Careers

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 

NED’s intern program runs during the Spring, Summer and Fall semesters.  Students with a strong interest in the study and support of democracy around the world are encouraged to apply.  All internships are unpaid and candidates must be registered students, enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university, is also possible.  Available internships are listed below.  All internships are posted until filled. 

2017 Intern Schedule:

    • Spring 2017 Interns – begin Monday, January 9th; Applications accepted beginning October 10th.
    • Summer 2017 Internsbegin Monday, June 5th; Applications will be accepted beginning February 1st.
    • Fall 2017 Interns – begin Monday, September 11th; Applications will be accepted beginning June 1st.

Summer 2017 Internships


Full-time Positions

Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1723)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Europe/Eurasia. 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 processes, 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 an 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:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • Advanced fluency (written and verbal) in Russian and English languages required; additionally, advanced fluency in Ukrainian is also preferred.
    • At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • Familiarity with or an interest in the Eurasia region.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • Ability to work with discretion. 

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1723 – Grants Officer, Eurasia – YOUR NAME 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. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Financial Grants Accounting Officer – (Job #1711)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and seeks a Financial Grants Accounting Officer. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The primary duties of the Financial Grants Accounting Officer are to ensure the accuracy and integrity of recorded federal financial grant activity, to provide internal analysis on the status of multi-year awards, to produce timely quarterly and final award closeout reporting to the US government, and to ensure effective communication flow between the Finance and Grants teams.

Responsibilities: 

  • Certifies grants activity is properly recorded in NED’s general ledger and further reconciles to the grants management system’s activities for the accounting period (e.g. obligations, cash/non-cash deobligations, and supplements).  Maintains integrity of the balances on a fiscal year basis and for the award life cycle.
  • Monitors daily drawdown requests prior to payment processing to ensure disbursement requests are properly authorized and accurately recorded, collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team.
  • Ensures receivables, deferred revenue and grantee payables are accurately recorded and reconcile to supporting ledger detail. Coordinates closely with the Assistant Controller and Grants Administration team to resolve any discrepancies that may arise.
  • Collaborates with the Controller to ensure NICRA cash settlements are timely drawn on federal awards.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for timely submission to U.S. Department of State (DOS) via the HHS Payment Management System: Quarterly Federal Cash Transaction Report (FCTRs), Quarterly and Final filings for Federal Financial Reports (FFRs), as well as interim and final award closeout reports as applicable.
  • Produces timely and accurate internal financial reports and analysis for management to enable sound decision-making. 
  • Supports the Controller with the year-end financial and Single Audit by preparing required documents, and further assists with related audit inquiries.
  • Confirms symmetry between Serenic NAV, GIFTS Alta, and the HHS Payment Management System on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Program Planning Officer to provide a quarterly schedule of Grantmaking Funds Available.
  • Leads continuous process improvement by developing and implementing improvements in policies and procedures for the daily, monthly and year-end grants accounting activities, related capture and reporting, and cash management.
  • Acts as the daily point of contact between the Finance and Grantmaking departments, and as a general resource for questions from non-finance personnel with regards to NED Finance policies, procedures, and federal compliance.
  • Supports the Controller on responding to ad hoc queries from DOS.
  • Serves as a mentor to other members of the extended Finance team.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelors’ degree in Accounting or Finance required (CPA a plus, but not required).
    • ­ 5+ years demonstrated work experience in a mission-driven, nonprofit environment specifically related to federal grants accounting regulations and compliance, including award and subaward monitoring and management.
    • ­ Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, nonprofit accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
    • ­ Demonstrated working knowledge in financial analysis and reporting.  Required competence in preparing Federal FFRs and FCTRs and managing cash draws in the HHS Payment System.
    • ­ Strong analysis skills in reviewing general ledger history, and clear ability to propose proper and necessary general journal entries.
    • ­ Demonstrated use of robust accounting and business software packages. Microsoft Serenic Navigator accounting software preferred, and GIFTS/ALTA grants management system experience is a plus.
    • ­ Intermediate to advanced level working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and other Office products.  Must have experience managing large data sets (creating pivot tables, using lookups and advanced formulas).
  • Other Qualifications: 
    • ­ Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper and complete audit trail.
    • ­ Willingness to work extra hours during peak workload periods, especially around quarter-end reporting deadlines and annual audits. 
    • ­ Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
    • ­ Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
    • ­ Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
    • ­ Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
    • ­ Ability to translate financial terms to effectively communicate with finance and non-finance personnel.
    • ­ Employs team-building, mentoring approach to interactions and working style.
    • ­ Confidence in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions.
    • ­ Solid analytical, problem solving and financial troubleshooting skills.
    • ­ Ability to quickly learn new systems, processes and procedures.
    • ­ Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1711 – Financial Grants Accounting Officer – YOUR NAME 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. 


