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Student Spotlight: Jonah Isaac completes internship at Spirit of America

Aug 12, 2020

The Clements Center's Student Professional Development Fund provides UT undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to intern at some of the top governmental and non-governmental organizations across the world by providing monetary support for unpaid positions.

Jonah Isaac completed an internship at Spirit of America, a non-profit organization that partners closely with US Government entities to rapidly deliver non-lethal assistance to local partner forces. As an intern, Jonah assisted with project management tasks and coordinated with units under SOCCENT to deliver humanitarian aid. Additionally, Jonah conducted network and social media analysis to improve the effectiveness of messaging efforts. In one notable experience, Jonah personally briefed members of the Public Affairs Section at a key US Embassy on social media analysis and disinformation detection methodology. 

Additionally, Jonah continued his internship at AFRICOM, where he uncovered disinformation campaigns and provided policy makers with analysis of emerging political narratives. He is deeply grateful to the Clements Center for generously funding these internship experiences.