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

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

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

NED Employee Benefits (coming soon)

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, May June 5th; Applications will be accepted beginning February 1st.
    • Fall 2017 Interns – begin Monday, September 11th; Applications will be accepted beginning June 1st.

Full-time Positions

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 Officer for Asia (Job #1689)

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- 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.).
    • ­ Professional competence in Chinese or Tibetan is useful but not required.
    • ­ 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 Asia, particularly East Asia.
    • ­ Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • ­ 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 – Asia – Job #1689 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 Auditors, Compliance (multiple regions) – Job 1687

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 three (3) Staff Auditors; one for each of the following regions:  Africa, Eurasia, and Middle East North Africa (MENA).  These positions are 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 the language of the region (Arabic, Russian, or 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.  Completed applications should include a reference to the additional language of fluency of the region in the cover letter (fluency in French, Russian or Arabic required).  Please send your completed application to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Staff Auditor, Compliance – Job #1687 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.


Staff Auditor, Eurasia – Job 1685

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 Eurasia 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 Russian 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, Eurasia – Job #1685 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, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Job 1684

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 Middle East and North 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, and invoice verification 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 desk reviews of external audit reports.
  • Travel as needed to conduct on-site financial reviews and draft review reports.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • 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 Arabic 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, MENA – Job #1684 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.


Associate Editor, Journal of Democracy (JOD) – (Job #1670)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization in Washington, D.C., seeks an Associate Editor for the Journal of Democracy (JOD), a quarterly publication that addresses the problems and prospects of democracy around the world. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Associate Editor’s primary role will be to edit Journal of Democracy manuscripts; proofread Journal issues; and edit and proofread book manuscripts. Additionally, the Associate Editor will manage the Journal’s website; write and distribute quarterly press releases; and handle various other editorial tasks.

Responsibilities: 

  • Edit selected manuscripts for publication in the Journal of Democracy, resulting in fluently written, logically coherent, and factually correct articles that will appeal to the general reader, scholars, specialists, and democratic practitioners.
  • Consult with manuscript authors to ensure a clear presentation of authored materials.
  • Edit and proofread manuscripts for volumes in the Journal of Democracy book series.
  • Manage the Journal’s website.
  • Write and distribute press releases announcing new Journal issues.
  • Maintain and update press release distribution list.
  • Contribute to the shaping of editorial policies and practices.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in social sciences or humanities; Master’s degree preferred.
    • Five years of editorial experience preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
    • Knowledge of international relations, political science, and current events.
    • Knowledge of The Chicago Manual of Style.
    • Microsoft Word required; knowledge of InDesign, Drupal, and HTML preferred.
    • Knowledge of at least one foreign language preferred.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • A superior command of the English language, excellent writing and editorial skills;
    • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
    • Self-motivated with respect to prioritizing and meeting critical project milestones and deadlines;
    • Able to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

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 Associate Editor, JOD – Job #1670 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.


Director, International Forum for Democratic Studies – (Job #1669)

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 a Director for the International Forum for Democratic Studies.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Each year, with funding from the U.S. Congress, NED makes more than 1,000 grants in support of projects carried out by non-governmental groups working for democratic goals in more than 90 countries. The International Forum for Democratic Studies (the Forum) undertakes a diverse and dynamic set of research and conferences activities to support NED’s work, and also houses the Journal of Democracy and the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows program. 

Position Summary:

The Director, under the guidance of the Vice President for Studies and Analysis, will be responsible for the strategic direction of the Forum; for setting programmatic and administrative and procedures, policies, and goals; and for directing and supervising Forum research and conference initiatives. The Director also will promote cooperative relations with other NED programs, and departments, as well as with counterpart organizations and the scholarly and policy communities.   

