Careers

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

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

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

Full-time positions

Internships 

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

2017 Intern Schedule:

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

Full-time Positions

Consultant, Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) (Job #1769)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.

SCOPE OF WORK: International Media Development Donor Funding Initiative

The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) seeks consultants capable of performing coding and data entry on a large dataset of media development projects.

Background:
The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA) is a media development think tank housed at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) in Washington, DC. The center works to improve the effectiveness of existing media development efforts by conducting research and bringing together a broad range of experts to share their experiences. CIMA’s mission is based on the conviction that free and independent media play an indispensable role in developing sustainable democracies around the world.

Scope of Work:

Coding & Data Entry

We are looking for two consultants who will assist in performing data entry and project-level coding of a large dataset of international media development projects. The consultants will use the CIMA Media Development Codebook that describes the 14 types of media development projects to code entries in the dataset based on the project description. The consultant will be required to analyze the project descriptions and make judgement calls about the proper project code based on the Codebook and further guidance by CIMA staff. The consultant will also have to compare their work with other coders to spot discrepancies and reconcile differences appropriately in consultation with CIMA’s Research Manager.

Deliverables:

The consultants will provide a bi-weekly updates on the number of entries that have been properly coded.

Schedule:

The consultancy will commence September 1, 2017. Before coding begins, the consultant will be expected to attend a 1-day training at NED’s offices in Washington, DC. It is expected that the total work time for this project will be 80 hours per consultant. The work will be done remotely and on the consultant’s own schedule. All work must be finished by October 31, 2017.

Qualifications:

  • Proficiency in electronic spreadsheet software.
  • Knowledge of international development assistance projects.
  • Background in media or communications preferred.
  • Recent graduates and current students are encouraged to apply.
  • Authorized to work in the United States.

Rate:
$18 per hour.

To Apply:
If you are interested in applying for this consultancy, please submit a resume, cover letter, and three references, to jobs@ned.org, with #1769 – CIMA Consultant – YOUR NAME in the subject line, by COB EST August 24, 2017. NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries.


Program Assistant, Research and Conferences Program – International Forum for Democratic Studies – (Job #1768)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)
Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Assistant. This is an entry-level position within the International Forum for Democratic Studies. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

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.

Position Summary:

The Program Assistant will work with Forum staff to help plan and administer an active research and conferences program, assist with communication and outreach efforts, and conduct research on democracy and related issues. This position provides candidates with an excellent opportunity to advance their research, writing, and administrative skills, and improve their knowledge of democratization and international affairs.

Responsibilities:

  • Assisting with communication and outreach-related tasks, including updating Forum blog, web pages, and other communication products/li>
  • Organizing the Forum’s digital assets and editing photos for web and social media usage
  • Assisting with drafting and layout of Forum communications
  • Conducting research in preparation for Forum briefings, panels, conferences and communications
  • Assisting in maintaining and updating select contact lists and databases, as needed
  • Assisting in arranging travel and hotel for Forum conference speakers and participants
  • Assisting with routine Forum financial transactions and vendor procurement
  • Assisting with planning and execution of Forum meetings and conferences, including event-day logistics and catering orders
  • Assisting the Vice President for Studies and Analysis and Forum Director with special research projects, as needed
  • Other related tasks, as needed

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in political science, international affairs, or other related field of study required; Master’s preferred
    • 1+ years of administrative support experience;
    • Knowledge of basic HTML, experience updating websites using WordPress;
    • Experience with event planning and execution;
    • Demonstrated experience conducting research;
    • Demonstrated experience with communication-oriented tasks.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Strong interest in democracy research, international affairs/politics, U.S. foreign policy;
    • Applicants with foreign-language skills are particularly encouraged to apply;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Attention to detail, and ability to multi-task;
    • Strong administrative skills;
    • Excellent writing, editing, and research skills;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Works well in a team environment.

To Apply:
Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1768 – Program Assistant, Research and Conferences Program – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Accounts Payable Specialist – (Job #1766)

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 an Accounts Payable Specialist. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Accounts Payable Specialist supports the daily disbursement activities of NED’s Finance department including: vendor & grantee record maintenance and invoice transaction entry in the accounting system; maintenance of banking instructions in various online financial institution platforms; initiating disbursements via domestic and international wire transfer, ACH and check; and scanning and retention of supporting documents along with general financial recordkeeping duties.

