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

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

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

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Full-time Positions

Staff Auditor, Eurasia – Job 1660

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 databases.
    • 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 #1660 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Grants Officer for Eurasia (Job #1659)

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:
    • ­ 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.
    • ­ 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 #1659 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Program Officer, Global (Job #1654)

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 Program Officer for multi-regional and global programs.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities: 

  •  Assess proposals to present at quarterly Board meetings;
  •  Travel domestically and internationally on a regular basis;
  •  Monitor and provide compliance assistance to existing grantees;
  •  Track political developments around the world;
  •  Maintain contacts with organizations and individuals in Washington and abroad working to advance democracy and human rights.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience is required;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required;
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in in at least two geographic regions (e.g. Asia and Latin America);
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and organizations;
    • ­ Fluency in at least one foreign language;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ 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 PO, Global – Job #1654 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Senior Program Officer, China- (Job #1653)

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 Senior Program Officer for the Asia team, specializing in China.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:

  •  Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 6 years of applicable program experience is required;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required;
  •  Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in China, including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and Chinese are required;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  •  Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ 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 SPO, China – Job #1653 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Grants Assistant (Job #1652)

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 two Grants Assistants in Washington, DC.   These positions report to the Principal, Grants Administration. 

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

  • ­ Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree or equivalent work experience;
    • ­ Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel;
    • ­ Knowledge of MicroEdge Gifts or other relational database helpful.
  • ­ Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Foreign language skills and interest in international affairs preferred;
    • ­ Proficiency in Spanish, French, Arabic, and/or Chinese are of particular interest;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • ­ Competencies:
    • ­ Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • ­ Ability to work with minimal supervision;
    • ­ Strong oral, written communication, and analytical skills;
    • ­ Strong team player, preferably in a multicultural environment.

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 – Job #1652 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Assistant to the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs – (Job #1650)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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

Position Summary:

The Assistant to the Vice Presidents works under the dual supervision of the two Vice Presidents for Regional Programs, who oversee the Africa, Asia, Europe, Eurasia, Latin America and the Caribbean, Middle East and North Africa, and Global programs. The Assistant is responsible for coordination and liaison functions within a dynamic grantmaking program, and provides analytical and administrative support to the Vice Presidents.

Responsibilities: 

  • Supports initiatives to foster cross-regional program team discussion and interaction;
  • Manages processes for review of information for external audiences, including grantee profiles and grant listings;
  • Supports data-analysis related to budget projections, staffing needs, and country strategies;
  • Conducts research on developments in key countries in support of the Vice Presidents, Regional Programs;
  • Provides administrative support to the Vice Presidents and maintains their calendars;
  • Plans internal and external meetings and public events on behalf of the Vice Presidents;
  • Provides editorial support, including minutes of meetings and events, to the Vice Presidents.

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge/Experience
    • ­ Bachelor’s degree in a relevant field required, Master’s preferred;
    • ­ One to two years’ experience in democracy assistance, grantmaking, philanthropy, or a non-profit environment preferred.
  • Other Qualifications
    • ­ Proficiency in the use of MS Office Suite;
    • ­ Proficiency in Sharepoint and grants database software a plus;
    • ­ Proficiency in presentation of numerical data;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies
    • ­ Excellent interpersonal and oral and written communication skills;
    • ­ High degree of organization and attention to detail.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history, contact information for three references, and a completed NED Employment Application.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and  Assistant to the VPs, Regional Programs – Job #1650 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


 

Program Officer, China- (Job #1642)

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 Program Officer for the Asia team, specializing in China.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 4 years of applicable program experience is required;
    • ­ Significant experience in democracy and nonprofit work is required;
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in China, including Hong Kong, Tibet, and Xinjiang;
    • ­ Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and Chinese are required;
    • ­ Knowledge of program assessment techniques;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ 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 PO, China – Job #1642 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Assistant Program Officer, West Africa – (Job #1640)

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 West Africa.  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 West Africa region.  In addition, the APO will support existing grantees and develop prospective grantees.  

Responsibilities:  

  • Draft summaries of proposals to present at quarterly board meetings;
  • Assist in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Communicate regularly with existing grantees;
  • Assume primary responsibility for monitoring the work of existing grantees in region;
  • Tracking political developments in the assigned region;
  • Provide administrative support to the Senior Program Officer, including Africa-related initiatives and events;
  • Help organize events to highlight specific democracy-related issues;
  • 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, or a related discipline is required;
    • ­ At least 2 years of experience in democracy related work is required;
    • ­ MS Office skills are required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ In-depth knowledge of political issues and trends in Africa; preferably in West and/or Central Africa;
    • ­ Fluency in both English and French are required; proficiency in other relevant languages of the region is a benefit;
    • ­ Experience in grant-making and democratic development is desirable;
    • ­ Experience in financial management and reporting;
    • ­ Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • ­ Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • ­ High degree of organization and initiative;
    • ­ Demonstrated ability to work in a team.