Responsibilities: 

  • Assist the Vice President for Studies and Analysis in providing leadership and strategic direction for the Forum;
  • Supervise the Research and Conferences components of the Forum by establishing the scope and purpose of conferences, meetings, and other fora, ensuring the most effective outcomes through the highest degree of excellence in selection of participants and promulgation of next steps, to include the preparation and publication of reports;
  • Fully leverage the cooperation between the Forum and the other parts of NED by co-organizing special events and other strategic initiatives;
  • Represent the Forum at internal and external meetings;
  • Direct publications and information service activities for Research and Conferences Programs and develop innovative approaches for disseminating and promoting the Forum’s published work;
  • Creatively develop the work of the Forum’s network of think tanks;
  • Provide leadership and motivation for the Forum to achieve a high standard of excellence, including professional development of opportunities, goals, and objectives;
  • Support the Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program by participating in the process of selection of candidates and engaging actively in the meetings and seminars;
  • Assist the Vice President for Studies and Analysis in the preparation and management of the Forum budget and financial strategies, in cooperation with the Finance department.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Masters in international relations, political science or a related field; 
    • Minimum of 10 years of experience in democracy studies and/or promotion or a closely related field;
    • Other Qualifications:
    • Familiarity with new media and publishing technologies;
    • Highly innovative in establishing the scope and purpose of conferences, meetings, and other fora;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
    • Competencies:
    • Excellent writing and editorial skills;
    • Demonstrated leadership, problem-solving, and decision-making skills;
    • Self-motivated with respect to prioritizing and meeting critical project milestones and deadlines;
    • Able to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

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 Director, Forum – Job #1669 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.


Assistant Digital Producer – (Job #1668)

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 Assistant Digital Producer. The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Assistant Digital Producer supports the Digital Producer and works closely with the Public Affairs team in the production of NED’s digital content.

Responsibilities: 

Responsible for assisting in the production of NED’s digital content and supporting NED’s digital content strategy. Includes production of video, photo, podcasts/audio, photo shoots, and graphics.  Responsible for editing videos into short-form packages for web distribution, plus the management of live streaming of events. 

  • Report success of videos with metrics included in monthly report.
  • Assist with site updates/social media promotion.
  • Assist with organization and maintenance of digital asset manager.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience (formal degree requirements and years of relevant job experience required):
    • Bachelor’s Degree (in Communications a plus); Minimum of 1 year of experience.
    • Demonstrated web and multimedia skills, including experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software and compressing video for the web;
    • Shooting experience in both long and short videos desired;
    • Experience with graphic design and motion graphics desired;
    • Experience with WordPress preferred.
    • Other Qualifications:
    • Sample reel of video work is required;
    • Strong familiarity with web-based technologies, including social networking tools, YouTube, Vimeo, and video sharing sites;
    • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.
    • Competencies:
    • Able to manage a high level of detail across multiple projects;
    • Ability to solve problems and think on your feet under pressure;
    • Able to demonstrate flexibility and quickly adapt to changes while maintaining high levels of productivity and effectiveness under pressure;
    • Interest in international affairs highly desirable;
    • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment;
    • Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff;
    • Excellent interpersonal, and verbal communication skills.

To Apply: 

Applications must include a sample reel of video work, cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED employment application form which is available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Digital Producer – Job #1668 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.


Grants Officer for Africa (Job #1664)

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- Africa/Middle East.  This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment 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:
    • Advanced fluency in French and English languages required.
    • 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.
    • Familiarity with or interest in Africa region.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • 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 – Africa – Job #1664 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.


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, Center for International Media Assistance / Spring 2017 — (Job #1682)

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 Spring 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about 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 your name and CIMA Intern – Job #1682 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. 

 


Donald L. Horowitz Internship in Constitutional Design (w/ Independent Study Option), International Forum for Democratic Studies / Intern Spring 2017 (Job #1681)

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 the Spring 2017. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald 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 in Asia, Africa, or Eastern Europe 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about 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 your name and IFDS Intern (DH-ISO) – Job #1681 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. 

NED careers page http://www.ned.org/about/jobs

NED Employment Application form:  http://www.ned.org/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/Full-Employment-Application-07-2016.pdf


Intern, World Movement for Democracy / Spring 2017 – (Job #1680)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

Anna Pkhrikian Memorial Internship

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

All interested graduate and undergraduate students enrolled in Syracuse University’s Maxwell School are invited to apply for the Anna Pkhrikian Memorial Internship of the World Movement for Democracy in Washington, DC for Summer 2016.

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.

