Jobs and Internships

Unless otherwise noted, all positions listed below are with the National Endowment for Democracy. Please read the descriptions and follow the instructions when applying.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. Read more about the NED.

Applicants must include a cover letter, resume and completed application. Incomplete applications may not be considered.

Full-time positions

Internships

Summer 2015 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Full-time Positions

Grants Assistant, Asia/Core Institutes (Job #1524)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Grants Assistant based in Washington, DC.

Position Summary:
The Grants Assistant, Asia/Core Institutes provides general administrative support to the department, working under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration-Asia and the Senior Director, Grants Administration. The Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth operations, timely processing of grant-related items, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping.

The mission of the Grants Administration department is to provide effective and efficient grants management, guiding grantees through the grant lifecycle to support their successful implementation of projects, in support of NED’s mission. The department strives to promote consistent implementation of policy and procedure, flexibility, responsiveness, innovation, and collaboration in the administration of NED’s grantmaking program.

Responsibilities:

  • Timely log incoming items, with accurate data entry and attention to detail
  • Prepare and route grant-related documents. Ensure that appropriate staff are kept abreast of progress of items.
  • Send documents to grantees
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner
  • Review grantee financial reports for accuracy and format
  • Track late submissions of signed grant documents
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files
  • Maintain current documentation of administrative procedures in the Grants Assistant manual
  • Assist with administrative tasks of Grants department staff

Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree or equivalent work experience
  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task
  • Ability to work with minimal supervision
  • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills
  • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment
  • Strong working skills with Microsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful
  • Interest in the Asia region is desirable but not required

To Apply: Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Assistant, Asia/Core Institutes – Job #1524 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls


Budget & Financial Compliance Officer (#1522)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Budget and Financial Compliance Officer (BFCO). The Budget & Financial Compliance Officer supports the Finance Manager, Grants Analysis & Reporting in ensuring the accurate, complete and timely review and recording of award-based financial transactions. This position works closely with the World Movement for Democracy and other implementing teams receiving foreign government, foundation and corporate grant funds, as well as USG democracy promotion activity funding. The BFCO assists with developing proposal budgets, reviews partner budgets and subsequent financial reports for compliance with both donor and NED policies and procedures, verifies alignment with project scope and budget availability, and assists with proactively monitoring both the donor award and partner budget variances.

Responsibilities:

  • Supports the implementing team in the development of donor project budgets and realignment requests, as well as ensuring budget justification narratives are comprehensive and adequately developed in order to both assist in successful implementation efforts and reduce potential disallowances of costs.
  • Performs reviews of expense reporting received by partners, ensuring adequate supporting documentation and compliance with: donor requirements, the respective partner subaward agreement or memorandum of understanding, and NED’s own policies and procedures.
  • Follows-up with the partner on any unsupported or questioned items as required to ensure proper and timely reimbursements.
  • Monitors the award budgets and ensures expenses planned by implementing staff and partners are within grant and budgetary guidelines, and adequate funds are available.
  • Assists implementing teams by reviewing direct spending for award compliance.
  • Ensures project advances made are reconciled timely, and any implementation issues with liquidating advances are brought to the attention of the respective project manager and the Finance Manager.
  • Reviews monthly internal cost center activity and project financial reports to ensure expenses have been captured appropriately in the award fund and cost centers as applicable, to ensure periodic reporting readiness.
  • Forecasts award spending and alerts the implementing project manager to necessary realignments.
  • Assists in the development of periodic donor financial reports as needed.
  • Trains project implementing staff and educates partners as needed on policies and procedures, forms utilization, and expense reporting best practices for audit-ready submissions to Finance.
  • Assists with gathering financial and contractual documents for both donor project and annual external audit preparation as needed.
  • Provides general support to the work of the Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis as required.

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance.
  • 7+ years progressive experience in accounting, budgeting and financial analysis.
  • 5+ years relevant experience in mission-driven, international nonprofit organizations subject to both USG and foreign donor rules and regulations compliance, including working knowledge and practical application of OMB cost principles and other relevant circulars.

