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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.

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Full-time Positions 

Project Assistant, World Movement for Democracy - (Job #1453) 
Posted: July 16, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Project Assistant for the World Movement for Democracy, a global network that brings together activists, practitioners, scholars, donors, and others engaged in advancing democracy around the world, for which NED serves as the Secretariat (see www.wmd.org). The position is based in Washington, D.C. and is available immediately.

 

Summary: Provide administrative and programmatic support to the Secretariat staff.

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist with development and implementation of overall communications strategy for the World Movement, including updating of the World Movement website, issuing the bi-weekly e-newsletter, and activities using social media (Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, etc.);

  • Provide assistance on preparations for the World Movement’s global assemblies held in different global regions, particularly on maintaining the database, on the invitation and registration processes, and on international travel and visa arrangements for participants (next Assembly being planned for late 2015 in West Africa);

  • Provide support, as needed, on new activities being implemented by the Secretariat, including communications with participants; preparing materials and documents for meetings; and other general administrative duties as assigned;

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate degree in relevant field required; graduate degree preferred;

  • Strong written and oral communication skills required;

  • At least one year administrative support experience required;

  • Proficiency in MS Word, Excel, HTML scripting, database programs, and social media required;

  • Proficiency in a second language strongly preferred (French language highly desirable);

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task required

  • Basic knowledge of global political developments, particularly concerning democratization and human rights, required

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Project Assistant – Job #1453 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit the World Movement’s website at www.wmd.org and NED’s website at www.ned.org. No phone calls please.


Temporary Event Manager (Reposting) - World Movement for Democracy - (Job #1430) 
Posted: July 14, 2014

“Those who have already applied do not need to submit another application.” The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization, seeks a Temporary Event Manager for the World Movement for Democracy, a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, donors, and others engaged in advancing democracy, for which NED serves as the Secretariat (see www.wmd.org). The position is based in Washington, DC.

Summary: This will be a temporary full-time employment position (approximately May 2014 – June 2015). Reporting to the Senior Director, World Movement for Democracy, the Event Manager will have lead responsibility for all logistical preparations and arrangements for the World Movement’s Eighth Global Assembly, to take place in West Africa over five days in the mid-April to mid-May, 2015 period (specific host country/city and dates to be determined). The Assembly will bring together 350-400 participants from more than 100 countries for a complex agenda of simultaneous workshops, panel discussions, technology trainings, and other activities.

Responsibilities: 

  • Manage all aspects of logistics from NED’s offices in Washington, DC, as well as onsite administration of the Assembly;

  • Make several preparatory visits to the host city/country between start date and date of Assembly; travel to Assembly site at least one week in advance of the Assembly to complete final preparations and stay one to two days beyond its conclusion to complete local post-Assembly tasks;

  • Successfully liaise with venue staff and logistics vendors in the host country and coordinate with World Movement and NED staff in Washington, as well as with event organization company based in the host city, to ensure that venue and vendors provide services as required in respective contracts;

  • Provide direction to local leader of approximately 20 student volunteers during the Assembly;

  • Upon returning to Washington after the Assembly, coordinate reconciliation of all contracts and payments, and liaise with NED Finance Department and World Movement senior staff, to ensure that all expenses and reimbursements have been made and recorded accurately, among other tasks

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;

  • Fluent written and oral language skills in French required; knowledge of other languages desirable;

  • 3-5 years of direct experience in organizing and managing large international conferences (250+ participants), preferably abroad;

  • Contract negotiation skills and ability to manage multiple vendors required;

  • Ability to multitask and provide project management oversight

  • Proficiency in MS Office, including Word, Excel, and Outlook; database systems; and other computer programs

  • Demonstrated experience creating and managing multiple project budgets

  • Excellent work-management and interpersonal skills and ability to work independently as well as on a team

  • Interest in, and knowledge of, democratic development in Africa and globally desirable.