Grants Officer for Asia (Job #1709)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Asia/Latin America/Global. 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 processes, 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 an 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:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • Professional competence in Chinese or Tibetan is useful but not required.
    • Familiarity with or an interest in the LAC region.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • Ability to work with discretion. 

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1709 – Grants Officer, Asia – YOUR NAME 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. 


 

Grants Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (Job #1707)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization that works to support freedom around the world and seeks a Grants Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) . This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Asia/Latin America/Global. 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 processes, 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 an 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:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Strong written, reading and spoken Spanish required; ability in French language in addition to Spanish, desired.
    • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • Familiarity with or an interest in the LAC region.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • Ability to work with discretion.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1707 – Grants Officer, LAC – YOUR NAME 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 for Latin America and the Caribbean – (Job #1706)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

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 reviewing 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;
  • Maintaining regular correspondence with existing grantees;
  • 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:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline;
    • At least 2 to 4 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work;
    • MS Office skills;
    • Experience with financial management and reporting.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Time living, working or traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  • Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists;
  • Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Spanish is required;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Sound political judgment;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1706 – Assistant Program Officer, LAC – YOUR NAME 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. 


Program Officer, Burma – (Job #1705)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and seeks a Program Officer for the Asia team, specializing in Burma.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and program staff to manage the Endowment’s Burma grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities:  

  •  Assessing proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  •  Traveling to the region on a regular basis;
  •  Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to grantees;
  •  Tracking political developments;
  • Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and Asia working on Burma.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in Burma, including issues affecting ethnic nationalities and minorities;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists;
    • ­ Fluency in English with strong writing skills; knowledge of Burmese or an ethnic language is preferred; 
    • ­ Familiarity with program monitoring and assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; 
    • ­ Sound political judgment;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1705 – Program Officer, Burma – YOUR NAME 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.  


Program Assistant, West and Central Africa – (Job #1704)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

The Program Assistant will provide day-to-day administrative and programmatic support to the West and Central 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. 
  • Research information about potential grantees and current political developments in West and Central Africa.  
  • Assist with writing of project summaries and drafting budgets.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ Minimum of 1 year of work experience in an office environment;
    • ­ Administrative support experience; 
    • ­ Proficient in the use of MS Office Suite. 
    • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ Knowledge of political and social issues in Africa; preferably in West and Central Africa; 
    • ­ Fluency in French is required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Experience in grant making and democratic development is desirable;
    • ­ Experience in financial management and reporting;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Works well in a team environment.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1704 – Program Assistant, W/C Africa – YOUR NAME 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, East and Southern Africa – (Job #1703)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

The Assistant Program Officer will work with the regional director and senior program staff to manage and direct the Endowment’s grants program, in East and Southern Africa, including monitoring and assessment of projects.

Responsibilities:  

  • Design country strategies based on political developments and NED funding ability;
  • Assess proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • Travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis;
  • Provide strategic support to the Associate Director, including Africa-related initiatives and events;
  • Monitor and provide compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  • Track political developments around the world;
  • Maintain contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and abroad working to advance democracy and human rights.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is preferred, but not required; At least 3 years of applicable program experience is required; Experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required.
    • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Africa; preferably in East and Southern Africa;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and organizations;
    • ­ Fluency in English is required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable;
    • ­ Experience in financial management and reporting;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1703 – Assistant Program Officer, E/S Africa – YOUR NAME 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. 


