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. 

NED Employee Benefits(coming soon)

NED Internships Spring/Summer/ Fall(coming soon)

Full-time positions

Internships

Fall 2015 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES


Full-time Positions

Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis (Job #1539)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally-funded, private, nonprofit grantmaking organization dedicated to supporting freedom around the world.  NED seeks a Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis to complement our growing and dynamic Finance team.  This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:
The Finance Manager’s primary focus is ensuring the accuracy and integrity of recorded federal financial grant activity, providing internal analysis for decision-making, and producing timely reporting to the US government. This duty is carried out by analyzing federal award transactions to include: board-approved grants and subsequent obligations and amendment activity, monitoring cash drawdowns and grantee payment requests, as well as reporting to internal and external stakeholders on the results of these transactions. The Finance Manager also has an active oversight responsibility for a small portfolio of other democracy promotion awards from non-federal donors including foreign governments, foundations, and corporations, which also requires close monitoring & reporting in collaboration with the Sr. Budget & Financial Compliance Officer.  General responsibilities include donor cash management, monthly internal grants analysis, quarterly and annual external financial reporting, review of award agreement terms and conditions to ensure funder and NED policy, and support to Finance and non-Finance staff in federal regulations and other donor compliance knowledge.

Reports to: Senior Director, Financial Management and Integration.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Monitors daily grantee drawdown requests prior to payment processing to ensure disbursements are properly authorized and accurately recorded, collaborating closely with various members of the Finance team.
  • Ensures symmetry between Serenic NAV and the HHS Payment Management System on a monthly/quarterly basis.
  • Certifies grantee activity (e.g. obligations, cash/non-cash deobligations, and supplements) is properly recorded in NED’s general ledger and further reconciles to the grants management system’s activities for accounting period.  Maintains integrity of the balances on a fiscal year basis and for the award life cycle. Ensures Donor 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 establish and maintain processes and protocols for accounting procedures to ensure perpetual NICRA cash settlements are drawn on federal awards.
  • Prepares quarterly reports for 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).
  • Reconciles final close out of Annual Appropriations and other federal grants in tandem with the Controller, and files final status reports (FFRs) with DOS within the respective close-out period.
  • Produces timely and accurate internal financial reports and analysis for senior management to enable sound decision-making.
  • Collaborates with the Sr. Program Planning Officer to provide a quarterly schedule of Grantmaking Funds Available to reflect the status of funds availability under multi-year annual appropriations and special grant funds which are used to inform the quarterly board-approval cycle.
  • Leads continuous process improvement with regards to grants accounting and cash management policies and procedures.
  • Enhances grant reporting and analysis by supporting the Sr. Director in the automated integration of data between the GIFTS/Alta grants management system and the Serenic Navigator accounting system by identifying, developing and implementing improvements in related capture and reporting processes. Responsible for developing business rules to ensure successful integration efforts.
  • Maintains award and subaward setups in the financial accounting system.
  • Supports the Controller with the year-end financial and Single Audit by preparing required workpapers including grant activity rollforwards and SEFA schedules, and further assists with related audit inquiries.
  • Serves as a general resource for questions from non-finance personnel with regards to NED Finance policies, procedures, and federal and other donor compliance.
  • Acts as mentor to other members of the extended Finance team.

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

  • ­ Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; CPA is a plus.
  • ­ 7+ years experience in mission-driven, nonprofit organizations subject to federal grants rules and regulations compliance, including working knowledge and practical application of OMB administrative regulations and cost principles.
  • ­ 5+ years demonstrated experience in federal grants accounting and compliance, including award and subaward monitoring and management.
  • ­ Experience in managing foreign government, foundation, and other grants and requisite knowledge in compliance and reporting.
  • ­ Solid understanding and proven application of GAAP, nonprofit accounting methods, internal controls, and best practices.
  • ­ Required competence in preparing Federal FFRs and FCTRs and managing cash draws in the HHS Payment System.
  • ­ Demonstrated working knowledge in financial variance analysis and reporting.  Strong analysis skills in reviewing general ledger history, and clear ability to propose proper and necessary general journal entries.