  • Must have authorization to work in the United States and be able to travel to West Africa

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Event Manager – Job #1430 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit the World Movement’s website at www.wmd.org and NED’s website at www.ned.org. No phone calls please.


Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean(Cuba) (Job #1452)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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.


    Assistant Program Officer, West Africa (Job #1448)
    National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

    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 Assistant Program Officer for West Africa. The position is based in Washington, D.C.:

    Position Summary:

    Assist with management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in the West African region. Support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.

      Responsibilities:

      • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings;
      • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
      • Communicate regularly with existing grantees;
      • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
      • Tracking political developments in the assigned region;
      • Provide administrative support to the West Africa Program Officer;
      • Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues;
      • Travel to the assigned region on a regular basis and under occasionally difficult conditions to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

      Qualifications:

      • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Politics, or a related discipline is required;
      • At least 2 years of experience in democracy related work is required;
      • Knowledge of political issues and trends in West Africa;
      • Advanced oral and written proficiency in French is required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English;
      • MS Office skills required;
      • High degree of organization and initiative;
      • Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable;
      • Excellent interpersonal skills;
      • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, salary history and expectations, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, West Africa – Job #1448 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at http://www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries.


      Grants Assistant, Africa (Job #1447)
      National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

      The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Grants Assistant based in Washington, DC.   This position reports to the Manager, Grants Administration. 

      Position Summary:
      Assist grants staff with reviewing, processing, and tracking grant agreements, amendments, payments, and other financial documentation, and preparing routine correspondence and reports.

      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:

      In accordance with Grants Management office policies and procedures, the Grants Assistant shall:

      • Review and process final grant agreements, amendments, and routine correspondence, including receipt, database log-in, copying, distribution, tracking and filing.  As required, ensure that appropriate grants staff members are kept abreast of progress of agreements/amendments/correspondence. 
      • Appropriately scan and save grantee narrative and financial reports, reviewing the financial reports for accuracy, timeliness, compliance with format requirements and consistency with prior reports and include observations in risk assessment worksheets for new grants.
      • Promptly identify, log into database, and appropriately route grantee payment requests upon receipt of proper documentation.
      • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.
      • Assist with meeting and special event planning.
      • Perform other duties as assigned.

      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;
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful;
      • French language skills and interest in the Africa region are desirable but not required;

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application (found on our careers page) and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Assistant, Africa - Job #1447 in the subject line by July 13, 2014.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information please visit our website at www.ned.org.   Please no phone calls.


      Grants Administrator, Africa (Job #1446)
      National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

      The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Grants Administrator-Africa. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

      Position Summary:  The Grants Administrator-Africa works under the supervision of the Manager, Grants Administration-Africa & the Middle East.  This position provides hands-on cradle-to-grave management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs

      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:

      • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment process, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees
      • Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness
      • Draft new grant agreements and amendments
      • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving
      • Maintain up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts 
      • Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings.
      • Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements
      • Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements
      • Perform other duties as assigned

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.);
      • At least two years of experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation with emphasis on grants and/or contract administration
      • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment
      • Familiarity with or interest in Africa, particularly Central Africa
      • Professional competency in French required
      • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently
      • Flexibility to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role and in working independently
      • Comfortable in a multicultural environment
      • Strong oral and written communication skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful
      • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis
      • Qualified to work in the US

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED Employment Application (found on our careers page) and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Grants Administrator-Africa – Job #1446 in the subject line by July 13, 2014. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.


      Assistant Program Officer, Eastern Europe – (Job #1445)

      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 Assistant Program Officer for Eastern Europe.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

      Position Summary:
      Assist with management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova. Support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees. 