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and practices, budget management, accounting report generation and utilization, and financial analysis.
  • Advanced knowledge of project financial management, including budget and financial report development, USG & foreign donor cost eligibility, and best practices with regards to obtaining necessary supporting documentation.
  • Strong working knowledge of the compliance requirements of Federal Travel Regulations and the OMB Circulars and the Uniform Guidance, especially with regards to the cost principles and procurement regulations.
  • Experience with projects funded by SIDA.
  • Prior experience in Microsoft Navision preferred, Fundware and GIFTS experience is a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
  • Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper audit trail.
  • Willingness to work extra hours during peak workload periods, especially around annual audit.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

  • Paramount professional integrity, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
  • Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
  • Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff and external partners.
  • Ability to translate financial terms to effectively train finance and non-finance personnel.
  • Employs team approach to working style.
  • Confidence in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions.
  • Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills.
  • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures.
  • Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements and completed NED employment application which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Budget & Financial Compliance Officer – Job #1522 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


 

Assistant Controller, Finance – (Job #1520)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks The Assistant Controller supports the Controller in establishing and maintaining effective and efficient internal controls in order to ensure accurate, complete and timely recording and reporting of financial transactions. This position provides review and control services within the accounting group for daily grant, vendor, and employee disbursements; oversees perpetual reconciliation of subsidiary ledgers and balance sheet accounts; develops process improvements to streamline and improve accounting and administrative operations; and directly supervises the Sr. Staff Accountant. This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Middle East and North Africa program staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Serves as the backup to the Controller in matters relating to the accounting and disbursements functions.
  • Performs daily review and approval of disbursement activity for grantees, vendors, and employee requests for payment, ensuring compliance with GAAP, federal regulatory, and other donor requirements, as well as NED’s own policies and procedures.
  • Oversees daily review and approval of drawdown requests to the Department of State.
  • Supervises the Sr. Staff Accountant as may be needed, including detailed review of reconciliations, schedules, and journal entries.
  • Ensures general ledger accounts are timely and accurately maintained, and all balance sheet accounts are reconciled on a monthly basis.
  • Confirms that subaward activity is properly recorded and reconciled between the general ledger and GIFTS database.
  • Assists the Controller in the month-end closing process, preparation of monthly financial statements, and subsequent departmental reporting of budget-to-actual activity.
  • Trains NED employees on accounting policies, procedures and forms utilization.
  • Identifies and implements new processes to drive efficiency, effectiveness, and quality control.
  • Reviews and/or prepares required schedules for annual and programmatic audits and organizes sample data under guidance of the Controller.
  • Assists with preparation of Form 990 tax returns schedules and other tax/regulatory forms.
  • Provides general support to the work of the Controller and Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis as needed.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA preferred.
    • 7+ years progressive experience in accounting and/or auditing;
    • 5+ years of experience in mission-driven, nonprofit organizations subject to federal grants rules and regulations compliance, including working knowledge and practical application of OMB cost principles and other relevant circulars.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Demonstrated knowledge of nonprofit accounting principles and practices, budget management, accounting report generation and utilization, and financial analysis.
    • Strong working knowledge of the compliance requirements of Federal Travel Regulations and the OMB Circulars and Uniform Guidance, especially with regards to the cost principles and procurement regulations.
    • Prior experience in Microsoft Navision preferred, Fundware and GIFTS experience is a plus.
    • Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products.
    • Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
    • Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper audit trail.
    • Willingness to work extra hours during peak workload periods, especially around annual audit.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
  • Competencies:
    • Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
    • Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
    • Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
    • Ability to translate financial terms to effectively train finance and non-finance personnel.
    • Employs team-building, mentoring approach to supervision and working style.
    • Confidence in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions.
    • Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills.
    • Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures.
    • Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements and completed NED employment application which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Controller – Job #1520 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


Auditor, Africa – Job 1519

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization working to support freedom around the world, seeks an Auditor for the Africa region. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Auditor for Africa: 1) assesses grantees by evaluating financial questionnaires and performing risk assessments, and 2) monitors grantee expenditures via cash ledger reviews and invoice verification review.

Responsibilities:

  • Review and evaluate financial questionnaires to determine potential grantees’ financial capabilities.
  • Develop risk assessments to determine whether potential grantees are low, medium or high risk.
  • Perform cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, and desk reviews of external audit reports.
  • Travel as needed to conduct on-site financial reviews and draft review reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BS in Accounting or Finance.
  • A minimum of three years of experience.
  • Writing and speaking knowledge of French.
  • Working knowledge of databases, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint.
  • Working knowledge of OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133.
  • Ability to work independently.
  • Ability to travel overseas.