Program Officer, China – (Job #1702)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

The Program Officer will work with the regional director and program staff to manage the Endowment’s China grants program, including monitoring and assessment of projects in the region.

Responsibilities:  

  • Assessing proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  • Traveling to the region on a regular basis;
  • Monitoring and providing compliance assistance to grantees;
  • Tracking political developments;
  • Maintaining contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and Asia working on China.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required.
    • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in China, including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists in the region;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and Chinese are required;
    • ­ Familiarity with program monitoring and assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills; 
    • ­ Sound political judgment;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1702 – Program Officer, China – YOUR NAME 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.  


Program Assistant, Grantmaking Resource Center – (Job #1701)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 (GRC).  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: 

The Program Assistant will coordinate the quarterly proposal process and liaise with the Grantmaking Program staff to assess their needs, implement process changes, develop written guidelines and resources for the Grantmaking Program, maintain the GIFTS Alta grantmaking database, and support learning and best practices in Grantmaking at the NED.

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 Compliance, review and tracking of board materials, and preparing for the quarterly board meetings);
  • Act as the front line HelpDesk for GIFTS Alta database, IGAM online application, and process issues;
  • Core member of GIFTS Alta Power Support team;
  • Updating grantee information in tracking sheets and databases and generating periodic reports using the 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;
  • Assisting with the orientation of new Regional Program, Grants, and Compliance staff to the Grantmaking Program; databases; 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:

  • Education
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field; 
  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ At least 1 year of administrative support experience, preferably at a grantmaking organization or an educational institution;
    • ­ At least 1 year of experience with customer service, student services, counseling, tutoring, teaching, or training;
    • ­ Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel experience a plus;
    • ­ Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint and/or grantmaking database a plus.
  • Other Qualifications:  
    • ­ Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
    • ­ Fluency in a second language a plus, Ukrainian, Russian, or Turkish preferred;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent written and oral communications skills in English;
    • ­ Attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines;
    • ­ Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities;
    • ­ Works well in a team environment.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1701 – Program Assistant, GRC and YOUR NAME 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, Eurasia – (Job #1692)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 Eurasia, with a focus on the South Caucasus.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer (APO) will assist with management, administration, development and expansion of grant programs in the Caucasus.  In addition, the APO will 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;
  • Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
  • Tracking political developments in Eurasia;
  • Provide administrative support to the Eurasia Team;
  • Travel to the region on a regular basis 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, History, Regional Studies or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 2 years of experience in democracy-related work is required; in-country experience is an advantage;
    • ­ MS Office skills are required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Eurasia;
    • ­ Advanced fluency (oral and written) in Russian and English is required;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.

Competencies:

    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia – Job #1692 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our NED Careers page at:  http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please, no phone calls.


Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1690)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Principal, Grants Administration- Europe/Eurasia.  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 processes, 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 an 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:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • Advanced fluency (written and verbal) in Russian and English languages required; additionally, advanced fluency in Ukrainian is also preferred.
    • ­ At least 2 years of grants and/or contract administration experience in a nonprofit organization or foundation.
    • ­ Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
    •  Other Qualifications:
      • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
      • ­ Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
      • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
      • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States.

Competencies:

    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Ability to work with discretion.
      • ­ Strong oral and written communication 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 Grants Officer – Eurasia – Job #1690 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.


 

Grants Assistant, Core Institutes (Job #1688)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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, D.C.  

Position Summary:

The Grants Assistant, Core Institutes, provides general administrative support to the department, with a primary focus on Core Institutes grants.  Working primarily under the supervision of the Senior Grants Officer, Core Institutes, the Grants Assistant provides an essential role in ensuring smooth grant operations, timely processing, quality control, and accurate recordkeeping.

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

Responsibilities:

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, with accurate data entry and attention to detail.
  • Update the grants database as required and produce assigned reports in an accurate, complete and timely manner.; track late submissions of signed grant documents;
  • Maintain current documentation of administrative procedures in the Grants Assistant manual.
  • Manage core institute email box; Prepare and route grant-related documents and reminders to grantees.
  • Maintain electronic and hard copy files.
  • Assist with administrative tasks of Grants department staff.
  • Assist with meeting and special event planning.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and Outlook;
  • Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Other Qualifications:
  • Foreign language skills and interest in international affairs preferred;
  • Interest in the support and strengthening of democratic institutions worldwide;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
    • Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment;
    • Must be able to work both independently and with minimal supervision;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.