      Responsibilities: 

      • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
      • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
      • Communicate regularly with current grantees and applicants;
      • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
      • Track political developments in Eastern Europe, with a focus on Ukraine, Belarus and Moldova;
      • Provide administrative support to the Europe Team;
      • Organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues;
      • Travel to Eastern Europe on a regular basis to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

      Qualifications:

      • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Politics, History, Regional Studies or a related discipline is preferred;
      • At least 3 years of experience in democracy related civil society work is required; field experience with NGOs in one or more countries in the region is preferred.
      • Demonstrated in-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in the target countries and region;
      • Oral and written proficiency in Ukrainian and/or Russian required;
      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
      • MS Office skills required;
      • High degree of organization and initiative;
      • Ability to work independently as well as part of a team exercising with excellent interpersonal skills;
      • Experience in financial management and reporting;
      • Qualified to work in the US.

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, completed NED employment application (found on our careers page), and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, Eastern Europe – Job #1445 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 Director, Finance  (Job #1444)
      National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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

      Position Summary:
      The Senior Director of Finance (SDF) is a member of the senior management team and is responsible for the protection of the NED’s financial assets and reputation as a responsible steward of those resources.  The SDF works cooperatively with all departments to effectively budget, monitor and track finances to achieve NED’s programmatic, operational and financial goals in a manner consistent with NED’s mission, vision and values. Routinely interacts with the NED Board of Directors’ Budget and Audit Committee.

      The SDF maintains a strategic approach to financial management and leads financial planning, development and maintenance of an effective and service oriented financial management infrastructure including budgeting, financial monitoring and reporting.   In addition, this position is responsible for leading the development and maintenance of efficient and cost-effective financial services, for leading and managing the finance department in accordance with Generally Accepted Accounting Principles (GAAP) and best practices and for optimizing relationships with banks and other external service providers.

      The SDF is responsible for implementing the final steps of conversion to a new financial management system, a process that is currently well underway.

      Responsibilities:

      • Leads and manages the Finance Department to ensure efficient, cost-effective, accurate and service oriented operations to achieve NED’s mission of effectively strengthening democratic institutions around the world through nongovernmental efforts.
      • Creates an appropriate and sustainable Finance Department infrastructure and develops, supervises and mentors Finance Department staff. 
      • Maintains oversight of general accounting, treasury, and accounts payable areas.  Reviews workflow of financial operations areas for efficiencies and improvements to administrative and accounting functions. 
      • Ensures that NED has effective internal controls and that it complies with all government, state, GAAP, and other regulatory requirements.  Acts as liaison between NED and its auditors, banks, investment managers, insurance broker, vendors, etc.
      • Budgets, monitors, analyzes, and reports on financial performance to COO, the President and the Board of Directors. Ensures that the President, the COO and the Board of Directors are informed about NED’s overall financial situation and have the necessary information to make informed decisions.
      • Leads internal communication effort to ensure staff managers are aware and knowledgeable about budgeting process, fiscal responsibilities and overall context behind NED’s financial management efforts. 
      • In addition to internal activities, plans, monitors and reports to regulatory agencies, funders and other external audiences, required and appropriate financial information on NED’s programs and operations.
      • Participates in strategic business planning for projects and provides risk assessments.
      • Responsible for overseeing system conversion to Microsoft Serenic Navigator.

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):
        • CPA, MBA, or equivalent advanced degree in accounting, finance, or business; relevant experience may be considered as an acceptable qualification.
        • A minimum twelve years’ experience as a senior financial manager and team leader.  Nonprofit financial and grant management experience is required as well as accounting, strategic financial analysis and planning skills.
      • Other Qualifications:
        • Authoritative command of relevant OMB Circulars (A-110, A-122, A-133); familiarity with trends within the private foundation community a significant plus.
        • Working knowledge of and ability to analyze business processes and work flows, and budget and grant management concepts and terminology.
        • Solid comfort level with Microsoft Serenic Navigator and Fundware.
        • Strong experience in implementing conversion of a financial management system.
        • Dynamic ability to manage and motivate a team, and foster an environment of fairness with respects to cultural and individual differences.
        • Effective interpersonal skills to reach out to staff of all levels and contacts within federal agencies and other relevant constituencies.
        • Appreciation of the NED’s mission. 
      • Competencies:
        • Strong communication and collaboration skills capable of reaching across organizational hierarchies and structures.
        • Strong management and strategic planning skills.
        • Excellent analytical and problem solving skills.
        • Ability to develop and administer realistic budgets.
        • Proficient personal computer skills.
        • High ethical standards and ability to maintain confidentiality. 


