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 2014 Internships


Full-time Positions 

Program Assistant for Latin America and the Caribbean – (Job #1422)
Posted: Mar. 28, 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 Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Latin America and Caribbean regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 
Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the regional program staff. This position reports to the regional director for Latin America and the Caribbean.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure logging in of grant proposals.

  • Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.

  • Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.

  • Support the oversight of grants in the assigned region/country.

  • Assist director and staff with general administrative duties.

  • Organize events for visiting grantees and public meetings.

  • Facilitate logistical preparations for staff travel.

  • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.

  • Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field, such as international relations, international development, political science, Latin American studies.

  • Fluency in Spanish (reading, writing and speaking) is required.

  • One to two years of previous administrative and/or programmatic experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English and Spanish.

  • Knowledge of major political and social issues in the Latin America and Caribbean region.

  • Administrative support experience.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

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 Program Assistant, LAC – Job #1422 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. No phone calls please.


Program Assistant, MENA – (Job #1421)
Posted: Mar. 28, 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 Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position on our Middle East and North Africa regional program team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure logging in of grant proposals.

  • Draft budgets and assist with writing project summaries.

  • Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in the assigned region/country.

  • Assist senior director and staff with general administrative duties.

  • Research information on current political developments in the assigned region/country.

  • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.

  • Organize events for visiting grantees.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Fluency in Arabic and French (reading, writing and speaking) are required. Preferred candidates will also have language proficiencies in other languages used in the region, including Turkish and Farsi.

  • Excellent organizational skills.

  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

  • Knowledge of major political and social issues in the MENA region.

  • Administrative support experience.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three references. Please send a brief email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Program Assistant, MENA – Job #1421 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.


Audit Assistant – (Job #1420)
Posted: Mar. 28, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom and democracy around the world, and seeks an Audit Assistant for its Compliance Department based in Washington, DC.

Position Summary: 
The Audit Assistant works under the supervision of the Sr. Director of Compliance to assist nine auditors in securing invoices and receipts submitted from over 90 countries, maintain and update logs of completed audit reviews, create and maintain files, and perform other administrative duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Download pending grant proposals from the GIFTS database and create audit logs by region for each auditor

  • Update audit logs in Excel when the first grant payment is made.

  • Email introductory letters and requests for invoices for auditors to review.

  • Update audit logs and the GIFTS database whenever invoice requests are sent, received or completed.

  • Run a report in GIFTS of all grants which will expire within 60 days and provide it to the auditors.

  • Make copies, create files and labels, file and pull documents, maintain the audit files and send files to storage.

  • Perform other administrative duties as required including performing invoice reviews.

Knowledge and Skill Level:

  • Bachelor's degree in Finance or Accounting with a minimum of two years of work experience;
  • Knowledge of a foreign language is a plus;

  • Attention to detail, ability to multi-task and work with minimal supervision

  • Strong verbal, written and analytical skills;

  • Team player comfortable in a multicultural environment;

  • Proficiency in Word and Excel and familiarity with database applications.

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 Audit Assistant - Job #1420 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, China – (Job #1416)
Posted: Mar. 7, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom and democracy around the world, and is seeking an Assistant Program Officer for China. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
Provides support to the program officers in managing and evaluating programs; works under the supervision of senior program staff and are recognized as being on the developmental track for promotion within the program staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting in the management, assessment, and presentation of proposals at quarterly Board meetings.

  • Assisting in monitoring groups in the field and maintaining relationships with grantees, other organizations and individuals in the region.

  • Providing support to senior staff in reviewing core institute proposals where appropriate.

  • Providing support for senior staff as they represent the overall region before the Board of Directors, the President, congressional committees, government agencies and other entities as needed.

Qualifications: (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):

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

  • Two years of applicable program experience.

  • Fluency in written and spoken Chinese (highly desired).

  • Country expertise, including in-country experience (work or study).

  • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region.

  • Show potential in the area of political assessment skills.