To Apply:  Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment Application form. Please send to jobs@ned.org,  your name and Grants Assistant, Cores – Job #1688 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.


Staff Auditor, Africa – Job 1686

National Endowment for Democracy

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The staff Auditor:

1) assesses grantees by evaluating financial questionnaires and performs risk assessments, and

2) monitors grantee expenditures via cash ledger reviews, invoice verification reviews, desk reviews of external audit reports, and on-site reviews.

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • BS in Accounting or Finance.
    • A minimum of two years of experience.
    • Experience with Microsoft Office: Excel, Word and PowerPoint.
    • Working knowledge of
    • Working knowledge of 2 CFR 200 (formerly OMB Circulars A-110, A-122 and A-133).
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in French is required.
    • Ability to travel overseas.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure.
    • Must be able to work both independently and as a team member.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Auditor, Africa – Job #1686 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.


Office Services Assistant, Office Services – (Job #1661)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization, seeks an Office Services Assistant for the Office Services Team.  The position is based in Washington, DC.  This position reports to the Office Services Supervisor. 

Position Summary:

The Office Services Assistant will join the Office Services Team in providing photocopy support, supplies, equipment maintenance, mailroom, room set-up and break-down, and off-site storage coordination services.

Responsibilities:

  • Meets the photocopying needs of all Endowment employees and ensure proper operation of the photocopy machine by performing preventative maintenance and bringing in service technicians.
  • Ensures that kitchen and office supplies are available by taking inventory and stocking or ordering supplies when needed. 
  • Handles orientations for new employees to office services and processes new identification pictures and badges.
  • Partners with vendors to replace supplies, at a low cost to the Endowment, and schedules maintenance on equipment as needed.   
  • Ensures that Endowment employees receive quality mail services by processing daily incoming and outgoing mail quickly; sorting and distributing incoming/collecting and stamping outgoing mail; tracking, maintaining and reporting postage levels in the meter.
  • Coordinates off-site file storage, maintains an up-to-date log of stored materials, prepares boxed files to be stored, and schedules storage deliveries and retrievals.
  • Serves as a resource to reduce work overload in other departments by assisting with mail logging, special projects and miscellaneous errands.
  • Assists with internal office moves and relocating of furniture and office supplies. 
  • Assists with the setting up of conference rooms for events.
  • Assists with Audio Visual equipment.
  • Serves as backup for the office administrator during breaks and vacations.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ High School Diploma or GED. 
    • ­ At least two years of office experience required.
    • ­ Physically able to lift boxes of office supplies, including paper, up to 50 lbs.
    • ­ Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • ­ Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
    • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • ­ Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • ­ Excellent customer service skills and strong ability to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED Employment Application (including salary history and requirements), and contact information for three professional references.  Incomplete applications may not be reviewed.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with name and Office Services Assistant– Job #1661 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.


 Internships

Intern, Africa / 2017 – (Job #1721)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 Africa Program. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: The Africa regional program team 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. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship. An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • 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) for the duration of the internship

Travel Reimbursement:                     $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline:                 n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date:                 o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates:                          June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                    August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1721 – Africa Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME 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, Latin America & Caribbean / 2017 – (Job #1719)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 Latin America and the Caribbean team. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: The Latin America and the Caribbean Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for Summer 2017. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for contributing to NED’s grant making process, preparing materials to assist the team in strategic planning and analysis, conducting research, writing, and attending relevant events. 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: The intern will work with NED’s Latin America and the Caribbean programs staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the tasks will include but not be limited to:

  • Assist program staff in project management duties including: attend relevant meetings on key democracy issues affecting the region; review and summarize proposals for NED program staff review; assist in the preparation of grant cycle materials; help map out NGOs and donors working in key countries; carry out research on research-related issues and countries in Latin America, and attend meetings with visiting grantees.