      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Senior Director, Finance – Job #1444 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.


      Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy – (Job #1441)
      National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

      The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy in the Office of the President.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

      Position Summary:
      The Special Assistant to the Deputy for Policy and Strategy provides administrative, research, and operational support to the Deputy to the President for Policy and Strategy, with drafting responsibilities as assigned.

      Responsibilities:

      Policy and Strategy:

      • Assist with the preparation of evaluative and analytical content for policy and strategy development.
      • Prepare institutional and programmatic policy materials and recommendations for supervisor.
      • Conduct research to obtain background information on various projects.
      • Format, edit, proofread, reproduce and distribute materials for internal and external audiences.  
      • Occasionally lead or moderate discussions and working groups, especially among peers in organizations related to development of policy, strategy, and institutional integration.
      • Facilitate and provide day-to-day supervision of section intern(s)

      Administrative Support

      • Provide administrative support to the Deputy including scheduling regular and ad-hoc meetings, responding to phone and email correspondence, making travel arrangements, and providing follow-up on any action items or assignments.
      • Coordinate correspondence, file reports, and preserve vital records as needed.
      • Help plan and coordinate the logistics of meetings and events, internally at headquarters as well as for visitors and Core Institute staff.

      Qualifications:

      • Master’s degree, or equivalent work experience, in International Affairs, Political Science, Human Rights or related discipline is preferred
      • Minimum two years of experience in democracy or human rights-related work
      • Strong organizational skills and ability to work and collaborate in a team environment
      • Excellent interpersonal relations, oral and written communication skills
      • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint; familiarity with SharePoint a plus
      • Ability to handle multiple demands, prioritize and produce high-quality work under pressure
      • Commitment to accuracy in all tasks, attention to details is extremely important
      • Enthusiastic with a capacity and willingness to learn; anticipate needs by being proactive.

      To Apply:

      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Special Assistant – Job #1441 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 Assistant, Grantmaking Resource Center – (Job #1443)
      National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

      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 Program Assistant, Grantmaking Resource Center.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

      Position Summary:
      Coordinate the quarterly proposal process and liaise with the Grantmaking Program staff to assess, implement process changes, develop written guidelines and resources for the Grantmaking Program, maintain the GIFTS grantmaking database, and support learning and best practices in Grantmaking at the National Endowment for Democracy.  

      Responsibilities: 

      • Working with GRC teammates to support the quarterly board cycle (proposal intake, data entry for all proposals, scheduling review meetings for regional Program staff, Grants, and Audit, review and tracking of board materials, and preparing for the quarterly board meetings);
      • Act as frontline HelpDesk for GIFTS database; YourGIFTS interface; and process issues;
      • Core member of GIFTS Power Support team;
      • Updating grantee information in tracking sheets and databases and generating periodic reports using the MicroEdge GIFTS database for various audiences at the NED;
      • Helping to write and edit materials about procedures and technology systems for manuals, guidebooks and other technical documents;
      • Liaising with the staff of two or more regional sections, Grants, and Compliance to keep the GRC team updated on team news and updating the regional teams on new grant making procedures;
      • Assist with orienting of new Regional Program, Grants, and Compliance staff to the Grantmaking Program; GIFTS; YourGIFTS; and IGAM, and any other relevant grantmaking systems;
      • Supporting GRC teammates with their responsibilities outside of preparations for each quarter’s board meetings (routing proposals and reports; recording and posting trainings; updating the intranet; coordinating planning meetings)
      • Maintaining GRC files;
      • Supporting the Director of the Grantmaking Resource Center as needed; and
      • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Grantmaking Resource Center. 