Responsibilities:

  • Grantee Wire Transfers & ACH Disbursement Processing: Initiates direct invoice entry and/or prepares a purchase invoice summary import template for upload into Serenic Navigator’s purchasing module. Verifies supporting documents and initiates daily wire and ACH transfers using the various online banking systems. Updates the GIFTS Alta grant management database with applicable payment information to inform grantmaking staff of payment status.
  • Accounts Payable ACH Transactions & Check Processing: Verifies necessary supporting documents, establishes vendor records, and enters invoices in the Serenic Navigator accounting system. Initiates the ACH process through the online banking system as appropriate, or processes check payments for signature utilizing Serenic Navigator payment function.
  • Ensures payments are processed timely by problem solving any payment issues and promptly following up with the requestors and/or Finance team management concerning any transactional questions.
  • Interacts with financial institutions and vendors as needed to research and resolves all banking issues related to rejected/returned wire or ACH transfers either outgoing or incoming in a timely manner.
  • Acts as the petty cash custodian for the Finance department, ensuring availability of funds for employees and the physical security of the funds while maintaining perpetual reconciliation.
  • Maintains the organization and completeness of vendor and grantee file documents, performing scanning and record retention duties, as well as providing general assistance with records filing and archiving as appropriate.
  • Assists with retrieving disbursement documentation necessary for audit preparation and response.
  • Performs other duties as may be assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree with major in Accounting preferred, with 2+ years relevant experience. Non-degreed applicants with 5+ years relevant experience will also be considered.
    • Demonstrated experience with use of various online banking systems.
    • Strong working knowledge of electronic funds transfer management, to include international transfers and domestic ACH and wires.
    • Demonstrated knowledge of various double-entry accounting systems, specifically with regards to purchasing and payables, with Serenic Navigator experience a plus.
    • Experience with WUBS Global Pay and/or Edge platforms a plus.
    • Experience with GIFTS Alta Grants management system a plus.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Strong attention to details and accuracy in all work products.
    • Solid documentation skills, ensuring proper audit trail.
    • Efficient in use of Microsoft Office products including Outlook, Excel, and Word.
    • Fluency in spoken and written English.
    • Authorized to work in the United States. 
  • Competencies:
    • Professional demeanor with strong interpersonal skills to effectively interact with all levels of staff;
    • Confident in addressing policy and procedure compliance questions;
    • Ability to manage high workload cycle times successfully;
    • Capability and willingness to work both independently and as a member of a team;
    • Flexibility in approach to work processes and tasks with the ability to adapt to process change quickly.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1766 – AP Specialist – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Program Officer, Europe – Belarus  (Job #1764)

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 Eastern Europe.  This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Program Officer will work with the regional program and grants staff to develop and manage the NED’s grants program in the region; contribute to developing the Endowment’s strategy for Eastern Europe, with a particular emphasis on Belarus; set priorities; and monitor and evaluate discretionary and core institute projects in the region.

Responsibilities: 

  • Evaluating project proposals and progress reports;
  • 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, and informing NED’s strategy for the region;
  • Representing NED’s Europe program at relevant internal and external meetings;
  • Representing the program 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 NED partners, other donors, and regional organizations;
  • Organizing and participating in events to highlight specific democracy-related issues with respect to Eastern Europe.

Qualifications:

Knowledge/Experience:

  • Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, International Development, Political Science, History, or a related discipline is required;
  • At least 5 years of prior experience in democracy related and nonprofit work;
  • In-country experience in Eastern Europe or the former Soviet Union preferred; experience working in or on Belarus a strong asset;
  • Proficient in the use of MS Office.

Other Qualifications:

  • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Eastern and Central Europe and the former Soviet Union;
  • General understanding of closed societies, civil society issues, and familiarity with civil society networks and individual activists in the region;
  • Fluency in Russian is required; knowledge of other regional languages an asset;
  • Strong technical writing skills in English;
  • Experience in program and financial management and reporting;
  • Knowledge of program evaluation techniques;
  • Authorized to work in the United States.