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship. An independent study option, if approved by your university, is also possible.
  • Academic focus on Latin America and democracy issues.
  • Must speak Spanish.
  • 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) for the duration of the internship

Travel Reimbursement:                     $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline:                 n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date:                 o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates:                          June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                    August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1719 – LAC Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME 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 – Donald L. Horowitz Internship in Constitutional Design (w/Independent Study Option) (Job #1718)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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.

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 2017. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald L. Horowitz.

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:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • 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 a minimum of 16 – 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship.
  • We are seeking a student with:
    • ­ Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills
    • ­ Excellent research skills
    • ­ Experience in (or study of) divided societies preferred

Time Commitment: 16-40 hrs./week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) for the duration of the internship

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date: August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, in addition to a cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1718 – DONH Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME 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, World Movement for Democracy /Summer 2017 (Job #1716)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 unpaid 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 unpaid Intern for Summer 2017. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field and eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

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

Responsibilities: 

  • Conduct research to track democracy-advancement efforts;
  • Assist in updating the World Movement Web site and social media channels, conduct research for the World Movement’s newsletter and draft alerts for activists facing danger.
  • Support ongoing work on projects, such as the Civic Space Initiative and #SetThemFree campaign, as well as event logistics
  • Attend lectures and roundtable discussions on democracy

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • 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 proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, and Outlook.
  • Familiarity with social media platforms (Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr) and other programs (Photoshop, InDesign, Final Cut Pro) are a plus.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date: August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply:  Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1716 – WMD Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our websites at www.movedemocracy.org and www.ned.org.


Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs (GRPA) / 2017 (Job #1715)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 2017. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, social media, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act. The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship. An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • 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.
  • Multimedia experience is a plus.

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

Travel Reimbursement:                     $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline:                 n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date:                 o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates:                          June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                    August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1715 –GRPA Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME 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, Research & Conferences, International Forum for Democratic Studies /Summer 2017 (Job #1714)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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 Research and Conferences Intern.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: The International Forum for Democratic Studies (Forum) at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as a Research and Conferences Intern for 2017. This unpaid internship provides an advanced undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to observe the day-to-day operations of a Washington, D.C.-based research center focused on democracy and human rights.

The Forum complements NED’s core mission—assisting civil society groups abroad in their efforts to foster and strengthen democracy—by linking the academic community with activists from across the globe. In addition to its Research and Conferences initiative, the Forum also produces the Journal of Democracy, the world’s leading publication on the theory and practice of democracy, and hosts fellowship programs for international democracy activists, journalists, and scholars.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide research support to Forum staff for initiatives relating to a diverse number of topics.
  • Attend meetings and take notes on topics related to Forum research initiatives.
  • Participate in the drafting, editing, proofreading, and distribution of written materials, including newsletters, event materials, and internal memoranda.
  • Help facilitate for Forum events, including panel presentations and roundtable discussions.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining Forum contact lists in an organization-wide contact management database.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

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

  • A strong interest in the study and support of democracy around the world.
  • Strong research ability.
  • Experience writing, editing, and proofreading materials.
  • Computer software skills including MS Word, Excel, and Outlook; Photoshop, HTML, or database experience a plus.
  •  The ability to stay organized while handling multiple tasks.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills and analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic, be capable of showing initiative, and be well-organized. Students must also have strong computer skills.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date: August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your information your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references. Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1714 – IFDS Intern (SU17)–YOUR NAME 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 / Summer 2017 (Job #1713)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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, 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 2017. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or 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. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

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, events, and social media.

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. 
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.
  • Applicants with experience using content management systems (WordPress, etc.) preferred
  •  Applicants with experience using graphic design and/or desktop publishing tools, i.e., Adobe Creative Suite preferred.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates: June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date: August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send information regarding your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1713 – CIMA Intern (SU17) –YOUR NAME 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)

2017

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) 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.

Position Summary:  The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an unpaid intern for 2017. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  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. 

Responsibilities: 

Intern will assist with:

  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition
  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Other duties, as appropriate

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. 
  • 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
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a; All internships are posted until filled

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, a cover letter, resume, NED employment application, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1712 – RFDF Intern (SU17)– YOUR NAME 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.