      QUALIFICATIONS:

      • Knowledge/Experience: 
        • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; 
      • Other Qualifications: 
        • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history and interest in international affairs
        • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel experience a plus
        • Proficient in Microsoft Sharepoint and/or grantmaking database a plus
        • Administrative support experience, preferably at a grantmaking organization
        • Provide attention to detail, and meet deadlines required
        • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities
      • Competencies:
      • Fluency in second language a plus
      • Strong written and oral communications skills in English
      • Training, tutoring, or teaching experience preferred

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, GRC – Job #1443 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 call inquiries.


      Assistant Program Officer, Latin America and the Caribbean (Job #1442)
      Posted: June 9, 2014

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

      Position Summary:
      The Assistant Program Officer will work with program staff to provide programmatic and administrative support to NED’s Latin America and Caribbean grants program, monitor programs and budgets, prepare reports, and assist in the development of projects in the region. NED is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

      Responsibilities:

      • Drafting summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings;

      • Assisting in the evaluation of project proposals;

      • Assisting in monitoring the work of grantees;

      • Tracking political developments in the region;

      • Providing administrative support to regional Program Officers;

      • Organizing events to highlight specific democracy-related issues.

      Qualifications:

      • Master’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or related discipline;

      • 2-4 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work;

      • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean;

      • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish;

      • Time living, working or traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean;

      • 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, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, LAC – Job #1442 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.


      Assistant Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa (Job #1439)
      Posted: May 29, 2014

      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 Assistant Program Officer for the Middle East and North Africa. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

      Position Summary:
      Assist with management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in the MENA region. Support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.

      Responsibilities:

      • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals.

      • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings.

      • Communicate regularly with existing grantees, often in Arabic.

      • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees, including review and analysis of any publications or other products.

      • Tracking political developments in the MENA region.

      • Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues in coordination with the other MENA program members.

      • Travel to the region as needed, and occasionally under difficult conditions, to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

      Qualifications:

      • Knowledge/Experience:
        • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in international affairs, politics, or a related discipline is required.

        • At least 3 years of experience in democracy-related work is required.

      • Other Qualifications:
        • Field experience with NGOs in one or more MENA countries is preferred.

        • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.

        • Excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic.

        • Knowledge of political issues and trends in the MENA region.

        • Proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit.

      • Competencies:

        • Proficiency with MS Office is required.

        • High degree of organization and initiative.

        • Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable.

        • Excellent interpersonal skills.

        • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, a writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three references. Please send an email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, MENA – Job #1439 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 call inquiries.  


      Senior Grants Administrator, Cores – (Job #1435) 
      Posted: May 16, 2014

      The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Senior Grants Administrator-Cores based in Washington, D.C. 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.

      Summary: NED provides hundreds of grants each year to non-governmental groups working abroad , and also has a special relationship with four US grantees that represent the building blocks of a democratic society. These "core grantees" are: the Solidarity Center, the Center for International Private Enterprise, the International Republican Institute, and the National Democratic Institute for International Affairs. NED gives grants to these groups for programs that promote pluralism and free and fair elections, free markets and economic reforms, and independent trade unions. The Senior Grants Administrator, Cores works under the supervision of the Senior Director, Grants Administration. This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of the NED’s core grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues and core grantee liaisons to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

      Responsibilities: 

      • Foster and maintain effective working relationships with core grantee liaisons .;

      • Represent NED Grants Administration in meetings with core grantee liaisons and other external groups;

      • Coordinate and work collaboratively with NED colleagues who work with core grantees on planning, program, monitoring and evaluation, and process;

      • Participate in review of proposals to identify potential technical issues in new awards and analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness ;

      • Draft new grant agreements and amendments;

      • Monitor grantee compliance with terms of grant agreement;

      • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving.