Competencies:

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

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1764 – PO, BELARUS – YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Financial Grants Accounting Officer – (Job #1763)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: 

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

Responsibilities:  

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

Qualifications:

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

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1763 – Financial Grants Accounting Officer – YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Program Officer, Global (Job #1762)

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:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history, a short writing sample and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1762 – Program Officer, Global – YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Senior Director, Compliance (Grants Operations & Evaluation department) – (Job #1760)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Senior Director, Compliance, a unit of the Grants Operations & Evaluation department. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Senior Director will utilize an appropriate combination of technical expertise in fields such as accounting, auditing, and fraud mitigation to ensure that compliance policies, procedures, and best practices are adhered to; oversee the department’s innovation efforts; foster the Compliance staff’s continued professional development; and update senior staff and leadership on the workings of the department. The incumbent will also act as the point of contact for NED grantmaking-related audits conducted by the Department of State’s Office of Inspector General; add to and strengthen the department’s professional profile within and outside of NED; and foster institutional collaboration and cooperation.

Responsibilities:

  • Lead a team of Compliance auditors that oversees the financial monitoring of NED grantees in 90+ countries worldwide based upon an assessment of risk.
  • Establish, maintain, and update Compliance policies and procedures in compliance with Federal guidelines.
  • Encourage the development of and adherence to effective grantee fraud mitigation strategies capable of deterring and detecting instances of grantee mismanagement and/or fraud.
  • Ensure that the department is on the forefront of best auditing practices concerning grantee monitoring that matches up with NED’s unique mission, such as guiding staff on the implementation of effective audit sampling techniques.
  • Perform additional activities central to the Compliance team’s operational mandate, including:
    • travel domestically and overseas to conduct on-site financial reviews of grantees;
    • oversee annual onsite reviews of four large NED grantees in Washington, DC;
    • be the point of contact for the DOS Office of Inspector General’s periodic grantmaking-related audits of NED;
    • develop, and present Compliance workshops to NED staff and grantees;
    • provide periodic updates to senior staff and upper management on the work of the department;
    • participate in ad hoc committees to develop organization-wide policies and procedures in compliance with Federal guidelines.
  • Develop and exercise supervision over the Compliance unit’s administrative budgetary requirements;
  • Serve on NED’s Senior Management Team.
  • Demonstrate effective representational skills and increase the profile of the Compliance unit – for example, making presentations at financial workshops and other external venues.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance is required; MBA is a plus.
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required.
    • Demonstrated experience, with the following, is required:
      • Uniform Guidance audit practice and compliance issues;
      • Oversight and management of government grants and contracts;
      • Examining organizational, program, and grant budgets; and,
      • Monitoring grant agreements of funds awarded to U.S. and Non-U.S. organizations.
    • Certified Internal Auditor (CIA), Certified Fraud Examiner (CFE), and/or other relevant certifications a plus.
    • 10 + years recent work experience as an auditor at a public accounting firm or nonprofit, preferably with international experience, demonstrating progression in complexity of accounting and auditing tasks is required.
    • Advanced knowledge of Federal regulations including the Federal Uniform Guidance, and GAO’s Yellow Book Auditing Standards; a thorough understanding of GAAP or GAAS, and common audit procedures and techniques is required.
    • Proficiency in Microsoft Office software programs, including spreadsheet programs (i.e. Excel).
    • Experience recommending and implementing Auditing software is a plus.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Ability to implement innovative solutions in auditing;
    • Ability to present audit findings with tact and sensitivity;
    • Ability to manage, direct, and train staff;
    • Ability to create and present workshops;
    • Ability to travel overseas;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Superior managerial and representational skills;
    • Strong collaboration skills capable of reaching across organizational hierarchies and structures;
    • Auditing and report writing skills;
    • Commitment to accuracy and timeliness;
    • Ability to travel overseas;
    • Ability to describe technical concepts to non-auditors.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1760 – SR DIR Compliance – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Program Assistant, Grantmaking Resource Center – (Job #1759)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

  • Working with GRC teammates to support the quarterly board cycle (proposal intake, data entry for all proposals, scheduling review meetings for regional Program staff, Grants, and Compliance, review and tracking of board materials, and preparing for the quarterly board meetings);
  • Act as the front line HelpDesk for GIFTS Alta database, IGAM online application, and process issues;
  • Core member of GIFTS Alta Power Support team;
  • Updating grantee information in tracking sheets and databases and generating periodic reports using the database for various audiences at the NED;
  • Helping to write and edit materials about procedures and technology systems for manuals, guidebooks, and other technical documents;
  • Liaising with the staff of two or more regional sections, Grants, and Compliance to keep the GRC team updated on team news and updating the regional teams on new grant making procedures;
  • Assisting with the orientation of new Regional Program, Grants, and Compliance staff to the Grantmaking Program; databases; IGAM, and any other relevant grantmaking systems;
  • Supporting GRC teammates with their responsibilities outside of preparations for each quarter’s board meetings (routing proposals and reports; recording and posting trainings; updating the intranet; coordinating planning meetings)
  • Maintaining GRC files;
  • Supporting the Director of the Grantmaking Resource Center as needed; and
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of the Grantmaking Resource Center.