  • Excellent, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, a short writing sample, completed NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and your name and Assistant Program Officer, China – Job #1416 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 Program Officer, China – (Job #1415)
Posted: Mar. 7, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom and democracy around the world, and is seeking a Senior Program Officer for China. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
Responsible for overseeing a substantial portfolio and has considerable responsibilities within the China team, reporting to the Senior Director and supervising the relevant staff; contributes to developing strategy for China; identifies, develops and manages programs and contributes to evaluation of the programs; takes the lead on presenting proposals and articulating the Endowment’s strategy for China.

Responsibilities:

  • Strategic planning for the China grants program.

  • Overseeing the management, development, assessment, and presentation of China proposals at quarterly Board meetings

  • Conducting and overseeing monitoring visit for groups in the field and maintaining relationships with grantees, other organizations and individuals in the region

  • Reviewing core institute proposals as they relate to the SPO’s specific portfolio

  • Presenting the proposals at the Board expert reviews

  • Providing support for the Senior Director and also taking the initiative to represent the China portfolio before the Board of Directors, the President, Congressional committees, government agencies and other entities as needed

  • Supervising and mentoring junior staff by providing guidance and advice on programmatic and administrative issues

Qualifications: (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Graduate degree preferred.

  • Ten years of applicable program experience.

  • Fluency in written and spoken Chinese (required).

  • Five years at the NED Senior level or external supervisory equivalent.

  • Recognized country expertise, for a broad range of program focus areas within China.

  • Advanced understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region.

  • Political assessment skills.

  • Good leadership skills and excellent, interpersonal, communication, and writing skills.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, unedited writing sample, completed NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and your name and Senior Program Officer, China – Job #1415 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 Central and West Africa – (Job #1414)
Posted: Feb. 25, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom and democracy around the world, and is seeking a Program Assistant for Central and West Africa. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
Provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the Central and West Africa program staff.

Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Africa Regional Director and staff with general administrative duties.

  • Provide support for considering and awarding grants to nongovernmental organizations working on democracy building programs in West and Central Africa.

  • Maintain the program team calendar.

  • Update program contacts and maintain files.

  • Organize events for visiting grantees.

  • Attend and report on relevant conferences, meetings, and other events.

  • Researching information on current political developments in West and Central Africa.

  • Assist with writing of project summaries and drafting budgets.

Qualifications: (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):

  • Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field.

  • Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment.

  • Knowledge of major political and social issues in West and Central Africa.

  • Administrative support experience.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

  • Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.

  • Knowledge of French language sufficient for business-level reading and writing.

  • Authorization to work in the United States.

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 Program Assistant Central and West Africa – Job #1414 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, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1413)
Posted: Feb. 21, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization, seeks a Project Assistant 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. This position reports to the Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Providing assistance for activities being implemented by the Secretariat, including maintaining files; helping develop and track budgets; facilitating logistical arrangements for meetings (travel/hotel arrangements for participants and preparing materials and documents); and other general administrative duties.

  • Researching information for the World Movement Web site, electronic newsletter, and alerts.

  • Assisting the facilitation of activities related to a network of young democracy activists, such as online discussions, youth fellows program, and Web site maintenance.

  • Responding to general inquiries and distributing publications.

  • Assisting with special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • BA degree in relevant field.

  • Strong written and oral communication skills in English.

  • At least one year administrative support experience.

  • Knowledge of MS Word and Excel, database experience, and Web site skills.

  • Proficiency in spreadsheet and database programs, social networking sites, and other information and communications technologies required.

  • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task.

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

  • Foreign language skills (Arabic, French, Russian and/or Spanish) preferred, but not required.

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 Project Assistant, WMD – Job #1413 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, (Central) Africa – (Job #1411)
Posted: Feb. 21, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom and democracy around the world, and is seeking a Program Officer for Central Africa.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Coordinate and administer organization-wide monitoring and evaluation of democracy promotion programs.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the assigned country/region, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, facilitating contact with like-minded organizations in the country and the region; among others.

  • Monitor political developments in target countries and the region in general to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, and generally keeping abreast of the changing political environment to provide timely and relevant analysis to NED senior staff, board and others as necessary.

  • Act as deputy director and/or provide team leadership and oversight when director is on travel or as necessary. Assist with team budgeting, planning, staffing and strategic discussions.