      • Review grantee financial reports and track project costs and spending rates;

      • Maintain up-to-date grant portfolio, including reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts ;

      • Conduct prompt resolution of grantee audits as needed;

      • Ensure that assigned fields of grants database are timely updated;

      • Document and serve as staff resource on core grant history, policies, and procedures;

      • Supervise Grants Assistant in duties related to core grant management;

      • Perform other duties as assigned;

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (public administration, nonprofit administration, international studies, etc.);

      • Minimum of five years experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation with emphasis on grants and/or contract administration;

      • Demonstrated knowledge of Federal grant regulations;

      • International experience and familiarity with issues relevant to NED’s operation and mission preferred;

      • Ability to analyze abstract ideas, particularly related to workflow processes and compliance requirements, and to propose possible solutions and approaches;

      • Ability to use professional judgment to resolve problems reasonably and fairly

      • Highly-organized and efficient; able to prioritize work based on minimal direction and multiple competing priorities

      • Detail oriented, and extremely conscientious about accuracy and timeliness in recordkeeping and follow through ;

      • Demonstrated ability and desire to be part of a diverse team with positive attitude and commitment to NED’s mission

      • Self starter, strong team player and leader, preferably in a multicultural environment

      • Strong verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills, including articulate interactions with staff at all levels and ability to lead discussions and meetings

      • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful

      • Qualified to work in the US.

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Senior Grants Administrator-Cores – Job #1435 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please no phone calls.


      Assistant to the Vice Presidents for Regional Programs – (Job #1433) 
      Posted: May 16, 2014

      The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks an Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs. The position is based in Washington, DC.

      Summary: The Assistant to the Vice Presidents works under the dual supervision of the two Vice Presidents for Regional Programs, covering Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Global programs. The Assistant manages several projects key to knowledge-sharing and consensus-building within Regional Programs. The position also provides programmatic, analytical, and administrative support to the Vice Presidents.

      Responsibilities: 

      • Manages several initiatives to foster cross-regional program team discussion and interaction;

      • Manages processes for VP review of information for external audiences, including grantee success stories and grant listings;

      • Oversees data-driven projects related to budget projections, staffing needs, and country strategies;

      • Conducts analytical research on political developments in key countries in support of the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs;

      • Provides administrative support to the Vice Presidents, maintains their calendars, and compiles quarterly and weekly updates regarding their respective regional teams;

      • Plans internal and external meetings and public events on behalf of the Vice Presidents;

      • Provides editorial support, including minutes of meetings and events, to the Vice Presidents.

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s preferred;

      • One to two years’ experience in democracy assistance, grant making, philanthropy, or a non-profit environment preferred;

      • Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills;

      • Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite; Sharepoint and MicroEdge GIFTS proficiency a plus;

      • Fluency in a foreign language preferred, particularly Russian, Chinese, Arabic, French, or Spanish.

      To Apply:
      Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant to the VPs, Regional Programs – Job #1433 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 call inquiries.


      Public Affairs Coordinator – (# 1431) 
      Posted: May 13, 2014

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

      Summary: The Public Affairs Coordinator provides support to the Senior Director of Public Affairs (PA) in all PA functions, including event planning, execution and follow-up, internal and external communications, contact management, and media relations.

      Responsibilities: 

      • Support public events by serving as point person for all public events (other than Forum/CIMA/WMD) to ensure that events are properly supported at every stage, including concept, invitations, catering, AV, setup and logistics, outreach and publicity, follow-up. Position would coordinate closely with counterparts in Forum and CIMA and WMD to offer any needed cooperation, support or guidance;

      • Coordinate cross-organizational communications support/efforts through interdepartmental communications working group;

      • Contribute to the development and execution of communications campaigns (digital/social/editorial) to showcase the work of NED grantees and strategic priorities;

      • Maintain NED contact database and coordinate with various workgroups across NED to insure that high quality, targeted lists are easily available for invitations, mailings, media, etc.;

      • Assist in general media relations, maintain press lists, draft statements and press releases, update journalists/media about NED events, monitor daily press clippings

      • Contribute content for NED website, social media, and newsletter, when needed

      • Provide assistance in making sure that NED staff and Board of Directors are kept up-to-date on significant outside activities, including media interviews, publications, congressional testimony, press mentions, etc.