Other Qualifications:

  • ­ Experience in Microsoft Serenic Navigator accounting software preferred, Fundware and GIFTS/ALTA 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).
  • ­ Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
  • ­ 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.
  • ­ Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

  • ­ Paramount professional integrity, honesty, initiative, confidentiality and dependability.
  • ­ Commitment and ability to excel in a fast-paced environment; works effectively under time pressure and meets deadlines.
  • ­ Highly professional demeanor, with strong interpersonal and customer service skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff.
  • ­ Ability to translate financial terms to effectively 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, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements and completed NED employment application which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Finance Manager, Grants Reporting & Analysis – Job #1539 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


 

Senior Network and Security Engineer (Job #1538)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Senior Network and Security Engineer to work in the Knowledge Management & IT Department. The SNSE is responsible for ensuring the stability, integrity, and security of all voice and data network services. This is achieved by planning, designing, implementing, maintaining, and monitoring local area networks (LANs), wide area networks (WANs), and enterprise systems. The SNSE also provides support to IT analysts and end users as required along with other duties as assigned. This is an exempt level position and is based in Washington, D.C.

Responsibilities

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Engineer, implement and monitor security measures for the protection of computer systems, networks and information including:
    • Performing security audits of LANs, WANs, servers, and remote access.
    • Monitoring and auditing all NED systems for evidence of unauthorized access and/or activity.
    • Performing forensics on security incidents.
  • Collaborate with IT manager to assess near- and long-term network and system security needs.
  • Verify, oversee, and document the lifecycle of processes to maintain and monitor network system, infrastructure components, and assure reliability for all networks.
  • Write comprehensive reports including assessment-based findings, outcomes, and propositions for further system security incidents.
  • Manage the security incident response process, in accordance with policy and in conjunction with the appropriate IT and management staff.
  • Identify and define system and network security requirements.
  • Design and develop system/network security architecture and detailed security designs.
  • Prepare and document standard operating procedures and protocols.
  • Develop technical solutions and new security tools to help mitigate security vulnerabilities.
  • Proactively assure adequate, urgent, and timely ongoing communication to all stakeholders.
  • Conduct research on enterprise products, services, protocols, and standards.
  • Work in conjunction with the Senior IT Manager and other IT staff to ensure adequate segregation of duties in the performance of security-related tasks and assignments.
  • Mentor junior members of the team and share best practices.
  • Partner with key vendors, other practitioners, cooperative groups, etc., to ensure that we are up to date with latest threat profiles.
  • Attend training classes in order to stay abreast and current with new technologies.

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

  • Bachelor’s degree in a technical discipline is preferred.
  • Minimum 5 years’ proven working experience in building and maintaining security systems.
  • Detailed technical knowledge of database, network, and operating system security.
  • Hands-on experience in security systems, including firewalls, intrusion detection systems, anti-virus software, authentication systems, log management, content filtering, application whitelisting, etc.

Other Qualifications

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Experience with network technologies and with system, security, and network monitoring tools.
  • Thorough understanding of the latest security principles, techniques, and protocols.
  • Familiarity with web related technologies (web applications, web services, service oriented architectures) and network/web related protocols.
  • Fluency in spoken and written English; knowledge or fluency in additional languages is a plus.
  • Applicants must be authorized to work in the U.S.

Competencies:

  • Strong interpersonal, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Ability to effectively communicate problems and solutions.
  • Highly self-motivated and directed.
  • Organized with keen attention to detail.
  • Proven analytical and problem-solving abilities.
  • Leadership skills.
  • Able to effectively prioritize tasks in a high-pressure environment.
  • Experience working in a team-oriented, collaborative environment.
  • Proven ability to develop standards and procedures.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, contact information for three professional references, salary history/requirements, and completed NED employment application, which is also available on our careers page at http://www.ned.org/about/jobs. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Sr. Network and Security Engineer – Job #1538 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls.


Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1537)

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 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:

  • Advanced fluency in Russian 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.
  • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
  • Familiarity with or interest in Eurasia region.
  • 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.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, especially Word and Excel; knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
  • Authorized to work in the US.

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 #1537 in the subject line. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please no phone calls.


 

Assistant Program Officer, Middle East and North Africa (Job #1534)

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

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

Responsibilities:
• Assist in the evaluation of project proposals.
• Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings.
• Communicate regularly with existing grantees, often in Arabic.
• Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees, including review and analysis of any publications or other products.
• Tracking political developments in the MENA region.
• Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues in coordination with the other MENA program members.
• Travel to the region as needed, and occasionally under difficult conditions, to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