  • Oversee the implementation of NED approved projects, including reading quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the overall grants portfolio in target countries. Make recommendations on renewed and new funding in target countries and the region in general. Track spending levels for target countries, and evaluate and make recommendations for future spending in the region.

  • Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on‑the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees both in the capital and rural areas, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, political analysts and opinion-makers, among others.

  • Supervise and mentor junior staff in project management, NED processes and procedures, and overall team workflow. Participate in and contribute to staff’s performance reviews. Supervise intern when appropriate. Participate and when necessary lead hiring process, including  reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and contributing to creative thinking about how to approach the distribution of work and responsibilities within the team.

  • Think creatively on how to improve team effectiveness, either by setting up new in-team processes, improving grantee reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams inside NED, etc.

  • Liaise with other NED teams, participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s level education in International Affairs, History, Political Science or related discipline.

  • Significant prior experience in democracy-related and nonprofit work in Central Africa.  Experience in Democratic Republic of the Congo preferred.

  • Experience in financial monitoring and reporting, as well as knowledge of program evaluation techniques.

  • An interest in democratic development that is evidenced through coursework or previous employment.

  • Commitment to democracy work in developing countries.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to edit manuscripts and make presentations as well as the ability to work in additional languages.

  • Knowledge of French.  Ability in Portugese and/or Central African languages a plus.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a multi-ethnic, multi-national environment.

  • Solid analytical skills.  High degree of organization and initiative. 

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.

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 Program Officer, (Central) Africa – Job #1411 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, (Sudan and South Sudan) Africa – (Job #1412)
Posted: Feb. 21, 2014

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom and democracy around the world, and is seeking a Program Officer for Sudan and South Sudan, Africa.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Coordinate and administer organization-wide monitoring and evaluation of democracy promotion programs.

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the assigned country/region, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, facilitating contact with like-minded organizations in the country and the region; among others.

  • Monitor political developments in target countries and the region in general to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, and generally keeping abreast of the changing political environment to provide timely and relevant analysis to NED senior staff, board and others as necessary.

  • Act as deputy director and/or provide team leadership and oversight when director is on travel or as necessary. Assist with team budgeting, planning, staffing and strategic discussions.

  • Oversee the implementation of NED approved projects, including reading quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits.

  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the overall grants portfolio in target countries. Make recommendations on renewed and new funding in target countries and the region in general. Track spending levels for target countries, and evaluate and make recommendations for future spending in the region.

  • Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on‑the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees both in the capital and rural areas, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, political analysts and opinion-makers, among others.

  • Supervise and mentor junior staff in project management, NED processes and procedures, and overall team workflow. Participate in and contribute to staff’s performance reviews. Supervise intern when appropriate. Participate and when necessary lead hiring process, including  reviewing resumes, conducting interviews and contributing to creative thinking about how to approach the distribution of work and responsibilities within the team.

  • Think creatively on how to improve team effectiveness, either by setting up new in-team processes, improving grantee reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams inside NED, etc.

  • Liaise with other NED teams, participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications: (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):

  • Master’s level education in International Affairs, History, Political Science or related discipline.

  • Significant prior experience in democracy-related and nonprofit work in Sudan and/or South Sudan.

  • Experience in financial monitoring and reporting, as well as knowledge of program evaluation techniques.

  • An interest in democratic development that is evidenced through coursework or previous employment.

  • Commitment to democracy work in developing countries.

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills in English and the ability to edit manuscripts and make presentations as well as the ability to work in additional languages.

  • Knowledge of Arabic preferred.

  • Excellent interpersonal skills in a multi-ethnic, multi-national environment.

  • Solid analytical skills.  High degree of organization and initiative. 

  • Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite.

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 Program Officer, (Sudan and South Sudan), Africa – Job #1412 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.