      Qualifications:

      • Bachelor’s degree in communications, international relations/political science preferred;

      • 2-3 years of work experience: event planning, communications, database management, graphic design highly desirable;

      • Excellent written, oral, and interpersonal communications skills;

      • Detail oriented, highly organized, able to handle and prioritize multiple work flows;

      • Experience with non-profit/international affairs organizations desirable;

      • Proficient in MS Office suite, Microsoft Dynamics CRM database and/or other contact management tools, social media platforms

      To Apply:
      Applicants must include a cover letter, resume, and completed application which can be found on the careers page of our internet site, incomplete applications may not be considered. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Public Affairs Coordinator – Job #1431 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


      Fall 2014 Internships

      Intern, Africa (Job #1454)

      Posted: July 16, 2014

      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 help with the organization of a Sahel Strategy Forum (SSF) which will bring together practitioners, academics, NGOs and US Government institutions on a regular basis to discuss and strategize for better governance in the sub-region.

      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.

        Requirements:

      • Conduct research to track political and security 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;

        Help develop a sustainable organizational structure for the SSF;

        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 September 8, 2014

        Orientation Dates: September 8-12, 2014

        Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2014

        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, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Africa (Fall 2014) – Job #1454 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, Center for International Media Assistance (Job #1451)

        Posted: July 3, 2014

        The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of NED, works to strengthen the support, raise the visibility, and improve the effectiveness of media assistance programs throughout the world. The Center approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

        Position Summary:

        CIMA is currently seeking an intern for Fall 2014. The internship is open to current graduate and undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will play a key role in supporting CIMA’s core activities, including assisting with events, publications, and mailings. The Intern will also have the opportunity, under CIMA staff guidance, to conduct their own research and contribute to CIMA’s blog on a topic relevant to their interests. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and media. Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

          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

        • Duties/Responsibilities:

        • Manage CIMA’s subscription-based email listings.

        • Assist with updating and maintaining CIMA’s website, as well as design and format of CIMA reports.

        • Attend meetings and hearings on media development topics as necessary

        • Assist with arranging and executing meetings and events

        Qualifications:

        • The internship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students.

        • Applicants must have experience with content management systems (Drupal preferred), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator preferred)..

        • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, or democracy work.

        • Applicants with graphic design skills and background are highly desired.

        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 September 8, 2014

        Orientation Dates: September 8-12, 2014

        Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2014

        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, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and CIMA Intern (Fall 2014) – Job #1451 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 (Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs)  – (Job #1450)

        Posted: July 3, 2014

        NED Announcement:

        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 fall 2014. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, 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

        • 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 September 8, 2014

        Orientation Dates: September 8-12, 2014

        Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2014

        To Apply: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, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and GRPA Fall Intern – Job #1450 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, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) Fall 2014  – (Job #1449)

        Posted: July 2, 2014

        NED Announcement:

        The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the   International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. More information can be found at www.ned.org. The National Endowment for Democracy is an equal opportunity employer.

        Position Summary:

        The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an intern for Fall 2014. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on publications, and assistance with promotional and annual competition activities.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events.

          Duties:

        • Aids in the promotion and administration of the annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition, including correspondence with potential applicants and preparation of materials for the selection committee

        • Assists with database management and implementation of administrative policies

        • Assists with alumni relations and preparation for the program’s 15th anniversary year

        • Contributes to website and social media development

        • Other duties, as appropriate

        • Qualifications:

          We seek a college student with:

        • interest in human rights and international exchange

        • strong writing, editing, and communications skills

        • organizational skills and attention to detail

        • ability to earn academic credit for the internship

        • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus

        • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus 

        Requirements:

        • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us 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 September 8, 2014

        Orientation Dates: September 8-12, 2014

        Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2014

        Authorization: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern, Reagan Fascell Fellows (Fall 2014) – Job #1449 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 (Penn Kemble Youth Forum on Democracy) – Fall 2014-15  – (Job #1434)

        Posted: May 14, 2014

        NED Announcement:

        The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, is seeking candidates for the Penn Kemble Youth Forum Internship for the Fall 2014 – Spring 2015 academic year.