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment ApplicationPlease send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and APO West Africa – Job #1640 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. 

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Senior Manager, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1635)
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 Senior Manager within the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Take lead responsibility for major projects; provide oversight of select projects; provide advice and technical assistance in networking efforts among democracy and civil society organizations; play a leadership role in organizing World Movement global assemblies; and assist Director in manage overall operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED.

Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Take lead responsibility for the development and implementation of projects, addressing issues related to restrictive environments for civil society. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Monitoring developments regarding restrictive government practice and NGO laws around the world;
    • Facilitating international advocacy by working with other networks and diplomatic community;
    • Organizing activities that would help local NGOs build their capacity for legal reform initiatives;
    • Developing and maintain relations with project partners;
    • Supervising Project Assistants on their day-to-day activities related to the project.
  • Networking Efforts among Democracy Activists
    • Seek opportunities for, conceptualize, and facilitate networking activities for sharing information and experiences and building international and regional solidarity. Includes, but not limited to:
      • Assisting democracy/civil society activists in coordinating and organizing their networking efforts in accord with the World Movement’s mission and general strategies; and
      • Assisting World Movement-affiliated networks in building partnerships with local and international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations.
    • World Movement Assemblies
      • Work with Director and other Secretariat staff to formulate agenda, develop invitation lists, recommend speakers, and develop activities of each Assembly;
      • Liaise with and assist Assembly workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas; and
      • Provide other Secretariat staff with guidance on logistical and administrative arrangements of each Assembly.
    • Overall Operations of Secretariat
      • Work with Director to conceptualize and implement World Movement activities and general strategies developed by the Steering Committee;
      • Work with Director to develop and manage budgets for Secretariat activities;
      • Provide other Secretariat staff with necessary guidance on developing and implementing the World Movement communication strategies;
      • Share supervision of Project Manager with Director; and
      • Supervise Project Assistants.

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Minimum of 8 years of project management experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
  • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree or higher in government, international relations, democracy, human rights, or related field, preferred.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required.

Other Qualifications:

  • Sound knowledge of political and social issues in multiple global regions.
  • Experience in building and facilitating international nongovernmental networks.
  • Experience in building relationships with project partners and funders.
  • Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management.
  • Experience with accounting and budgets.
  • Overseas work experience preferred.
  • Proficiency in multiple languages is preferred.
  • Advanced fluency (writing and speaking) in a second language is a plus.
  • Ability to travel overseas.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.

Competencies:

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work both independently and in a team with a strong sense of mission.
  • Ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities.
  • Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact effectively with political and civic leaders, as well as with representatives of donor organizations.
  • Ability and willingness to travel to foreign locations, some of which are remote and difficult to reach.
  • 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. Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Senior Manager, WMD – Job # 1635 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Project Manager, World Movement for Democracy – (Job #1635)
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 Project Manager within the World Movement for Democracy. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Project manager will serve as the principal manager for major projects; provide technical assistance in networking efforts among democracy and civil society organizations; assist in organizing World Movement global assemblies; and assist the Director in management of overall operations of the World Movement for Democracy Secretariat at NED.

Responsibilities:

Project Management

  • Serve as the principal manager for the development and implementation of projects, addressing issues related to restrictive environments for civil society. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Monitoring developments regarding restrictive government practice and NGO laws around the world;
    • Facilitating international advocacy by working with other networks and diplomatic community;
    • Organizing activities that would help local NGOs build their capacity for legal reform initiatives;
    • Developing and maintain relations with project partners; and
    • Supervising Project Assistants on their day-to-day activities related to the project.
    • Networking Efforts among Democracy Activists
    • Facilitate networking activities for sharing information and experiences and building international and regional solidarity. Includes, but not limited to:
    • Assisting democracy/civil society activists in coordinating and organizing their networking efforts in accord with the World Movement’s mission and general strategies; and
    • Assisting World Movement-affiliated networks in building partnerships with local and international NGOs and inter-governmental organizations.
    • World Movement Assemblies
    • Work with Director and other Secretariat staff to formulate agenda, and develop activities of each Assembly;
    • Liaise with and assist Assembly workshop organizers in developing workshop agendas; and
    • Provide other Secretariat staff with guidance on logistical and administrative arrangements of each Assembly.
    • Overall Operations of Secretariat
    • Work with Director to conceptualize and implement World Movement activities and general strategies developed by the Steering Committee;
    • Work with Director to develop and manage budgets for Secretariat activities;
    • Provide other Secretariat staff with necessary guidance on developing and implementing the World Movement communication strategies; and
    • Supervise Project Assistants.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Minimum of 5 years of project management experience in international relations, human rights, civic education, and/or democratic governance.
    • Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s degree or higher in government, international relations, democracy, human rights, or related field, preferred.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Outlook, and PowerPoint) is required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Sound knowledge of political and social issues in multiple global regions.
    • Experience in building and facilitating international nongovernmental networks.
    • Experience in project development, management, and implementation, including financial management.
    • Overseas work experience preferred.
    • Proficiency in multiple languages is preferred.
    • Advanced fluency (writing and speaking) in a second language is a plus.
    • Ability to travel overseas.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
    • Ability to work both independently and in a team with a strong sense of mission.
    • Ability to conduct and apply sophisticated political analysis to programmatic activities.
    • Interpersonal skills and cultural sensitivity to interact effectively with political and civic leaders, as well as with representatives of donor organizations.
    • Ability and willingness to travel to foreign locations, some of which are remote and difficult to reach.
    • 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. Please send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Project Manager, WMD – Job # 1635 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Staff Auditor, Middle East and North Africa (MENA) – Job 1633

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 databases. 
    • ­ 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 #1633 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Junior Systems Administrator – (Job #1631)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, DC 

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support democracy around the world, seeks a Junior Systems Administrator to work in the Knowledge Management and Information Technology

Department.  This position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Position Summary: 

The Junior Systems Administrator is responsible for providing tier1/2 support to end users as well as enterprise systems and applications in a timely, accurate, and responsive manner.  The Junior Systems Administrator coordinates with IT staff and Sr. IT Systems Manager to implement, review and update help desk related policies and procedures for maximum efficiency in addition to assisting with the implementation, support, and management of current and future enterprise hardware and software technologies.

Responsibilities:  

  • Perform triage and manage the NED helpdesk ticketing system
  • Provide tier 1/2 support to Endowment staff regarding operational/applications issues
  • Manage add/change/delete requests for phone system
  • Maintain IT hardware and peripheral inventory and storage
  • Organize and maintain storage facilities, server rooms, and workroom space
  • Support and maintain production networks and systems by patching, monitoring, test and troubleshooting issues that may arise  
  • Maintain network services such as DNS, DHCP, AD, SNMP, MDM, Radius, and email 
  • Monitor and configure backup systems; work closely with senior staff to ensure that backup and archiving procedures are completed 
  • Review current systems and procedures to makes technical/process recommendations for improving efficiency 
  • Develop and present short technical presentations to Endowment staff Contribute technical solutions to knowledge base
  • Provide new-hire orientation for NED’s computer systems
  • Stay up to date with relevant state-of-the-art technology, equipment, and/or systems. Evaluate new hardware and software technologies, for presentation and recommendation to the IT Manager
  • Function collaboratively as part of a fast-paced, customer oriented team 
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • ­ Minimum 3 years direct support of end-users of information systems, or relevant experience in a technical environment.  
    • ­ Minimum 1 year experience supporting enterprise servers and applications.
    • ­ High School Diploma or GED
  • Other Qualifications:
    • ­ Demonstrated understanding of information systems technology to include OSI model, server – client relationships, operating systems, hardware, networks, and messaging systems
    • ­ Demonstrated technical, analytical and problem solving skills
    • ­ Legal authorization to work in the United States
  • Competencies:
    • ­ Ability to successfully present technical information to both technical and non-technical audience; able to speak to large audiences, if called upon
    • ­ Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships among all levels of an organization
    • ­ Ability to work under pressure and time constraints
    • ­ Works well individually or in a group setting
    • ­ Excellent verbal and written communication skills
    • ­ Excellent administrative skills: organized, efficient, and versatile
    • ­ Excellent organizational and time/task management skills

To Apply:

Applications must include a cover letter, resume, salary history and requirements, contact information for three professional references, and a completed NED Employment ApplicationPlease send an email to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Junior Systems Administrator – Job #1631 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. 

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Assistant Digital Producer – (Job #1623)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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.

 Other Qualifications:

  • ­ Shooting experience in both long and short videos desired
  • ­ Experience with graphic design and motion graphics desired
  • ­ Strong familiarity with web-based technologies, including social networking tools, YouTube, Vimeo, and video sharing sites.
  • ­ Experience with WordPress preferred.
  • ­ 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 their 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 #1623 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Fall Internships

Intern, Grantmaking Resource Center  / Fall 2016 — (Job #1658)

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Grantmaking Resource Center (GRC)

Position Summary:
GRC is currently seeking an intern for fall 2016. 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 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 position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be 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 a background in marketing, graphic design, 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 an interest in learning and development, creative design, international relations, and/or democracy work.