To Apply: Candidate applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Auditor for Africa - Job #1519 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


Senior Staff Accountant – Job # 1517

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Senior Staff Accountant to support the daily accounting operations of the Endowment’s Finance department, the monthly and year-end financial closings, and the annual external audit fieldwork preparation, along with other duties as assigned. This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Preparation of monthly closing entries to include but not limited to: entries relating to banking & investment activity, prepaid and accrued expenditures, payroll, subgrant activity, fixed asset inventory (depreciation/amortization), and other recurring entries and reclassifications as may be needed.
  • Timely and accurate maintenance and monthly reconciliation of assigned balance sheet accounts.
  • Identification and preparation of necessary adjusting journal entries as identified through the reconciliation process and/or received from financial statement reviewers.
  • Assist with analysis of budget-to-actual results for departmental activity.
  • Preparation and mailing of audit confirmations for grantees.
  • Support the preparation of the annual audit by preparing required audit schedules and assisting external auditors, as needed under guidance of Controller.
  • Assist in gathering data for preparation of Form 990 and other tax/regulatory returns.
  • Ensure compliance with GAAP, federal and donor-specific grant requirements, as well as NED’s policies and procedures.
  • Assist the team in identifying and implementing new processes to drive efficiency and quality control.
  • Cross-train with other members of the Finance Department to function as backup as needed.
  • Serve as a team resource by completing special projects which promote the effective and efficient operation of the Finance Department.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):
  • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Business and 5+ plus years of related experience preferably in a mission driven, non-profit environment.
  • Candidates must have 2+ years’ experience as Sr. Level Staff Accountant.
  • CPA preferred.

Other Qualifications:

  • Demonstrated knowledge of accounting principles and practices, fund accounting in a non-profit environment, budget management, accounting report generation and utilization, and financial analysis.
  • Working knowledge of OMB Circulars, specifically with regards to the cost principles.
  • Prior experience in Microsoft Navision preferred, Fundware and GIFTS experience is a plus.
  • Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
  • Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
  • Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper audit trail.
  • Ability and willingness to work extra hours during high workload periods, especially around annual audit.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

  • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
  • Confidence in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions.
  • Capability and willingness to work both independently and as a member of a team.
  • Ability to juggle multiple projects during high workload periods. Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements and completed NED employment application which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Senior Staff Assistant – Job #1517 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.

 


 

Program Assistant, Eurasia – Job # 1516

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant, Eurasia to provide administrative and programmatic support to the Eurasia region focusing on Russia. This is a non-exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Providing support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy-building programs in Russia and the Eurasia region;
  • Maintaining accurate information on proposals and current projects in a database;
  • Providing general administrative support, such as tracking expenditure of funds, preparing documents for senior staff to review, copy editing;
  • Researching information as requested by the Senior Director and Program Officers about potential grantees and current developments in the region;
  • Assisting the Program Officers with general administrative duties;

     

  • Coordinating administration and information exchange between regional grant-making staff and other departments of the NED;
  • Helping to organize meetings, roundtables and other events.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international relations, history, political science or area studies relevant to Russia and Eurasia.);
  • Strong Proficiency in Russian;
  • Strong written and oral communications skills in English and Russian;
  • Knowledge of the political and social issues in the Eurasia region;
  • Administrative support experience;
  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office;
  • Authorization to work in the US (non-US citizens must possess work authorization that does not require employer sponsorship for a visa);
  • The start date for this position is June 1, 2015 or as soon as possible thereafter.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements and completed NED employment application which is available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, Eurasia – Job #1516 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.

 


 

HR/Payroll Coordinator– (Job #1514)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks an HR/Payroll Coordinator. We are seeking someone with previous HR and extensive payroll experience, a self-starter with a strong customer service orientation, meticulous attention to detail, and is a quick learner. This position is based in Washington, DC.