Qualifications:

  • Education
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field;
  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • At least 1 year of administrative support experience, preferably at a grantmaking organization or an educational institution;
    • At least 1 year of experience with customer service, student services, counseling, tutoring, teaching, or training;
    • Proficient in Microsoft Office Suite, Excel experience a plus;
    • Proficient in Microsoft SharePoint and/or grantmaking database a plus.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Working knowledge of politics, economics, and history, and an interest in international affairs;
    • Fluency in a second language a plus, Chinese or Georgian are preferred, but not required;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent written and oral communications skills in English;
    • Attention to detail, and ability to meet deadlines;
    • Ability to multi-task and manage diverse activities;
    • Works well in a team environment.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1759 – Program Assistant, GRC and YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries.


Grants Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean (LAC) (Job #1757)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The Grants Officer works under the supervision of the Managing Grants Officer. This position provides hands-on (cradle-to-grave) management of an assigned grant portfolio, working closely with colleagues to provide effective and collaborative due diligence and oversight of grant programs.

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

Responsibilities:

  • Participate in proposal review and risk assessment processes, providing input into the assessment of the eligibility and grants administration capacity of prospective grantees.
  • Analyze proposal budgets for allowability, allocability, and reasonableness.
  • Draft new grant agreements and amendments.
  • Ensure the smooth management of grants portfolio, including timely payments, quick response to grantee inquiries, and efficient problem-solving.
  • Maintain an up-to-date grant portfolio, sending all reminders, follow-ups, and closeouts.
  • Approve grantee financial reports, payment requests, and conduct resolution of invoice review findings.
  • Facilitate grantees’ understanding of grant, reporting, and audit requirements.
  • Ensure that grants awarded are in compliance with US Government or other donor regulations and/or other special requirements.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field (international studies, relevant area studies, nonprofit administration, etc.).
    • 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:
    • Advanced fluency in Spanish and English languages required. French language proficiency desired.
    • Familiarity with Federal grant regulations and international activities/issues relevant to NED’s operational environment.
    • Familiarity with or an interest in the LAC region.
    • Ability to travel internationally on an occasional basis.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent verbal, written and interpersonal communication skills.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • Ability to work with discretion.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1757 – Grants Officer, LAC – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Sr. Manager, Government Relations – (Job 1754)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Sr. Manager for Government Relations. This position is part of the Government Relations and Public Affairs (GRPA) Department and is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

The Sr. Manager will engage with the U.S. Congress and the Executive Branch to share NED’s work and assist with NED’s annual budget and appropriations strategy. The incumbent will coordinate with NED’s core institutes and collaborate with other NED Departments, including Program, Grants and the Forum to advance understanding of the work of the Endowment.

Responsibilities:

  • Oversee congressional outreach, including educational meetings for congressional staff with visiting NED grantees and NED staff experts.
  • Coordinate congressional outreach with NED’s core institutes.
  • Share information about hearings and legislative developments with NED staff.
  • Manage the congressional relations responsibilities of the Program Coordinator for GRPA to enhance contact with appropriate legislative staff, explain the mission of the Endowment and its relationship with the Congress, and keep them informed of Endowment programs and other activities.
  • Coordinate NED’s appropriations strategy.
  • Coordinate yearly preparation of budget materials for submission to DRL, OMB and Congress.
  • Coordinate responses to government oversight entities (State Department, IG and GAO)
  • Assist VP for Government Relations and Public Affairs with Executive branch outreach efforts.
  • Coordinate with colleagues from Public Affairs and Leadership on the development, planning, implementation and follow-up for events on the Hill or involving the Congress.
  • Support FOIA officer and assist with managing responses to all FOIA inquiries.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Master’s Degree or similar preferred;
    • 5-7 years of experience on Capitol Hill or equivalent in government/legislative affairs.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • PC proficiency in Windows based environment;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Superior written, oral and interpersonal communication skills;
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task;
    • Must possess a “customer service” orientation with the ability to build relationships and partner with colleagues;
    • Strong collaboration skills capable of reaching across organizational hierarchies and structures.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1754 – SR MGR GOVT REL – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Assistant Program Officer for Latin America and the Caribbean – (Job #1743)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The Assistant Program Officer will work with program staff to provide programmatic and administrative support to NED’s Latin America and Caribbean grants program, monitor programs and budgets, prepare reports, and assist in reviewing projects in the region.  NED is an equal opportunity employer and offers competitive salaries and excellent benefits.