Duties/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:

  • The internship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Applicants should have experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software, PowerPoint and Adobe Creative Suite.
  • Applicants should have an interest in learning and development, creative design, international relations, and/or democracy work.
  • Applicants with graphic design and multimedia skills and background are highly desired.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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, completed NED employment application and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and GRC Intern – Job #1658 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern, Research & Conferences, International Forum for Democratic Studies / Fall 2016 (Job #1656)

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 fall 2016. 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; and be 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

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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 International Forum Fall Intern – Job #1656 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern, Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program (Int’l Forum for Democratic Studies) –

Fall 2016 (Job # 1651)

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 2016. 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 2016 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:

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 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

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 2016) – Job #1651 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern, World Movement for Democracy / Fall 2016 – (Job #1649)

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. 

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 a full or part-time Intern for Fall 2016. 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

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be 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.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills and 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)
commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed NED employment application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1649) 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Intern for Africa / Fall 2016 (Job #1646)

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 Africa grants 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 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.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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 Intern for Africa – Job #1646 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / Fall 2016 — (Job #1645)

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 fall 2016. 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. 

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be 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.
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, and/or democracy work.

Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage CIMA’s subscription-based email listings.
  • Assist with updating and maintaining CIMA’s website, as well as design and format of CIMA reports.
  • Attend meetings and hearings on media development topics as necessary.
  • Assist with arranging and executing meetings, events and social media.

Qualifications:

  • The internship is open to current undergraduate or graduate students.
  • Applicants must have experience with content management systems (Drupal preferred), Adobe Creative Suite (InDesign and Illustrator preferred).
  • Applicants should have an interest in journalism, international relations, development, or democracy work.
  • Applicants with graphic design skills and background are highly desired.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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 Fall Intern – Job #1645 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern (w/ Independent Study Option), International Forum for Democratic Studies /

Fall 2016 (Job #1644)

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 2016. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald Horowitz.

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be 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.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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 International Forum Fall Intern – Job #1644 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

NED Employment Application form


Internships

Summer 2016

Intern, World Movement for Democracy / Fall 2016 – (Job #1649)

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. 

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 a full or part-time Intern for Fall 2016. 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

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; and be 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.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills and 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)
commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a September 12, 2016

Orientation Dates: September 12-16, 2016

Anticipate End Date: December 16, 2016

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

How to Apply: Please send a copy of your completed NED employment application for academic credit for internship, cover letter, resume, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for WMD – Job #1649) 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.

NED Careers page

NED Employment Application form


Intern, Latin America & Caribbean (Summer 2016) – (Job #1610)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

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

Position Summary:

The Latin America and the Caribbean Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for summer 2016.  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.

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 able to receive academic credit for the internship and therefore must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field.
  • 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) commitment for the duration of the internship.

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016

Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016

Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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 #1610 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern for Asia / Spring/Summer 2016 (Job #1607)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant-making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Asia Department is seeking an Intern to help monitor and evaluate the work of NED-supported organizations working on North Korean human rights issues. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.

Position Summary: 

The Asia department is seeking an individual with strong analytical, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in North Korea and democracy work in the Asia region to serve as an Intern for Spring/Summer 2016. The Intern will provide assistance in monitoring and evaluating Korean-language materials and human rights advocacy and program activities in support of the North Korea grants program. Fluency in Korean is required. The position is unpaid and based in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities:

  • Assist in monitoring the work of NED’s North Korea grantees and provide analysis on content and quality of Korean-language materials in regular reports to the North Korea program team;
  • Assist in media monitoring of political developments in North Korea;
  • Conduct desk research on issues relevant to the North Korea grants program;
  • Work with other members of the Asia 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 analytical and writing skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Experience in or study of human rights and democracy issues in North Korea or Northeast Asia is preferred. 
  • Must be fluent in Korean language (spoken and written).

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 January – June 6, 2016

Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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, NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Asia – Job #1607 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

NED Employment Application form


Intern for Africa / Summer 2016 (Job #1606)

National Endowment for Democracy, Washington, DC

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 Africa grants 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 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.

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

Travel Reimbursement: $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline: n/a

Anticipated Start Date: o/a June 6, 2016

Orientation Dates: June 6-10, 2016

Anticipate End Date: August 26, 2016

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, NED employment application, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with your name and Intern for Africa – Job #1606 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

NED Employment Application form