts with the Zambian government, local businesses and non-governmental organisations, the media and educational institutions, and private citizens to create positive responses to U.S. policy and the U.S. in general. The American Embassy also offers a full range of services to its citizens including emergency, security messages and local resources, passports, federal benefits, and family matters. Zambians can also access a wide range of services.
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