Responsibilities: 

  • Drafting summaries of proposals to present at quarterly Board of Directors’ meetings;
  • Assisting in the evaluation of project proposals;
  • Maintaining regular correspondence with existing grantees;
  • Assisting in monitoring the work of grantees;
  • Tracking political developments in the region;
  • Providing administrative support to regional Program Officers;
  • Organizing events to highlight specific democracy-related issues.

 Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
  •  Master’s level education or equivalent knowledge in International Affairs, Political Science, History, or a related discipline;
  •     At least 2 to 4 years of extensive experience in democracy-related work;
  •     MS Office skills;
  •     Experience with financial management and reporting.

Other Qualifications: 

  •     In-depth knowledge of political and economic issues and trends in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  •     Time living, working or traveling in Latin America and the Caribbean;
  •     Solid understanding of civil society issues and familiarity with civil society networks, media outlets, political actors, and individual activists;
  •     Advanced fluency (reading, writing and speaking) in English and Spanish is required;
  •     Authorized to work in the United States. 

Competencies:

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

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1743 – Assistant Program Officer, LAC – YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.  Please, no phone call inquiries.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Office Services Assistant – (Job #1735)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities:

  • Provides timely support and resolution to Endowment employee’s service and supply requests.
  • Performs daily inspection and maintenance of office space and furnishings.
  • Meets the photocopying needs of all Endowment employees and ensures proper operation of the Xerox machine by performing preventative maintenance and bringing in service technicians.
  • Ensures that kitchen and office supplies are available by taking inventory and stocking or ordering supplies when needed.
  • Handles orientations for new employees to office services and processes new identification pictures and badges.
  • Partners with vendors to replace supplies, at a low cost to the Endowment, and schedules maintenance on equipment as needed.  
  • Ensures that staff receive quality mail services by processing and distributing daily incoming and outgoing mail quickly, tracking, maintaining and reporting postage levels in the meter.
  • Researches the best cost effective method of shipping packages.
  • Monitors the monthly kitchen calendar, the monthly facilities calendar, and the monthly floor plan.
  • Coordinates off-site file storage, maintains an up-to-date log of stored materials, prepares boxed files to be stored, and schedules storage deliveries and retrievals.
  • Serves as a resource to reduce work overload in other departments by assisting with special projects and miscellaneous errands.
  • Assists with internal office moves and relocating of furniture and office supplies.
  • Assists with the set-up and breakdown of conference rooms for events.
  • Assists with Audio Visual equipment.
  • Serves as backup for the front-desk office administrator during breaks and vacations.
  • Contributes to the Endowment’s Service Excellence initiative to consistently improve its image internally and externally. Displays professionalism, quality service and a “can do” attitude to internal staff/departments of the Endowment as well as visitors, guests and vendors via electronic and print correspondence, over the telephone and in-person.
  • Other duties and special projects as assigned.

Qualifications: 

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • High School Diploma or GED.
    • At least two years of office experience required.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Physically able to lift boxes of office supplies, including paper, up to 50 lbs.
    • Basic knowledge of Microsoft Office.
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.
    • Attention to detail and ability to multi-task, set priorities, and organize time efficiently.
    • Strong ability to be a team player and self-starter, comfortable in a supporting role, working independently, and in a multicultural environment.
    • Excellent customer service skills and strong ability to work effectively with all levels of staff to build good working relationships.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1735 – Office Services Assistant – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Senior Compliance Manager – (Job #1733)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:

The Senior Compliance Manager will report to the Senior Director of Compliance, and the VP of Grants Operations and Evaluation. The incumbent will contribute to the strengthening of the department’s professional profile within and outside NED; and foster a collaborative and cooperative institutional environment. The position will act as the Endowment’s point of contact for allegations of grantee fraud and their resolution, and will require the development of detection and mitigation strategies. The Senior Manager will manage the department’s innovation efforts ensuring that Compliance policies and procedures include best monitoring practices including the establishment of audit sampling policies, procedures, and techniques.