Position Summary:

The HR/Payroll Coordinator is a key member of the Human Resources team and is responsible for managing the payroll function and assisting in benefits administration while also working closely on all functions in the HR department including the Senior Benefits/Payroll Administrator and Senior Director This position supports, the administrative aspect of payroll systems HRIS updates (using ADP) and supports coordination of various tasks include recruitment, compliance, human resources data and analysis. This position requires superior customer service, payroll accuracy, great attention to detail, flexibility, autonomy, resourcefulness, initiative, and ability to work in a team-oriented environment.

Responsibilities:

Payroll:

  • Serve as a backup payroll administrator in preparing and processing semi-monthly payroll; assists in verifying HR employment documents, verifies completeness, accuracy, and consistency of data and related information.
  • Extensive experience in processing payroll using ADP PayExpert or similar payroll system
  • Process personnel transactions and generating a variety of reports.
  • Update employee information in the system as it changes and ensuring it agrees to information in HR files.
  • Process payments and reconciliation for all payroll/benefits relating to medical, dental, vision, FMLA, Life, LTD etc. including the proper funding of 403b.
  • Distribute accurate and timely quarterly and year-end reporting (W-2 and 1099).
  • Monitor leave records using ADP Time and Attendance Module.
  • Assist with onboarding, orientations and training new employees and ensure that staff are using systems properly.
  • Integrity and strong attention to detail are crucial for this role with high degree of professionalism.
  • Strong work ethic and ability to deal with confidential and sensitive material.
  • Decision-making, problem-solving, and strong analytical skills required.

Administrative:

  • Coordinates the daily operations of the Human Resources department; maintains all departmental files and records; performs a variety of support duties; responds to inquiries from staff.
  • Schedules important meetings, monthly and quarterly as needed.
  • Processes vendor invoices and credit card reconciliations on a regular basis, and liaises with accounts payable.
  • Keeps personnel files up-to-date and secure, with strict confidentiality.
  • Assists with processing and data input for annual open enrollment, benefits and salary changes.

Recruitment:

  • Assists HR Manager with recruitment efforts; comprehensive knowledge of staffing to including on-boarding, internship program, separation processes, and serves as an HR orientation backup.
  • Assisting with the interviewing process including scheduling interviews, arranging interview panels, verifying employment application information, preparing interview materials, and conducting applicant testing; conducts phone screens, interviews and checks references as required.
  • Researching and compiles new recruitment sources on a continuous basis to insure maximum outreach; prepares and sends out job postings to online outlets.

Internal Communications/Technology:

  • Administers relevant aspects of HRIS database, such as inputting data, processing all new hires and payroll changes, ensuring integrity of data, and providing reports and analyses. for personnel and benefits information;
  • Analyzes the effectiveness and efficiency of HR systems and provide recommendations for changes and upgrades, as needed.
  • Assists with process improvements and initiatives within the department.
  • Manage the HR intraNED and assist with developing SharePoint integration and updates for HR.
  • Other job related duties and special projects, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's Degree and two (2) years of progressively responsible human resources experience, HR Coordinator or HR Assistant in a high volume environment.
  • Experience with ADP Pay Expert, HRIS Systems, Time and Attendance module or another automated time keeping system, required;
  • Experience with Halogen Performance Management System, SharePoint or Serenic highly desirable;
  • Superior customer service, excellent verbal and written communication skills with the ability to engage professionally with all levels within the organization;
  • Exceptional attention to detail, self-motivated and ability to multi-task;
  • Outstanding computer skills: high level of proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint;
  • Knowledge of practices and methodology related to the operations of a human resources department;
  • Possess strong working knowledge of payroll practices and labor & compliance guidelines;
  • Ability to maintain a positive attitude with strong interpersonal skills in order to establish and maintain effective work relationships;
  • Ability to exhibit a high level of confidentiality within and outside the NED regarding all data and information obtained through the course of daily work; and,
  • Ability to display good judgment; successfully sort multiple priorities; maintain a sense of perspective and humor while working under pressure.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and HR Coordinator – Job #1514 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean(Cuba) (Job #1452)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Program Officer for Cuba. This position is based in Washington, DC.:

Position Summary:

The Program Officer reports to the Senior Director for LAC program and work with LAC and Grants staff to provide programmatic and administrative support to NED’s Cuba grants program; contribute to developing the Endowment’s strategy for Cuba; sets programmatic priorities, monitors and evaluates projects, and tracks program budgets.