Web Communications Manager -- (Job #1410)
Posted: Feb. 14, 2014

Position Summary
The Web Communications Manager (WCM) is responsible for the comprehensive development and management of the NED Web site and affiliated sites. Reporting to the director of public affairs, the WCM is an integral part of the Government and Public Affairs team, working to maintain an excellent public image for the Endowment that effectively communicates NED’s mission and achievements through the design of attractive and user friendly websites and social media tools and the development and management of content for those sites. The WCM works in close coordination with the IT services and knowledge management team to achieve maximum functionality and security for all NED sites. The WCM will have experience in developing and maintaining a dynamic web presence using a content management system (CMS).

  • Provides overall Web-related guidance, graphic template and site navigation design for all NED affiliated sites, including NED, WMD, CIMA, JOD, Democracy Digest, NDRI and WMD networks hosted by NED;

  • Ensures a consistent, user-friendly web interface for all NED affiliated sites;

  • Supervises Web/Multimedia Communications Assistant and oversees day-to-day operation and updates of all maintenance and updates of web content as needed;

  • Acts as main technical contact for the websites. If problems arise, the WCM will make corrections directly or delegate the task to external host/developer.

  • Works closely with Democracy Resource Center staff and IT staff to support the development of online resources and social media tools for NED staff, grantees, fellows, democracy researchers, and the general public;

  • Stays abreast of new technologies and changes in the Web and Internet environment to best serve the objectives of the organization;

  • Provides content management training to all NED employees who maintain affiliated sites or update Web content;

  • Provides and/or supervises multimedia support for NED-related public events and initiatives;

  • Works directly with Web vendors and supervises Web interns;

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required

  • Minimum of 4 years progressive work experience in Web management and development. Strong project management skills are essential.

  • Experience with non-profit/international affairs organizations is desirable.

  • Must have experience in Drupal, Wordpress, HTML, CSS, SEO, and Google Analytics. Experience with Dreamweaver and Photoshop preferred but not required.

Competencies

  • Highly organized, have effective written and oral communication skills, excellent interpersonal skills, and must be able to deal with a variety of both technical and non-technical staff members.

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 Web Communications Manager - Job #1410  in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


Internships

Summer 2014 Internships

Intern (Penn Kemble Youth Forum on Democracy) (Job #1419)
Posted: Mar. 28th, 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 candidates for the Penn Kemble Youth Forum Internship.

Position Summary:
The Penn Kemble Youth Forum aims to cultivate a commitment to an understanding of democracy assistance 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; and youth activism.

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 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 2, 2014

Orientation Dates:
June 2-6, 2014

Anticipated End Date:
Mid-August 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, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Penn Kemble Intern – Job #1419 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. 


Intern, World Movement for Democracy  – (Job #1418)
Posted: March 27, 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 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 2014. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate and undergraduate students and will be full or part-time, depending on the intern’s schedule. 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 fluency in 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 in updating the World Movement Web site, conduct research for the World Movement’s e-newsletter, DemocracyNews, and draft alerts for activists facing danger.

  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as Defending Civil Society and the Civic Space Initiative.

  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy; and

  • Other tasks 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 and proficiency in Microfsoft Word, Excel, and Outlook. Other programs a plus.

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 2, 2014

Orientation Dates: June 2-6, 2014

Anticipate End Date: Mid-August 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, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1418 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our websites at www.wmd.org and www.ned.org.


Intern, Africa (Job #1405)
Posted: Jan. 6, 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 organize 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.

Responsibilities: 

  • 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 all meetings and draft minutes;

  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on African policy issues;

  • Help develop a sustainable organizational structure for the SFF; 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.

  • Able to commit to 20-30 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

Time Commitment:
20-30 hrs/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 2, 2014

Orientation Dates:
June 2-6, 2014

Anticipated End Date:
Mid-August 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, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Africa – Job #1405 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. 


 Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Summer 2014 -- (Job #1402)
Posted: Dec. 30, 2013
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 summer 2014. The internship is open to current graduate and undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will be a part of new initiatives at CIMA; such as strengthening the organization’s web presence and updating the look and format for CIMA reports. This is an 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.

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 2, 2014

Orientation Dates:                 
June 2-6, 2014

Anticipate End Date:             
Mid-August 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, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and CIMA Intern – Job #1402 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.