Responsibilities:

  • Ensure effective management of departmental policies, procedures, and mitigations strategies, and where needed, develop robust fraud prevention efforts to deter instances of grantee mismanagement and/or fraud.
  • Lead the department’s innovation efforts ensuring that these initiatives place the department at the forefront of best auditing practices matched to NED’s uniqueness including the implementation of effective audit sampling policies and procedures.
  • Perform several activities central to the Compliance department’s operational mandate, including:
    • conducting desk reviews of discretionary grantee audit reports;
    • leading the department’s efforts in maintaining and developing audit/compliance policies and procedures;
    • traveling domestically/overseas to conduct on-site financial reviews of grantees; and,
    • supervising the generation of summaries of audit reviews with salient findings, recommendations, and ensuring follow up actions.
  • Lead the Compliance staff, ensuring adherence to departmental and other institutional procedures and fostering their continued professional development.
  • Demonstrate effective representational skills, increasing the profile of the department by presenting at financial workshops and other external venues. 

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in Accounting or Finance; MBA is a plus;
    • Certified Public Accountant (CPA) is required;
    • Certified Fraud Examiner and/or Certified Internal Auditor is required;
    • Other relevant certifications are a plus;
    • 8 + years of increasing audit experience including audits of organizations overseas;
    • Knowledge of Federal regulations including the Federal Uniform Guidance, and GAO’s Yellow Book Auditing Standards.
  • Other Qualifications:
    • Ability to manage, direct, and train staff;
    • Ability to detect and resolve allegations of fraud and mismanagement;
    • Ability to implement innovative solutions in auditing;
    • Ability to draft and update policies and procedures;
    • Ability to create and present workshops;
    • Ability to present audit findings with tact and sensitivity;
    • Ability to travel overseas;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Superior managerial and representational skills;
    • Auditing and report writing skills;
    • Fraud detection and resolution skills;
    • Commitment to accuracy and timeliness;
    • Ability to describe technical concepts to non-auditors.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1733 – SR Compliance MGR – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries. www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


Program Officer for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey, MENA – (Job #1726)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED), a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, seeks a Program Officer for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey for the Middle East North Africa (MENA) team’s regional portfolio. This position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

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

Responsibilities: 

  • Provide strategic and programmatic guidance to NED grantees in the Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey regional portfolio, including assisting them with program development and design, offering creative solutions to political and technical challenges, providing administrative advice, and facilitating contact with like-minded organizations throughout the region.
  • Work closely and flexibly with a diverse range of activists in media, human rights, rule of law, conflict resolution, civic education and other areas.
  • Monitor political developments in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey region to inform NED strategies and programming, including reading various US- and regional-based publications, meeting with regional political analysts and other partners, keeping abreast of the changing political environment, and actively coordinating with other MENA team members on their country portfolios.
  • Oversee the implementation of NED-approved projects, including analysis of quarterly reports, providing feedback on implemented activities, maintaining continuous communication over the grant cycle, and conducting regular field visits.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness and the institutional growth of NED grantees and the Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey regional grants portfolio, and recommend renewed and new funding.
  • Build and maintain relationships with like-minded organizations, including other donors, NED partners and regional organizations.
  • Travel to the region to monitor existing grantees, identify new funding opportunities for NED, and gain an on‑the-ground perspective on the political situation. The visits include on-site meetings with all or most NED grantees, meetings with core institutes, potential civil society partners, other donors active in the country, and political analysts and opinion-makers.
  • Think creatively about how to improve team effectiveness, including suggestions for new team processes, improving grantee-reporting guidelines, communicating with other teams at NED, etc.
  • Liaise with other NED teams; participate in various working groups, and other efforts to improve NED’s overall functioning and effectiveness.

Qualifications:

  • Knowledge/Experience:
    • Bachelor’s degree in International Affairs, Political Science, International Development or a related discipline; Master’s degree preferred.
    • At least 5 years of experience in democracy-related projects and programs from the civil society perspective; significant experience in nonprofit work.
    • Minimum of 2 years living or working in Afghanistan, Iran and/or Turkey or other MENA countries.
  • Other Qualifications: 
    • In-depth understanding of political issues and trends in Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey and the MENA region generally;
    • Full professional fluency in English and Farsi languages are essential. Turkish is preferred;
    • Authorized to work in the United States.
  • Competencies:
    • Excellent interpersonal skills in multi-ethnic, multi-national environment;
    • Solid analytical skills;
    • Ability to maintain professionalism under pressure;
    • High degree of organization and initiative;
    • Demonstrated ability to work as a team player, including coordination and facilitation skills.