Duties:

  • Evaluating project proposals and progress reports in the Cuba portfolio;
  • Drafting summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings;
  • Maintaining regular communication with potential and existing grantees;
  • Monitoring the work of grantees, including regular field visits;
  • Tracking political developments and main players in Cuba and the rest of Latin America and the Caribbean as they relate to Cuba, and informing NED’s strategy for the region;
  • Representing NED Cuba program at relevant internal and external meetings;
  • Providing support for senior staff as they represent the Cuba portfolio before the Board of Directors, the President, congressional committees, government agencies and other entities as needed;
  • Building and maintaining relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations;
  • Organizing and participating in events to highlight specific democracy-related issues with respect to Cubas.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline;
  • At least 5 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work;
  • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean; experience working on Cuba a plus;
  • General understanding of closed societies, civil society issues, and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in Cuba and the region;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish; fluency in Spanish is required;
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
  • Time living, working or traveling in Latin America;
  • MS Office skills;
  • High degree of organization and initiative;
  • Experience with financial management and reporting;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and PO, LAC – Job #1452 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


Summer 2015 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Intern (World Movement for Democracy) / Summer 2015 – (#1523)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking a Maxwell School Intern for the World Movement for Democracy. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders, to advance democracy around the world. The goal of the World Movement is to strengthen efforts to build democracy through sharing knowledge, information, and strategies. NED serves as the World Movement Secretariat and the intern will work with the Secretariat staff.

Position Summary:

The World Movement is currently seeking an Intern for summer 2015. The Maxwell School has collaborated with us to offer a $500 stipend for this internship, which is open to current eligible graduate and undergraduate students and will be full or part-time, depending on the intern’s schedule. Please consult with the Maxwell School regarding eligibility for the stipend.

The World Movement team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a strong interest in democracy work internationally. Energetic, flexible team players who take initiative and who have knowledge of a foreign language (Arabic, French, Russian, or Spanish preferred) and overseas experience are encouraged to apply.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to track democracy-advancement efforts;
  • Assist with preparations of global assembly taking place Seoul, South Korea in late 2015
  • Assist in updating the World Movement Web site and social media channels, conduct research for the World Movement’s newsletter and draft alerts for activists facing danger.
  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as the Civic Space Initiative, as well as event logistics
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills and proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook. Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and other programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro) are a plus.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Stipend: $500/total (current Maxwell graduate and undergraduate students only)

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: Open application deadline

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 1, 2015

Orientation Dates: June 1-5, 2015

Anticipate End Date: Mid-August 2015

Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1523 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our websites at www.movedemocracy.org and www.ned.org.


Intern (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs) / Summer 2015 – (#1505)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for summer 2015. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, social media, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act. The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist with meeting and event preparations
  • Attend lectures and events related to democracy assistance
  • Conduct research and compile files pertaining to Freedom of Information Act requests
  • Help maintain contact database
  • Engage with Twitter followers
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Must be enrolled in an undergraduate program at an accredited 4-year college or university, with a strong interest in democracy development and/or international affairs
  • Spanish language skills are a plus
  • Possess excellent written and verbal communications skills
  • Maintain a strong work ethic and a sharp attention to detail

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
  • commitment for the duration of the internship.
  • Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses
  • NED Application Deadline: n/a
  • Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 1, 2015
  • Orientation Dates: June 1-5, 2015
  • Anticipate End Date: Mid - August 2015
  • Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

To Apply:

Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, NED employment application, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and GRPA Spring Intern – Job #1505 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Africa / Summer 2015 (Job #1502)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Africa Department is seeking an Intern to help research on African political systems and to support the Central and West Africa program.

Position Summary:

The Africa department seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in sub-Saharan Africa and in democracy work in the region. Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply. Fluency in French would be a competitive advantage. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities:

  • Conduct research to track political developments throughout Africa;
  • Assist in drafting invitation letters, organizing event logistics, notetaking, meeting agendas and newsletters;
  • Take notes during meetings and draft minutes;
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on African policy issues; and,
  • Work with other members of the Africa team as requested.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.
  • Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses
  • NED Application Deadline: n/a
  • Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 1, 2015
  • Orientation Dates: June 1-5, 2015
  • Anticipate End Date: Mid-August 2015
  • Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Summer 2015 Intern for Africa – Job #1502 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.