Qualifications:
• Knowledge/Experience:
­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in international affairs, politics, or a related discipline is required.
­ At least 3 years of experience in democracy-related work is required.
• Other Qualifications:
­ Field experience with NGOs in one or more MENA countries is preferred.
­ Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
­ Excellent written and oral communication skills in Arabic.
­ Knowledge of political issues and trends in the MENA region.
­ Regional knowledge of Yemen and Iraq is a plus.
­ Proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit.
• Competencies:
­ Proficiency with MS Office is required.
­ High degree of organization and initiative.
­ Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable.
­ Excellent interpersonal skills.
­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:
Applications must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, a writing sample, salary history, and contact information for three professional references. Please send an email in Arabic to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Assistant Program Officer, MENA – Job #1534 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 1533

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

Position Summary:
Assist with management, administration, and development of the grant programs in Russia. 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 current grantees and applicants in Russian;
• Assist in monitoring the work of existing grantees;
• Track political developments in Russia and Eurasia;
• Provide administrative support to the Eurasia Team;
• Organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues;
• Travel on a regular basis to identify and work with potential new grantees and existing grantees.

Qualifications:
• Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Politics, History, Regional Studies or a related discipline is preferred;
• At least 2 years of experience in democracy related work is required; in-country experience is an advantage.
• In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Russia;
• Oral and written proficiency in Russian is required;
• Excellent written and oral communication skills in English.
• MS Office skills required;
• High degree of organization and initiative;
• Experience in financial management and reporting;
• Excellent interpersonal skills.
• Authorized to work in the US.

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 Assistant Program Officer, Eurasia – Job # 1533 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 #1525)

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 Senior Director for Human Resources and Administration.

Position Summary:
The Office Services Assistant will join the Office Services Team in providing copy, 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 office supplies are available to employees at a low cost to the Endowment by taking inventory and stocking supplies on a regular basis.
• Ensures that kitchen supplies are available by taking inventory and ordering when needed.
• Handles orientations for new employees to office services and processes new identification pictures and badges.
• Partners with vendors to replace supplies 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, maintain an up-to-date log of stored materials, prepare boxed files to be stored, and schedule storage deliveries and retrievals.
• Serves as a resource to reduce work overload in other department 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, and
• Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications:

• 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 MS Office.
• Strong written and oral communication skills in English.
• Attention to detail and the ability to multi-task.
• 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, salary history and requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Office Services Assistant– Job #1525 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.


Auditor, Africa – Job 1519

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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


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

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

Position Summary:

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

Duties:

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

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


Fall 2015 INTERNSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

Intern, Africa / Fall 2015 (Job #1531)

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

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

Responsibilities:
• Conduct research to track political developments throughout Africa;
• Assist in drafting invitation letters, organizing event logistics, 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:
• Candidates must be able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
• Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
• Fluency in French written and spoken is a plus

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week) commitment for the duration of the internship.
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 14, 2015
Orientation Dates: September 14-18, 2015
Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2015
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Travel Reimbursement:
This position is unpaid; however, a reimbursement of $10 per day is available to offset commuter expenses.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Africa – Job #1531 in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) – Fall 2015 (Job # 1530)

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

Position Summary:
The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an intern for fall 2015. 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.

Duties:
Intern will assist with:
• Promotional efforts, including website and social media development
• Orientation of Fall 2015 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 15th anniversary year
• Other duties, as appropriate

Qualifications:
We seek a college student with:
• interest in human rights and international exchange
• strong writing, editing, and communications skills
• organizational skills and attention to detail
• ability to earn academic credit for the internship
• experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
• experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
• foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

Requirements:
• Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester they internship with us and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
• Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.

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

NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 14, 2015
Orientation Dates: September 14-18, 2015
Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2015
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.
Travel Reimbursement:
This position is unpaid; however, a reimbursement of $10 per day is available to offset commuter expenses.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, 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 (Fall 2015) – Job #1530 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 (w/ Independent Study Option), International Forum for Democratic Studies /
Fall 2015 (Job #1526)

Position Summary:
The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an Intern for the fall 2015. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/gradu ate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald Horowitz.

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

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

Qualifications:
We are seeking an enrolled undergraduate or graduate school student with:
• Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills
• Excellent research skills
• Experience in (or study of) divided societies in Africa or Asia

Requirements:
• Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be able to receive college credit for each semester of the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field OR be eligible for a potential independent study option, if approved by your university.
• Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
• Able to commit to 24-40 hours per week for the duration of the internship.

Time Commitment: 24-40 hrs/week (not to exceed 40 hours per week)
commitment for the duration of the internship.
Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses
NED Application Deadline: n/a
Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 14, 2015
Orientation Dates: September 14-18, 2015
Anticipate End Date: Mid-Dec 2015
Authorization: Candidates must be authorized to work in the U.S.

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, 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 International Forum Fall Intern – Job #1526 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.