About the Memorial Internship:

The Anna Pkhrikian Memorial Internship was created in memory of Anna Pkhrikian who began her work at NED in 2003 as a project coordinator on the Secretariat staff of the World Movement for Democracy. Anna brought to her World Movement work a dedication to help facilitate exchanges of knowledge and experiences among those in the World Movement, especially among participants from Central-Eastern Europe and Eurasia, and made invaluable contributions to the organization of World Movement global assemblies. In her work for the World Movement, Anna was especially focused on the important linkages between conflict resolution and democracy, and all those who worked with her, both in the U.S. and abroad, knew that her motivation always stemmed from her deep love of peace and justice.

Following her work with the World Movement for Democracy, Anna assumed the position of a grants administrator at NED in August 2006, a position she held until her untimely death, and that she pursued diligently despite her deteriorating health condition. Throughout her work at NED, Anna’s perseverance in assisting those struggling for human rights and democracy around the world was matched only by her determination to fight the disease that sadly took her life. She passed away on September 7, 2007, after a brave battle against leukemia.

The Internship was established by NED and her alma mater, Syracuse University’s Maxwell School, to provide an opportunity for college students to gain knowledge and experience in the fields of democratization and democracy promotion, in light of Anna’s deep commitment to the values of democracy and human rights, and to nonviolent efforts to advance those values. All undergraduate and graduate students in the Maxwell School Program are eligible for consideration for the Internship position.

Position Summary:  The World Movement is currently seeking a full or part-time Intern for Spring 2017. The position is open to students enrolled in Syracuse University’s Maxwell School.  All undergraduate and graduate students in the Maxwell School Program are eligible for consideration for the Internship position. (Please consult with the Maxwell School regarding eligibility for the stipend.)

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:

  • All current undergraduate and graduate students in the Maxwell School Program are eligible for consideration for the WMD Maxwell Internship, which will be full or part-time, depending on the intern’s schedule. Please consult with the Maxwell School regarding eligibility for the stipend.
  • 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 2017

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

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

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 your name and MAXWELL Memorial Intern for WMD – Job #1680 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, World Movement for Democracy / Spring 2017 – (Job #1679)

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 Spring 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 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 your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1679 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) / Spring 2017 – (Job #1678)

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 Spring 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 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 your name and Intern for GRPA – Job #1678 in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Africa  / Spring 2017 – (Job #1677)
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 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.  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.

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.

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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 2017

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

How to Apply: confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Africa Intern – Job #1677 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 / Spring 2017 – (Job #1676)

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 Spring 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 students 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: May 12, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed NED Employment Application, proof of your ability to obtain academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern, Latin American and the Caribbean Summer – Job #1676 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) –

Spring 2017 (Job # 1675)

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 Spring 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:

  • Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
  • Orientation of Spring 2017 Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows
  • Annual Reagan-Fascell fellowship competition, including correspondence with potential applicants and preparation of materials for the selection committee
  • Program publications, both print and electronic
  • Database management and implementation of administrative policies
  • Alumni relations and preparation for the program’s
  • 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

Anticipated Start Date: o/a January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: May 12, 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, 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 your name and Intern, Reagan Fascell Fellows (Spring 2017) – Job #1675 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, Grantmaking Resource Center  / Spring 2017 – (Job #1674)
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 Grantmaking Resource Center (GRC).  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary: Working on a small team, the unpaid intern will play a key role in supporting the institutionalization of learning and best practices in grantmaking through the design and production of modern digital content and learning resources. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and the administration of grantmaking, as well as build a creative design portfolio. The internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:

  • Produce infographics and visualizations for learning and best practice job-aids.
  • Assist with design elements of redesigning a SharePoint team site.
  • Edit raw videos into short-form branded packages for internal audiences.
  • Support the coordination of learning opportunities for grantmaking staff, as necessary.

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.
  • Applicants should have an interest in instructional systems design (ISD, learning and development, creative design, international relations, and/or democracy work.
  • Qualified candidates should have a background in marketing, graphic design, infographics, web design, animation, film and video editing or other related discipline; maintain a strong work ethic, and thrive as an independent worker and learner.  Students must also have strong multimedia skills.
  • Applicants should have experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite.

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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: o/a May 12, 2017

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

How to Apply: confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and GRC Intern – Job #1674 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 / Spring  2017 (Job #1673)
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 the Spring 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 January 09, 2017

Orientation Dates: January 09 – 13, 2017

Anticipated End Date: May 12, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your information about 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 your name and IFDS Intern (Forum RC) – Job #1673 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.