To Apply:

Candidates must include a cover letter, resume, completed NED employment application, salary history with requirements, and contact information for three professional references. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1726 – Program Officer for Afghanistan, Iran and Turkey, MENA – YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. Please, no phone call inquiries.  www.ned.org/NED-Full-Employment-Application.pdf


 Internships

Fall 2017


Donald L. Horowitz Internship in Constitutional Design (w/Independent Study Option), International Forum for Democratic Studies (IFDS) / Intern Fall 2017 (Job #1753)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: The International Forum for Democratic Studies at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an Intern for 2017. This unpaid internship provides an undergraduate/graduate student with the opportunity to assist with the research of Forum Senior Fellow Donald L. Horowitz.

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Able to commit to a minimum of 16 – 20 hours per week for the duration of the internship.
  • We are seeking a student with:
  • Strong research, writing, editing, and communications skills
  • Excellent research skills
  • Experience in (or study of) divided societies in Asia, Africa or the Middle East is preferred.

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:                 o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:                          September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                    December 14, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send information about your school’s academic credit for internship program, in addition to a cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, transcripts and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1753 – IFCD Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern, Grantmaking Resource Center/Monitoring & Evaluation Office / FALL 2017 – (Job #1752)
National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Grantmaking Resource Center (GRC) and Monitoring & Evaluation Office.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:

Working with two small teams, the unpaid intern will play a role in supporting the institutionalization of learning and best practices in grantmaking through the design and production of modern digital content and learning resources, as well as providing support to the Monitoring & Evaluation unit’s analysis of grant performance. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in the management and evaluation of democracy-related grantmaking. The internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

Responsibilities:

  • Review grant performance macro-data, help develop analysis, assist in creating related visualizations.
  • Contribute to the documentation of internal practices in grants management.
  • Edit videos into microlearning resources for internal audiences.
  • Support the coordination of learning opportunities for grantmaking staff, as necessary.

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Applicants should have an interest in instructional systems design (ISD), learning and development, content analysis, monitoring and evaluation, international relations, and/or democracy work.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills and analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic, be capable of showing initiative, be well-organized, and thrive as an independent worker and learner.
  • Applicants with a background in video editing and experience with Final Cut or Adobe Premiere video editing software, NVIVO and Excel preferred.

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

NED Application Deadline:                N/A; All internships are posted until filled

Anticipated Start Date:

o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:

September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:

December 14, 2017 


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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your information your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references. Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1752 – GRC/EVAL Intern (FA17)–YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern, Africa / FALL 2017 – (Job #1751)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: The Africa regional program team seeks an individual with strong research, writing, communication, and organizational skills who has a demonstrated interest in sub-Saharan Africa and in democracy work in the region.  Energetic, creative and flexible team players who take initiatives, prioritize several competing tasks, and work independently are encouraged to apply.  The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students.

Responsibilities: 

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

Requirements:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. Students must also have strong computer skills.

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:                  o/a June 5, 2017

Orientation Dates:                          June 5-9, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                    August 25, 2017

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

How to Apply:  Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1751 – Africa Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Latin America & Caribbean / 2017 – (Job #1750)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary: The Latin America and the Caribbean Team at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for FALL 2017.  The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for contributing to NED’s grant making process, preparing materials to assist the team in strategic planning and analysis, conducting research, writing, and attending relevant events. The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities:  The intern will work with NED’s Latin America and the Caribbean programs staff in a combination of administrative and substantive issues. Some of the tasks will include but not be limited to:

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

Requirements:

  • Candidates must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university, is also possible.
  • Academic focus on Latin America and democracy issues.
  • Must speak Spanish.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.  Students must also have strong computer skills.

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:

o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:

September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:

December 14, 2017

 

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

How to Apply:  Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1750 – LAC  Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, World Movement for Democracy /FALL 2017 (Job #1748)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

The World Movement for Democracy is a global network that brings together democrats, including activists, practitioners, scholars, policy makers, and funders, to advance democracy around the world. The goal of the World Movement is to strengthen efforts to build democracy through sharing knowledge, information, and strategies. NED serves as the World Movement Secretariat, and the intern will work with the Secretariat staff.