        Position Summary:

        The Penn Kemble Youth Forum aims to cultivate a commitment to an understanding of democracy assistance and democratic values and practices among leading students from within local universities and future generations of foreign policy practitioners. The forum will also provide educational and networking opportunities for these “Penn Kemble Associates” to attend meetings, take advantage of NED’s research and information facilities and to engage with foreign policy experts and former government officials. An advisory committee comprising local academics and democracy practitioners will identify and recruit to the forum young students and professionals with a demonstrable commitment to international engagement, defending human rights and advancing democracy. Penn Kemble’s death in October 2005 robbed the democracy movement of one of its most committed activists and strategists. His political evolution took him from early involvement in the young socialist and civil rights movements, through engagement with the U.S. labor movement in combatting Communism, especially within Central America, to more recent initiatives, including the Transatlantic Democracy Network and Civitas, an international program to promote civic education. He served as deputy and acting director of the United States Information Agency in the Clinton administration, and Secretary of State Albright appointed him U.S. representative to the Community of Democracies. In 2002, Secretary of State Powell appointed him to lead a group to investigate slavery and human trafficking in Sudan. The National Endowment for Democracy seeks a highly qualified undergraduate/graduate student to organize forums and other events addressing some of Penn’s key interests and commitments, including:

        • The role of organized labor, either in democratic transitions, as a 'balance wheel of democracy'

        • Democracy assistance

        • Civic education

        • Religion and democracy

        • Anti-Communism and the challenge of new totalitarian ideologies

        • Transatlantic relations

        • Social dimensions of democracy

        • Youth activism

         

        Duties/Responsibilities:

        • Reports to Special Assistant to VP, GRPA

        • Assists with the establishment and management of the Penn Kemble Youth Forum; organizes events and meetings for forum participants; liaise with Advisory Board members

        • Responsible for promotion of forum events, including drafting and posting of announcements

        • Contributes to other projects as needed

        Qualifications:

        We seek a college student with:

        • Interest in political science or international relations

        • Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills

        • Knowledge of desktop publishing, graphic design, and/or web development

        • Ability to earn academic credit for the internship

        Requirements: 

        • Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for each semester they intern with us 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 September 12, 2014

        Orientation Dates: September 8-12, 2014

        Anticipate End Date: Mid-May 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 Penn Kemble Intern 2014-15– Job #1434 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, International Forum for Democratic Studies / Fall 2014 (Job #1440)

        Position Summary:
        The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an Intern for the fall 2014. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald Horowitz.

        The National Endowment for Democracy is an independent, bipartisan, grant making organization funded by an annual Congressional appropriation. Its aims are to promote democratic reform and foster civil society worldwide. The Endowment is also the home of the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the Journal of Democracy, and serves as the secretariat for the World Movement for Democracy. The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is an international exchange program that offers practitioners, scholars, and journalists from around the world the opportunity to conduct independent research on democracy in a particular country or region. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.
        Responsibilities:

        • Conducting research on constitutional design and ethnic politics throughout the world
        • Assisting with clerical tasks, including typing and organizing materials
        • Other duties, as assigned. 

        Qualifications:
        We are seeking an enrolled undergraduate or graduate school student with:

        • Experience in (or study of) divided societies in Africa or Asia
        • Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills
        • Excellent research skills

        Requirements:

        • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us 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.
        • Able to commit to 24-40 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

        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 September 8, 2014
        Orientation Dates:                  September 8-12, 2014
        Anticipate End Date:              Mid-Dec 2014
        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, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and International Forum Fall Intern – Job #1440 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.