Position Summary:  The World Movement is currently seeking an unpaid Intern for FALL 2017. The position is open to students enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program in a related field and eligible to receive academic credit for the internship.

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

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:                 o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:                         September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                   December 14, 2017

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

How to Apply:  Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1748 – WMD Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our websites at www.movedemocracy.org and www.ned.org.


Intern, Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs (GRPA) / FALL 2017 (Job #1747)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world, and is seeking an Intern for the Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs.  The position is based in Washington, D.C.

Position Summary:  The Office of Government Relations & Public Affairs at the National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is seeking a highly motivated individual to serve as an Intern for 2017. The unpaid internship provides excellent opportunities for research, writing and administration in the areas of communications (press, social media, publications and public events), Congressional relations and the Freedom of Information Act.  The Intern will also interact with a stream of international visitors, speakers and activists who are working in support of democratic development and human rights.

Responsibilities: 

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

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail.
  • Students must also have strong computer skills.
  • Multimedia experience is a plus.

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:               o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:                      September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:               December 14, 2017

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

How to Apply:  Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application and send with application materials to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1747 – GRPA Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line.  The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  Please, no phone calls.  For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.


Intern, Research & Conferences, International Forum for Democratic Studies /FALL 2017 (Job #1746)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

 

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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

Requirements:

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

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:                  o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:                        September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                 December 14, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your information your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references. Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1746 – IFRC Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME  in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


Intern, Center for International Media Assistance / FALL 2017 (Job #1745)

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

The National Endowment for Democracy (NED) is a congressionally funded, private, nonprofit grant making organization that works to support freedom around the world. The Center for International Media Assistance (CIMA), an initiative of NED, approaches its mission by providing information, building networks, conducting research, and highlighting the indispensable role independent media play in the creation and development of sustainable democracies around the world.

Position Summary: CIMA is currently seeking an intern for FALL 2017. The unpaid internship is open to current graduate or undergraduate students. Working on a small team, the intern will play a key role in supporting CIMA’s core activities, including assisting with events, publications, and mailings. The Intern will also have the opportunity, under CIMA staff guidance, to conduct their own research and contribute to CIMA’s blog on a topic relevant to their interests. The internship is a unique opportunity to learn more about an emerging field in development and media. The position is based in Washington, D.C. 

Responsibilities:

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

Requirements:

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

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

Travel Reimbursement:             $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:                      o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:                             September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                        December 14, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send information regarding your school’s academic credit for internship program, cover letter, resume, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three professional/academic references.   Please also complete our NED employment application. Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1745 – CIMA Intern (FA17) –YOUR NAME in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org. 


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

FALL 2017

National Endowment for Democracy (NED)

Washington, D.C.

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

Position Summary:  The Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows Program is seeking a motivated individual to serve as an unpaid intern for 2017. This unpaid internship provides professional development opportunities in the area of international exchange, with a focus on the program’s website and social media presence, support for program publications and competition, and database management.  The intern will interact with Reagan-Fascell Democracy Fellows in residence at the International Forum for Democratic Studies, the research and publications arm of the NED, and participate in the collegial environment of the Forum, including fellows’ presentations and other NED events. 

Responsibilities: 

Intern will assist with:

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

Qualifications:

  • Candidate must be a registered student enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate-level program; able to receive college credit or transcript notation of participation in our program for each semester of the internship.  An independent study option, if approved by your university is also possible.
  • Qualified candidates should have excellent writing skills, strong analytical skills, maintain a strong work ethic and have sharp attention to detail. 
  • We seek a college student with:
  • interest in human rights and international exchange
  • strong writing, editing, and communications skills
  • organizational skills and attention to detail
  • ability to earn academic credit for the internship
  • experience with database management, website development, and/or social media a plus
  • experience in desktop publishing, electronic publications, and graphic design (InDesign, Photoshop) a plus
  • foreign languages and experience with other cultures a plus

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

Travel Reimbursement:                      $10/day for commuter expenses

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

Anticipated Start Date:                      o/a September 8, 2017

Orientation Dates:                             September 8-12, 2017

Anticipated End Date:                        December 14, 2017

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

How to Apply: Please send confirmation of your school’s academic credit for internship program, a cover letter, resume, NED employment application, writing sample from a college term paper or something equivalent, and contact information for three references.  Please send to jobs@ned.org, with Job #1744 – RFDF Intern (FA17)– YOUR NAME  in the subject line. The NED is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Please, no phone calls. For more information, please visit our website at www.ned.org.